Marilyn Davis is a Senior Leadership Consultant for Executive Development Associates. She is recognized for her ability to assess, connect with and develop leaders, and advise organizations regarding the fulfillment of their talent needs.
Continuing to build on a 25-year consulting career, Marilyn brings a successful track record of understanding businesses’ leadership needs, advising on the selection and positioning of leaders, and evaluating individuals’ capacity and potential to contribute to the success of the organization. She has worked extensively with managers and executives to help them understand their capabilities and identify ways to increase effectiveness. Her maturity, insight and judgment, combined with a talent for delivering sensitive messages in a way people can benefit from them, have earned her the respect of business leaders.
Following several years as a probation and parole officer, Marilyn completed her graduate degree in 1986 and began a consulting career with Batrus Hollweg Ph.D.s, Inc., a Dallas-based psychological consulting firm. During her tenure there, she became Director of Consulting Services and played an instrumental role in growing and managing the business, developing a cadre of consultants, and solidifying the firm’s reputation as experts in the field of selection and development. She then moved on to consult with businesses independently and with various colleagues.
Over the years, Marilyn has made tangible contributions to people and organizations through: providing assessment, career guidance and developmental coaching for executives and managers; establishing and evaluating selection systems to improve hiring success rates and performance; developing competency models for organizational leadership or specific positions; training and advising other consultants in personality and aptitude test use and interpretation; applying Spanish language knowledge and insight into cultural differences to translate selection and training materials and company surveys. Her experience includes working extensively with the restaurant and hospitality industries, as well as high-tech, financial services, manufacturing, equipment distribution, railroad and healthcare organizations. Still based in the Dallas area, she works with companies across the United States.
Her educational background includes an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of North Texas, and a B.A. in Sociology from Central State University in Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Dallas Area Industrial/Organizational Psychologists. She is also certified in the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI).