Tom coaches and consults with clients in many aspects of running organizations, such as clarifying and aligning missions, defining brands, identifying new opportunities, refining teamwork, expanding decision-making skills, and creative communication. He has worked with executive leaders and teams in businesses, federal agencies, science societies, cultural institutions, and universities. Along the way, he received statewide and national recognition for using his company as a lab for effective climate action, demonstrating a repeatable model for money-saving climate action, deep cuts in carbon pollution, and successful teambuilding. Additionally, physical exercise is often an important part of Tom’s approach, as it provides a sense of wellbeing, increases a person’s energetic presence, and offers remarkable insights into how our senses, minds, bodies, and emotions work together in whatever we’re doing.
A popular public speaker, Tom is author of three highly-regarded books: What if Solving the Climate Crisis Is Simple?, Empowering Climate Action in the United States, and The Green Edge: How Sustainability Can Help Exhibit and Museum Planners Save Money and Build Stronger Brands. His work has appeared in major media outlets including CNN, NPR, New York Times, Science, Exhibitor, Yale Environment 360 and others. He holds an MA in social ethics and leadership and coaching certifications in mountaineering, deep water conditioning, and level-one mountain bike skills. He lives in Long Beach, California.