Core Expertise

Skills at the core of our know-how 

  1. Swiftly and accurately grasping the essential details of a unique leader’s individuality and personality – both.
  2. Seeing and being able to improve the interaction between mental, emotional, and physical dynamics (energy) in a person in ways that promote winning authenticity and excellent, bottom line work results.
  3. And knowing how that can also specifically improve the dynamics of important relationships.
  4. 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.

We manage to achieve substantial improvements in the above areas due to a rare toolset that includes):

  • 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.
  • Building more muscle into executives’ well-being-amid-stress
  • 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, global 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

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 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 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.