John C. Marshall, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Over a 40-year period, John has helped hundreds of organizations hire and retain top-performing professionals. John developed his statistically predictive algorithm for matching individuals to job roles, based on his experience playing and coaching professional hockey. He understood that there were powerful personality traits that drove a player’s “potential” success and differentiated a good player from a great player. Once he began studying the field of organizational psychology, he developed a theory behind these differences in people and then went about proving why certain “personality traits” were more critical than others in highly competitive work environments. Using advanced statistical methods and principles of applied organizational psychology, he developed the POP™ assessments, which for over 40 years have proven to be an extremely reliable predictor of performance and retention.
Using these POP™ assessments with thousands of global companies has given SelfManagement Group to one of the largest database’s of predictive “selection” data and data models in the world. Using these predictive assessments and Dr. Marshall’s study in how these personality traits predict performance on the job, he developed a training curriculum called The Principles of Self-Management which has helped tens of thousands program participants to increase their personal and professional effectiveness by developing the critical success habits that lead to high-performance. He has a doctorate in Psychology from York University in Toronto, where he also worked as an Assistant Professor prior to founding SelfManagement Group (SMG).
Chris Gee, Ph.D.
Director, Predictive Analytics and 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.
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.