Tom serves as a Consultant at Kotter, supporting the internal structure of consulting teams while fostering relationships with client organizations. He maintains clear communication paths to define roles and coordinate session preparation in order to keep transformation efforts moving forward with a defined vision.
For over 10 years, Tom has pursued his passion for building relationships through work in special education, youth athletics, and most recently at a non-profit summer camp with a focus on experiential leadership development. Tom seeks to empower people at all levels of organizations and believes that creating opportunities for individual leadership is a key component in strengthening groups that strive for change. He holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.
Tom is based out of the Cambridge, MA office.
Why did you decide to work at Kotter?
I was first introduced to John Kotter’s work by a close friend and was quickly impressed by the elegant, approachable way he presented solutions to complex challenge. As I met more members of the team, it was clear that KI is comprised of people who are passionate, eager to learn, and believe in the work they do.
Who is your favorite leader / leadership expert?
I admire Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I’m inspired by the way she understood the broad implications of inequity and took a strategic approach to systematically change legal precedents that, over time, advanced gender equality and civil rights.
What in your background helps you in this job?
My work in the summer camp world, which largely focused on developing communal bonds between campers, helping staff tap into their leadership potential, and uniting alumni behind a vision for strategic goals.
What’s got you thinking right now?
I’m always seeking to learn about new perspectives. I love learning about how others experience the world. Most recently, I read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me. It was moving and powerful, to say the least.
Share something about you that would most surprise people.
I’m a musician – guitar, banjo, and vocals. I once tried my hand at a full-time music career. We were an old-timey string band that played around the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.