Meet The Team

Amanda Wellford, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

For over 15 years, Amanda has used her psychological expertise to assist a wide variety of organizations with implementing best-in-class talent management processes.  From small firms to the Fortune 500, she has helped companies maximize the return of their talent portfolio.

With expertise in psychological assessment, she has developed and implemented assessment strategies for selection of talent at all levels.  Amanda has coached CEOs and their teams to improve their management practices ranging from personnel selection to compensation.  She has worked extensively in organizations to define and reward performance in order to align employees with key organizational outcomes.   With expertise in training and coaching, she has helped companies develop “in house” tools to sustain and customize talent management programs.

Amanda brings a unique expertise to business consulting as a former owner of a specialty retail business.  She understands the challenges of attracting, identifying, and aligning the best talent to meet the demands of the marketplace.

Amanda’s industry experience includes manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial, professional services, and healthcare.

She holds a MA and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Rice University, and her BA is from Smith College.  She has several publications in academic journals.  Amanda is a member and past President of Gateway Industrial-Organizational Psychologists.  She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

About David Weller

As a Principal at Leadership Alliance, David has been helping organizations in a wide array of industries with the selection and development of high-caliber employees for over 20 years.
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    I wouldn’t think of hiring anyone without the input of Leadership Alliance.  Their assessment tests coupled with the expertise and insights of Karen and David Weller are unmatched and help me hire the right people. I didn’t listen to them once and boy, was that a mistake I won’t make again! They took the time to know our core values and guiding principles and help us hire the team players and leaders we need as we grow.  They are simply The Best!
    Karen Kalish, Founder and Executive DirectorHome Works!
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