Tom Henschel

Focus: Communication Skills, Executive Presence, Team Dynamics

Executive Coach/Facilitator

“I got more than I expected. Tom was amazing and provided me with insights and tools that I continue to use in both my professional and personal life.”

— F. S., VP, Tax

Tom Henschel is an expert in workplace communications and executive development. Over the past 25 years, he has helped hundreds of senior leaders achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership.TM His expertise as a communications coach has taken him into executive offices at companies such as Amgen, CitiGroup, CoreLogic, Dole, Ernst & Young, HP, Intuit, KONE, Mattel, Raytheon, Sony Pictures, Symantec, Toyota, UCLA and Warner Bros.    

In addition to coaching executives, Tom facilitates team events and delivers highly interactive trainings in the areas of presentation skills, effective communications, 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 rated “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 theatre. Productions under his direction garnered thirteen theater critics’ awards, including five for him personally as Best Director. As a volunteer, Tom coaches emerging female global leaders for The Coaching Fellowship and serves on the Advisory Board of The Actors Fund.

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Education and Certification

Past President, Association for Talent Development, Los Angeles

Lifetime Award for ongoing contributions to the field of Learning & Development (AST)

Member, International Coach Federation