Dr. Tonkin is an executive in Professional Services and Software Sales arena and has over 25 years of business and technology experience. He is currently serving as Principal Consultant, Change Management, Thought Leadership and Advisory Services. Prior to joining CSOD, Dr. Tonkin was the CEO and Co-Founder of the Sales Conservatory where he specialized in helping sales leaders that have revenue generation responsibility between $5M and $1B and are looking for a trusted advisor to guide them to materially increase revenue over the next 24 months.
He spent a major part of his career at Oracle Corporation, 19 years. He was the Senior Director of the Sales Performance Group in Oracle’s Global Sales Academy. Dr. Tonkin has also served in various leadership roles at Oracle in both Sales and Consulting, across midsize and enterprise customers, in North America and global capacities. His industry background includes Insurance, Criminal Justice and Telecommunications with a focus on software and systems integration. Dr. Tonkin holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) as well as a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, with honors, with a focus on Leadership and Management from Regis University (Denver, CO). Dr. Tonkin holds multiple business certifications, and is a leadership expert. Dr. Tonkin is also an award winning researcher and author, speaking at leadership and business conferences where he also presents throughout the year at conferences such as the International Leadership Association and the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines.
In addition, Dr. Tonkin is also an Adjunct Professor at the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University where he teaches Leadership in Organizations, Organizational Behavior and various other leadership and management courses. He lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, a little town half way between Denver and Colorado Springs. He is married to Jeannie and has three children, Erin, Ryan and Alex. On the weekend you can see him playing on the worship team at church. He loves to run, cycle and spend time with family.
Content Featuring Tom Tonkin, Ph.D., MS
Clarify the distinctions between change management and transformation, uncover and problem-solve common challenges for transformation, and explore how high-performing organizations approach learning.
Discover the top three areas where you can simultaneously develop your passion while increasing the needed skills for the current skills economy.
Explore the current challenges and practical solutions regarding gender diversity. Then engage in a discussion that offers concrete ideas to move your organization towards gender parity with specific steps that you can take to create an environment where the best minds, ideas and leadership can thrive.
Learn how to retain high performers and reduce hiring costs while exploring how to smooth the onboarding process and highlight talent mobility.
Explore the genesis of emergent leadership, how to identify emergent leaders, and what to do to create an environment in which emergent leaders can emerge.
Learn how identifying your company’s entrepreneurial, engineering, and administrative problems will help you avoid spending resources on unnecessary functions.
Self-directed learning requires more oversight than to simply "set it and forget it," yet in resource-strapped L&D departments, that approach may be more typical than we'd like to admit. Cornerstone's Dr. Tom Tonkin lets us ...Read more
Imagine what it could do for your bottom line if you extended impactful learning experiences to your network. Each company is at a different point in their corporate learning journey and you need to ask: is your organization ready to take your learning strategy to the next level?
At its core, talent mobility leverages the power of your existing workforce—their experiences, competencies, skills, and career goals—by enabling their movement throughout the organization. It works in tandem with your talent ...Read more