A while back I was fortunate enough to sit down and have a conversation with well-known consultant, Tom Costello in my home in Saudi Arabia. Tom does quite a bit of consulting work for the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and it was here that I was able to attend one of the excellent workshops.

As I’m very interested in the type of work that Tom does, we connected right away and soon enough discovered that we both have a passion for golf as well. I asked Tom if he would be interested in coming on my podcast to share his own journey and what he has learned from working in the field of leadership and influencing for more than 2 decades.

As an experienced coach, consultant, designer and facilitator of development programmes, working with the 2Gether Partnership has given Tom Costello the opportunity to deepen his skills and knowledge of leading and influencing and also the opportunity to research the impact that conversations have on business performance, team performance, and engagement in different types of organizations.

Over the past 20 years, Tom has had the chance to work with many different people, organizations, and cultures across the world. Time and time again, he hears how the quality of conversations makes such a difference to performance and engagement. It’s these experiences that sparked Tom’s interest in developing their Authentic Conversations model.

Tom is qualified in meditation, negotiation, conflict management and also a licensed user of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. He is qualified as a structural consultant following a 3yr coaching program with Robert Fritz inc in Vermont USA.

Tom is a wonderful person with great insight. What I appreciate the most about Tom was his willingness to speak honestly and openly about his personal and professional learning journey. Tom is a critically reflective person who continues to pursue greater purpose in his life through the work he offers the world. Every great leader has the ability to be vulnerable and to share their authentic self without fear of judgement. Tom embodies excellence in everything does and I feel lucky to have had the chance to interview him on my podcast.

Tom shares lots of insight in this episode and it is my hope that you walk away from this conversation with a gem or two to apply in your own personal and professional life.

Connect with Tom

Website: https://www.the2getherpartnership.com/team/tom-costello.html

Themes Discussed:

Influence, Purpose, Leadership, Authentic Conversations, Vulnerability, Organizational Change, Reflection