Assessment in the Corporate World

TTP #47: Dr. Rachel Johnson – Assessment in the Corporate World

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Rachel and I have been good friends for going on 15 years now, and until today I had very little idea of what her job actually looks like. She sat down with me to talk all about what it means to be an I/O psychologist and do assessment in the corporate world. Rachel is super humble, but she’s worked with CEO’s and high-level executives at big corporations all across the country. And she was generous enough to talk through her assessment process today with me. Here are a few things we get into:

  • How does corporate assessment differ from clinical assessment?
  • Can a clinical or counseling psychologist move into the corporate world?
  • What assessment measures are most prominent in business settings?
  • What does confidentiality look like in this environment?

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About Dr. Rachel Johnson

Dr. Rachel Johnson is currently a partner with numerous global and boutique talent management firms, working as a consultant supporting a variety of clients in the life sciences, industrial, automotive, and consumer industries with their global integrated talent management, executive assessment and coaching, and leadership development efforts.  Before consulting, Dr. Johnson held an internal position at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where she worked on organizational effectiveness efforts that won several awards during her tenure there. She earned her Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Colorado State University. She holds Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees (magna cum laude) in psychology and sociology from the University of Georgia. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and newly rescued dog.

You can find Rachel on LinkedIn!

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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