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Thomas has over 20 years experience in designing change leadership and developing organizational capacity, particularly around energy, climate change and environmental sustainability initiatives.  As a management consultant he has over 10 years experience aligning strategy and goals with business models, and coaching leaders, teams and organizations to create conditions conducive for self development and leadership.  Thomas has over 5 years experience teaching and mentoring leaders and organizations how to align organizational culture, structure and strategy with core values. He has also facilitated transformative group spaces as a Graduate Facilitator for the Ecology of Leadership and as co-founder of the Heartstorm Collective. Studying Argentine Tango (salon) for over 10 years reminds him that the Beginner’s Mind is never far away, and that the best dances emerge from the body with a quiet lead and embodied presence in the shared axis.

Work experience

May 2017Present

Founder and Principal

(Re)Generate Coaching

I am fascinated by the connections between human development, our relationship with nature, and how we organize to collaborate.

I heartfully coach organizations, communities and individuals to help them expand and deepen their competencies. With individual clients I usually focus on leadership development through a somatic lens. With organizational clients I seek to align organizational culture, structure and strategy with their core values.

I also host "Envision," an internet radio show about regenerative communities. Join me Tuesdays at 2pm Pacific (GMT-8), or download the episodes from my host page, iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher Radio, or wherever you find your podcasts.

Jan 2016Present

Lead Instructor and Mentor

Uptima Business Bootcamp

Lead Instructor and Mentor for participants in Uptima Business Bootcamp's Module 2 - Create a Business Roadmap. Uptima is a social enterprise accelerator.
- Provide 1-on-1 support for mentees on business plan development.
- Coached mentees through clarification of goals, dreams and expectations to ensure they were realistic and developing the business systems and processes necessary to achieve their goals.

Nov 2014Apr 2017

Sustainability Circle Coach


* Co-led REV's Inside Circle with San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Facilitated a new level of cross-functional understanding and increased collaboration between teams and groups. This resulted in a more effective sustainability roadmap and the inclusion of the social sustainability and community outreach staff in the roadmap development.
* Guided the development of 5-year organizational sustainability action plans for Circle Participants
* Coached participants to become more effective organizational champions for sustainability
* Participants’ sustainability action plans averaged per organization 20 initiatives identifying annual savings of over $250,000, 1.5 million kWh, 10,000 therms, 1.7 million gallons of water and 1,169 tons of CO2

Jun 2013Oct 2015


HeartStorm Collective

Facilitate collaboration, inspiration and innovation by engaging the whole being through movement, reflection, small group discussions and more.

Jan 2012Present

Management Consultant, Coach

ReGenerative Solutions

- Evaluated and recommended replacement change management framework for REV! that integrated easily into their curriculum and provided effective roadmap for organizational change. Recommendations included short list, and how to integrate new framework into existing and new curriculum, action planning and experiential exercises for their clients
- Built improved transportation grant reporting and justification process for local transit agency. Created first effective database for para-transit ridership. Significantly increased data quality, facilitated faster, more accurate grant reporting, grant management, and greater success in grant applications
- Developed new project portfolio management process for Contra Costa County EHSD. Recognized need to maximize organizational effectiveness and value generation for customers. Proposed roadmap combined project management best practices and strategic change management elements to achieve the necessary process and cultural changes

Mar 2010Dec 2011

Vice President Advisory Services & US Country Manager

Emergent Ventures International, Inc

Had P&L responsibility. Responsible for establishing EVI’s sustainability strategy, measurement & reporting offerings. Provided strategic vision, leadership, technical expertise, client and relationship management, business development and market research.

  • Managed startup team and $300,000  budget to build out sustainability services
  • Developed technical proposals from scratch to address business problems for a wide variety of clients including retail, food products, financial services, chemical and government sectors
  • Created rapid assessments to measure sustainability performance
  • Served on Bay Area Council Renewable Energy Finance Task Force that created ground breaking legislative proposal to boost California’s economy, jobs, and renewable energy generation without cost to the State
  • Wrote articles, blogs, and white papers on climate risk, carbon and sustainability strategy issues
Jan 2007Oct 2009

Consultant/Sustainability Lead

PA Consulting Group

As primary subject matter expert on environmental sustainability, led firm-wide efforts to develop service offerings. Oversaw internal communications to optimize business development opportunities in climate change, carbon markets and environmental sustainability. Advised Fortune 1000 clients on a wide array of projects including:

  • Guided DSM on how to develop new business model, corporate sustainability strategy and optimize potential greenhouse gas benefit in R&D project assessment.  Identified key levers in the value chain to create pull demand; performed primary research on the market concentration and propensity of those levers to proactively work to mitigate climate change
  • Optimized statewide solar energy initiative for SCE by benchmarking best practices, interviewing internal stakeholders and making recommendations on how to navigate regulatory and energy-related business challenges
  • Served as Principal Investigator for CA PUC-funded impact evaluation of utility energy efficiency programs.  Through effective consensus building and client management, helped clients understand importance of initial findings and why project focus and metrics should shift to align with those findings
  • Raised press coverage on PA Consulting’s service offerings nationally and internationally through interviews and editorial submissions
Mar 2006Dec 2006

Independent Consultant

Thomas Rosenberg Associates

Advised clients on climate change and carbon market development to address clients’ needs:

