Guest: Thomas Crane is an international consultant, facilitator, author, and speaker who specializes in assisting leaders in creating high-performance through the development of high performance coaching cultures. He works with all levels of leaders and their teams to embrace coaching as a primary method of communication designed to enhance both individual and team effectiveness in achieving performance objectives.

Tom’s passion (and book, “The Heart of Coaching”) is focused on changing a leader’s mindset from “the BOSS OF people” to the mindset of “the COACH FOR people.” The premise of the book is that a performance-based, “feedback-rich” coaching culture will more effectively support an organization’s business strategy, and lead to higher and more sustainable levels of performance.

He has worked as a consultant and engagement leader for over 24 years in small and large organizations going through strategic change and culture alignment.

Prior to founding Crane Consulting in 1995, Tom was vice-president of Senn-Delaney Leadership for nine years and consulted with clients engaged in strategic culture change. Additionally, he worked in financial planning and project management roles with Solar Turbines, a division of Caterpillar. He has a bachelor degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Drake University.

Crane Consulting offers the following consulting services: building Coaching Cultures to support High Performance, Leadership Development processes, Coaching Workshops, High-Performance Team building, Strategic Group Facilitation and several online 360° and team assessment instruments.

Tom resides in San Diego, CA, and is a member of the SD chapter of OD Network, The Society for Human Resource Management, the American Society for Training and Development, and the San Diego Professional Coaches Advisory Board.