45. Expert Interview: Developing Self Through Others
Tom Tavantzis, EdD
With a passion for understanding people, Tom Tavantzis, Ed.D. has helped thousands develop their strengths in his 35-year career. A top leadership psychologist and career development expert, his workshop participants and students call him a transformational leader.
ind your natural abilities and find your place in life
Tom Tavantzis, Ed.D., has engaged his passion for understanding people and helping them develop their strengths throughout his 35-year career as one of the industry’s top leadership psychologists and career development experts. He is often described by his workshop participants and graduate students as a transformational leader and teacher.
Why Is This Important?
“I believe deeply in the power within each of us to harness our natural abilities as well as develop our own career and life vision, that we can live lives that are satisfying and helpful to ourselves and others.” Dr. Tom accomplishes this using tools such as the Highlands Ability Battery.
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
You can’t truly “know thyself” without other people helping you. Dr. Tom’s methods blend deep dive self-examination with agenda-free feedback from people on a similar journey of discovery. Freed from the influence of family history or unconscious expectations, clients often discover things they already sensed, but now understand at a profound new level.
On His Bookshelf
Hard-wired: Taking the Road to Delphi and Uncovering Your Talents, by Tom Tavantzis, Ph.D.
Don’t Waste Your Talent: The 8 Critical Steps to Discovering What You Do Best, Kindle Edition, by Don E. Hutcheson, Bob McDonald Ph.D., Lazar Emanuel, Thomas N. Tavantzis, Ed. D.
Connecting With Tom Tavantzis, EdD
Listeners who contact Dr. Tom Tavantzis and mention this podcast will receive $100 off the purchase of Highlands Ability Battery and a 90-minute Skype consultation (regularly priced at $650) with Dr. Tavantzis.
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