About David L. Hanson, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise
Specialized Skills
Education, Experience and Memberships

About David L. Hanson, Ph. D.

Professional Growth Process (PGP)


LifePsych® Coaching



Organization and Leadership Development

Integrating personal development with business goals. Dr. Hanson brings the "best available" tools to solve contemporary business problems. GEMA™-Lead360 is just one of those tools.

Executive Coaching

Development of the organization's executive level using interviews, assessment tools and coaching. Teaching executives how to coach others is a critical component.

Developing Leaders

This one-on-one assessment and development process is for the ascending executive, manager or supervisor who is recognized in their organizations as having the potential to assume greater responsibility. This process will accelerate a leader's development in reaching his or her full potential.

Team Building to Innovative “Teamwork Products”

Teamwork can have a dramatically positive impact on organizational performance when focused on creating innovative and unique teamwork products. GEMA™-Lead360 is useful for creating collaborative teams.

Conflict Management Skills using the Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) model.
Interpersonal Attitude Adjustment using GEMA™-Lead360


Specialized Skills:

  • Organizational Assessment and Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • "Leader-as-Coach" for Executives, Managers and Supervisors
  • Collaboration and Teamwork Development
  • Psychologically Healthy Workplace
  • Conflict Management Skills Consultation
  • Psychological Assessments - (Assessment tools are tailored to the needs of the specific situation ("best practices") using his Professional Certifications in 11 different 360 Degree tools and 7 different personality assessments)
  • Exclusive provider of GEMA™-Lead360

David L. Hanson, Ph.D.

Consulting Psychologist

Leadership Advisor


Synergistic Psychology Associates, PA
4616 25th Avenue NE #38
Seattle, WA     98105
E-mail:  DrDavid@LifePsych.com



Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota



University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota



University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
(American Psychological Association Approved Program)

Clinical Psychology Internship


Psychology Department / UNC Medical School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
(American Psychological Association Approved Program)


  • Clinical Psychologist, Mecklenburg Co. Mental Health Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Duties: Staff Development; Internship Training; Quality Assurance
  • Management Information Systems Director; Clinical Supervisor

1977 to present:

  • Consulting Psychology
  • Leadership Advisor
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Performance Improvement
  • Leadership Development
  • Individualized Assessment and Coaching
  • Family Business Consulting
  • GEMA™ -Lead360 Assessments, [www.gemalead360.com]
  • PDI, Inc., PROFILOR-360 Assessments, Certified
  • IPAT  16PF Assessment Tools, Certified
  • Conflict Dynamics Profile, Certified [www.conflictdynamcis.org]
  • Microtest Q Assessment System, Pearson Assessments, Certified
  • Seminars / Training / Speaking


Current Professional Psychology Memberships:

Previous Memberships:

  • Top-of-the-Week Rotary Club - Charlotte, NC, (19 years) Past President, 1991-92
  • Mecklenburg Psychological Association, Past President, 1976-77
  • Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Metrolina Entrepreneurial Council, Charlotte, NC
  • The Compassionate Friends-Charlotte Chapter, Professional Advisory Board

Primary Professional References:


Gary Patrick, Ph.D.
I/O Psychologist
North Carolina

Dennis Dennis, Ph.D. 

Consulting Organizational Psychologist

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