About Tom Lauda
As one of the global pioneers in executive team coaching and as one of the earliest executive coaches in Europe, Tom originally merged his experience in motorsport and as a racing instructor with his training in law and as a military reserve officer for defending the Alps against a potential Soviet invasion. He worked for a European-Saudi-Arabian joint venture, a leading global bank, and dedicated substantial time to study applied work psychology in the U.S. Adding his profound ability to bring diverse types of individuals to engage in forward moving, constructive cooperation dynamics – coaching was born (unknown at the time outside top sports). Since then it’s been Tom’s passion to continuously expand and refine his tailored tools and innovative pathways for making individualized leadership styles even more successful – and for bringing team dynamics to thrive.
Tom’s clients include global organizations such as Allianz, Bertelsmann, British Telecom, Ecolab, Essity, Heidrick&Struggles, Hewlett-Packard, JLL, McKinsey & Company, Merck, Siemens, and Swarovski. As well as a number of internationally leading, mid-sized organizations.
Tom has studied with some of the world’s most accomplished mindfulness teachers. The depth of experience and wealth of methods enable him to swiftly initiate more clarity and the intelligence of calm in a leader’s mind when that’s advantageous.
Tom has taught at numerous business schools in the U.S., Europe and SE Asia and has been an invited speaker at e.g. the United Nations in New York, the World Business Dialog and the International Management Symposium in St. Gallen/Switzerland. He works in both Europe and the U.S. and presently resides in Switzerland.