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JohnJohn Marshall, PhD

President – Self Management Group

John is a well-recognized and sought after author, keynote speaker, coach, organizational psychologist and innovative thought leader. He is the President and Founder of The Self Management Group, and has a doctorate in psychology from York University where he also worked as a lecturer.

For over 3 decades, John has helped hundreds of organizations develop into self-managed, high performance cultures. Using advanced statistical methods and principles, SMG has become a leader in applied research and using predictive analytics to assist organizations in attracting, selecting, and developing top performers. The SMG database currently contains over 25 million completed assessments in a variety of languages and cultures.

The SMG research team is a group of highly skilled statisticians with extensive business experience.

John’s doctoral thesis was on the effects and influences of competitive environments on children. His passion for studying high performers in competitive environments stems from his background as a semi-professional hockey player, a hockey coach at York University and first Division Italy, and as a sports psychologist for a NHL team.

In addition, John has developed several unique training programs in the areas of personal effectiveness, performance coaching, leadership, lifestyle management, and recruiting best practices.

His books include:

  • Managing Effort Getting Results
  • Principles of Self Management
  • Personal & Professional Longevity Under Stress
  • Selecting Sales Professionals
  • 6 Steps to Self Employment, Career Search: A Personal Planning Guide
  • Goaltenders & Goaltending.

His major business-oriented books are supported by a state-of-the-art training program.

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