CEO, author, and leadership professor Thomas D. Zweifel believes that soft skills (co-leadership, communication, cross-cultural management) are the key to hard results. Dr. Zweifel’s stories and...
CEO, author, and leadership professor Thomas D. Zweifel believes that soft skills (co-leadership, communication, cross-cultural management) are the key to hard results. Dr. Zweifel’s stories and tools give people access to being global leaders in the 21st century. He inspires audiences with a unique blend of leadership theory, international affairs, management tools and executive coaching – an interdisciplinary approach sorely missing in this era of specialists who don't connect the dots.
For 25 years, Dr. Zweifel has developed leadership tools and methodologies for Fortune 500 companies and SME's, governments and international organizations, nonprofits and the military. His clients include Aventis, Banana Republic, Citibank, ConocoPhillips, Credit Suisse, DHL, Goldman Sachs, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, UBS, the UN Development Programme, the US Military Academy at West Point, and the US State Department.
Dr. Zweifel shows leaders how to:
Decades of Leadership Experience
Born in Paris, dr. Zweifel was educated in Switzerland, Germany and the United States, and is fluent in English, German, French, and Italian. He holds a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in International Political Economy from New York University.
In 1986 dr. Zweifel was thrust into leadership as global campaign manager for an international organization on the roster of the United Nations. In charge of campaign results in 27 countries but lacking legal authority to impose decisions or hire/fire people, he was forced to become a master at remote coaching and cross-cultural leadership.
In 1997, dr. Zweifel co-founded Swiss Consulting Group, a global performance management company based in New York City that was recognized as a "Fast Company" by Fast Company magazine. Since then, Dr. Zweifel has coached and trained business leaders and public servants to create and achieve their vision, and has built Swiss Consulting Group into a multinational virtual boutique company with consultants in 12 countries and clients around the globe.
Dr. Zweifel is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Association of Professional Communication Consultants. In 1996 he realized his dream of breaking three hours in the New York City Marathon, and in 1997 was recognized as the "fastest CEO in the New York City Marathon" by the Wall Street Journal.