Testimonials

Helping New Managers Hit the Ground Running

“I am very pleased to endorse Tom Davidson as a speaker and trainer. Tom has been a repeat presenter for Ritz-Carlton Hotels on the topic of multi-generational workforces because we get consistently excellent results.”

DIANA ORECK
Vice President, Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center

“I have hired Tom multiple times for multiple types of leadership training for small groups (25 to 50) of elite leaders. His presentations, assessment tools and one on one interaction with leaders are consistently ranked exceptionally valuable. I recommend his work without reservation.”

MICHAEL GOERGEN

 Director, P3Nano at U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities

“Tom's engaging style and unique presentations were the highlight of our Leadership Academy. Tom helped us to focus on what we wanted to achieve through the leadership training, and took it upon himself to modify his presentations at the last minute so that they would include specifics from our presentations.”

MICHAEL J. BURNS
American Forest Foundation

“Mr. Davidson met with us extensively and developed a specific training program for all county employees, incorporating customer service, communication, listening and understanding differing personalities…assisted staff in understanding the connection between their actions and productivity and its affect on the operation….”

TYRONE FRANKLIN
County Administrator, Surry County Virginia

“One of the best things about Tom is his ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization. Being an exemplary leader, he quickly developed rapport with our managers and thus created an atmosphere of trust and effective learning...communicating real-life experiences into lessons on leadership.”

JOHN CARROLL

Deputy State Forester (ret.), Virginia Department of Forestry


Accelerating Mid-Level Managers & Senior Executives

“Without a doubt, Tom is among the most effective consultants I have employed during my 37 years at PCI. I have put him in charge of programs for our largest clients, and he has performed admirably in all aspects of those assignments…a keen observer of human behavior, insightful regarding leadership effectiveness, and a strong team player.”

DAVID C. PURDY
President, Psychological Consultants, Inc.

“Tom’s wide variety of interests and breadth of experience make him easy to talk to and very skilled at assessing situations. I have already benefited from the coaching sessions and would definitely recommend Tom to anyone who is looking for coaching to reach the next milestone on their career path.”

TRACY SCHNIEDER
Brand Manager, Capital One

“I had the pleasure of working with Tom when he worked with me as a coach. Tom did a detailed assessment with input from colleagues, my manager and my direct reports and helped create a strengths profile. I found his approach…to be very helpful and feel like his input helped me focus on my career and enhance my leadership style.”

PRASHANT AG
ARWALL
Regional Marketing Director (Asia Pacific Japan) and Global Director for Emerging Markets, Dell


Igniting and Regenerating Teams

“In every engagement, he has exceeded my expectations for quality work, leadership expertise, and value added. I consider Tom to be one of my most trusted professional colleagues; someone that I always know I can count on to give superb service, even in complex situations.”

BARBARA PATTESON

Director, Learning Center, Virginia Department of Transportation

“Tom facilitated an off-site meeting of the Airport Authority, where he guided, directed, and facilitated a process that ensured that all members had their opinions heard and discussed…. He quickly assessed and evaluated the players and proved his skills under pressure…resulted in completion of a strategic plan which had been stymied for years.”

EDWARD G. WALLIS

Airport Manager, Stafford Regional Airport

“He is the most effective consultant that I have worked with in my 30 years of state government…assisting me and my executive leadership team in improving our Leadership Team’s effectiveness…unique ability to connect with management and employees.”

RANDY KISER 

Staunton District Administrator, Virginia Department of Transportation

“As a business owner, it is sometimes hard to find new ways to get your team motivated and working together. Your presence and contribution to this year's event, really made all the difference in the world.”

CHUCK GUTHRIE
President, Lynnhaven Marine

“Tom demonstrated a breadth of team development expertise, knowledge and a wealth of on-the-ground practical, professional expertise that resulted in a powerful operating plan for our group’s development and output. His creative approaches and unique ability to facilitate…made us the envy of other business units.”

JOHN CAMPBELL
Director, Marketing & Development Services, University of Virginia

“Tom has been an effective partner in several capacities. Tom does an excellent job facilitating group conversations, leading teams to actionable insights and helping bring them together. He has also proven to be a great asset as a coach for individuals, both in helping understand learning opportunities and accelerating the growth of high potential individuals.”

NED FREEMAN
Director, Brand Digital Acquisition Strategy, Capital One


Kickstarting and Closing Meetings

“…was interactive with the audience and also filled with humor to accent some of the critical aspects of the material…ended the conference on a high note and with a lasting impression….attendees found his material to be well-delivered, relevant, and useful in today’s multi-generational workforce.”

WADE HENLEY 

Director, Auxiliary Services Office, Bowie State University

“Tom captivated our audience with his stories…warm, humorous yet caring delivery…. He had a great ability to connect with the audience and a strong message about personal choice…. When word spread through employees about how much they enjoyed the workshop, we scheduled another make-up session.”

KEN ROBERTSON
Human Resource Director, Virginia Retirement System

“…his combination of humor and hard-hitting facts not only addressed the situations we see, but gave us a great deal of insight in how to be more effective in dealing with them.”

JAMES A. ROTHROCK
Commissioner, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services

“I’ve learned from tons of excellent presenters but never have I watched a “Headliner” so eloquently and effectively serve our participants as a support instructor. Tom’s ability to listen and clearly hear our participant’s questions and problems made him one of the most effective instructors I have studied.”

DAVE WALTERS
Budget & Strategic Planning Unit Leader, Tennessee Division of Forestry

“The information you shared was extremely relevant, and the interactive approach that you used was hugely successful in conveying the messages and keeping the energy level very high.”

TOM L. THOMPSON
Deputy Chief (ret), U.S. Forest Service

“Tom was a great partner in every way, offering suggestions for topics…leaving his various audiences with practical take aways and insights that they would not soon forget…. Tom’s topics were the top two favorites by those who completed our convention evaluations…. He is a unique resource in our profession and many other that are lucky to find him.”

CAROLINE KUEBLER
Outreach Manager, and Mike Burns, Program Resource Manager, American Tree Farm System

“…the perfect way to frame our conference as well as motivate our staff…highly entertaining and appealing to our diverse staff…truly one of the highlights of the conference…you exceeded our expectations…Our Forest Management Conference was highly successful, due in large part to your excellent work.”

DANIEL A. DEVLIN
State Forester, Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry

Tom Davidson

'Wowed' Audiences

Tom Davidson entertains and educates audiences, often leaving them wanting more and inviting him back.

Review the letters of positive feedback Tom received from the following companies:

  • Tennesse Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry
  • The College of William and Mary
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Department of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • T.L. Thompson Consulting, LLC
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Stafford County, Va., County Executive
  • Powhatan Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®
  • Department of Forestry, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Dominion Short Pump

Video Testimonials

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chamber of commerce president

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Mary Kay Cosmetics

"What Tom did today was very entertaining and very funny."

Jeff Strong

"It's the first time I ever heard Tom Davidson, and I thought he was fantastic! I think everyone in the room enjoyed it and I'd like to hear him again sometime."

Joe Richardson

"Tom Davidson was excellent.... His presentation was very funny and entertaining."

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