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Applying Lessons in 
Military Leadership to Your Business

Tom Crea considers his experience with military leadership to be extremely beneficial when working with his clients.

As President and CEO of Blackhawk Consulting Group, he always considered it a privilege throughout his career to work with the motivated individuals who served within the Armed Forces. His primary purpose as a leader: To serve others by coaching, mentoring, and helping them succeed and grow.

Tom retired as a Lieutenant Colonel, which provided him the opportunity to interact with soldiers at all levels, from Private to 4-star General. In his final assignment, he led the ROTC programs at two different universities where his team developed college students into Army leaders. Tom served as an academic instructor for six years, having taught at Northeastern University, Boston College, and the Army Logistics Management College.

Currently, he coaches business leaders and teams, as well as youth sports. Tom believes organizations succeed through effective leadership, teamwork and communication.

Why I Coach

My leadership journey began in arguably the best training program available, the U.S. Army's on-campus college program known as the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

I found my experience very rewarding and I led a similar program at the end of my military career where we guided students through our leadership training program in as little as two years.

I specialize in developing leaders because I believe in people and I want to share valuable lessons I learned with those who have a desire to lead. Perhaps this quote states it best ...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

--Maryanne Williamson

How I Can Help

I have been developing leaders for more than 25 years.

Our tag line, "Take Off to New Possibilities," reflects our belief in your potential, that is, anyone has the ability to lead, provided they have the desire.

Our desire is to help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about our values-based approach to leadership, contact us and begin to apply leadership principles that will make a difference.

More About Military Leadership

The military has provided some of the greatest leadership examples throughout history.

Have you ever wondered why?

  • The military excels in leadership training
  • Business schools throughout the nation recognize the military’s strength in leadership training

Corporate America seeks:

  • Junior Military Officers to fill management positions
  • Retired officers to fill influential board and advisory positions

What is the military leadership advantage?

Military leaders are trusted to safeguard lives.In order to succeed, they must lead by their example and live the corporate values: the key is living your values so that others will follow.

My professional background and qualifications

My qualifications include a career serving in various leadership and teaching positions, two Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Political Science, and Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS) certifications.
My focus is on helping others achieve their personal and professional goals. Whether coaching basketball for middle- and high-school students, serving as an advisory board member of a non-profit organization, or coaching individuals like you, my goal is to see you, your team, and your organization succeed.

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by Tom Crea

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