Dr. Thomas K. Connellan
Tom Connellan is called when companies like Marriott, Dell,
and GE want to take their performance to another level. And with good reason. Whether its an
hour-long keynote or a day-long interactive session, Toms unique set of experiences will make
his appearance a meeting highlight.
Depth and Breadth
Dr. Connellan is a
former member of The Michigan Business School faculty, and brings depth of knowledge and
breadth of experience to your meeting. As a company founder and former CEO, he knows
first-hand the importance of what it takes to grow a business.
Tom started a service company in the health care field and
built it into a network of 1200 instructors servicing 300 hospitals and most of the
Fortune 500 firms. Two different Surgeon General reports cite the firms program
quality. Hes worked in manufacturing and sales. Tom knows what its like to be
on the firing line of business and audiences connect with this practical experience.
The author of seven books and numerous articles, and has been quoted in leading
publications such as U.S. News and World Report and The New York Times. A Guest Lecturer
at The University of Michigan, hes been the Editorial Director of four management
and personnel magazines, a first level supervisor, and a company president. The American
Management Association identified him as "one of the leading organizational
development thinkers of our times."
Tom carefully reviews background information and spends time on the phone with
you to make sure he completely understands your needs. Then he tailors a presentation to
your organization, your needs, and your meeting theme. Youre guaranteed a good fit.
Credibility and Rapport
His fast-paced, entertaining, and informative presentations keep people
interested from start to finish. Toms captivating style has motivated people in well
over 1500 presentations, hundreds of them repeat performances. Each participant has the
sense that Tom is speaking directly to him or her. A frequent comment is "He was
right on target. I felt like he had been following me around every day for the last
Through examples, anecdotes, humor, and lots of "how-tos," Tom
gives each participant practical take-home value. Everyone walks away with no less than
one "immediate impact" idea they can instantly put to work.