Colihan Consulting LLC was founded in 2017. Its mission is to provide trusted data and expert insights that organizations can apply to enhance workplace well-being, increase organizational success and sustainability, and promote the common good.
Awareness: Understanding the complex dynamics around human relations in the workplace.
Empathy: Viewing situations from multiple angles. Everyone has a story and reasons for doing what they do.
Logic: Follow the evidence and apply sound logical problem solving.
Satisfaction: Belief in the maxim that a satisfied, engaged employee will have greater well-being, higher commitment to stay, stronger organizational citizenship behaviors, and better contributions to organizational success.
Trust: If employees trust that you are looking out for their well-being they will look out for yours.
Joy: Belief in the power of joy and humor to relieve stress and enhance teamwork.
Colihan Consulting is a proud provider of Minnesota Workplace Wellness Assessment Services (SM).
Joe Colihan, Ph.D., applies Human Resources experience, psychological science, and evidence-based decision making to create great places to work. He partners with consulting firms, businesses, and non-profit organizations. He has been practicing I-O psychology for 20+ years.
Joe has deep experience in employee engagement, selection, testing, and analytics. His competencies include: Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Consulting, Research, Analytics, Selection, Assessments, Surveys, Engagement, Job Satisfaction, Diversity, Employee Well-Being, Telecommuting, Job Families, Job Ambiguity, Computer Adaptive Testing, Interviews, Client Experience, Validation, Focus Groups, Executives, Teaching, Training, Human Resources, Return-On-Investment, Compensation, Realistic Job Previews, and Retention.
He has taught courses in Personnel Management and Psychology Applied to Work. He has worked in Human Resources on global projects for most of his career. Joe has a record of professional presentations and publications since 1989 and satisfied clients in the Twin Cities. He served on the boards of the Information Technologies Survey Group (ITSG), and the Mayflower Group. He currently serves on the boards of Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work (MPPAW) and House of Charity, in Minneapolis.
Anthony J. Schulzetenberg, M.A., is a Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota studying social-psychological interventions related to engagement, equity and diversity, and situational threats to performance. Identifying as an applied social psychologist, Anthony works to translate theory into real-world applications that address performance and psychological belonging in the workplace. His 12 years experience as an entrepreneur and trainer fuels his drive to help create healthy work environments that benefit the employee as well the employer. Utilizing validated assessments and targeted interventions, Anthony seeks to break down barriers for marginalized or stigmatized groups while helping companies maximize their employees' potential.
Christina Honsa, M.S., earned her master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Capella University. Christina brings a unique experience to table with a background in Healthcare as a Psychiatric Associate. She uses her training and background to promote health and wellness within different organizations.
Christina demonstrates success in timely results with individuals and teams across organizational functions. She has special skills and interests working with assessments and surveys, talent acquisitions, organizational development/effectiveness and leadership. She uses her graduate training/skills and passion in her roles.
John W. Colby, MBA - Colby serves as Chief Client Officer - responsible for revenue generation and client relations. He brings 15+ years customer-centric experience to Colihan. Colby is a learner and enjoyed self directed study and coursework in I/O, Relational and Performance Psychology from University of Minnesota. A PhD program integrating faith/performance psychology/coaching is his goal.
He provides TLA (Trusted Leadership Advice) and Executive Coaching practice - continually growing with Servant (Greenleaf) and Adaptive Leadership (Heifetz - Harvard). Coaching Competencies (always fun to learn from clients) - Wellbeing, Growth Mindset, Active Listening, Public Speaking, TONE, Emotional Intelligence, Faith/GRIT/Resilience, AGILE Leadership, Attachment, Peacemaking and Relational Wisdom.
Business Development has experience - V of C, Product Launch, Marketing and Sales. Colby brings vertical experience in fitness, business, healthcare, medical device, education, non-profits, outdoor recreation and missions.
Colby’s MBA is in Transformational Leadership from Bethel University (Social Impact) and draws on experience from: World Trade Center, Up with People, Xerox, Physicians Leadership College, Medical Device.
Colby has contributed on boards of Minnesota Youth Ski League and MPPAW (Minnesota Professional Psychologist Applied at Work).
Colby enjoys community coaching youth in endurance, going "up North", wilderness of National Parks, volunteering with worship, discipling and teaching, trekking in Norway and Nepal and alpine instruction at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Colihan, J., Brophy, V., & Steel, J. (2016). HR Analytics (R)eVolution Panel: Challenges and Opportunities for I-O Practitioners. Panel discussion conducted at the conference of Minnesota Professionals for Psychology Applied to Work; Minneapolis, MN.
Colihan, J., & Delany, T. (2012). Design & Validation of a Computer Enabled Cognitive Ability Test Essential to Predicting Job Success in IBM. Panel discussion conducted at the 9th annual conference of the American Society of Employers: People, Profit, Progress; Novi, MI.
Olin, K., Malamut, A., & Colihan, J. (2009). Cross-border hiring. Panel discussion conducted at the 5th annual Leading Edge Consortium of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Denver, CO.
Barnes-Farrell, J., Colihan, J., Pratt, A., & Church, A. (2008). Connecting research to practice: Running a successful internship program. Panel discussion conducted at the 23rd annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.
