Dr. Delorese Ambrose (1949 to 2009) was the founder of Ambrose Consulting & Training, and worked to provide individual coaching and group sessions for business, government, and the not-for-profit sector. She was the author of two books: Leadership: The Journey Inward, and Healing the Downsized Organization.

Dr. Ambrose served on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University from 1980 to 1998 as adjunct professor of management and conducted a number of seminars in the University's executive development programs each year. Delorese was named one of the City's 25 Most Powerful Women by Pittsburgh Magazine and was profiled in other industry and media publications, including Black Enterprise Magazine and CNN Financial News.