For more than 30 years, Dr. MacRae and The Lachlan Group have worked with Fortune 1000 companies, colleges and universities, and a broad spectrum of businesses and professional organizations to improve individual and organizational performance through the application of Situational Communication® concepts and skills.

The goal? Results with Relationship.


About The Author/Webinar Leader

Dr. Donald L. MacRae is the founder and CEO of The Lachlan Group and an internationally successful author, management consultant, conference speaker and seminar/webinar leader. He developed his skills as an author, management consultant and educator in both the business and academic communities. Dr. MacRae has been a television host and producer, college professor and administrator, co-author of two college communication texts, host of two educational television series on communication psychology and organizational behavior and a columnist for Businessweek.

His educational background includes undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech and Communication from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Toronto, in Ontario. Dr. MacRae is the author of the Situational Communication® webinar, the book Situational Communication: Relating Styles® (English and French editions) and the booklet, The Relating Styles of Successful/Effective Negotiators™.

About The Lachlan Group

“The Lachlan Group was incorporated in Canada in 1984, focusing on the “people skills” side of leadership and management education: achieving successful results with, not at the expense of, effective relationships. Since that time, Dr. MacRae and The Lachlan Group have continuously taught and developed the concepts and skills of Situational Communication® in seminar and now digital format to business and professional leaders, managers and individual contributors, around the world.

We have worked successfully on a personal level with a wide variety of mid-size to large international corporations and professional organizations. Our market focus is now web based, making Situational Communication® available to individuals, as well as business and professional organizations, 24/7.

Situational Communication® is a registered trademark of Lachlan Enterprises Incorporated, registered in Canada with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and in the United States of America with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).