About Us

Our Mission is to provide the tools for every aspiring leader to cultivate and instill confidence in their leadership potential.

Our Story started in 2017, when four professors and leaders, including a former Army Ranger, were interested in providing experiential learning methods for developing professional leaders. This desire flourished into a diverse gamut of products and services offered by our rapidly expanding company. We began by consulting for professionals and conducting leadership workshops for aspiring athletic leaders; however, we wanted to expand our educational impact to a broader audience.

Continuing our journey, we unveiled our flagship product, Lead: The Simulation in 2018. The first virtual learning experience offered by our expert leadership team was created in order to provide supplementary leadership education to students receiving training in organizational behavior and business management. This product, designed to further couple our divergent approach to experiential learning with a secure environment, is one of the most advanced leadership simulations offered to forward-thinking educators.

Meet the Team

We have over 50 years of training, teaching and leadership development.

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Charles Buchanan

Founder and CEO

Charles Buchanan is the principal owner of Positive Leadership Solutions, LLC and a Senior Lecturer with Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business (FCOB). He earned his Master of Business Administrative (MBA) degree through the FCOB Executive MBA program. Prior to working at FCOB he served 15 years in the military. While in the military he deployed three times, once each to Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo. He also completed the U.S. Army’s Ranger School, Command and General Staff College, and various other career courses. He continues to serve with the Ohio Army National Guard. Positive Leadership Solutions, LLC provides leadership, teamwork and business management training to help leaders and organizations achieve their leadership potential.

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Jason Kalb

Co-Founder and Chief of Operations

Jason Kalb is an entrepreneur and a project manager.  He has launched, expanded, and developed multiple businesses in fields of healthcare, electronic safety equipment and specialty agricultural production.

He holds an MBA from The Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering from The University of Toledo, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Tiffin University.

His construction career has included construction management for medical practices facilities, imaging centers, surgery centers, and eleven schools in Northwest Ohio partnered with the Ohio School Facility Commission.

Internationally, since 1994, he has been a part time self-funded volunteer with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, an N.G.O.  Jason has completed work in country with volunteer North American teams and paid local nationals.  This yearly work has included coordination of building materials, tools and supplies which are shipped six months in advance from the U.S.   Projects have included hospital buildings, surgery centers and medical imaging centers. churches, multiple unit housing and drip irrigation in developing countries including Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Haiti, Mexico, Burkina Faso, Gabon, and Mali.

Jason is a lifelong resident of Ohio and currently resides there with his wife north of Bowling Green.

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Roy Lewicki

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer

Professor Roy J. Lewicki is the Irving Abramowitz Memorial Professor Emeritus. He is a leading scholar in the study of trust development and trust repair, negotiation and conflict management processes.

Lewicki is the author or editor of 40 books, including the leading academic textbooks on negotiation. His most recent books are Negotiation, 7E and Negotiation: Readings, Exercises and Cases, 7E. Another recent book, Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts, won the Best Book Award from the International Association of Conflict Management.

Lewicki is founding editor of Academy of Management Learning and Educationand has served as associate editor of the Academy of Management Executive. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Conflict Management in 2013, the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management, and has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. At Fisher, he has received the Pace Setters Service Award, the Pace Setters Teaching Award, the Westerbeck Teaching Award and the Bostic Georges Service Award.

Companies such as Nationwide, Nestle, Limited Stores, OM Scott, Corna Kokosing, American Electronic Power, Siemens, Tosoh, The Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and The Ohio State Medical Center have utilized Lewicki’s executive education services on conflict management, negotiation skills and leadership development.

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Dan Oglevee

Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer

Professor Oglevee is the Academic Director of the Fisher Executive MBA Program. He teaches in the Executive MBA and both Graduate and Undergraduate programs.  His courses include venture capital, private equity, financial modeling, corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, futures and options, investments and personal finance. He also teaches specialized classes within Fisher College’s Executive Education program including International courses in India.

Professor Oglevee has managed various Domestic student programs in Silicon Valley and New York as well as International based programs in London, Brussels, India, China, Hong Kong SAR and Africa. He is a faculty advisor for various case competition teams and teaches a variety of networking/interviewing seminars to help students prepare for Consulting and Wall Street case interviews.

Professor Oglevee is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.  Working Professional MBA classes at Fisher have chosen him for their Outstanding Faculty Award for best Elective Professor in both 2014 and 2013. He has also received the Undergraduate Program Teaching Award for Faculty Excellence multiple times as well as The Ohio State University Annual Career Services Award. In 2014, he was awarded the Pace Setter’s Teaching Award, the highest honor for teaching at Fisher, for sustained excellence in teaching.

Prior to teaching, Professor Oglevee was an entrepreneur within the wireless sector and spent three years in venture capital and nine years on Wall Street holding positions at Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Oppenheimer.  He consults regularly with early stage management teams on financing, valuation and business plan development to assist companies in becoming "Venture Ready."

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