Blackhawk Speaks

Love Your People

Like Your Business Depends On It

Keynotes, workshops, and coaching for leaders who want to develop others as they build an enduring culture of excellence and profitability.

Skills Training

Love is NOT a “soft” term — 

“Companies that did business from a foundation of love and purpose and practiced servant leadership produced a 1026% return to shareholders over a 10-year period, 8 times more than ‘Good to Great’ companies.” (Coetzer, 2019)

Be a Guiding Light!


Tom Crea is a leadership expert, decorated career Army Officer, and Blackhawk Helicopter pilot. Because of his proven skills, he was hand-selected to run the Army’s leadership development program at two Boston colleges, where he and his team transformed college students into combat leaders.

Tom is a Servant Leadership ambassador and the author of “Unleash Your Values: How to Lead and Succeed in Business Today…A Helicopter Pilot’s Spin on Developing the Leader in You.”

His radio show, Your Evolving Leadership Journey, is a series of discussions with authors who understand why servant leadership works, those who learned similar lessons in humility, empowering others, delegating, and more, just as Tom learned in the Army.

Today, Tom shares real-world leadership insights with business leaders from all walks, ranging from first time managers to CEOs.

Self-Awareness, Humility, and Continuous Improvement

As I work with leaders, something I consistently see is their struggle with engagement and retention, then their frustration with having to repeat the employee development process again and again.


What most people don’t know is the answer lies in love.


Once they realize that they simply need to apply the Golden Rule, the results are surprising: They start bringing out the best in others, they develop confident capable employees, and, they find they have more fun and freedom and less stress in their lives.


Perhaps most important, they satisfy what they’ve been craving. Now, they’ve established traditions and created the culture that they, and their team, always wanted. This is when synergy takes over and the results are astounding!

The first step is critical. When you exhibit the self-awareness and humility that shows you need to learn and improve, continuously, you set the example and encourage others to do the same.

A continuous cycle focused of self-discovery and adjustment, leading to personal improvement that you demonstrate for others to help them on their journey.


  • What is my true north? 
  • Who am I?
  • Am I balanced? 
  • What are my strengths & weaknesses? 
  • What is my personal development plan?
  • How will I get and adjust to feedback? 
  • What is my true north? 

Start a conversation with Tom

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