About Us

Founded in 1986, The Abelson Group specializes in partnering with organizations to meet nine different human resources needs. It does this through award winning training, highly regarded and esteemed consulting, and the use of highly respected and accurate psychological assessments. The Abelson Group has had 1000s of clients worldwide, mostly in North America, in over 20 different industries. It offers services through on-line and in-person education/training, its own educational platform (Abelson Learning Resource Network (A-LRN), and numerous certifications (DISC, Motivators, Emotional Intelligence). It also offers its services through consulting with individuals, teams, and larger organizations and has been involved in 100s of human resources, team building, change management, and strategic planning projects. It is a leader in North America assessment sales, selling and servicing over 650,000 psychological assessments to clients.

Our most recent awards include TTI Success Insights Top Sales Performer, Top Emotional Intelligence Service Provider, Top Team Building Service Provider, and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) Recertification Provider for DISC & Motivators Certification and for Emotional Intelligence Certification.

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Dr. Michael Abelson, CEO/President

Dr. Michael Abelson, (Dr. A) is CEO/President of The Abelson Group. He has over 45 years of experience as a consultant, coach, trusted advisor, educator/trainer, and interpreter of psychological assessments. He founded The Abelson Group in 1986. His teaching expertise is demonstrated through being awarded nine different times while teaching over 50,000 undergraduate students, and 10,000s of MBAs and executives while on the faculty of Texas A&M University and Central Michigan University. He has been on the speaker stage on four continents and on occasion has joined storied speakers such as Zig Ziglar, delivering over 1,000 keynote speeches, seminars, and other training programs. He has worked with 1,000’s of organizations regarding The Abelson Group’s 9 different Areas of Expertise, change management, and strategic planning/visioning. His accomplishments include writing over 60 published articles, two books, numerous book chapters, and has almost a dozen assessment-related certifications, in addition to his formal educational credentials (B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Business Management).

He is Emeritus, from the Department of Management at Texas A&M University, where he was on the faculty for over 30 years (retiring from Texas A&M in 2011), was Real Estate Research Fellow at the renown Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, was the first Director of the Human Resources Masters program at Texas A&M, and an instructor at four executive education centers, also at Texas A&M. He has shared his management and human resources expertise in over 40 television programs, quoted in over 100 newspapers, magazines, and e-letters, and appeared in 100s of weekly radio programs. He has also been president of numerous non-profit organizations, enjoys biking and other physical activities, and enjoys being with his two daughters, their partners, three grandchildren, and his significant other Marcia.

Donna Trevino, Director of Operations and Customer Service

Donna has been part of the Abelson team since 2013. She uses her managerial experience noted below to oversee internal operations, customer service, assessment delivery, and internal communications.  Her career began with P&P Technologies as a project engineer after graduating with a B.S.E.E. from Georgia Tech and a B.A. from Wesleyan College. She also brings her experience as Project Management at Applied Materials that took her to Korea and Taiwan to customize solutions for specific semiconductor processes as well as supervise Project Managers, to The Abelson Group.  She enjoys serving on several boards related to her children’s activities as well as walking her dog and traveling with her husband and three children.

Beth Fitzmaurice, Director of Special Projects

Beth Fitzmaurice, Director of Special Projects

Beth Fitzmaurice, Director of Special Projects, began her career as a teacher and campus administrator. She has education degrees from Texas A&M University (B.A. in Education) and Texas State University (M.A. in Educational Administration). She manages research, develops programs, and handles special projects for clients and the team. In her spare time, she manages properties and does volunteer work. Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and family, reading, traveling, and scrapbooking.

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40 North IH 35, Suite 11A1

Austin, TX 78701