Professional Coach | December 2001 – Present
Thomas Krapu initiated a “cross-training” program as a psychologist to transition to the coaching profession. This included nearly fifty hours of personal and mentor coaching, immersion into the coaching paradigm and active participation in the International Coach Federation (ICF). His participation as a member of the ICF has included attending multiple conferences, as well as presenting at two conferences. In addition, he has engaged in coaching research and contributed to two of the ICF Research Symposia. In 2003, Tom founded the Coaching and Psychotherapy Communities Special Interest Group (SIG) within the ICF and he is certified by the ICF as a “Professional Certified Coach” (PCC). He has experienced a variety of coach training including the Mastery Coaching Training through Arbinger Institute, where he is a member of the select “Results” organizational coaching team and an Arbinger facilitator. Tom has delivered International, individual and group coaching initiatives in organizations from Fortune 100 companies and higher education to smaller for-profit and non-profit entities. In addition, he has provided individual coaching services to clergy from the congregational to the bishop level as well as to people in transition, entrepreneurs and people in small business.
Director of Quality Assurance | People Resources, Inc. | March 1995 – May 2003
Consultative position (part-time) with primary responsibility to maintain a quality assurance program for employee assistance services. Activities include peer review, clinical consultation and participation in staff development, especially in the supervisor referral process. Providing leadership in the development and implementation of a Management Information System (MIS), consultation for managerial and employee assessment and generation of reports to the lead (executive) clinical and managerial team. Since May 2003 consultations continue on an as-needed basis and include presentations to client’s companies.
Developmental Psychologist | 1985 – 2011
Tom assists individual’s developmental needs and strives to accomplish tasks related to those needs. This includes working with individuals from a variety of developmental needs, backgrounds, and ages and from all levels of corporations. He is a provider of consultative services to a three-hundred-bed hospital including the provision of training presentations to staff and team meetings.
He provides consultations and developmental counseling services to community resources including EAP and Managed Care Companies. He developed an Information System for the daily operation of a self-owned private practice including study of outcomes. He has utilized database, spreadsheet, word processing, desktop publishing and Internet-based applications since 1984.
Beginning 1989, Tom served on the board of the St. Louis T’ai Chi Ch’uan Association (not-for-profit) for nine years, including involvement in daily operation of the organization, working closely with board members and constituents in the capacity of President, Vice President, general board member and instructor.
Senior Partner, Consultant, Psychologist | Institute for Motivational Development | May 1985 – September 1988
Partner of private practitioner group, Tom’s responsibilities included management of business related aspects in the private practice setting, providing supervision to two professional staff, working with a variety of individuals, assisting them in assessing their developmental needs, and working to accomplish tasks related to those needs.
Licensed Consulting Psychologist | Counseling Center at Saint Mary’s College in Minnesota | August 1984 – May 1985
Tom provided counseling and consultative services to a college population of 1,100 students. He provided supervision to counseling center staff as well as community consultation, career services, and consultation to general college population. Tom developed and implemented a comprehensive evaluation and accountability MIS system.
Senior Staff Counselor | Counseling Center at Illinois State University, 1982 – August 1984 | Counseling Center at Valparaiso University in Indiana, August 1980 – 1982
Tom served as a part of a multidisciplinary group on numerous team projects. Group activities included developing a paraprofessional team in which training, supervision and evaluation were required. Needs assessment research was performed and evaluated. Community outreach and marketing of programs were performed within the team environment. He assisted in the provision of career related and general counseling services to the college population.
A practical, eclectic model of management assessment and development primarily directs facilitation, consultations and interventions. Managerial assessment conceptualizations are derived from a detailed historical analysis, 360 surveying, personality testing with normative interpretation of data, and interview assessment of managerial strengths and weaknesses. Intervention modalities utilized are multimodal, including behavioral skills training, shadowing, coaching, and cognitive, educational team, management and career development. Tom has specialized training through the Arbinger Institute. Their solution to the problem of self-deception has been integrated into his work with individuals and the results they are seeking in their lives.
Facilitation, Consultation and Education Programming
Tom has presented and facilitated a variety of workshops and consultative and educational presentations to medical students, hospital personnel, business personnel, college administrators and faculty, and students and their parents. Some of the topics presented include:
- Arbinger “Choice” seminars: The solution to the problem of self-deception in the area of work and personal life.
- Building Collaborative Teams
- Facilitated round table discussion with 350 people utilizing an “audience response” system. Incorporated real-time survey data into the round table discussion.
