Marcia R. Sytsma, Psy.D.

Dr. Marcia Sytsma consults in the areas of selection profiling, research, and testing processes. Her professional emphasis is on improving productivity and organizational effectiveness through finding candidates with the best set of attributes. Marcia is a gifted statistician, with the ability to translate raw data into a clear and compelling picture of an organization and its people. Her analyses give business leaders the information they need to make the best decisions.
Marcia has more than twenty years of experience conducting research in multiple settings and has focused on consulting applications since 1988. She has worked with large consulting firms, small companies, and state-funded non-profit organizations to develop innovative approaches to evaluate their effectiveness.
Marcia has a Psy.D. degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato and an M.A. degree in I/O psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work. She currently lives in Everett, WA.

Carol Lynn Courtney, Ph.D.

Dr. Courtney consults in the areas of Executive Coaching, Individual Assessment, Organization Development, Team Facilitation, Selection and Development Systems. She has been an invited speaker and lecturer in the areas of competency modeling, organization change, and management and team development.

Dr. Courtney spent close to 20 years working in various management and executive roles in companies such as Quaker Oats, Motorola, Pillsbury, and Malt-O-Meal. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Type (APT) and also MPPAW (Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work) where she was formerly the Vice President of Programs. 

Carol Lynn engages in a variety of volunteer work with non-profits and ensures that an ongoing percentage of her practice goes to pro bono work.

Richard D. Olson, Ph.D., L.P.

Dick Olson consults in the areas of executive and management appraisal, selection testing, executive coaching, leadership development, and organizational change. He has worked with a range of professionals from first line supervisors to CEO’s in America’ s largest companies, including manufacturing organizations as well as leading professional service firms.

Prior to starting Olson Consulting Group, he was vice president of a large consulting firm and an executive in a Fortune 200 firm. He is a former President of Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW).

Dr. Olson enjoys running, swimming, and minor house maintenance. He usually takes time off in the summer to go mountain climbing, and spends his time at home maintaining his collection of antique automobiles.