Tom Newman has been licensed in Ohio since 2001 and is currently a doctoral candidate at Kent State where he is contemplating the value of completing his dissertation. Tom immensely enjoyed working with students starting in 2007 as an adjunct counselor educator at Kent State and has continued to teach part time at Fortis College and other institutions.
A firm believer in education he has several degrees to accompany his counseling education, ranging from business and religion to French trained culinary and pastry chef. His counseling experience includes private practice, school settings, community/home based, consulting, training and supervision. Feedback from trainings and presentations describe Tom is informative in a practically useful and entertaining way.
MaryBeth says something about Tom
To know Tom is to love Tom. It is indeed unfortunate that the vast majority of the population will never make his acquaintance.
I first met Tom at a team interview where everyone was more interested in his recipe for crème brulee than his clinical skills. Luckily for our team, his clinical skill set was even better than his desserts. Luckily for me, I found my partner in crime.
Tom is my work husband. He gets all the demands and none of the rewards in working with me. We disagree on everything from college football teams, (Go Blue) to politics and religion. We couldn't be more opposite. I need silence to work, he needs ten sources of media swirling. I need organization, he needs chaos. I need help finding the on switch to my computer, he is a" techaholic." I like beer, he likes Bourbon. We are a perfect storm...and yet there is no storm, just perfection.
Tom excels in research. He is the consummate learner. He has a passion for making people's lives better, and he does so using a combination of creativity and evidence. To hear Tom teach a class or give a training is like reading a page-turning novel. He is exciting and current, motivational and authentic. He is Tom. He is one-of-a-kind.
This video has some of Tom in his own words.
It Ain'tThat Pretty At All.