Tom Johnson, SPHRSenior Leadership Consultant
  • Bengals Fan
  • Photographer
  • Life Long Learner
  • Constantly Curious
  • Bass Player
  • Husband | Father
  • Problem Solver
  • Concept Connector

biography

As a disciple of Collins, Goleman, Lencioni and Kouzes/Posner (et.al) Tom believes that people typically have the ability and knowledge to solve their own problems, but their interpersonal relationships may create obstacles that impede productivity.  When these obstacles are identified, and mitigated, problem solving then becomes an active and deliberate exercise that just requires the ability to find solutions. By assisting in establishing trust, engaging in productive conflict, committing to action and holding each other accountable for results, Tom believes that a good consultant becomes a catalyst for creating the environment needed to achieve a client’s organizational objectives.

Tom has enjoyed a career of diverse settings and assignments.  Early on he learned the power of collaboration in dynamic and creative settings; the various management approaches required by manufacturing, sales, for profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as calibrating and adapting within unionized as well as non-union environments. Whereas every situation was unique and had its own challenges and opportunities, the one common denominator was people.  By understanding the impact and dynamics of interpersonal relationships, Tom not only served as a team member, team leader and consultant, but always focused on the power of the people side of issues.

Community Engagement

  • 2017 Volunteer of the Year – Sharonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Consultant, Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati
  • Board Member, Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (GCHRA)
  • Board Member, Beechmont Players Association
  • 2015, People to Know in HR, Award Winner

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from University of South Dakota
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources from University of Cincinnati
  • Certified in Profiles International
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)