Tom O’Hara

Assessor, coach, counselor and group facilitator who understands the workplace

  • Applies practice and research skills to support leaders through individual and organizational development and transitions
  • Assessor and psychotherapist who understands  human development, family life and the workplace
  • Helps people understand themselves, relieve symptoms, enhance life satisfaction and productivity
  • Bilingual in English and French.

Tom O’Hara is an Associate of The Coaching Project, Inc. where he delivers innovative Leader Coach® training and individual and team coaching.

Tom has been coaching leaders since 1985. He focuses his coaching practice on building trust, awareness and a future orientation with each client.  Tom is a registered psychologist. He has been certified as a coach by the Centre for Creative Leadership.

Between his Masters and Doctorate degrees in psychology Tom taught 3 years in the psychology department at the University of Manitoba; spent nine months as a research assistant at UNECE in Geneva; and taught 2 years in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.

Since completing his doctorate, Tom has had a practice in Clinical, Corporate and Sport Psychology in Ottawa and Toronto. Tom has prepared individual and team athletes for six Olympiads and fifteen World Championships.

Latest News

  • The Coaching Project is Transitioning

    After a long absence, I am writing with the purpose of providing some context for the changes in me and the world around me that have led to this gap. The Coaching Project has transitioned to new interests and priorities over the past couple of years, reflecting my own transitions in life.

    Just as TCP was a pioneer in the field of Leaders Coaching Leaders, we are setting out again to explore the role of leadership and coaching in the

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  • A New Beginning

    In our coaching and training we have consistently used our three-stage process as shown in the model below. Each stage answers a question: What’s So? So What? What’s Next? I have used these questions to reflect on my recent experience and to give a sense of completion to this chapter in The Coaching Project’s history.

    What’s So?

    I often say retirement is harder than it looks. I have been working on it for half a dozen years. I began

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  • The Importance of Coach Education

    I recently interviewed Arden Henley, Principal of Canadian Programs at City University, about CityU’s decision to partner with The Coaching Project on coach education. His insights mirror and expand on the results of the ICF study.

    Why does CityU see a coaching program as an important addition to its roster of programs?

    We see our role as building leadership capacity in the community. Coaching plays an increasingly important role in leadership and we want to respond to that need.

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