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Jodi S.

Vice President


I've had various coaches in the past, but my coaching with Tom stands out as a highlight of my career.

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Paul R.


Fortune 500 Multinational

With Tom's help, I've become a more effective communicator, been able to clearly define my group's strategy / vision and get adoption, and develop a more personal and authentic leadership style.


Gene S.

President & CEO 

Citi Financial Mortgage Company

The techniques you brought, enabling me to improve, were invaluable. You have a 'tool kit' loaded with tools to address many different needs and styles. I would recommend you to anyone wanting to achieve excellence in his or her personal communication style.


John K.

President & CEO

DTS / Xperi Corporation

Your coaching team has been an important resource for our organization. The tools, techniques and feedback you've given us have benefited each member of our senior executive team and have accelerated the positive change in our organization.


Suzette R.

Managing Director

Oaktree Capital Management

Tom is a true partner in our firm's quest to develop our talent globally. His engaging personal style, sage insights and awareness of firm culture make him a sought-after resource in our dynamic, complex environment.


Ken B.

Chief Spiritual Officer

The Ken Blanchard Companies

I wanted to let you know what a fabulous job I thought you did in your skill building workshop. As you know, we had many of our top speakers in the room and that's not an easy crowd. They've been banging at Mary Ellen's door to bring you back for another workshop this year.


Bill N.


DTS Digital Cinema

I was one of those 'I don't need an executive coach' kind of guys. But thanks to your insight and training, I've improved many of my weak areas and am better than ever with my strengths.


Asaf S.

Chief Operating Officer

Semtech Corporation

Tom is a brilliant executive coach. His combination of big picture thinking, kindness and assertiveness helps crystalize areas of development. I gained significant value by working with Tom.


Mark L.

Vice President


Tom's coaching on how to become a better communicator was incredibly valuable to me. His advice was specific, relevant, and structured in a way that made it easy for me to put it into practice. And, even better, he made the whole experience fun! I highly recommend him to my colleagues and to my team.

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Jay D.

Senior Team Lead

Multinational Supermarket Chain

Tom has a first-class talent for helping me identify patterns that are holding me back while also accentuating those propelling me forward. If you're serious about becoming a better leader, I highly recommend investing your time in Tom.


John M.

Senior Vice President

First Citizens Bank & Trust Company

Tom is a wonderful leadership teacher and coach. He provided ideas and thoughts along with homework to help me grow. Without hesitation, I would hire Tom again, either as a coach or a teacher.


Anish P.

Senior Vice President

Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.

Much of my professional growth these past 12 months has been due to your coaching and my internal drive for continuous improvement. I could not have progressed without your help. I appreciate your input and guidance.


Mark S.

President, U.S Finance

Avco Financial Services

I have become a better leader, a better listener, a more forceful presence in meetings and a more confident speaker thanks to your coaching. I strongly endorse Essential Communications as a valuable tool for busy executives seeking increased ability to communicate effectively.


Mel M.



Our first session together really changed the entire way I approach presentations ... Your work with me certainly improved my ability to be more energized and animated. Thanks again for your help.


Diane S.

Director of People


Acting On The Corporate Stage was perfect for our Leadership Development participants. Everyone is buzzing about your stories and what they took away. You are wonderful, Tom. I wish I could work with you one-on-one myself. Thanks!


Kristine P.


Warner Bros. Entertaiment

You had just the right energy, background, resources, and tools. You captivated the audience.


Timi A.


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Tom spoke at our annual client Summit. He was a smash hit. According to attendees, Tom was the "best session of the day", and "could have listened to him for an entire seminar". We were thrilled to have someone as knowledgeable, entertaining and informative as Tom highlight our conference.

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