The Innovative Management Development Team

We offer a unique combination of senior people leadership acumen and organizational psychological expertise.

Thomas N. Tavantzis, Ed.D.

An organizational and leadership psychologist, Tom has over 25 years of experience as a consultant and coach. He has worked with leaders and teams in global pharmaceutical, energy, banking and manufacturing industries, with federal and local government agencies and with hundreds of individuals on a one-to-one basis.

He has held various leaderships posts, including Director, Organizational Psychology and Leadership Program at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, as well as Adjunct Graduate Professor in OD and Leadership since 2001. He is the author of numerous articles on leadership, assessment and team development. His co-edited book “Don’t Waste Your Talent,” (2005, 2nd Ed.) is considered the ‘bible’ of the Highlands Ability Battery Community His newest book is, ‘HardWired: Taking the Road to Delphi and Uncovering Your Talents’ (2013). He and his wife founded IMD in 1986.

Tom received his B.A. from Pierce-Deree College in Athens, Greece, an M.A. from Ball State University (European Division) and an Ed.D. in counseling psychology from SUNY at Albany, N.Y.

Martha T. Tavantzis, A.C.S.W

Martha Taylor Tavantzis, IMD’s co-founder, has over 25 years of experience facilitating positive change and development of human potential in people, families, groups and organizations.

On her road to being an outstanding facilitator and change agent she has had the opportunity to work and train with outstanding leaders in the fields of family therapy, group dynamics and couples therapy. She also has extensive experience in marketing and public relations and has held management positions for companies including the largest for-profit health provider in the nation.

Martha’s guiding philosophy and talents lie with identifying the unique strengths and abilities of individuals, expanding their emotional intelligence to allow for maximum growth and productivity in the work place. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, getting her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. She holds an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, in Albany.