Thomas Shaw

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emerson College

M.A., English & American Literature, University of Chicago

B.A., English, Yale University

How Thom Can Help

Sharpen Top Team Performance Success Stories
See how Thom Helped Autotrader.com

Autotrader.Com launched a 3-year initiative to identify high potential managers from across every division and function and provide them with a common core of problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills. Kenning was their partner from the early stages of design through program delivery.

Thom Shaw

Partner

“Thom has a unique ability to work across a range of personalities and skill sets, setting a positive tone. He is respectful of individual contributions and finds a way to support people as they try out new skills and approaches.”

Senior Strategic Content Architect, Global Consulting Firm

Thom brings to his work an abiding curiosity about how individuals and groups make meaning – and about the stories they create and retell.  He has a knack for uncovering latent possibilities, helping clients sharpen their perspectives and unlock important moves toward greater effectiveness.

A skilled facilitator, Thom designs and delivers workshops on a range of communication, leadership, and organizational issues, and he coaches individuals seeking to accelerate their professional growth by helping to build skills and shift mindsets.  With more than 25 years’ experience in executive communication and adult learning, Thom brings a vast toolkit and a flexible, pragmatic approach to his coaching and capability-building work.

Prior to joining Kenning, Thom was a communication expert at McKinsey & Company for more than 15 years.  He holds an appointment at Simon Business School at the University of Rochester as Executive Professor of Leadership, where he teaches in the MBA programs.  He lives in Rochester, NY, with his wife Sandy and their golden retriever Loki.

Thomas Shaw

Thom Shaw

Partner

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emerson College

M.A., English & American Literature, University of Chicago

B.A., English, Yale University

How Thom Can Help

Success Stories
See How Thom Helped Autotrader.com

“Thom has a unique ability to work across a range of personalities and skill sets, setting a positive tone. He is respectful of individual contributions and finds a way to support people as they try out new skills and approaches.”

Senior Strategic Content Architect, Global Consulting Firm

Thom brings more than 20 years’ experience in communications, management consulting, and adult learning to his work. He specializes in issues of organizational change, executive communications, and capability building.

Thom has served a variety of Fortune 500 companies, environmental and public policy nonprofits, and public-sector institutions. His experience includes assisting executives with the development and delivery of critical communications, developing targeted communications strategies, aligning employee communications with organizational values, designing and delivering core communications skill training, and coaching senior managers to maximize their personal impact and effectiveness during corporate restructuring.

Publications

Best practices for facilitating meetings,” Kenning Associates, February 2022

Publications

Best practices for facilitating meetings,” Kenning Associates, February 2022