Differentiate yourself in the market for talent with PXT Select™.

About Us

PXT Select™ expert, Lisa Downs, ACC, CPLP, M.S. Ed.

Are you struggling to find great people with the right fit to fill your open positions in a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) profession ? Do you have high attrition rates in a technical organization? Or, do you simply want to refine and improve your hiring success rate? If so, Downs Leadership can help.

Using PXT Select™, Lisa Downs offers hiring and talent management consulting and tools, specifically targeting technical industries such as IT, engineering, finance and accounting, telecommunications, professional services, and healthcare. Her goal is to empower "geeks" to become great leaders, build great teams, and in turn have great employee retention.

With 14+ years of experience working in STEM industries, Lisa uses data as a foundation for her work with her clients through the use of the PXT Select™ assessment so they have solid information to go by to get the right people in the right role in this environment of fierce competition for qualified talent. Her consultative and coaching approach lends itself well to supporting technical leaders in retaining their people, coaching direct reports, and taking culture and "people skills" into account when hiring.

So you get what you need and pay for, Lisa looks to build partnerships with her clients and offers a menu of options of proposed solutions using a value-based pricing model that typically includes three packages to choose from, based on her conversations with you. No hourly or daily rates like you're paying for parking! It's about ensuring you get the results you need.

Contact Lisa today to schedule a free consultation call to discuss your situation and how PXT Select™ can help differentiate you in the marketplace for talent.

Downs Leadership: Data Driven. STEM Focused. Results Realized.


  • PXT Select™ Assessment

    PXT Select™ is an online selection assessment that measures a candidate’s cognitive abilities, behaviors, and interests, three areas that impact an individual’s approach to situations in the workplace. It equips organizations and hiring managers with easy to understand information about the candidate, and provides intuitive questions to strengthen the interview process.

    PXT Select™ helps fill the gap between the resume and the interview. It provides organizations with actionable objective data about candidates in a simple to understand format that can help you to interview better and hire smarter.

    With nine reports to choose from, PXT Select™ helps organizations select, onboard, coach and develop employees, compare candidates with each other, compare candidates to multiple roles within the organization, and use tailored interview questions and tips on “what to listen for” with each candidate. Team dynamics and the manager-employee relationship can also be addressed.

  • The Step One Survey II®

    The Step One Survey II® is a brief, pre-hire assessment that measures an individual’s basic work-related values. It is used primarily as a screening tool early in the candidate selection process. This assessment provides valid insight into an applicant’s work ethic, reliability, integrity, propensity for substance abuse, and attitudes toward theft —including property, data, and time.

    SOSII helps organizations reduce hiring risk in a quick and cost effective manner. It is a scientifically designed assessment tool that helps answer these questions:
    • “Can this applicant be trusted?”
    • “Is this applicant drug free?”
    • “Is this applicant dependable?”
    • “Will this applicant be a long-term, hard-working
    In many organizations, SOSII is the first screen that all applicants must pass before proceeding in the hiring process.

  • Profiles Performance Indicator™

    The Profiles Performance Indicator™ is an online assessment that reveals an individual’s job performance and aspects of their personality that could impact their fit with their manager, coworkers, and team. It is used primarily for motivating and coaching employees, as well as resolving post-hire conflict and performance issues.

    The PPI specifically measures an individual’s motivational intensity and behaviors related to productivity, quality of work, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, and adapting to change, as well as response to stress, frustration, and conflict. The output from this assessment serves as a “manager’s operating manual” for an employee, which helps managers better communicate with the employee. It also and provides crucial information for improving team selection and performance.

    A helpful Team Analysis Report is also included to assist managers with forming new teams, decreasing conflict, and improving team communication.

  • Developing Managers with the CheckPoint 360°™

    The CheckPoint 360°™ is a leadership assessment that evaluates the effectiveness of managers and "people leaders" that combines feedback from direct reports, peers, supervisors, and customers with a personalized program to for developing specific skills. This process highlights a manager’s job performance in eight Universal Management Competencies: communication, leadership, adaptability, relationships, task management, production, development of others, and personal development.

    CheckPoint 360°™ helps managers identify and prioritize their own development opportunities, and helps the organization to better focus on management training. It also proactively uncovers misaligned priorities between senior executives and front-line managers by spotlighting management issues that could lead to low employee productivity, morale, satisfaction, and turnover.

    1:1 coaching sessions are also included with this solution, based on the manager's needs when it comes to goal achievement.