Volatile, unpredictable, even erratic- these are the times we live in and exactly why Tom O’Shea is considered a trusted advisor and collaborator helping leaders, teams and organizations adapt and thrive by becoming more focused, fast and flexible in an increasingly complex and ambiguous world.
As Principal at Agility Consulting and Training, Tom brings a unique blend of strategic, operational and organizational expertise and support that is rare and valuable. With perceptive insight, proven strategies and impactful coaching skills, he helps clients at the enterprise, team and individual leader levels exceed even their own expectations.
A proven expert in strategic business development, leadership coaching and development of organizational agility, Tom has over two decades real world experience working in consumer products, retailing and the apparel trade with industry leading companies. Tom’s diverse background includes senior executive roles in Human Resources, Strategic Planning and General Management. He has been VP/GM for a large consumer products division developing and marketing products across all classes of retail trade which helped him develop keen insights into the keys to success in real time, consumer-driven enterprises.
Tom has demonstrated a record of success utilizing his strong strategic and analytical skills to lead major business turnaround of a business unit gripped with operational complexity and suffering on most key financial performance measures. He provided skillful direction and team based solutions for complex issues and scenarios in the U.S. and abroad. He has also been a trusted advisor to numerous business leaders and client organizations for over fifteen years providing coaching or consulting in very diverse organizations such as ARAMARK Higher Education, Land O’Frost, Securitas, Social Security Administration, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, The Fresh Market, VF Corporation and HAECO Aviation Services to name a few.
Tom has a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and extensive practical experience helping organizations re-focus business strategy to improve organization performance, alignment and agility. He has been a featured speaker at international conferences and industry trade associations. Tom is an accomplished author of numerous articles as well co-author of a book entitled “Focused, Fast & Flexible” with his partner, Dr. Nick Horney. Tom is a Certified Management Consultant and President of the Carolinas Chapter for the Institute of Management Consultants – the premier international professional association for management consulting.