Aug. 28, 2023

"The Look & Sound of Healthcare Leadership" - Tom Henschel & Ryan Stevens

"The Look & Sound of Healthcare Leadership" with Tom Henschel and Ryan Stevens

In this episode, Ryan welcomes Tom Henschel, President and Executive Coach for "Essential Communications". Tom's podcast, "The Look & Sound of Leadership," has been running since 2008 and is ranked in the top 1% of the most popular podcasts in the world. In this episode they they discuss:

  • Tom's transition from being an actor to an Executive Coach.
  • Self-awareness and self-management
  • Tips for dealing with others who don't effectively self manage or have skewed self awareness
  • Why Leadership sounds a lot like "listening"": behaviors of effective listeners and barriers to communication
  • An environment for collaboration: how leaders and team members create psychological safety and how it supports the above points

About Tom:

Tom Henschel is a seasoned communications coach with over 30 years of experience, helping numerous senior leaders achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership. He has worked with top executives at prominent companies like Amazon, CitiGroup, CoreLogic, Dole, HP, KONE, Netflix, Toyota, and Warner Bros. Tom also delivers interactive trainings and facilitates team events in the areas of presentation skills, effective communication, and influence at companies including Disney, Nissan, Taco Bell, Transamerica, and Symantec.

Tom is an expert keynote speaker on "Acting On The Corporate Stage: 7 Ways to Manage How You’re Perceived In The Workplace" and co-authored the book "Why Men Are Heard & Women Are Liked: Capitalizing On Gender Differences In The Workplace" with best-selling author Dr. Lois Frankel.

With a background in acting and directing, Tom was classically trained at The Juilliard School, Drama Division. He has an impressive portfolio of over 100 plays, films, and television episodes. As the president of Essential Communications and a founding coach at Corporate Coaching International, Tom also serves as a senior coach with Aria Consulting, Arden Coaching, and Volition Enterprises.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Tom contributes as a volunteer coach for emerging female global leaders through The Coaching Fellowship. He actively participates in various organizations, serving on the advisory board of The Actors Fund and as board chair at The Foundation for Excellence in Education. Tom is a past president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) and received their Lifetime Award for his continuous contributions to the field of Learning & Development in 2010. He is also an engaged member of the International Coach Federation, Los Angeles, where he hosts the Executive Coaching Special Interest Group.

Tom, a Southern Californian, leads a rich personal life as a gardener of native plants, a keeper of zebra finches and corn snakes, and a devoted father to two daughters.


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