About 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.
Today Tom Lauda’s coaching style is characterized by his abilities to:
1. Bring an executive’s leadership impact up one or more notches
2. Enhance the dynamics and genuineness of his clients’ key relationships
3. Broaden his clients’ comprehensive, personal vitality by utilizing the interface of their mental, emotional and physical energy as well as winning authenticity – thus crystallizing further the essence of their individuality
4. Grasp the dynamics of a leader’s broader work environment with unusual accuracy in order to design creative behavioral strategies (especially instrumental when the coach’s direct exposure to this environment is not readily available).
These four areas are often key triggers for new levels and experiences of succeeding in leadership – especially amidst new, challenging scenarios.
Born in Vienna/Austria in 1955, Tom’s early experiences included amateur ski racing and serving in the Austrian mountain infantry (reserve officer). He began a career in motor racing at age 19 and 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. In 1986, after dedicating himself to applied work psychology in the U.S., and working for a European-Saudi-Arabian joint venture as well as a global leading bank, Tom merged all his insights into pathways for bringing work dynamics in management teams and individual leaders to new levels.
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.