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Tom Ucko, MBA, MA
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Tom Ucko is a seasoned executive coach
and organizational consultant with a
unique blend of tough-minded business
sense and psychological savvy.  
Known as
the “team doc,” his work helps leaders and
leadership teams resolve the troublesome
dilemmas that keep them from meeting their
business goals and reaching their potential.
He 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 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 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 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, 2006 and 2007 Pfeiffer
Annual: Consulting
.

Tom is also Principal at Ucko Affiliates.  Previously, he was Manager,
Organizational Consulting with Laventhol and Horwath, an international
accounting and consulting firm and held senior positions with Fortune 500
corporations.  He earned an MBA in Management from Fordham University
and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University where he has
completed substantial coursework toward a Ph.D.  His clients say that Tom:  

    "Is willing to deal with tough issues”
    “Is easy to trust”
    “Understands the executive perspective - a superb coach”
    “Gains team's confidence immediately”
    “Has integrity, insightful”
    “Keeps things on track superbly”
    “Gives honest feedback."

    “Although he excels in working with people, emotions, and the
    soft' issues, he is a disciplined planner and very organized.”