Leadership Development Speaker

Leadership development speaker, Tom Crea, travels from Pittsburgh, PA.

On Course, On Glide Path

A metaphor for leading your project to completion on time and within budget, this is what every pilot wants to hear as they descend through the clouds; “On Course, On Glide Path” is the phrase. Upon reaching decision point, they either have the airfield in sight, or they climb and execute a missed approach. This continues until they are successful, or… they run out of gas.

Relate & Communicate

What if you knew how others preferred to connect and you could relate with any communication style? There’s a reason employers consider these skills a top priority. Employees who are able to build relationships drive success. Bloomberg: “68% of recruiters list communication skills among the top five” – interpersonal skills are the critical, the most powerful personal talent you can possess.

On Time, On Target

A metaphor for teamwork, On Time, On Target symbolizes the coordination, communication, and collaboration a flight of helicopters must establish to achieve their most difficult goals. If not, critical windows of opportunity close and the mission fails.

The audience will leave knowing:

  1. Project leadership includes much more than technical ability
  2. Leadership fundamentals that will gain the trust and confidence of your team
  3. Why treating team members well will have the greatest impact on your project

The audience will leave having:

  1. Discovered their unique communication style
  2. Identified each of four communication styles
  3. Practiced identifying styles of others so that can apply to their daily lives

The audience will leave knowing:

  1. The glue that keeps your team together
  2. How to make every members’ contributions count
  3. The secret sauce for repeating success on a consistent basis

Key Concepts: Leadership development, consistency, core values, performance goals, delegating, leadership style, Employee development, goal setting, empowering


Key Concepts: Leadership, team building, communication, four communication styles, seven motivators, three decision making styles, assessment tools

Team Building

Key Concepts: Core values, living your values, teamwork, team building, collaboration, cooperation, employee engagement, after action review


  • Dynamic speaker
  • Stories brought speaking points to life
  • Interactive presentation
  • Great, relevant stories!

Conference, PMI-Pittsburgh

  • Practical information shared
  • Tools and take aways offered
  • Very interesting material; explained it better than I’ve heard before.

Conference, PMI-Pittsburgh

Tom was asked to deliver a morning session that would inspire my staff toward greater cooperation and teamwork. His presentation was extremely effective. Simply put, by lunch there was a buzz in the office that I had not seen in years.

Tony Vitrano

CEO, Gameday Management Group

Disclaimer: Results may vary among individuals.