Transforming Corporate Ecosystems Through Conscious Leadership with Tom Eddington
Eddington Advisory: Transforming Corporate Ecosystems Through Conscious Leadership
When illness struck Tom Eddington, this titan of global mergers transformed his life and work to become one of Silicon Valley’s most renowned business advisors
At the top of his corporate career, Tom Eddington was working 70+ hours a week juggling multi-million dollar clients, managing global mergers including HP/Compaq and Chevron/Texaco, and consulting with leaders in 35 countries while pursuing a master’s degree. He was also averaging four hours of sleep a night and experiencing brain fog and periodic bouts of temporary blindness.
“I would be driving to a meeting and I would just pull the car over because I couldn’t see,” he recalls. “I would just wait for a half hour, 45 minutes, whatever it took for my eyes to restore, and then I would just keep going.”
Tom moved from the UK where he and his family were living back to the United States, cut his workload from three full-time jobs to one, and tried to keep working, but the spells of blindness worsened. Unable to ignore his body’s warning signs any longer, he visited multiple doctors before being diagnosed with a severe bacterial infection.
At age 44, Tom found himself unable to work. Since his work was his life, he found he had also lost his identity.
Through four years of “fighting not to die,” Tom changed his life. He began exercising, meditating, and pursuing holistic healing. Today he’s found new life and health advising other C-suite leaders how to overcome toxic stress and build thriving global enterprises. The solution: conscious leadership.
Conscious Leadership: Connecting the brain, heart and gut
In 2011, with a lifetime of insights in business and personal growth, Tom started his own consulting practice, Eddington Advisory Services, to help leaders explore their lives and work in a profound way. His work focuses on supporting leaders to help them:
* Solve organizational challenges;
* Foster innovative, strategic thinking that bridges to the future; and
* Turn creative ideas into reality.
The principles that Tom teaches to create thriving organizations are not generally taught in business schools. Traditional business leadership emphasizes intellect and drive. Conscious leadership focuses on helping leaders develop emotional intelligence, body intelligence, and – in Tom’s body of work – a connection to heart and spirit.
“The brain is there to serve, analyze, and interpret what the gut is telling us, and the heart is where the brain and gut meet,” he says. ”The journey I take my clients on is to get them to move from their brains to their gut, and then to integrate their heart, their brain, and their gut.”
Dr. John Huber (www.mainstreammentalhealth.org) is the Chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a non-profit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues. A mental health professional for over twenty years, Dr. Huber is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist, and he is a practitioner with privileges at two long term acute care hospitals. Dr. Huber has appeared on over three hundred top tier radio shows (NBC Radio, CBS, Fox News Radio) and thirty national television programs (ABC, NBC, Spectrum News). In addition Dr. Huber is the host of “Mainstream Mental Health Radio” which is heard nationwide and features interviews with today’s top mental health professionals.