Emmaleigh Carlson, MS, CF-LSP, CLI-CA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology

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Emmaleigh Carlson, MS, is dedicated to merging the art of creativity and the strategies of business to empower diverse, successful working environments. She is an adult learning facilitator, consultant, coach, instructional designer, and speaker. Carlson has held positions with The Walt Disney Company and Chick-fil-A, including her current role as director for people and organizational development at Chick-fil-A Pasadena. She has also consulted with organizations internationally in Mexico, China, South Africa, and Fiji. Her passion is tackling the world’s creative insecurity problem. Carlson creates learning opportunities to engage creative identity and unlock the creative behaviors that we may have forgotten we have access to within ourselves.


  • MS, Organizational Psychology, Azusa Pacific University, 2020
  • BS, Business: International Business, Azusa Pacific University, 2016


  • LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Certified Facilitator
  • Connective Leadership Institute (CLI) Certified Associated
  • CliftonStrengths by Gallup - Strengths Advocate
  • Educational Certification in Myers Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC Certification (in progress)
  • Azusa Pacific University Diversity Ambassador

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Leadership and Organizational Psychology


  • Adult Learning
  • Coaching
  • Creative Confidence
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Personal and Leadership Development
  • Training and Facilitation

Courses Taught

  • LDRS 510 – Creative and Collaborative Leadership
  • LDRS 535 – Leading Dynamic Change
  • OPSY 515 – Qualitative Approaches for Coaching Application
  • OPSY 520 – Consultative Applications of Organizational Psychology

Office Hours

By appointment