Brooks, S. & Colihan, J. (2007). One Cup of High-Performance Climate, Spice With Engagement and Stir: Using Linkage Research to Bake Organizational Change. Sunday seminar conducted at the 22nd annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, NY.
Colihan, J. (2006). Content coding/open-ended data collection approaches. In Steven G. Rogelberg (e.d.), Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Colihan, J. & Waclawski, J. (2006). Pulse surveys: A limited approach with some unique advantages. In Allen Kraut (Ed.), Getting action from organizational surveys: New concepts, methods, and applications. Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated, San Francisco, CA.
Osicki, M., & Colihan, J. (2005, August). Workplace Climate, Affect, and Employee Satisfaction. Poster session conducted at the convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Colihan, J. (2005, April). A Leap of Faith: Using Linkage Research as a Foundation for Delivering Climate Assessments. In S. Brooks (Chair), Linkage Research: Communication Strategies for Obtaining Management Buy-In and Action. Practitioner Forum conducted at the 20th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
Colihan, J. & Waklawski, J. (2005, April). Pulse Surveys: The Era of Modern Polling Enters the Workplace. In K. Lundby (Chair), Getting Action From Organizational Surveys: A Discussion of New Methodologies. Practitioner Forum conducted at the 20th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Los Angeles, CA.
Colihan, J. (2004, April). The IBM Global Pulse Survey: Making the move toward frequent, small-sample surveys. In K. Lundby (Chair), Perspectives on pulse surveys. Practitioner Forum conducted at the 19th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
Colihan, J. (2003, April). Well-being, effectiveness, and job type: Differential effects in linkage research. In S. M. Brooks (Chair), Predicting organizational success: Employee satisfaction versus service climate. Practitioner Forum conducted at the 18th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.
Colihan, J., Erdahl, P., Vance, R., and Wiley, J. W. (2001, April). Practical considerations in using linkage research: Making it more effective. Brooks, S. M. (Chair). Panel Discussion conducted at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Colihan, J. (2001, April). Customer satisfaction relative to competition: Superior criterion in linkage research? In J. W. Wiley (Chair), Linking employee opinions to organizational effectiveness: Whose opinions? What criteria? Practitioner Forum conducted at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Colihan, J. (2000, May). Technology advances and employee attitude surveys. In W. H. Macey (Chair), Making the Move to Internet-Based Surveys: Lessons from Experience. Symposium conducted at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
Colihan, J., & Saari, L. (2000, May). Linkage Research: A Global, Longitudinal Approach over 12 “Web Years.” In J. W. Wiley (Chair), Linking Employee, Customer, and Business Measures: Longitudinal insights and implications. Symposium conducted at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
Colihan, J. (1999, May). A cross-cultural exploration of employee attitudes related to service climate and customer satisfaction. In M. Gelfand and A Dominguez (Co-Chairs), Global Perspectives on Service Quality. Symposium conducted at the 14th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
Hill, E. J., Miller, B. C., Weiner, S. P., & Colihan, J. (1998). Influences of the virtual office on aspects of work and work/life balance. Personnel Psychology, 51, 667-683.
Hill, E. J., Miller, B. C., Weiner, S. P., & Colihan, J. (1997, April). Influences of the virtual office on aspects of work and work/life balance. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, St. Louis, MO.
Feinzig, S. L., Colihan, J., Battista, M., Katzman, S., & Goldstein, I. L. (1996, April). Ten years of SIOP conferences: A review and look ahead. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Diego, CA.
Colihan, J. (1995, June). Developing a level three evaluation system for Leadership Development. Paper presented at the 4th National Assessment, Measurement, and Evaluation of Human Performance Conference, Boston, MA.
Colihan, J., & Burger, G. K. (1995). Constructing job families: An analysis of quantitative techniques used for grouping jobs. Personnel Psychology, 48, 563-586.
Colihan, J. P., & Burger, G. K. (1994, April). Constructing job families, an analysis of quantitative techniques. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Nashville, TN.
Breaugh, J. A., & Colihan, J. P. (1994). Measuring job ambiguity facets: Construct validity evidence. Journal of Applied Psychology, 79, 191-202.
Dyer, P. J., Desmarais, L. B., Midkiff, K. R., Colihan, J. P., & Olson, J. B. (1992, May). Designing a multimedia test: Understanding the organizational charge, building the team, and making the basic research commitments. In P. J. Dyer (Chair), Computer-based, multimedia testing: Merging technology, reality and scientific uncertainty. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Montreal, Canada.
Breaugh, J. A., & Colihan, J. P. (1992). Understanding and managing nurse absenteeism and turnover. In E. J. Sullivan & P. J. Decker (Eds.), Effective management in nursing (pp. 372-390). Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley.
Dossett, D. L., & Colihan, J. P. (1990, April). The measurement of expectancy theory variables and their relationship to goal setting. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Miami, FL.
Colihan, J. P., & Breaugh, J. A. (1989, March). The Job Ambiguity Scales: Validity of a multi-faceted approach to the measurement of organizational role ambiguity. Paper presented at the 10th annual I/O & OB Graduate Student Convention, New Orleans, LA.