Tom Floyd Biography

IEC: Insight Educational Consulting

Tom Floyd is founder and CEO of IEC: Insight Educational Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in corporate change and transformation, workforce performance and employee development. Since founding IEC in 2001, Tom has demonstrated strategic vision and leadership skills by successfully growing IEC into a multi-million dollar business.

With an emphasis on client satisfaction and espousing IEC's "human approach" to consulting, he has guided Fortune 500 companies, corporate leaders and startups toward greater profitability, and helped translate client visions into executable plans that deliver results. Some of Tom’s high profile clients include American Bar Association, Chevron, Cisco Systems, Harrah’s Entertainment, Hewlett Packard, and Xilinx.

Tom has cultivated meaningful business relationships to create new and non-traditional programs that leverage his passion around learning, collaboration, and change to help people both personally and professionally. For example, Tom worked with Elizabeth Jarosz from NBC’s The Apprentice to develop Beyond the Boardroom, a program designed to help women define what professional and personal success means to them. It is also an example of Tom’s own belief that through self-realization, sharing, and inspiration, people can find true meaning in their lives.

Tom is also host of Insight on Coaching, a weekly radio program that airs live every Monday at 11 am PT on The Voice America Business Channel (the podcast can also be downloaded anytime through iTunes). On the show, Tom and renowned guest speakers discuss the many facets of professional coaching and its integration into corporations across the U.S.

Prior to founding IEC, Tom served as a Senior Consultant at Crawford & Associates International. Responsible for business development, client relations and strategic consulting to top-tier clients, Tom was an early pioneer and evangelist for the organization in e-learning, resulting in his first publication in the American Management Association (AMA) Handbook of E-learning.

Professionally and personally, Tom is a smart, passionate, and fun-loving guy who appreciates people and a good conversation. Whether it’s developing a business partnership, driving organizational strategy or sipping a cosmo at the local martini bar, he’s always up for a good discussion, debate or laugh. If you’re in the Bay Area, feel free to drop him an e-mail at to discuss business, coaching or life in general!

Experience Highlights

For over ten years, Tom has helped clients manage the development and performance of their human capital.

Highlights include:

  • Driving adoption of company wide initiatives to measure the effectiveness of corporate communications and maximize the impact of ongoing strategic campaigns.
  • Developing talent management strategies to grow high potential employees from individual contributors to top-performing executives using end-to-end systems inclusive of competency frameworks, development roadmaps, and succession planning.
  • Conducting business process re-engineering to enable global migration to new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.
  • Designing and implementing a global e-learning curriculum to 36,000 external partners of a major networking company.

Diversity/Inclusion Program Development and Community Awareness

Tom also serves on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Board of Governors and is responsible for corporate outreach for the San Francisco Bay Area, which includes cultivating and maintaining relationships with accounts on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI).

As part of his corporate outreach work, Tom created and facilitates a successful ongoing series called the "Workplace Panel" that brings together senior executives from Fortune 500 companies. Open to the public, the series highlights how organizations are successfully advancing the rights of GLBT employees and how organizations are designing inclusive strategies, programs, and career development plans to grow these individuals. Companies that have participated in the series include Chevron, Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts, eSurance, Intuit, Levi Strauss, Merrill Lynch, Nike, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Symantec, Wells Fargo, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and more.

Tom was also co-chair of the 24th annual HRC Bay Area "Race for Equality" Gala Dinner for 2008.


In addition to the AMA Handbook of E-learning, Tom has contributed feature articles to California Executive, E-learning Magazine, ON Magazine, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Talent Management Magazine, and Training Director's Forum.