Dan received his M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2008 from Portland State University and a B.S. in Financial Management from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign in 2001. Dan is a human resource management consultant, entrepreneur and adjunct professor of psychology at Portland State University. He has taught decision-making and leadership classes at PSU since 2010.
Dan studies factors affecting the productivity, health, and motivation of people at work and develops unique systems to match employee and candidate strengths to career opportunities. He also helps clients gain more insight into their strengths and develops strategies to align their personal values with long-term goals.
After years of peer ridicule for his difficulty making choices on everything from crippling restaurant menus to serious relationship challenges, Dan decided to apply his strong basis in statistics and research to practice, teach and communicate with others a better way. He’s also champion for solar energy across the country, proud new father and hopeless Chicago Cubs fan.
As a decision coach and consultant, she helps people and organizations think more creatively and systematically about their decisions and achieve their goals. Ursina’s published research and teaching over the years has focused on cognitive psychology, neuroscience, learning, memory, decision making, and coaching techniques.
Her consulting and educational projects include strategic planning for small businesses and non-profits, and post-graduate training courses in decision techniques for career counselors. She currently teaches popular decision making classes at Portland State University (PSU) and at the SmallBusiness Development Center at Portland Community College (CLIMB PCC).
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