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New Episode of the I-O Podcast Now Available

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Industrious and Organized: The I-O Entrepreneur

Elliot Lasson, PhD, and Kyana Beckles, MPS, are the guests on the fourth episode of SIOP’s I-O Podcast series, “Industrious and Organized: The I-O Entrepreneur,” now available on the SIOP website.

Elliot LassonElliot Lasson (left) is professor and director of the Master of Industrial-Organizational Psychology program at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Rockville, Maryland. He has operated professionally in the private, public, consulting, and nonprofit sectors.

http://www.siop.org/Podcasts/Kyana_Beckles.jpgKyana Beckles (right) is an employment selection specialist, the founder and principal consultant of Leverage Assessments, LLC, which provides customized psychometric services primarily to other test development companies. Kyana is a 15-year entrepreneur, starting as a consultant postundergrad at the height of the recession and returning to an entrepreneur role after graduate school, and officially becoming an LLC in 2016.

Hosted by Kelly Stewart and edited by Drake Doumit, Louisiana Tech University PhD students, the I-O Podcast is an initiative of SIOP’s Electronic Communications Committee.

In this episode Kelly and her guests discuss entrepreneurship in I-O psychology, what it takes to work as an independent consultant, the joys and challenges of working independently, and how to become a successful I-O entrepreneur.

The episode is available now for direct download.  Please check back soon for Google Play and iTunes versions of the program.

Previous episodes of the I-O podcast are also available in all three formats from the I-O Podcast web page. They include:

  • “Artificial Intelligence in I-O–It’s Not Just a Fad”
  • “State of the Union”
  • “Netorking in I-O–Am I Doing It Right?”
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