As leaders advance to more senior roles, another up-leveling of their thinking is required. As the business issues become more complex and the skills needed more intangible, having a Sounding Board coach as their thinking partner and guide becomes even more critical.
Companies are growing faster than ever before. Our coaching experience helps new and developing managers to shift their thinking and mindsets, develop a key set of managerial skills and begin to access and identify how their leadership can impact the goals of the company.
At every level you will often identify high potentials that are excelling in their functions. Coaches can help them further develop their strengths as well as gain perspectives on opportunities that can help them make their next leap in leadership.
As new leaders join your organization, they need help adapting their leadership style and approach to the culture of your company. With their coach, they explore the culture and style of your company adapting their skills to fit and adding new skills that work in this environment.
Because coaching is highly personalized to the leader, it can be used effectively to develop leaders from a variety of backgrounds and experiences to be successful within your company culture and values. This helps promote group inclusion and communication.
Tommy is at his best helping clients think through complex challenges in order to create a positive impact on their organizations. He thrives when interacting with others whether helping his team succeed or working with clients to build long-term partnerships. He has extensive experience consulting with organizations on driving their employee experience, guiding organizations through change, and working to ensure organizations are moving the needle when it comes to their results.
Most recently, Tommy was a Client Services Leader overseeing some of GP’s most prized accounts on a global level. His responsibilities included overall client growth strategy, retention, and satisfaction. He represented all of GP Strategies’ major business lines including leadership, coaching, and engagement, digital transformation, outsourced services, and technology implementation solutions.
Before GP Strategies, Tommy spent several years with TTEC Digital (formerly rogenSI) where he led the sales team, eventually becoming the regional Learning & Performance practice leader for North America. While managing the P&L and sales team he also led the largest global relationship for the firm (Deloitte Globally). During his time at TTEC, he focused on delivering blended learning solutions that incorporate technology and hands-on training. Before TTEC Digital, he spent several years dedicated to strength-based leadership disrupting the business landscape regarding performance management and employee engagement with thought leader Marcus Buckingham at The Marcus Buckingham Company / TMBC (now ADP).
Tommy has had the privilege of working with some of the most well-known global brands in professional services, retail, technology, and healthcare including Deloitte, Facebook, Microsoft, Bank of America, Novartis, Gap Inc., lululemon, and Intel. Several projects he led for Deloitte were Global GNPS, New Partner Pivot, NextGen Partner Program Deloitte China, Present to Win, the RPM project on performance management, and Unconscious Bias.
Tommy holds a BS in Health Sciences from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from Universidad del CEMA.
From leading remote workforces, building productive teams, to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion, Sounding Board has virtual and scalable enterprise solutions that are urgently required to adapt to rapidly changing workplace environments.
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