Tom Foster

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Tom Foster
Foster Learning Corporation

Tom Foster travels North America, working with CEOs and executive managers on the structure of their organizations. He has logged more than 15,000 direct service hours as an executive coach and conducted more than 400 workshops on managerial leadership practices.

Unique background Tom brings to his RO-related work

  • Tom holds both degrees in Communications, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • He has 14 years in television production - honing his influence, scripting, and efficient messaging skills.
  • His years as a Dale Carnegie seminar leader again hone his communication and particularly his teaching skills.
  • His ten years of experience in a CPA firm gives him solid understanding of business profit and loss.
  • Tom's 
  • Extensive experience in executive coaching and consulting

Contributions to the field of Requisite Organization

Tom has been a Vistage (formerly TEC) group chair since about 1995.  Vistage is a global organization of franchisees who chair local small groups of CEOs and executives of small and medium-sized businesses.  The groups hold monthly meetings and the group chair meets several hours a month with each group member to deal with that member's organizational issues. After being mentored in the early 2000s by Kathryn Cason Tom incorporated Requisite Organization into his Vistage chair activities.  Then he began teaching workshops on RO at Vistage conferences convening chairs from around the work.  From there began travelling over the USA providing' RO-based workshops to other Vistage groups.  In all,  he has delivered over 15,000 hours of direct executive coaching and led 400 workshops on related topics.  In his Vistage work, Tom has delivered 15,000 hours of direct executive coaching and 400 workshops.  it's likely that Tom has taught RO concepts to more business leaders than any other RO-based consultant.

Tom has produced a significant number of short YouTube videos based on his RO work.

Tom Foster writes a  Management Blog

He designed and produced two web-based courses, Timespan 101  and  Hiring Talent: Decoding Levels of Work in the Behavioural Interview

2013 - Book:   Hiring Talent, Levels of Work in the Behavioral Interview

2015 - Book:  Outbound Air, Levels of Work in Organizational Structure

Contact information:

Email:              [email protected]

Telephone:       954-605-2776 (Mobile)

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Twitter:             FosterLearning


Degrees and certifications

Bachelor of Science - Communication, University of Texas at Austin 1973

Master of Science - Communication, University of Texas at Austin 1975


Contact Info

Major organizations and consulting firms that provide Requisite Organization-based services

A global association of academics, managers, and consultants that focuses on spreading RO implementation practices and encouraging their use
Dr. Gerry Kraines, the firms principal, combines Harry Levinson's leadership frameworks with Elliott Jaques's Requisite Organization. He worked closely with Jaques over many years, has trained more managers in these methods than anyone else in the field, and has developed a comprehensive RO-based software for client firms.
Founded as an assessment consultancy using Jaques's CIP methods, the US-based firm expanded to talent pool design and management, and managerial leadership practice-based work processes
Former RO-experienced CEO, Ron Harding, provides coaching to CEOs of start-ups and small and medium-size companies that are exploring their own use of RO concepts.  His role is limited, temporary and coordinated with the RO-based consultant working with the organization
Ron Capelle is unique in his multiple professional certifications, his implementation of RO concepts through well designed organization development methods, and his research documenting the effectiveness of his firm's interventions
A Toronto requisite organization-based consultancy with a wide range of executive coaching, training, organization design and development services.
A Sweden-based consultancy, Enhancer practices time-span based analysis, executive assessment, and provides due diligence diagnosis to investors on acquisitions.
Founded by Gillian Stamp, one of Jaques's colleagues at Brunel, the firm modified Jaques;s work-levels, developed the Career Path Appreciation method, and has grown to several hundred certified assessors in aligned consulting firms world-wide recently expanding to include organization design
Requisite Organization International Institute distributes Elliott Jaques's books, papers, and videos and provides RO-based training to client organizations