Core Expertise

At the core of our know-how are the following skills

Providing INDIVIDUAL LEADERS with new experiences of genuinely living up to the whole breadth of their potential in: leadership skills;  individualized qualities with which to uniquely contribute to one’s organization;  personal dynamics (or personal energy). And managing that in ways that enhance  (1) capable work relationships in all major directions, and that enable (2) excellent, bottom line results.

At the same time we have deeply rooted know-how in bringing LEADERSHIP CIRCLES and MANAGEMENT TEAMS to yet unseen levels of well-synchronized dynamics – within and toward the entire organization. We manage substantial improvements in both areas due to a rare toolset for (examples):

  • Understanding how unique executives “tick” – in profound detail – as leaders based on their specific individuality; and how to leverage that toward powerful and authentic further growth and development.
  • Positively modifying the vital interplay between mental, emotional, and physical energy in ways that also affect a leader’s relational (or relationship) dynamics.
  • Building more muscle into executives’ well-being-amid-stress.
  • Rapidly cutting through to the essence of issues in general, by for instance:
    – Highly advanced listening and observation skills
    – Applying a proven 6th sense especially for the chemistry of specific relationships, behavioral acumen and interaction dynamics
    – Asking the right and sometimes out of the box questions.
  • Building effective bridges between executives with very diverse styles and character; and similarly among competing business units.
  • Swiftly establishing dynamically cohesive performance within leadership circles – including within those that contain a variety of divergent personalities and/or functional interests.

It’s the combination of these skills that ensures we are able to bring great benefit to individual leaders as well as to crucial teams – and often so at the same time. Our ability to improve the very dynamics of leadership has made us a trusted partner of leading, international organizations.

According to their own statements CLIENTS APPRECIATE especially:

  • Steady 100% commitment.
  • Ability to excel under challenging circumstances.
  • Agreeable interpersonal ways, unassuming ability to remain in the background and come to the front when useful; yet effectively helping the implementation of quintessential modifications, through winning modes of guidance and via their logic.
  • Speed of impact.

Characteristic Challenges

Scenarios that let organizations work with Lauda

  • Proven upper managers need to expand their leadership skills to make sure they can deliver equally in now even more elevated positions.
  • Business units have difficulties reaching their goals. Realizing important market opportunities becomes even more paramount. So does executing measures and strategy supportive of revenue increase. Yet, dedication to internal affairs and some ‘political’ activities turn out to be powerful obstacles. The call of the hour is introducing a striking, new logic to bring fragmented performance towards a fresh, strong forward movement – swiftly.
  • Capable leaders generate great success with their own teams of direct reports. Yet those teams have a hard time generating smooth intersections/overlaps with other essential corporate teams. It’s the skillful implementation of a new Company-Is-Team attitude which kicks off movement in the right direction. It reduces friction and strengthens effective cooperation among teams that will in sum total decide upon the organization’s business success.
  • Management teams that are complemented by new members need to generate highly effective cooperation swiftly –without much trial and error. The new team constellation can turn out to be detrimental or refreshing and propelling an improved top circle chemistry. A visibly successful integration of the new top team will accelerate paramount work processes in the entire organization.

About Tom Lauda

Tom Lauda

As a global pioneer of team coaching in management, and as a one of the earliest executive coaches in Europe, Tom Lauda initially merged his earlier experiences in competitive sports and his training in law with his ability to get diverse types of individuals and groups to engage in constructive, forward moving interaction.

Tom’s early experiences included amateur ski racing in his native Austria and serving in its mountain infantry (reserve officer). After beginning a career in motor racing he soon moved to England, the Mecca of racing. There he also taught aspiring drivers at the world’s top motor racing school how to break through to new levels of skill and speed. Completing his parallel studies in law at the Universities of Vienna and Salzburg, Tom received a doctorate in 1981. He then worked for a global leader in financial services, and for a European-Saudi-Arabian joint venture and dedicated himself to applied work psychology in the U.S. In the early 90’s Tom merged all his insights into pathways for bringing both the work dynamics in management teams and in individual leaders to new levels.

Tom’s genuine passion and deep commitment today is  in:
(1) helping highly talented executives and managers to attain their next dimension of Leadership Capabilities that either life has proven are truly needed. Or that they’ve come to understand they will need in the future of their career. And see them way more fulfilling their professional-human potential with positive effects on their personal well-being and perspectives.
(2) introducing a new level of Productive, Intelligent (Co-)Dynamics into leadership teams that they’d never like to miss anymore. Nor would their important, immediate environment or entire organization that is positively affected by it.

His clients include global organizations such as AllianzBertelsmannBritish TelecomEcolab, Hewlett-PackardJLL, McKinsey & CompanySCA, Siemens, Swarovski,and Zurich Insurance Group. As well as a number of globally successful mid-sized organizations. As a dynamic speaker Tom Lauda presented e.g. at the United Nations in New York, at the World Business Dialog and the International Management Symposium in St. Gallen.

Tom has taught at numerous business schools in the U.S., Europe and Asia and has been an invited speaker at the United Nations, the St. Gallen Symposium and the World Business Dialogue. He presently lives in Zurich, Switzerland.