Tom Ucko, MA, MBA Ucko & Associates San Francisco Bay Area ___________________________________________________
Tom is a seasoned executive coach and
organizational consultant with a unique blend of tough-minded business
sense and psychological savvy. His work helps leaders and leadership
teams resolve the troublesome dilemmas that keep them from meeting
their business goals and reaching their potential.
Tom brings to his work a passion for working with bright, competent
leaders who are committed to their own learning as well as the
development of their teams. His background as a corporate executive,
his business and psychological training, and his twenty years as a
coach and consultant enable him to deeply understand his client’s
challenges and respond in constructive ways.
Tom is particularly effective with conflict, and in “messy,”
emotionally charged, or ambiguous situations. His clients describe him
as quick to grasp the essence of a situation, clear and forthright in
his recommendations, and courageous in dealing with difficult issues. He helps good leaders become excellent leaders, and helps derailed
executives get back on track. He helps good leadership teams become
great leadership teams, and helps dysfunctional teams regain their
effectiveness. He does all this with an engaging, comfortable style
and outstanding listening skills that allow him to quickly gain trust
and get to the heart of the client's matter.
Tom works with a wide range of clients, from startups to global
enterprises, in industries including financial services, biotech,
healthcare, high tech, and higher education, among others. His clients
have included Chevron, MedImmune, Applied Materials, Federal Reserve
Bank of San Francisco, Gilead Sciences, Hewlett-Packard, Amylin
Pharmaceuticals, WesCorp Federal Credit Union, Stanford University,
Kaiser Permanente, and Sun Microsystems, among others. Tom's book, Selecting and Working with Consultants: A Guide for Clients,
offers practical tips for getting the best from consultants. His
articles have appeared in a variety of business and professional
publications, including the 2005, 2006and 2007 Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting.
Before establishing Ucko Affiliates in 1986, Tom was Manager,
Organizational Consulting with Laventhol and Horwath, an international
accounting and consulting firm. Previously, he held senior positions
with Fortune 500 corporations and early in his career, worked for Kaiser-Permanente. Tom holds an MBA in Management from
Fordham University and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Columbia
University, where he has completed substantial coursework toward a PhD.
To read client testimonials for Tom's work, click here. __________________________________________________________________________________________
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