Dr. Thomas Schwarz PhD

CPF Emeritus
Title
Dr.
First name
Thomas
Last name
Schwarz
Suffix
PhD
Country
Australia
City
Sydney
IAF Region
Organization
Kinnogene (Aus) P/L
Job title
Principal
Sectors
I'm a 'horizontal facilitator' - sector agnostic
Professional languages
English - and via translators in any other
Facilitation practice
Tom is the Principal of Kinnogene (Aus) – which uses participatory and values based approaches to bring about enduring adaptive change and resilience to it's clients. He has held diverse senior Corporate Asia Pacific Regional positions for DEC, Apple, HP introducing technology-led disruptive change for over 25 years. Tom is an inaugural IAF 'Hall of Fame' recipient in recognition of his Global contribution to the Profession of Facilitation, and has been invited to provide workshops at International Facilitation conferences regularly since 2004 across Asia, Europe and America. He helps people and organisations work effectively with ambiguity and complexity, where there may be no right answers, and paradigm shifts are required. Tom believes in and practices life-long learning e.g. for the last 10 years studied Psychodrama with AANZPA (Australia) and HVPI (USA) - as well as now a keen student of various dance forms (Swing, Blues, Balboa, Contact Improv). All of which involve deep listening , being in the moment and open in our vulnerability as we dance with 'the other'. He is perhaps unique in his blend of business, authentic facilitation and depth work - in the service of resilient change and change capacity development