Organizational and Individual

Background and Achievements

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With an inexhaustible curiosity, Tom can be counted on for a highly collaborative, reliable, but flexible use of evidence based facilitation and coaching methods. Tom Krapu provides facilitation, assessment and developmental coaching services to groups and individuals. He seeks organizations and individuals who can benefit from assessment and development of personal, managerial and/or executive abilities. He has worked with a broad variety of individuals at all levels of an organization and stages in life. With individuals and within organizations, he specializes in integrating personal and organizational or career goals for his client to find their infinite potential. In addition, he has worked extensively with people regarding the development of a life plan and coaching to execute that plan. He has completed advanced coaches training and facilitators training with the Arbinger Institute (1) where he is a member of their "Results" coaching team and an authorized user of Arbinger methods and materials in one-on-one coaching. As a facilitator, he has facilitated one to three day seminars including the Creating Unity seminar for building community within organizations as well as Arbinger's "Choice" trainings and a highly rated presentation on "Collaborative Teaming".


Aetna Healthcare
American Steel Foundries
Association of Progressive Rental Organizations
Auburn University
Baltimore Diocese
Bell Electric
Betz Industrial
Biltbest Windows
Bursa Malaysia
DaimlerChrysler AG
Evangelical Luthern Church (ELC)
Citi Mortgage Banc
Concordia Publishing
Florida International University
Johnson & Johnson
Kirkwood Stair

Kaiser Permanente
Lexington Diocese
LMI Aerospace

Pate Rehabilitation
People Resources, Inc.
St. Anthony's Physician Organization

Smithkline Beecham

State Farm Insurance
United Nations World Food Programme
University of New Mexico

Thomas M. Krapu, PhD
Saint Louis MO


Professional Coach

December 2001 to Present

Initiated a "crosstraining" 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). Participation as a member of the International Coach Federation has included attending multiple conferences, as well as presenting at two conferences. In addition, I have engaged in coaching research and have contributed to two of the ICF Research Symposia. In 2003 I founded the Coaching and Psychotherapy Communities Special Interest Group (SIG) within the ICF and am certified by the ICF as a "Professional Certified Coach" (PCC). I have experienced a variety of coach training experiences including the Mastery Coaching training through the Arbinger Institute, where I am a member of the select "Results" organizational coaching team and an Arbinger facilitator. I have delivered international individual and group coaching initiatives in organizations from Fortune 100 companies and higher education settings to smaller for profit and nonprofit entities. In addition I have 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.

People Resources, Inc.

March 1995 to 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 clinical and managerial team.

Director of Quality Assurance - People Resources, Inc.

March 1995 to 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 companies.

Developmental Psychologist - St. Louis:

December 1985 to 2011

Worked with individuals of all ages from a broad range of backgrounds, assisting them in assessing their developmental needs and working to accomplish tasks related to those needs. This includes working with individuals from all levels of corporations and businesses with a variety of developmental needs.

Provider of consultative services to a three hundred bed, hospital including the provision of training presentations to staff and team meetings.

Consultations and developmental counseling services provided to community resources including EAP and Managed Care Companies.

Developed an Information System for the daily operation of a self owned private practice including study of outcomes. I have utilized database, spreadsheet, word processing/desktop publishing and Internet based applications since 1984.

From 1989, served on the board of the St. Louis T'ai Chi Ch'uan Association (not-for-profit) for over 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. Responsibilities included management of business related aspects in the private practice setting. Provided supervision to two professional staff. Worked with individuals of all ages from a broad range of backgrounds, assisting them in assessing their developmental needs and working to accomplish tasks related to those needs.

Licensed Consulting Psychologist - Counseling Center, Saint Mary's College, Winona, Minnesota:

August 1984 - May 1985

Provider of counseling and consultative services to a college population of over 1100 students. Included providing supervision to counseling center staff as well as community consultation. Provided career services and consultation to general college population. Developed and implemented a comprehensive evaluation and accountability MIS system.

Senior Staff Counselor - Counseling Center, Illinois State University:

1982 - August 1984

Served as a part of a multidisciplinary team member on numerous work teams. Team activities included developing a paraprofessional team where training, supervision and evaluation were required. Also, needs assessment research was performed and evaluated. Community outreach and marketing of programs was performed within a team environment. Assisted in the provision of career related and general counseling services to general college population.

Senior Staff Counselor - Counseling Center, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana:

August 1980 - 1982

Helped develop and directed a Career Resource Center. Offered consultative and developmental services to the university community.


Facilitation, consultations and interventions are primarily directed by a practical, eclectic model of management assessment and development. Managerial assessment conceptualizations are derived from a detailed historical analysis, 360 surveying, personality testing with normative interpretation of data when necessary, and interview assessment of managerial strengths and weaknesses. Intervention modalities utilized are multimodal, including behavioral skills training, cognitive/educational team/management/career development, shadowing, and coaching. Special interest in working with individuals who have a developed work history but who are not achieving at their managerial/career potential. Specialized training through the Arbinger Institute (1), and their solution to the problem of self deception has been integrated into my work with individual and the results they are seeking in their life.


I have presented or facilitated a variety of consultative and educational presentations and workshops. These presentations and workshops have been to medical students and hospital personnel, business personnel, college administrators and faculty, college and high school students and the parents of students. Just a few 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 realtime 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


Krapu, T. (2021), Freedom from the Burden of Self in Coaching. Presented at CONVERGE21 (Annual Conference of the International Coaching Federation), virtual, October 27, 2021.

Krapu, T. M. (2016) Coaching From A Philosophy Of Science Perspective. Philosophy of Coaching: An International Journal, 1 (1), 8-20.

Krapu, T. M. (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, Quebec City, Quebec, 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., Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Krapu, T. M. & 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. (link)

Editorial Consultant (1983-2003), Journal of Psychotherapy, Rated among the top 10% of consultants (1993). Dr. Wade H. Silverman, Editor, Coral Gables, FL.

Krapu, T. M. (2002) Developing, maintaining, and enhancing daily practice. Taijiquan Journal, 3, Number 3 (summer), 12-15.

Krapu, T. M. (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 (accepted paper).

Krapu, T. M. (1997) A male reaction to infertility. Insights Into Infertility, Serono Symposia USA, Inc., Norwell, MA, (Spring).

Krapu, T. M. 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. M. & 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. M. (1991) Desktop Publishing: Applications in Clinical Assessment and Practice. Presented at the national meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Krapu, T. M. (1983). Patient's rights. American Psychologist, 38, 343.

Krapu, T. M. (1981). Extraversion, introversion and anxiety in relation to affiliation in college students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Dakota.

Krapu, T. M. (1980). Sticks and stones. Monitor, American Psychological Association, 11, 37.

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 data base for future research availability. In addition I have 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.

Professional Affiliations


Licensed Consulting Psychologist, Minnesota (1984)
License Number C-1160 (inactive)

Licensed Psychologist, Missouri (1985)
License Number PYR-0163

Licensed Psychologist, Arizona (1989)
License Number 1553 (inactive)

Past or Current Membership in:

International Coach Federation

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

Association for Psychological Type

Missouri Academy of Professional Psychology

National Employee Assistance Association

Saint Louis Employee Assistance Association

Saint Louis Psychological Association


1977 - 1981 Ph.D. in Counseling, Department of Counseling Psychology, University of North Dakota

1976 - 1977 M.A. in Agency Counseling, Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia

1972 - 1976 B.S. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Colorado State University

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