Marius Stander is a lecturer, researcher, and management consultant specialising in assessing and optimising talented people and teams. He is an NRF-rated researcher (C2). He has been lecturing Industrial Psychology on a postgraduate level at the Potchefstroom University for CHE, North-West University (Potchefstroom & Vaal Triangle campus) as well the University of Johannesburg (4 years - previously RAU) and the University of Namibia (3 years). He has supervised more than 60 Master’s and PhD students), examined more than 130 Master’s and PhD dissertations and acted as a supervising psychologist for more than 60 Interns. He is a Life-Long Honorary member of the Society for Industrial Organisational Psychology of South Africa, a registered Industrial Psychologist (HPCSA), Mentor and Master Human Resource Practitioner (SA Board for People Practices). Over the years, he has been actively involved with SIOPSA, SABPP, IPM, PsySSA, Black Management Forum, Local and District Educational Units, various subject interest groups (HR, L&D, and Employee Relations), as well as an EXCO member of the Convocation of the NWU. He has been a Section Editor and a member of the Editorial Board with the SA Journal for Industrial Psychology. He is actively involved as a reviewer for journals, conferences, NRF and an examiner for masters and doctoral students at various universities. He has presented scientific papers at various national (34+) and international conferences (33+). Two of his publications were the most highly cited manuscripts of 2018 and 2019 within the OASIS Economic and Management Sciences scholarly field.