-Helping Executives Make Better People Decisions Since 1980-

Our Mission

To Make A Difference In Our Clients' Businesses



Dr. Lakin helps companies reduce some of the surprises in selecting and developing managers. It is not easy to see which candidate is the best one for the company or to tell which person is ready for promotion. Dr. Duane Lakin and his colleagues interview and test candidates for key positions in companies to help make such decisions easier for the hiring executive. They also assist in developing individuals and teams through training and individual coaching.

Dr. Lakin also teaches NLP skills to selling professionals across the US, Canada, and Great Britain. He leads NLP-based sales training in customized formats and through public workshops called "The Unfair Advantage, Sell with NLP!". The Unfair Advantage is also available as a book and audiobook through Amazon, iTunes, and other booksellers.  More information is available at

Dr. Lakin has a background in clinical and organizational psychology, systems theory as applied to family and organizations, and organization/management development. He is a consultant to companies in the US, Canada, and the UK. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

What Some Of Our Clients Have To Say

  • Duane has been providing corporate psychologist services to my organizations for the past 15 years. I have hired Duane to interview all C-level executives I have hired while at IDEX and Whitesell Corporation. Duane provides excellent insight to the candidates and has prevented me from making the wrong choice in selecting candidates for executive positions. I highly recommend Duane for Corporate Psychologist Consulting Services.
    Steven Semmler
    Global Manufacturing Executive

Dr. Lakin helps us screen job applicants. His wise advice is a major reason for our low turnover and  harmony in our workplace. Hiring mistakes are expensive and destructive.

Don Schiller, Managing Partner
Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck

Duane's insights into consumer marketing changed the nature of our company. We were one of the largest market research companies in the USA (the Faneuil Group). He showed us how to change not only our copy depending on the audience segment we were addressing, but also our entire approach to producing statistically useful responses. I highly recommend him.
G. Dennis O'Brien
Chairman & CEO of InfoVest Inc.

We Have Worked With Many Reputable Companies Across The Country Including:

The Marmon Group (a Berkshire Hathaway company)
BMWC Constructors
Wells Lamont Corporation
Idex Corporation
TIC Gums

Starkey Laboratories

Vantage Oleochemicals
The Luse Holdings
Dean Witter
Towers Perrin
Diner's Club
Morgan Services
Faultless Linen

Koehler Manufacturing
Sanwa Business Credit Corporation
Caradon plc
Schiller, DuCanto & Fleck
Union Tank Car Company
Microflex Gloves
Beatrice Foods

Client Feedback

Dr. Lakin was very helpful in selecting individuals to be promoted and hired for key executive positions in IDEX, a company that became a well-oiled machine with a record of significant success. With his assistance, IDEX put together and maintained a diverse cadre of executives who worked as a cohesive team, treating one another with dignity and respect, upholding high ethical standards and accomplishing great things. We relied heavily on Dr. Lakin’s evaluations and counsel in recruiting, assessing, elevating and retaining key people at the business unit and corporate levels.

Donald Boyce, former Chairman and CEO
IDEX Corporation
Northbrook, IL

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