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Tom Norris
Leadership, Career, Life Coach and

Organizational Development Consultant

Tom Norris is passionate about helping people discover their purpose and craft their vision so they can chart their course forward and experience more fulfilling personal and professional lives.

His overarching goal as a coach is to help people identify, ask, and answer their most important leadership, career, life, and transition questions; then, take action to close the gap between where they are and the future they desire.

​As a leadership coach, instructor, facilitator, and educator, his expertise includes translating corporate, team, and individual goals into effective professional development programs.

The following summarizes Tom's skills and qualifications.

Skill Sets

  • Listening: engaging the client's frame of reference

  • Problem-solving: helping others find their solutions

  • Targeted Coaching: skill-building feedback

  • Facilitation: guiding learning and change

  • Conflict resolution: thinking creatively

  • Giving & receiving feedback: increasing awareness

  • Coaching, facilitation, and teaching: leading learning, growth, and development

Workshop and Seminar Expertise

  • Career Planning-Charting Your Course

  • People Skills

  • Self-Awareness through MBTI/DISC

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • High Performing Teams

  • Presentation/Public speaking skills

  • Consultative Selling Skills

  • Goal Setting

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Negotiation Skills

  • Interviewing Skills


Adjunct professor at Brandman University | Chapman University System. Organizational leadership expertise:

  • Organizational Dynamics

  • Organizational Development & Change

  • Leadership and Team Development

  • Fundamentals of Organizational Leadership

  • Corporate Responsibility, in Ethics, and Sustainability

  • Diversity in a Multicultural Workplace

  • Negotiation Skills


Education & Professional Development

  • MS Organizational Development–Loyola U Chicago

  • BS in Psychology–Cal State U San Bernardino

  • Darden Leadership for High Performance

  • Harvard University–Teaching Negotiation in the Corporation

  • Syracuse University Leadership Development Program

  • New York University–Adult Career Planning & Development


  • Professional Coaching Certification – In progress:

    • Professional Christian Coaching Institute–Certified Professional Leadership Coach (CPLC)

    • International Coaching Federation–Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

  • Talexes Talent Management Assessments

  • The Caliper Profile Assessment

  • Center for Creative Leadership Compass™ 360 Tool

  • The Myers-Briggs Company:

    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator

    • Strong Interest Inventory

    • Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Assessment

  • Team Resources/TriAxia Partners

    • Personal DiSCernment Inventory

    • The Team Development Survey

    • The Team Performance Survey

    • The Team Communication Profile

    • The Team Meetings Profile

    • The Team Conflict Profile

  • Online Instructional Design & Teaching Using Blackboard, University of La Verne

  • Teaching Blended and On-line Courses, Brandman University | Chapman University

Bible Study Fellowship

  • The Book of Genesis

  • The Book of Revelations

  • The Book of John

  • The People of the Promised Land

  • The Acts of the Apostles

Industry Experience
Thirty years’ of experience in leadership, learning and organizational development.

  • Consumer products

  • Beauty care

  • Financial services and insurance

  • Agriculture

  • Veterinary medicine and specialty hospitals


Organizations Served

  • Johnson & Johnson

  • Helene Curtis/Unilever

  • L’Oréal USA

  • Transamerica

  • AAA Northern CA, Nevada Utah

  • The Wonderful Company

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