Helping You Make SMARTER Workforce Decisions!

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We approach every relationship by…

• Thoroughly understanding your needs.
• Recommending ONLY what is right for your business.
• Simplifying the process with small steps that make a big impact.
• Offering ways to measure the impact of your solutions.
• Demonstrating compassion for you and your employees in the form of guidance and coaching.
• Doing some of the “heavy lifting” for your HR/OD team and supporting them with best practice advice.

Meet Our Team…

Michael Zia Mian, Ph.D., ACC | Founder & Principal Consultant

Michael-Zia-Mian_AboutUsExperience: Michael is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Mian Talent Solutions, a consulting firm with expertise in helping companies build healthy talent infrastructures so that they can make better workforce decisions. This includes identifying the right talent, coaching professionals and leaders to achieve goals, and creating a more engaged workforce. Michael does this by creating or leveraging different tests, assessments, and surveys that provide information about how people perform, think, and feel in given work settings. Michael has over 18 years of global experience in talent management and was previously a principal in Mercer’s Talent Assessment Solutions group. Michael is known for being very customer focused, and for helping clients develop practical solutions that add value to their business. Specific expertise and experience includes:

  • Competency Modeling/Job Analysis
  • Assessment Feedback and Coaching
  • Employee Satisfaction and Engagement
  • Performance Improvement
  • Test Development/Certification Testing
  • Work Simulations
  • Selection and Development Systems.

Previous to Mercer, Michael was the Director of Consulting for Censeo Corporation (a Mercer acquisition) where he played a key role in growing the company for acquisition by winning and managing large scale projects, and developing “cutting edge” assessment tools/products. Michael has delivered webinars on 360 degree feedback and employee/engagement, facilitated test development workshops, and has lectured at the university level on a variety of topics related to assessment and measurement. He has also conducted HR related research, most recently in conjunction with the Apollo Research Institute, on US employer perceptions of hiring military personnel.

Education & Certifications: Michael received a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida, a M.A. in the same field from the University of New Haven, and a B.A. (Honors) in Economics and Psychology from Queen’s University. He is a certified ICF Executive Coach and Hogan Assessment administrator. Michael is an active member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Leslie A. Miller, Ph.D., SHRM-CP, PHR | Associate Consultant

Experience: Leslie has more than 20 years of experience working with organizations to help them acquire, develop and retain the talent they need today and in the future. Leslie has a proven ability to design and implement innovative and pragmatic solutions to client’s business problems, establish great working relationships with clients, and work fast and efficiently. Her colleagues and customers describe her as a results-oriented, process-driven, self-motivated, and energetic professional. Her expertise includes:

  • defining organizational competency models and behavior standards,
  • designing assessment & performance improvement/management surveys and knowledge tests,
  • customizing and facilitating performance based interviewing & leadership training programs,
  • providing assessment-based executive coaching,
  • designing and implementing business impact evaluation studies.

Prior to her current role, Leslie served as the Director of Business Solutions and Director of Assessment and Measurement at Wilson Learning Worldwide.  In these roles she was responsible for conceptualizing, designing, managing and implementing traditional and technology-based assessment, measurement and training performance improvement solutions for client organizations. Leslie also served as the Assistant Dean of Admissions at Rollins College, where she was also a faculty member of the Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resources programs. Leslie publishes extensively in assessment and talent management. Her most recent publication (2016), is a 5th edition college-level psychological testing/measurement textbook published by SAGE Publications.  She also enjoys teaching graduate organizational behavior and organizational leadership courses at Rollins College and mentoring doctoral students a Walden University and the University of Phoenix.

Education & Certifications: Leslie has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Maryland and a M.S. in Experimental/Cognitive Psychology, from Washington State University. She has certifications from several Human Resources associations (SHRM- CP, PHR) and in Hogan Assessment Systems.

Scott Wesley, Ph.D. | Associate Consultant

Scott-Wesley_AboutUsExperience: Scott has provided consulting and project management services for more than twenty-five years.  He is experienced in delivering complex assessment and training solutions and has worked with many Fortune 500 companies achieving high levels of customer satisfaction and retention.  Scott has an extensive background in competency modeling and job analysis, multi-rater assessments, test development, customer and employee engagement surveys, training development and evaluation, feedback systems, and coaching. He previously worked for Wilson Learning Corporation as the Director of Assessment Services and at Educational Testing Services as a Research Scientist. Scott has conducted applied research in the areas of job analysis/competency modeling, selection systems, training evaluation, employee attitude surveys, and test development.  He has published over twenty-five articles, book chapters, and technical reports on a wide range of human resource topics.

Education & Certifications: Scott has a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Georgia Tech and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee.  He is certified in the Hogan Personality Assessment System.

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