Dr. Thomas F. Mahan is Founder, Owner and Chairman of The Work Institute, LLC
Prior to starting The Work Institute in 2001, Tom was Senior Vice President with the Saratoga Institute/Spherion, a Director of Organization Development with Cigna/Equicor, and a Field Executive with Prentice-Hall. As time allowed, Dr. Mahan was also an occasional professor at Vanderbilt University.
Tom is mostly known through his workforce research and conference speaking with national and international organizations. An Organization Behavior Scientist and Management Behavior Counselor, Dr. Mahan has worked with managers and employers to create environments wherein employees can realize their occupational purpose, while concurrently reducing targeted and wasteful human capital expenses. As a writer, Tom has co-authored “The Why Factor: Winning with Workforce Intelligence” and “Top Drawer Dads: Celebrating Fathers as They Shape our Lives.” Tom is currently writing “Becoming a Preferred Employer: A Systematic Approach” to be published in 2016.
Today, after leading The Work Institute for 16 years, Dr. Mahan is again asking, “What’s Next?” and has recently started a career and lifestyle advice company, including college and career success.
Tom lives in Franklin, Tn. with his wife Dr. Beverly Mahan. He is the father of William, the father and father-in-law of Lindsay and Josh, and the all too excited grandfather of Gus.