“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.