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.

1958

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.

1958

Q4 model of sales behavior

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.

1978

global history, Psychological Associates

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

1989

Leadership Through People Skills Logo

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.

1994

Proficient Executive Action Planning Guide

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

2004

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.

 
 
 

2008

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.

2012

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.

2015

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.

2016

Q4 Logo - Lead sooner, succeed faster

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

2018

Clay Hildebrand, President, Psychological Associates

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

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.