President & Founder
Lena is a former Navy Intelligence Officer and DoD certified interrogator. Since 2003 she has been training the government, military, law enforcement, and the private sector in interviewing, interrogation, body language, detecting deception, elicitation, leadership, and enhanced communication skills.
She is a published author, TEDx Speaker, and Expert Witness on the TV Show Couples Court. Lena is also a guest speaker for the International SPY Museum and featured in their Martar Hari exhibit.
She has trained and keynote spoke around the globe and is internationally recognized as an expert in her field.
She founded the Congruency Group in 2013 to share her knowledge with people like you. Explore what we have to offer.
EXPLORE OUR SERVICES
The Congruency Group trains people in numerous industries focused on enhanced communication skills, interviewing and interrogation, advanced deceptive analysis, elicitation, and leadership competencies. Whether you are in the government, military or private industry, our expert knowledge will be a high-value asset. We offer training and consulting services in the following areas:
Advanced Strategic Interviewing & Interrogation: Lena created a strategic non-accusatory method of interviewing that she trains law enforcement around the country. Her techniques have proven successes in the field. She teaches her interviewing method to anyone who needs to gather truthful information: financial auditors, professional recruiters, sales personnel, and more.
Comprehensive Deceptive Analysis (Verbal & Nonverbal): Learn accurate behavioral indicators of stress and deception, and how to identify the difference between them so you do not falsely accuse someone of lying. Lena is a leading expert in this field. She has conducted hundreds of interrogations and interviews on terrorists, criminals, and litigants.
Elicitation and Counter-elicitation: This elite tradecraft is for business intelligence professionals as well as military intelligence. We teach this skill guided by a moral compass. If you want a competitive advantage in your industry, this is the tradecraft you need to gain high-value information while safeguarding your own.
Body Language intelligence: There are many organizations that teach body language, but are they, experts? Lena has over two decades of real-world experience in accurately assessing body language in life-saving situations. She even discovered a few 'tells' no one else teaches in her research. She teaches "Body Language Intelligence," techniques that debunk myths and common perceptions.
Advanced Leadership Competencies: Lena trains government agencies and law enforcement in leadership competencies based upon decades of research in leadership fundamentals and behavioral science. Lena is currently enrolled in the Psychology of Leadership Program at Cornell University.
Change management & organizational systems: Lena is certified in the Barry Oshry's Organizational Workshop, which focuses on partnerships and systemic conditions that can cause partnerships to fall apart, and Discovery Learning Institue's Change Style Indicator and Change Navigator Assessment Tools. She has been training government agencies and law enforcement in transformational leadership skills and organizational change management for the past five years.
Conflict Resolution: Learn how to effectively and successfully manage and de-escalate conflict with techniques rooted in biology and interpersonal communication skills.
Please see our course descriptions and our consulting services for more detailed information about what we offer or contact us today to receive a 2020 catalog of our services and offerings.