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Constructing Your Identity Through Behavior, with Tom Tonkin

Episode 47

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Tom Tonkin is the CEO and Founder of The Conservatory Group, an organization that provides high-touch services to business executives that want to improve themselves, their team, and their environment.

Tom has over 25 years of experience working as an executive in Corporate America. His industry background includes Healthcare, Insurance, and Telecommunications, with a focus on organizational behaviors. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, with honors, with a focus on Leadership and Management from Regis University (Denver, CO). He has also received multiple business certifications and is a leadership expert.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why musicians make great coworkers and communicators
  • How you can mold your identity through behaviors and communication
  • The importance of context when deciding your identity
  • Why you need to look at the behaviors of those you admire to reflect their identity
  • How knowing who you are makes work and life more efficient
  • Why sincerity is more important for building relationships than authenticity


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