Since 2003, Nevins Consulting has supported leaders in accelerating the development and effectiveness of their people, teams, and organizations. Our clients say that what they most value from us, beyond our commitment to great results, is that we take the time, from the beginning, to understand their needs, their particular context, and their ambitions.
At Nevins Consulting, we consistently find ourselves guided by a handful of beliefs, values, and passions:
We appreciate that no two companies or situations are alike, and therefore we don’t offer “off-the-shelf” products or solutions. Rather, we collaborate with our clients to develop creative solutions and programs that exactly meet their needs.
We suspect there is more art to leadership than most people realize. Effective leadership is based in insight, practice, dialogue, and the desire to be a better leader.
We believe that “soft skills” such as persuading, influencing, building consensus, and fostering dialogue are indispensable when it comes to engaging people, motivating them, and holding them accountable. Often, “the soft stuff is the hard stuff.”
We know our clients’ emotions and intuitions are just as important as their intellect when it comes to making changes and being better executives.
We believe that “doing” and experiential learning are keys to improving performance and changing behavior.
We feel that management fads can be counterproductive, and that “cookbook” approaches to leadership don’t work everywhere.
We accept complexity, conflict, and risk as natural parts of life, both within and outside business. We understand that any solution must address potential negatives in order to achieve results.
THOMAS GOSSELIN, MSW
Tom Gosselin brings over 25 years of international experience in developing leaders who drive organizational performance. He specializes in executive coaching, leadership development, training, and organization development consulting.
Over the course of his career, Tom has focused on executive coaching and leadership development, including developing a coaching model for leaders in transition. He is an expert in emotional intelligence and has developed interventions and coaching techniques to build EI in executives. He has also led large-scale transformational change initiatives.
Tom has worked extensively with clients in financial services, media, consulting and professional services, manufacturing, travel services, pharmaceutical and medical products, and consumer products including: Alliance Capital, C.R. Bard, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford Motor Company, Ingersoll Rand, J.P. Morgan-Chase, Lincoln Financial, Marsh, Mercer, McKinsey & Company, Philips, Putnam Investments, Scripps Networks, Spencer Stuart, and State Street Corporation.
Earlier in his career, Tom led organization development projects at MCI Telecommunications, Freddie Mac, and the US Department of Labor as a consultant with the Sterling Institute.
One of Tom’s intellectual passions is in developing practical applications of negotiation theory. In addition to his workshops in negotiating, Tom’s book Practical Negotiating: Tools, Tactics, and Techniques has been hailed as “a thoughtful, engaging, and practical guide on a topic of increasing importance to leaders and organizations.” Additionally, he often leverages his experience as a psychotherapist in exploring organizational and interpersonal dynamics.
Tom received a BA from St. John’s in Philosophy and Psychology, and an MSW from Catholic University. He also studied Organizational Behavior at George Washington University and at Boston College. He is an active member of the American Society for Training and Development, the National Speakers Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. He has also been a guest lecturer on power and influence in organizations at The Harvard Business School.