  • FerrazziGreenlight’s Big Task Initiative: Developed content and sponsorships for a climate change summit targeting Fortune 250 executives
  • Climate Investment Network for Carbon Sequestration (CINCS): Provided market analysis, marketing and product branding strategy, and business plan development services for start-up.  Resulted in more clearly defined value-added market niches and business opportunities for presentation to potential investors
  • EcoLogic Development Fund: Conducted capacity analysis of community forestry projects for carbon sequestration potential.  Assessed options for certification, developed strategy framework to enter the voluntary markets that the client followed
Aug 2003Mar 2004

Author, Proposal for Pre-Investment Study

National Promotion Office, Secretariat of Energy Argentina
  • Benchmarked energy, environmental and poverty fighting initiatives in South American countries
  • Analyzed Argentine energy policy, tax and tariff structures, governmental division of oversight, and previous and current energy, environmental and poverty fighting initiatives
  • Authored proposal entitled “Evaluation of the Potential of Biomass Energy Utilization as a Substitute for Fossil Fuels and for the Productionof Electricity,” incorporating political and economic issues including sustainable harvesting, poaching, and transport and processing infrastructure
Jan 2001Aug 2003

Natural Resource Management Specialist

Peace Corps Bolivia
  • Acquired funding, designed and implemented ground breaking $64,000 solar rural electrification project.  Installed 98 systems to bring energy to 23 isolated communities for the first time ever.  Provided blueprint for successful second phase of project
  • Advised DANIDA on $30,000 Soil Salinization and Integrated Watershed Management study.  Directed oversight committee responsible for successful project completion
  • Evaluated the environmental impact of Natural Resources and Agriculture Program of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Bolivia at request of USAID mission.  Results included a conversion to natural pesticides and fertilizers, better riparian zone protection, and water management workshops.  Provided additional health and environmental programmatic services to ADRA Bolivia at the local, regional and national level
  • Designed and implemented $800 family greenhouse project with the Maternal Infant Center of the La Banda community, promoting improved health through diversified diet and use of natural fertilizers and pesticides
Feb 1999Dec 1999


Independent Consultant

Provided clients with technical, organizational and expert consulting services:

  • Authored presentation given by the CEO on the economics of advanced bioenergy technology (the Antares Group)
  • Developed new informational materials used in lobbying and outreach efforts; updated website with latest congressional and technological information (American Bioenergy Association)
  • Created efficient database system that converted existing spreadsheet records to track grants and venture capital funds for new renewable energy development fund for Latin America (Environmental Enterprises Assistance Fund)
Sep 1998Dec 1998

Sr. Policy Analyst

Energy & Environment Institute
  • Developed congressional and other stakeholder strategy on climate change issues
  • Organized and chaired informative presentations for Congressional staff on sustainable energy and climate change issues
  • Contributed expertise on climate change and biomass energy and provided organizational vision, grassroots and industry organizing experience
  • Wrote two successful grant proposals
  • Supervised program staff
Jun 1996Aug 1998

Project Manager

American Bioenergy Association

  • Monitored all federal legislation on appropriations, utility restructuring, tax and climate change policy and produced monthly alerts on legislative priorities
  • Advocated before Congress and represented association on national and international conference panels 
  • Developed effective national coalitions in support of two tax credits involving biomass energy and facilitated development of other NGO networks domestically and internationally
  • Developed vision and management plans resulting in growth, national profile, and operational efficiency
  • Created well-regarded website, fact sheets, articles and chapters on biomass energy for global audiences
Feb 1996Jun 1996

Graduate Fellow

US Senate - Office of Sen. Christopher Dodd

Organized and managed multiple projects, monitored legislation and related interests.  Maximized the efficiency and effectiveness of the Energy and Environment Legislative Assistant by separating and collecting pertinent information.  Drafted submissions to the Congressional Record and assisted in research on Superfund, environmental clean-up of closed military bases, nuclear waste disposal (Yucca Mountain), and potential health impacts of MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether).

Aug 1994Dec 1995

Project Coordinator

Clean Energy Campaign
  • Led national coalition building, grassroots organizing and media relations efforts on energy efficiency and renewable energy issues
  • Created very effective database of 3,000 activists in all 50 states used to mobilize unions, religious organizations, businesses and individuals
  • Projected, prepared and allocated budgets for grant proposals
  • Strengthened local organizations through funding and skills transfer;  lobbied U.S. Congress
  • Wrote sample media packets and press releases on legislative issues;  researched and produced fact sheets on economic and environmental benefits of Federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs


Aug 2004Dec 2005

Masters of Business Administration

Thunderbird, The School of Global Management

Global Management

Coursework included: Global Strategy, Country Risk Management, Strategies in International Development, Supply Chain and Network Leadership, International Economics, Global Leadership
Projects included:
Evaluating ways to optimize Gold Standard CDM/JI projects under the Kyoto Protocol to attract more private equity (Fall 2005)
Coordinating and performing a Customer Satisfaction Survey for the Jalisco Board of International Trade, Guadalajara, Mexico, (Summer 2005)
White paper on the Health Impacts of Environmental Pollution as seen in Mexico (Spanish only), (Summer 2005)

Feb 1996May 1998

Masters of Science

Johns Hopkins University

Environmental Science and Policy

Coursework included: International Environmental Policy, Soil Science, Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Economics, Environmental Law

Aug 1987May 1992

Bachelors of Arts

University of Colorado, Boulder

International Relations & Asian Studies

Coursework included: Macro & Micro Economics, Economic Development, Trade and Finance, Environmental Impact Assessment, Comparative Religion and Literature