Who are you without your title?

Command-and-control leadership is losing its grip. A new way of thinking is emerging: leadership that embraces change as constant, encourages individual thought, relies on intuition more than data, fluidity more than hierarchy, trust more than fear, and the common good more than profit.

I act as sounding board, coach and strategic advisor to a select number of executives, founders, and companies around the world. Together we are pioneering new territory: not just in business leadership, but in leadership itself.

Can you see your way through to your full potential? What’s beyond the horizon of your business, your career, your identity?

I want to help the leaders of today fulfill that promise tomorrow. Seriously, starting next Monday.

Are you ready? Click here to learn more about the type of leaders who will benefit most and how I work with them to bring out their unique gifts. Then, let’s talk.

Tom is at his best one-on-one, in conversation, where he is an excellent listener, keen to understand what I am saying behind the words. He is sensitive to emotions and motivations, connecting personal journeys with the aspiration of the overall business. I always have the sense that Tom has time to care and that my opinion matters, which is a rare talent in such a busy world!

– Mark Beaumont, Global Adventurer, author, speaker

Tom has been a mentor and a great source of support and inspiration to me for over a decade. Always willing to share his insight, perspective and wealth of experience, he has always challenged me to do better. Work with him if you get the chance!

– Steve McIntosh, GPHR, FCA, Founder & CEO

Tom's Latest Writing

Go and learn something totally different

This week a friend and his son are taking beginners skateboarding lessons each day. Learning something totally different and unrelated to your work or prior skills in life is now recognised by psychologists and neuroscientists to be something that truly fosters creativity and innovation. It literally rewires the brain. I first thought more about this […]

Want to be creative? Walk a different route to work

“Innovation = doing things differently and doing different things” I distilled this some years ago into my definition of innovation. Innovation at work is really “buzzy” these days, with book after book, TED talk after TED talk about how we can be more creative and innovative at work. One simple suggestion today. Take a different […]

Your mind is like a parachute: If it isn’t open, it doesn’t work

“Your mind is like a parachute: If it isn’t open, it doesn’t work.” ~ Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 astronaut  Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, July 20th, 1969. It all began with the open mind and huge vision of one man. On May 25, 1961, President John F Kennedy told […]

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