Leading into the future with Psychological Associates

Psychological Associates’ co-founders V.R. Buzzotta, Ph.D. and Robert E. Lefton, Ph.D. met as students at Washington University in St. Louis. Drs. Buzzotta and Lefton believed in providing reliable and valid psychological testing. They championed the use of empirically validated data measurements and an emphasis on objective, observable behavior that can lead to greater business results. Much of Psychological Associates’ success today is due to the principles established by Drs. Buzzotta and Lefton.


Bob Lefton and Vic Buzzotta, founders of Psychological Associates

Dr. Buzzotta and Dr. Lefton formed a partnership as Psychological Associates. They opened their first office in Clayton, Missouri. The practice’s initial focus was on addressing emotional disorders in adults and learning problems of children.


Q4 model of sales behavior

Introduction of the Dimensional® Model of Behavior and Dimensional Sales Training (DST-II), the first-ever sales training course designed by psychologists.


global history, Psychological Associates

Psychological Associates established Communicare, Inc. in Toronto, Ontario (CAN) as its first international affiliate.


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Dimensional Management Training (DMT-II) is revised and launched as Leadership Through People Skills (LTPS). The newfound LTPS program emphasized video technology and quickly became Psychological Associates’ flagship workshop.


Proficient Executive Action Planning Guide

The Proficient Executive survey is created to help executives develop crucial managerial behaviors in 12 core areas of performance.


Team Scorecard
The Team Scorecard is introduced as part of Psychological Associates’ Team Development solution. The Team Scorecard is designed to build accountability, encourage candor, and identify a realistic plan of action for continued growth.


50th Anniversary Psychological Associates

To celebrate 50 years in business, PA donated $50,000 in seats to our Leadership Through People Skills® workshop to the United Way.


Learning & Development at Psychological Associates

PA Consultants designed our largest custom leadership development program to date, training more than 5,000 employees on six continents.


Ann Buzzotta and Bob Lefton, owners, Psychological Associates

Co-founder Dr. Victor Buzzotta passed away. Taking his place as co-owner was his daughter, Ann Buzzotta, who brings a wealth of international solutions-based experience and expertise to our team.


Q4 Logo - Lead sooner, succeed faster

PA began offering clients fully integrated talent management solutions, combining assessment, training, surveys, coaching & other developmental opportunities.


Clay Hildebrand, President, Psychological Associates

Clay Hildebrand became the first non-psychologist to lead PA as president. Already in his tenure, Hildebrand has helmed PA as we moved to new offices, introduced The Q4 Edge virtual leadership development program, and made the shift to remote work in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While honoring our past, we believe the best years of Psychological Associates are still ahead. Our firm is committed to helping organizations in any industry succeed at every level. We continue to research and implement proven solutions to help your business talent grow and advance into the future.