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Trust: We say what we believe and expect the same from others.
Optimism: We’re lifelong learners continually exploring ways of doing things better.
Simplicity: We revise complex processes and ways of communicating to find clarity and alignment.
WHAT WE DO
We work with leadership teams to build healthy and productive organizations.
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Frank is an executive leader and consultant with over twenty-five years of experience in the healthcare, professional services, telecommunications, higher education, and nonprofit sectors. As an entrepreneur and teambuilder, he is adept at improving organizational performance through a combination of assessment, consulting, team building, and executive coaching. His work with dozens of clients during his career, including Glaxo Smith Kline, AstraZeneca, Merck Millipore, UnitedHealthcare, MindBody Inc, and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gives Frank a unique and valuable perspective on corporate initiatives tied to culture, organizational performance, executive leadership, team building, and employee engagement.
Frank is also an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership, strategic planning, team dynamics and organizational performance. He consistently receives high ratings from his students in subject knowledge and expertise, teaching skill, and course design.
As a competitive rower for 35 years, Frank enjoys pushing himself to see what he can achieve. He brings the same discipline, focus and energy to his client projects, executive coaching, and student teaching. Frank serves on the boards of several charitable organizations in the Philadelphia region and lives in Bryn Mawr with his wife Daphne.
Tom is a forward-thinking and results-driven strategy and transformation executive. He is distinguished for his leadership acumen, building great teams, impeccable execution, creating transparency and accountability, and improving performance at companies across a variety of industries. A highly effective coach, Tom has helped senior managers and C-suite executives achieve crucial objectives. He is skilled at establishing a cohesive vision, strategy, and execution plan. Tom is a certified executive coach whose approach draws upon a unique blend of three core experiences:
• Two-time Olympic and seven-time U.S. National Team member in the sport of rowing. A two-time World Champion, Tom understands what it takes to strive for excellence, set stretch goals, thrive under pressure, and establish high performing teams and environments. As a full-time rowing coaching at Cornell University, Tom successfully helped athletes realize their full potential and work together to achieve a common goal. Tom has leveraged the core competencies required to achieve excellence in sports and successfully applied them to the business world.
• Robust leadership and executive coaching training from his time at a UK-based performance development consultancy. In addition to establishing the firm’s North American office, Tom led the business development and finance functions. He designed development programs in areas of transformational leadership, coaching for performance and creating high-performing teams, each tailored to a broad base of clients. Tom has improved the performance of senior executives at various Fortune 500 companies through direct, senior-level executive coaching, targeted at increasing productivity and achievement of revenue goals.
• Fifteen years of senior-level corporate experience, most recently at a top-5 U.S. bank, as Senior Vice President / Director of Organizational Change within the Strategic Services Department. His leadership greatly increased the effectiveness and efficiency of large transformation initiatives through strong execution and governance as well as ensuring robust stakeholder engagement and adoption. Tom spearheaded a cultural evolution within a business unit of the bank with the goal of improving employee engagement. He achieved dramatic results in two years, taking the unit from last to first, as measured by Gallup.
Education & Accreditation: Cornell University, BS and MS , Environmental Engineering; Boston College, MS, Finance; Middlesex University (UK), Executive Coaching Accreditation
Frank is a talented professional who supported me in better managing Customer Experience. He took the time to understand our needs, asked the right questions and then has been dedicated to build a sustainable solution for us. It was a great pleasure to collaborate with him.
Frank always provided me with great insight, kept me committed and accountable by regularly tracking progress. I would highly recommend Frank as an Executive coach to anyone seeking clarity and a way forward, to help prioritize and focus on what's important!
Frank brings a unique blend of strengths to business challenges: insightful strategic thinking framed with practical application; a strong bias for action founded on thorough analysis and risk mitigation; wisdom of knowing when to challenge the status quo and when to manage the pace of change. Perhaps most importantly, I appreciate Frank's targeted questioning, inclusive leadership, and collegial approach. His impact on my leadership style and organizational effectiveness will be long-lasting.
Frank brings a perspective, backed with significant experience in the leadership of large and complex teams to bring about significant positive change. He has empowered us to increase overall net sales, decrease refunds, and deliver stronger long-term client value.
Frank’s ability to cut through the chafe and help me find valuable insights helped me as a leader and contributed to creating real value for the company. His integrity appears right from the beginning, he is not afraid to tell you things about yourself you might not want to hear, and is even faster at complimenting the positive changes being implemented.
Frank is as adept at offering high-level, strategic advice to the C-suite as he is helping the team on the ground develop and deliver systematic and results-driven business processes. He takes a no-nonsense approach to mentorship but with an appreciation and thorough understanding of all the nuance and complexity infused in relationship building, team building, leadership and affecting change. In short: he drives success (and does it with a smile).
Frank and Cecond Opinion were instrumental in changing the culture of our entire sales and marketing organization. We continue to enjoy robust growth thanks in part to their expertise, approach, and technology.
It's amazing how much Cecond Opinion has done for our company in such a short period of time. Our culture has improved dramatically in twelve months. We are reaping the benefits of our work together and our team sees this new 'way of working' is our path to a bright future.
This was a terrific team-building workshop. Frank did a great job and has put us on a path for long term success. I’m grateful for his expertise and ability to both challenge and support us.
Frank did a great job helping us understand the concept of the “First Team.” It was an excellent workshop because we’re now 100% aligned to one single metric defining our success. He got us to understand that the results of our own teams are less important than the results of our “First team,” which was really helpful. And based on my work personality profile, I’m ready to take more risks as a leader, which I know will make me a better leader and help us reach our goals.
I can’t tell you how wonderful it’s been to have you here as a voice of reason and facilitator of logic and best practices. Appreciate your fair mindedness, honest leadership, and most of all – your help. Ours is a great company and we have done great things but we need to be bigger and better and grow faster—and to do that, we need to recognize we need to do things differently. You’ve been a great change agent.
I’ve had lots of management training but this was the best by far. Frank is an excellent facilitator and really knows his stuff. This training couldn’t have come at a better time and I’m excited about what we can accomplish as a team.