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Brian McMahon created Poise™: Psychological Preparation for Deposition, a next-level process that helps attorneys and their clients prepare for the rigors of a deposition. He is an Atlanta-based consultant who has advised Fortune 50 companies, law firms and small businesses on matters of leadership, culture and performance. His insights have been featured in Forbes, BusinessWeek and Talent Management, and his research has been presented at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, among other venues. A former journalist, Brian holds a B.A. from California State University, San Marcos and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial-organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Andrew Kelly is an assistant professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College whose research on human memory has been featured in multiple peer-reviewed journals. His expertise in evolutionary psychology and the fragility and reconstructive nature of memory considerably informed the development of Poise™: Psychological Preparation for Deposition, Gate City Partners' proprietary solution that helps attorneys and their clients prepare for the rigors of a deposition. He obtained a B.A. at The Catholic University of America, where he played varsity tennis, and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in cognitive psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.