Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
I am passionate about grooming motivated executives and entrepreneurs to reach new heights. Caring and natural at building trust, I am willing to go the extra mile to support executives who see the value of “sharpening” their leadership development. I see the possibility of activating leaders’ full potentials more than themselves. Adept in fostering executive development based on behavioral science, business strategies and organizational imperative, I am prepared to challenge the status quo in leaders’ mindset and behavior in order to optimize business performance.
Tommy deploys a strength-based coaching approach that activates leadership talents and optimizes business performance. He addresses potential blind spots based on data. Tommy has successfully coached C-suite executives, business leaders and entrepreneurs for over 25 years, focusing on executive coaching, on-boarding transitions, human capital strategies, and succession planning. He is the former Head of Professional Talent Services, SHL Talent Measurement at CEB (now Gartner). He has a background in consulting and managing teams of talent management professionals, marketing and sales executives and business psychologists in the US and Asia. Tommy also headed up senior consultant positions at leading global talent development firms in the US and Hong Kong such as Korn Ferry and Right Management. He has partnered with an Amsterdam-based consulting firm in Culture Transformation for multinational corporations, in addition to being affiliated with premiere Europe-based coaching platforms.
Areas of his coaching expertise include: Leadership and Influence, Transition and Change, Executive Presence, EQ skills, Mindset Growth, Persuasive Communication, Succession Planning, Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprises, etc. Representative coaches are C-suite, VP and Mid-level leaders from industries such as Finance, Equity Investment, Engineering, Big Pharma, Biomedical, Technology, AI, E-commerce, Learning Platform, Food and Beverages, International Law, Automotive and Manufacturing, etc.
Tommy was credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Earning his doctorate in psychology (clinical) at the Michigan State University and a qualified psychologist since the 1990s, Tommy applies his understanding of human behavior and team dynamics in business settings. Currently based in Atlanta, he also speaks Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.