CEO Mentoring, Business Coaching, and Leadership Development are a productive relationship in which an experienced expert guides the profitable expansion of a business by building upon the existing strengths of the CEO and their organization.

CEO Mentoring, Business Coaching, and Leadership Development focus on deep listening to the CEO in order to best help them:

  • Design Effective Strategies
  • Accelerate Growth
  • Build Sustainable Success

Tom also serves as an interim CEO, a part-time CEO, and a board member of publicly held companies.

Tom’s clients are CEO’s with good companies who want to Accelerate Growth and achieve Sustainable Success. He uncovers blockages to expansion, energizes the vision and recommends creative actions for new growth. Tom is the CEO’s trusted guide, sounding board and devoted support.


Tom Zender’s unique capability as a CEO Mentor, Business Coach, and Leadership Developer integrates his successful background of leadership roles at General Electric and Honeywell, senior vice president in NYSE and NASDAQ listed corporations, CEO in small-medium businesses, startups, and a global nonprofit organization, plus:

  • Board member of NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange listed corporations
  • Sustained evolution to his higher values and purpose in business and life
  • Bestselling author of business books about leadership and management
  • Columnist for the Phoenix Business Journal
  • Mentor to faculty and students at Arizona State University

News to Use

What is the irresistible attraction of great business leaders? by Tom Zender

Published in the Phoenix Business Journal on February 24, 2023

Be authentic. It is magnetic and attracts additional authentic people. The kinds of people we want as employees, customers, investors, suppliers, and community members. 

Authenticity inspires like-minded...

All of Tom’s Phoenix Business Journal columns can be found at Tom's Phoenix Business Journal column
The Bottom Lines Series of Books

The Bottom Lines 2020:
52 of the Best Lessons in Leadership

This new book is the fifth in Tom Zender’s popular, The Bottom Lines: 52 Lessons in Leadership series of books. Drawn from his weekly columns in the Phoenix Business Journal, these books utilize Tom’s long experience as a successful leader at General Electric and Honeywell, a senior VP in NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies, and the CEO of midsize, small, startup, and nonprofit organizations. Easy to read, it is packed with immediately useful, practical business wisdom – and a touch of humor.

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Tom published his seventh book in 2020, “The Bottom Lines 2020: 52 of the Best Lessons in Leadership” - available on Amazon.