Tom Henschel is an expert in workplace communications and self-presentation. Over the past 20 years, he has helped hundreds of senior leaders achieve The Look & Sound of LeadershipTM.
His expertise as a communications coach has taken him into executive offices at companies such as Amgen, CitiGroup, Cedars Sinai, CoreLogic, Dole, Ernst & Young, HP, Intuit, Mattel, Raytheon, Sony Pictures, State Farm Insurance, Symantec, Toyota and Warner Bros.
In addition to coaching executives, Tom leads team events and delivers highly interactive trainings in the areas of effective communications, presentation, and influence skills at companies such as Disney, Nissan, Taco Bell, Transamerica and NBC/Universal.
Tom’s popular podcast, The Look & Sound of Leadership, airing since 2008 , is consistently featured as “What’s Hot” in the business podcasts on iTunes.
Also a sought-after, entertaining keynote speaker, Tom talks on “Acting On The Corporate Stage: 7 Ways to Manage How You’re Perceived In The Workplace.” And with best-selling author Dr. Lois Frankel: “Why Men Are Heard & Women Are Liked: Capitalizing On Gender Differences In The Workplace.”
Classically trained at The Juilliard School, Drama Division, Tom was a professional actor for more than twenty years and appeared in over 100 plays, films and episodes of television.
Tom also was an award-winning director in the theatre. Productions under his direction garnered thirteen theater critics’ awards, including five for him personally as Best Director.
Tom is a Past President of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD). In 2010, he received their Lifetime Award for ongoing contributions to the field of Learning & Development. He lives in Southern California and is father to two daughters.
“With Tom’s help, I have become a more effective communicator, have been able to clearly define and get adoption of my group’s strategy / vision, and develop a more personal and authentic leadership style.”
CIO Fortune 500 CPG 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.”
President & CEO Financial Mortgage Company
“I was one of those ‘I don’t need an executive coach’ kind of guys. But thanks to your insight and training, I have improved many of my weak areas and am better than ever with my strengths.”
President Digital Cinema Company
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