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Thomas J. McCoy


Thomas J. McCoy is Director of The Employee Engagement Institute and Managing Partner of the consulting firm T.J. McCoy & Associates, LLC. He helps companies establish employee engagement as a line item in the business strategy. Since 1978 he has been a thought leader in the field of engagement and has developed high-involvement / high-performance company cultures in the United States, Europe and South America.


Mr. McCoy has over 25 years of experience developing profitable growth by engaging employees to improve performance and increase process efficiency. He has worked with over 40 companies to enhance their value. His approach is to understand client goals and then design build and deliver the appropriate engagement initiatives to achieve them. He is skilled at developing performance ScoreCards and incentive pay systems that drive performance and deliver a strong ROI. As a certified LEAN practitioner he is experienced in educating employees how to use process mapping to improve workflow, eliminate waste & lost time, reduce inventory and increase quality. He developed a proprietary engagement survey that is used to create a culture of partnership…where each employee thinks and acts like a business partner.


He is the author of four books on the topic of company culture, employee engagement and performance improvement: "Compensation and Motivation" (a textbook at Florida State), "Creating An Open-Book Organization" (nominated for SHRM book-of-the-year), “Employee Engagement”, a guide for implementing a proven employee engagement system and “The Employee Engagement Toolbox”.


He has been quoted in Newsweek, featured in the Wall Street Journal and nominated for SHRM’s Michael J. Losey research award for his forward looking work in the field of Human Resources. He designed and taught a High Performance Workplace seminar at George Washington University and is a frequent conference speaker.


He holds a Lean Six Sigma Certification from Villanova University, a Coaching by Design Certification from the Johnston Institute and a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Executive Service Corps of Greater Kansas City.