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Experts and

John C. Marshall

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

John is a well recognized and sought-after author, key note speaker, coach, organizational psychologist and innovative thought leader. John is a former NHL hockey player and coached professional hockey in Italy; this is where he formed his initial views on the relationships between talent, effort and performance.

Over a 25 year period, John has helped hundreds of organizations develop into self-managed, high performance cultures. Using advanced statistical methods and principles of applied organizational psychology, tens of thousands of self-management program participants have increased their personal and professional effectiveness by developing the critical success habits that lead to performance and results. He has a doctorate in Psychology from York University in Toronto, where he also worked as an Assistant Professor.

Colleen O'Brien-Wood, Ph.D.

Vice President

Colleen is the Vice President of International Development and Consulting at the Self Management Group. Colleen has over 10 years experience in organizational behavioral research and consultancy in a variety of industries.

She also has a strong background in psychometric profile development and was instrumental in the development of the EQPro that measures emotional quotient. Her core expertise is how to leverage SMG assessment technology for the common organizational goal of identifying, developing and retaining top performers. Colleen completed her doctorate in psychology at York University in Toronto.

Chris Gee, Ph.D.

Director, Research Services

Chris has a strong background in statistics and research methods and has taught courses in these disciplines at the undergraduate level at the University of Toronto, and is a practicing sport consultant. Chris has also developed several psychometric tools, both for his own research and use within the broader field of psychology.

As the Director of Research Services, Chris is responsible for overseeing all internal and external validation studies, as well as disseminating this information to clients. Chris joined the Self Management Group in 2006 and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 2010 in Sports and Social Psychology.

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