About Tom Lauda
Tom Lauda is a global pioneer of team coaching in management, and has been one of the earliest executive coaches in Europe. Following amateur ski racing and time as a reserve officer in his native Austria’s mountain infantry (as well as ABC weapons defense) – he started a career in motor racing 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 speed and other racing skills. 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 also dedicated himself to studying applied work psychology, largely in the U.S. In the early 90’s Tom merged all insights derived from his diverse experiences into pathways for bringing both the interaction dynamics in management teams as well as in individual leaders to effective new levels.
Today Tom’s genuine passion and deep commitment 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 Allianz, Bertelsmann, British Telecom, Ecolab, Hewlett-Packard, JLL, McKinsey & Company, SCA, 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 SE 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.
Tom has had the good fortune to study (starting at age 26) with some of the world’s most advanced and well-known teachers of mindfulness. And to continuously practice, intensify his studies and (since his mid-30’s) teach related skills – to this day.