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Tom from Atlanta is working to transform Minnesota by ‘leveraging his international expertise to drive positive impact and change’.

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Tom Kehner is an internationally recognized practitioner leading the design and facilitation of mission-critical activities within corporate, NGO, philanthropic, and public sector organizations. He is passionate about helping organizations achieve success through alignment. It is known that when forces are aligned, positive impact and increased velocity can be achieved.Tom has a varied background that has allowed him to develop the skills needed to help organizations succeed. He studied mechanical engineering, worked in customer service and technical marketing, and consulted for large organizations such as KPMG, EY, and Capgemini. He now owns his own consulting business, theDifference, and serves companies and social impact clients on five continents.Tom is driven to help others reach their highest potential and he believes that he can help unite and transform Minnesota. By leveraging his experience and skills, he is ready to help organizations in Minnesota accelerate change and enable alignment across their teams. He looks forward to the challenge and the opportunity to help make a difference.

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Tom's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Tom’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Tom will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Tom’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Tom is likely to be comfortable with direct communication and taking calculated risks.


OVERVIEW:

Tom tends to have a one-track mind and wants things to move quickly. Keep your pitch direct and concise by avoiding unnecessary information and tying it all back to their goals.

What comes naturally to Tom

  • Saying something bluntly without details

  • Speaking up to get everyone back on topic in a meeting

  • Driving others to action


COMMUNICATON:

Tom is likely to be assertive and bold. They are likely to appreciate when others are confident and to-the-point. Push for your ideas or opinions, but be prepared to support your reasoning.

When speaking to Tom

  • Don't be afraid to disagree

  • Keep conversation brief

  • Get right to the bottom line


MOTIVATION:

Tom is often motivated by ambitious goals and exciting competition. They tend to find value in achievement and feel energized when they accomplish something great.

What motivates Tom

  • Taking charge

  • Ambitious goals

  • Challenges


WORK:

Tom likes challenge, so don't hesitate to call them out. They can have a big personality, so don't be shy if you're feeling overwhelmed. Speak up and get their attention. Expect some friendly competition, but know that they are focused on the team's best interest. Take confident action to earn their respect and keep it by delivering on promises and discovering new opportunities.

When working with Tom

  • Give him a chance to take charge

  • Stay focused on the bottom line

  • Get used to a fast work pace

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Tom’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Tom’s online activity.

performance improvement consulting

problem-solving and solution design

former Soviet Union

cause resistance

Industry Expert

privatization engagement

KPMG

growth trajectory

public sector organizations

executive presence skills

social impact clients

business solutions

college years

design and facilitation

velocity or changes

Capgemini

authentic alignment

personal satisfaction

mission-critical activities

NGO

Success

EY

Program Executive

AFWERX Challenge

performance improvement consulting

problem-solving and solution design

former Soviet Union

cause resistance

Industry Expert

privatization engagement

KPMG

growth trajectory

public sector organizations

executive presence skills

social impact clients

business solutions

college years

design and facilitation

velocity or changes

Capgemini

authentic alignment

personal satisfaction

mission-critical activities

NGO

Success

EY

Program Executive

AFWERX Challenge

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youtheDifferencefor supporting United We Transform!

How can Tom extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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