- Meaning of Results and Uses for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- Group interpretations of test results using an organizational psychology model
- Career Decision Skills and Planning
- Assertiveness Training
- Communication Between the Sexes: Implications for Team Cohesion and Productivity
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing/Crisis Intervention
Research and Computer Experience
- Krapu, T. (2011) “The Difference in Coaching and Psychotherapy and What You Need to Know” Denver Coach Federation, Denver, CO
- Campone, F, Krapu, T., & Awal, D. (2009) “From Uh-Oh to Aha!: Learning from Surprising and Unexpected Moments in Coaching.” Presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the International Coaching Federation, Orlando FL (12/3/09).
- Invited participant at the International Coaching Research Forum at Harvard University, September 28-29, 2008.
- Krapu, T., Meinke, L., & Turner, C. (2007) “Demystifying Research: Turning Practice-Related Questions into Research and Marketing Opportunities.” Presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the International Coaching Federation, Long Beach CA. (and associated Coaching World article, September 2008)
- Krapu, T. (2006) “NAPPP 20 years late.” The National Psychologist, 15:5, 19.
- Krapu, T., Meinke, L., Kramer, L., Friedman, R. & Voda, J (2006) “The Life Satisfaction Survey (LSS): Development of the Instrument, Proceedings of the Tenth International Coach Federation Coaching Research Symposium.” St. Louis MO: International Coach Federation, 67-83.
- Benfer, J. & Krapu, T (2004) “What We Are: Toward A Unified Theory of Coaching.” Poster session at the 2nd International Coach Federation (ICF) Coaching Research Symposium, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
- Meinke, L; Friedman, R; Krapu, T.; Kramer, L.; & Salinger, H.(2004) “Squirrels in your Attic: Maintaining Integrity and Presence when facing Clinical Issues in the Coaching Process.” Presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the International Coaching Federation., Québec City, Québec, Canada.
- Krapu, T. & Smyth, N. (2004) “Eliminating the Real Enemy: How Businesses get Results, Presented at the Denver Business Coaching Conference, Denver CO, September 30, 2004.
- Meinke, L; Friedman, R; Krapu, T.; Roppel, C.; & Salinger, H. (2003) “The Elephant in the Room: Recognizing and Addressing Clinical Issues in the Coaching Relationship.” Presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the International Coaching Federation., Denver, Colorado.
- Editorial Consultant (1983-2003), Journal of Psychotherapy, Rated among the top 10 percent of consultants (1993). Dr. Wade H. Silverman, Editor, Coral Gables, Florida.
- Krapu, T. (2002) “Developing, maintaining, and enhancing daily practice.” Taijiquan Journal, 3, Number 3 (summer).
- Krapu, T. (1998) “A Self Psychological Assessment and Intervention Model for Children, Adolescents and their Parents: Implications for and Limitations of Short-term Developmental Interventions.” Brief Therapy: Lasting Impressions, August 26th, 1998 Conference. New York.
- Krapu, T. (1997) “A male reaction to infertility. Insights Into Infertility.” Serono Symposia USA, Inc., Norwell, MA, (Spring).
- Krapu, T. “A Self psychological Assessment and Intervention Model for Children, Adolescents and their parents: Implications for and limitations of short term developmental interventions.” Kansas Conference in Clinical Child Psychology, October 15, 1994, University of Kansas, Lawrence,
- Avant, K. M.; Gribbins, R.; Krapu, T.; & Patterson, B. (1992) “Ethical Dilemmas and Managed Care.” Presented at the March 20th meeting of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, St. Louis Chapter, St. Louis, Missouri.
- Krapu, T. (1991) “Desktop Publishing: Applications in Clinical Assessment and Practice.” Presented at the national meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
- Krapu, T. (1983). Patient’s rights. American Psychologist, 38, 343.
- Krapu, T. (1981). “Extraversion, Introversion and Anxiety in Relation to Affiliation in College Students.” Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Dakota.
- Krapu, T. (1980). “Sticks and Stones.” Monitor, American Psychological Association, 11, 37.
Tom has collected and evaluated demographic data on clients at the University of North Dakota Counseling Center, including data coding and computer analysis. Electronically archived data collected in previous years creating a database for future research availability. In addition he has used a variety of computer systems, languages and programs including computer timesharing systems, Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, Dreamweaver webpage design, graphics, Fortran, QuickBasic and SPSS.
- License Number PYR-0163
- Licensed Psychologist, Arizona (1989)
- Licensed Psychologist, Missouri (1985)
- Licensed Consulting Psychologist, Minnesota (1984)
- License Number C-1160 (inactive)
- License Number 1553 (inactive)
- International Coach Federation
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Society
- Association for Psychological Type
- Missouri Academy of Professional Psychology
- National Employee Assistance Association
- St. Louis Employee Assistance Association
- St. Louis Psychological Association
- Ph.D. in Counseling | Department of Counseling Psychology | University of North Dakota
- M.A. in Agency Counseling | Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology | University of Missouri-Columbia
- B.S. in Psychology | Department of Psychology | Colorado State University