About Tom Lauda
Tom Lauda was one of the earliest executive coaches in Europe and is a global pioneer of team coaching in management. Following amateur ski racing and time serving 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 then for a European-Saudi-Arabian joint venture. He 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 fields of experience into pathways for (A) bringing individual managers to effective new levels of leadership. And for (B) improving the interaction dynamics in management teams.
Today Tom’s genuine enthusiasm and deep commitment is in:
(1) helping highly talented executives to attain their next level of leadership capabilities that are in sync with their inborn authenticity. Capabilities that prove clearly valuable for the fulfillment of their overall professional-human potential. And that have simultaneous, positive effects on their personal well-being – even when engulfed in considerable stress.
(2) introducing new levels of productive, intelligent Co-Dynamics into leadership teams that they’d never like to miss anymore. Nor would their professional environment. The entire organization is positively affected by the team’s new approach and skills.
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 at e.g. 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.
Tom has studied with some of the world’s most sophisticated and well-known teachers of mindfulness and of calming one’s individual mind. He started at age 25 and is still progressively practicing the more advanced skill dimensions therein. He presently lives in East Switzerland.