Transform from Manager to Leader

How do you transform from manager to leader?

—You DON’T have to learn how to lead on your own. You just have to know where to turn.



Blackhawk Leadership Development will help you:

  • Conquer miscommunication 
  • Clarify expectations
  • Prevent scope creep
  • Overcome competing priorities 
  • Instill accountability
  • Inspire and unify your team
  • Meet deadlines
  • … and more


I’m a former Army Officer and I consider myself a product of the best Servant Leadership culture in the world, where I:

  • learned from great mentors
  • then shared those same lessons with many who led in combat
  • to include my last assignment running the Leadership Development Program (ROTC) at two Boston colleges.

Today I help people just like you, those who want to develop others and build winning teams.

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Biography – Tom Crea 

Tom Crea is a leadership expert, decorated career Army Officer, and Blackhawk Helicopter pilot.

Because of his proven leadership skills, he was hand selected to run the ROTC leadership development program at Northeastern University and Boston College, where he and his team transformed college students into Army Leaders.


Tom is an accomplished author and engaging speaker who shares actionable insights in a way that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. His frontline, real world, “in the trenches” experience working with all levels of military, civilian, and contract staff enable him to turn diverse, often conflicted staff into focused, mission oriented team members who accomplish more, faster, and with less resistance.

Tom is 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

He has a B.S. & M.C.S. in Computer Science and a M.A. in Political Science and loves coaching basketball and spending time with his wife and two boys.

Leadership Culture: 

His proudest leadership moment came when his Troop was called to war in Iraq after he had rotated out. His replacement was not able to perform, so members in his Troop stepped up to lead; they attribute their success to the leadership Tom instilled in each of them. Today, the Blackhawk leadership way.

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