Biography of Thomas G. Crane
Tom is an international consultant, facilitator, author, and speaker who specializes in assisting leaders in creating high-performance through the development of coaching cultures. He works with all levels of leaders and their teams to embrace coaching as a primary method of communication designed to enhance both individual and team effectiveness at achieving performance objectives. He now travels internationally and works through Strategic Partners in Chile, Canada, Jamaica, Asia, Australia, Mexico, Singapore, and Europe.
He recently received an honor from CoachinGurus.com.
Toms passion (and book, The Heart of Coaching) is focused on changing a leader's mindset from "the BOSS OF people" to the mindset of "the COACH FOR people." The premise of the book is that a performance-based, "feedback-rich" coaching culture will more effectively support an organization's business strategy, and lead to higher and more sustainable levels of performance.
He has worked as a consultant and engagement leader for over 20 years in small and large organizations going through strategic change and culture alignment. Some of his clients include:
AES Corporation, AEP Corporation, Anadarko Petroleum, Aramark, A.T. Kearney, Baker & Botts, Baylor Health Care System, Bell Atlantic, Boise State University, Cable & Wireless Jamaica, CBS, California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, Caltrans (DOT), Chemical Bank, City of Encinitas, City of Sacramento, Columbia University, Continental Airlines, Colorado Department of Education, Crown Educational Consortium, Crowne Plaza Redondo, Duty Free International, Dynegy, ENRON, Florida Power and Light, Future Shop Canada, GPU Nuclear, Homecomings Financial, Johnson & Johnson, KFC, KPMG, Leadership Long Beach, Los Alamos Laboratory, Marriott, Michelin, National Forest Service, New York Life, Nth Generation Computers, NYNEX, Pfizer, San Diego State University, SEI Financial, Southern California Gas, Sonat, Inc., The Marketing Store, Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical, The Helen Woodward Animal Center, Transco Energy, Vastar Resources, VISA USA, Von's Grocery Company.
Prior to founding Crane Consulting in 1995, Tom Crane was vice-president of Senn-Delaney Leadership for eight years with clients engaged in strategic culture change. Additionally, he worked in financial planning and project management roles with Solar Turbines, a division of Caterpillar. He has a BS from Purdue University and an MBA from Drake University.
Tom consults and speaks in the following areas: building Coaching Cultures to support High Performance, Leadership Development, Coaching Skills Workshops, High-Performance Team building, Group Facilitation and has authored several 360°, team, and culture assessment instruments.
Tom resides in San Diego, CA, and is a member of the San Diego chapter of OD Network, The Society for Human Resource Management, the American Society for Development.