Career Heights Coaching

Pursuing Dreams. Not just setting goals.

Oftentimes in our career, we’re expected to be decided and successful, following an upward trajectory. More realistically, there are times in our career when we may feel stuck, underemployed, or, in general, not a good fit for the work we’re doing. It’s in these moments when we start looking for a change.

Through Career Heights Coaching, we can work together to help you achieve your highest career potential, find genuine purpose in your work, and make career decisions that resonate with who you are and who you want to become.

Tom Matthews, PhD

I’ve had the good fortune to spend 35 years of my career in a higher education setting, most of it leading a university career center and, for the last five years, creating, implementing, and leading a division dedicated to undergraduate student success. Working with a traditional-age student population has given me the opportunity to witness countless students making the significant developmental transition into and out of college and exploring not only who they are, but who they want to become.

Along the way, I’ve managed my own consulting business where I’ve been dedicated to working with professionals seeking or occupying C-Suite level positions, women transitioning back into the workforce, medical doctors transitioning from clinical roles to administrative leadership positions, and anyone in general who might feel stuck, knowing they’re capable of more professionally and uncertain how to get there.

I have a PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Syracuse University, an M.Ed. from The Pennsylvania State University, and a BA in Communication Studies from Bridgewater State University. I’m a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner with additional certifications in the Emotional & Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), Coaching for Intentional Change, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

In addition to my work, I enjoy music concerts at venues large and small, yoga, the outdoors, traveling, and, along with my wife, visiting our three adult children, one in Europe and two in the States, including both coasts.

My Approach

Rick Simmons, MSODA, Co-Founder, CEO | the telos institute | Best-Selling Author

Erin Nunn Fairman, CPRW, Connector of Talent and Opportunity | Career Coach & Recruiter

Kimberly (Orndorff) Paik , Career Development | Coaching | Health and Wellness Advocate | Leadership Assessment Expertise | Relationship Builder | Executor | Project Management

Aarti (AJ) Vakharia, Commercial Team Member at INSIGHT2PROFIT

Marsalis Hammons, Global Talent HR Specialist | Founder & CEO of Leaders of Today Inc.

Stacy Porter, MBA, FACHE , Vice President, Digital Health Solutions

The two-week intense leadership program includes 1:1 scheduled executive coaching to international and local health care CEOs, medical directors, seniors executives and nurses.

Our participants are extremely satisfied with his coaching services. He receives many compliments and great feedback from both physicians and hospital administrators.

We highly recommend him and appreciate his support.

Dos Reis Joaquin, Bilingual Customer Experience, Supervisor at Moen Incorporated

Where do I began with Tom? Tom mentored me during my time as a Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow. During that time, Tom was able to nourish both my mind + my personal trials + tribulations. From integrating the liberal arts into my professional and career aspirations through timely and personalized teachings and virtual engagements; to challenging my beliefs around my self-efficacy in the boardroom and in peer relations through sessions conducted around reflection + theory to practice models. Tom Matthews was a fabulous coach, mentor, + professor, but most importantly a perfect example of the multiplicative benefits of intergenerational friendships.

Brandon Wafford, Technical Assistant | Institutional Evaluator

David Engler Ph.D., Artist