Peak Workplace Performance

Led by Richard D. Olson, Ph.D., our network of Industrial / Organizational Psychologists across the U.S. and Canada provides a wealth of practical business experience and professional expertise to every project with every client.

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Welcome to Olson Consulting Group

Since 1985, OCG has helped individuals and organizations make workplaces more meaningful and productive. Leveraging strengths and addressing limitations serve as the underlying foundation of our work.

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Professional Development & Coaching

Whether it is to enhance professional impact, to be more productive, to transition well, or to increase leadership skills for future roles, OCG can help you improve.

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Executives, Management & Professionals

OCG helps you hire the best! Our selection assessments and appraisals give you the in-depth information about your top candidates, and how they will suit your needs.

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Store Managers and Hourly Positions

Would you like to reduce turnover and increase productivity in your hourly workforce? Our Selection Profiles™ help you hire the best candidate for your specific job.

Organizational Development

Organizational Development

We can help you identify and implement the initiatives necessary to make your organization more effective and more adaptable to new technologies, markets, and challenges.

Team Development and Training

Team Development & Training

OCG’s teamwork sessions explore common team development topics such as conflict management, navigating successfully through change, and our innovative Coaching Skills Workshop©.

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Test Development & Validation

Not only can we create effective test batteries or individual tests for predicting performance, but we are also experts in conducting the research necessary to validate tests and show fairness in hiring.

Focusing on Strengths

Focusing on Strengths is the core of our mission. By enhancing an individual’s or organization’s strengths, productivity and workplace morale increase dramatically. Leveraging people’s strengths in conjunction with addressing people’s limitations serve as the underlying foundation of our work.

Our Mission…

We are commited to helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential by identifying and developing their unique strengths.

OCG uses sound, up-to-date behavioral, managerial, and psychological principles in our work. We develop innovative tools in response to client needs.

Is Your Success

We work to create a healthy, stable organization with a broad client base, several areas of specialization, and a sharing of responsibility and authority.

You can count on OCG’s professional credentials and personal integrity. We have many years of experience both in business and in management consulting.

Reaching Full Potential

We are committed to helping you reach your full potential by leveraging your unique strengths while fully identifying and addressing limitations. 

OCG specializes in creating fully functioning and productive workplaces. Employees in these workplaces can make meaningful and productive contributions, and diverse models for success thrive in these organizations.

Over 25 Years of Service

We are experts in this industry with over 25 years’ experience.  Call today at (952) 830-1190 to learn how we can help your business!

Our Consultants

In addition to our full suite of online testing, we have experienced consultants nationwide who are eager to help you and your business.



We work with a variety of organizations and professionals. Our client list ranges from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses.

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Whether you prefer email, phone, or in-person visits, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to reach out and send us a message.

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.