To help leaders in college sports and executives interested in achieving professional growth and success through commitment to self improvement. Through a powerful partnership I empower you to explore your challenges and discover what's gets in your way so you can shift your thoughts, feelings and actions to achieve your goals.
Time Inc/Sports Illustrated IMG
AYSO Director of Coaching
Saatchi & Saatchi
My Sports Dreams
“I see athletics as a platform for leadership growth. One can unleash your unique voice through a learning mindset in and out of competition. Collaboration, communication, listening all are just some of the skills we are on a journey to master.We want to increase your capacity for learning about self so you can catapult your leadership.”
― TOM HESS, FOUNDER OF THE PLAYBOOK LAB
A Career Coaching Companies, Brands and Serving People
Tom's career includes working with companies and individuals. It has allowed him to serve people and to build trusting relationships to inspire, create and realize great thinking.
His work spans companies like Disney, Time Inc./Sports Illustrated, Saatchi & Saatchi, IMG, and smaller, more entrepreneurial companies like My Sports Dreams.
These experiences help him see opportunities to enhance personal, professional and organizational leadership. Through collaboration and engagement, he inspires a learning mindset of empathy, creativity, and acceptance.
He ignites his beliefs by developing respectful and valued relationships and continues to evolve personally and professionally by learning through his experiences.
He's a Certified Professional Coach. He uses the principles and tools of the Core Energy Coaching™ process and Energy Leadership as the foundation for unlocking clarity and purpose to produce real leadership growth individually and organizationally. Along with the TTI Success Insights portfolio of assessment, he helps individuals and teams understand behavior tendencies to enhance communication effectiveness and productivity.
As a former NCAA DIII student-athlete, Tom’s able to combine his passion for college athletics with his professional experiences to share thoughtful insights that can be applied to all leaders.
“Enabled trusting relationships with colleges.”
- Jon Goldman, Managing Partner, Reaching Our Goal
Authentic, refreshing leadership ideas for our student-athletes.”
- Gina Nicoletti, Associate Athletic Director, Centre College
“Tom provided insightful and refreshing workshop topics over two days for our joint ECC-CACC SAAC Leadership Conference.”
- Bob Dranoff, Commissioner, East Coast Conference, NCAA DII
Learn the benefits of leadership development and what the leaders of today look like.
The Energy Leadership Index™ enables administration, coaches, and Student athletes to hold up mirrors to their perceptions, attitudes, behaviors, and overall leadership capabilities. The assessment reveals what specific filters you’ve developed and how those filters are influencing the results you want to achieve.
The Leadership Lab is a customized leadership development program which allows you to discover the leader in you. This is for players/coaches or teams.