Core Expertise

Skills at the core of our know-how 

  1. Swiftly and accurately grasping the essential details of a unique leader’s individuality vs. current personality.
  2. Seeing and being able to improve the interaction between mental, emotional, and physical dynamics (personal energy) in executives. And achieving that in sync with their innate authenticity while promoting enhanced, bottom line work results.
  3. Upping essential relationship dynamics of individual leaders.
  4. Bringing entire leadership circles or management teams to yet unseen levels of well-synchronized collaboration dynamics.

Lauda achieves substantial improvements in the above areas due to a rare toolset including:

  • Rapidly cutting through to the essence of leadership issues.
  • Building effective bridges between executives with very diverse styles and character; and between competing business units.
  • Inserting more muscle into executives’ well-being amid stress.
  • Swiftly establishing dynamically cohesive performance within leadership circles – especially when/where divergent personalities or close functional interests endanger such performance.

It’s the combination of these skills that ensures we are able to bring substantial benefit to individual leaders and/or to crucial teams. 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.
  • Effectively helping the implementation of quintessential modifications through a highly empathetic mode of logic and guidance.
  • Speed of impact.

Characteristic Challenges

Scenarios that let organizations work with Lauda

  • Proven upper managers want to expand their leadership skills for delivering equally well in even more elevated positions.
  • Business units have a hard time reaching their goals while dedicating themselves overly to e.g. internal affairs and ‘political’ activities. A striking, new logic is needed to move fragmented performance towards a fresh forward movement gaining momentum.
  • Capable leaders generate great success with their teams of direct reports. Yet those teams have a hard time generating smooth overlaps with other essential corporate teams also contributing to the total bottom line that decides upon the organization’s business success. Kicking off a larger movement toward Company-Is-Team.
  • Top teams are complemented by new members and need to swiftly generate a highly effective cooperation mode – without much trial and error. People in various parts of the organization coming to directly see, sense or indirectly hear of such positive collaboration will accelerate paramount work processes in many places within the company.

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.