A licensed psychologist, Dr. Thomas Gordon graduated cum laude from Harvard University; earned his M.A. and Doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan; and completed postdoctoral mass media and conflict resolution studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gordon’s psychologist career spans over 35 years – as college professor, health and mental health systems manager, psychotherapist, and now advisor to organizations on a wide range of leadership, change, and performance challenges. His faculty affiliations have included: the University of Michigan, Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, Antioch College, Goddard College, Thomas Jefferson University, and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gordon serves on the Health Promotion Council’s Board of Directors. He is past Treasurer of The Association of Black Psychologists and ex-President of its Delaware Valley chapter. He and his wife have five children and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Gordon is the founder and principal of TAGA Consulting, which designs and delivers capacity building, collaborative, culturally competent, customized systems effectiveness seminars, coaching, interventions, and leadership consultation. The firm deploys skilled and diverse professionals to conduct and advance leadership solutions, systemic change, and performance navigation. Dr. Gordon advises clients in aerospace and defense, banking, biomedical and healthcare, construction, education, engineering, entrepreneurial, legal, manufacturing, military, pharmaceutical, retail consumer goods, and telecommunications domains as well as in public, religious, and governmental sectors. In addition to executive and team coaching, Dr. Gordon has advised on large-scale change initiatives – including designing and implementing strategic diversity initiatives, synergy assessments, competency modeling, leadership seminars, and retreats.
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