Sandra L. Foster, Ph.D., PCC

Dr. Sandra Foster consults in the areas of executive selection and onboarding, executive coaching, and leadership development. Sandra brings her business savvy, global perspective, and cross-cultural experience to her consulting and coaching. At the same time, her midwestern roots and values and deep regard for her clients’ point of view provide a strong foundation for her work.

Sandra was a member of Korn/Ferry International’s Leadership & Talent Consulting practice (based in London), and worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the Russian Federation. She is a certified sports psychologist, and helps leaders use the tools that enable athletes, artists, and musicians to effectively manage themselves and optimize their performance. She is first author of the book, Positive Psychology in Coaching: Applying Science to Executive and Personal Coaching.

Sandra earned her doctorate from Stanford University, where she served on the regular and adjunct faculty for seven years. She has been a senior faculty member for the College of Executive Coaching in Pismo Beach, California, and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. Sandra mentors young professionals and devotes time to charitable efforts focused on alleviating hunger. She was an active psychologist member of a critical incident debriefing team in California, working closely with firefighters and EMTs.

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.