With 25+ years leading and coaching software development organizations focused on process, I now believe that to reach our full potential we must raise our leadership ability. To achieve this goal I am an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team, a Certified Leadership Coach, Speaker and Teacher as well as the founder of The Leaders Factor, LLC.

Leadership Coaching, Speaking and Teaching

  • Leaders Factor Coaching and Leadership Programs
  • Leaders Mentorship Community – Founder / Mentor
  • John Maxwell Leadership Programs
  • Christian Simpson Coaching  Programs

Enterprise Agile Coaching, SPC, CSM, CSP

  • Agile Coaching, SPC, CSM, CSP (20+ years)
  • Transformation Coach
  • Agile Coaches Mentorship Community – Founder / Mentor
  • Scrum Master Mentorship Community – Founder / Mentor

I am blessed to have experienced tremendous guidance from various mentors throughout my life.
Would you like to meet my Mentors?

My Mentors

Coaches, Instructors, Affiliates and Mentors

Kumar Dattatreyan

The biggest gap we face in any transformation is leadership. It’s not that leadership isn’t bought in, or that leadership doesn’t have the intent to change, but too often, leadership doesn’t have the tools or skills to achieve the outcomes they desire.

Professional Coaching

  • Agile Coach, SPC
  • John Maxwell Certified Coach, Speaker and  Teacher
  • ICAgile Instructor
  • Certified Facilitator

Leaders Factor, LLC

  • Affiliate
  • Content Creator
  • Instructor
  • Mentor
  • Coach

Able to say what needs to be said…

Thomas knows agile and scrum inside and out. He has a great bedside manner with people to help bring them along through a very difficult, but ultimately rewarding journey. One of his best qualities is the ability to simply say … ...more "Able to say what needs to be said…"
Jamie Mades
Cigna Health
Agile Coach, SPC, CSM, PMP

Positive Outlook

It is refreshing to work with people who are always willing collaborate and who have a positive outlook on challenges. I had the pleasure of working with Thomas during an agile transformation at Cigna. Thomas is always approachable and willing … ...more "Positive Outlook"
Jorge Montoya
Cigna Health
Transformational Leader

Excellent Agile Mindset

I appreciated the Agile mindset and team focused language that Thomas brought to the table. He has a wealth of practical experience which he focused quite effectively to his Agile coaching
Jeffery Pray
Cigna
Agile Coach, SPC, PMP

Fantastic Coaching

Over the past several months I’ve been fortunate to work with The Leaders Factor, and have benefited greatly from his insights. Thomas is a fantastic coach and has deep knowledge and passion for leadership ability and the Agile mindset and … ...more "Fantastic Coaching"
Samir Ashar
Fidelity Investments
Director IT Product Mangement

Powerful Presentation

Powerful presentation on elevating one’s leadership ability. Kudos to Thomas Bookhamer for covering leadership truths in a short timeframe. Kudos as well to The Eliassen Group for putting together a successful meet-up. Looking forward to future events!
Via Conlon
BNSF Railway
IT Project Manager

Excellent Leadership Coach!

Over the past several years I’ve been fortunate to work with Thomas, and have benefited greatly from his insights. Thomas is a fantastic coach and has deep knowledge and passion for aligning Leadership Ability and Process Frameworks.
Michael Moore
ORB New Media

Awesome Mentor!

I worked with Thomas on a complex SAFe Adoption. We were two of about 15 coaches. Thomas stood out amongst the other coaches as a strong leader and change agent.
Anthony Crain
Cigna
Delivery Manager - Agile Transformation

"When you depend on process / policy to manage or grow your organization you achieve the potential of the process"
"When you depend on leadership ability to grow or lead your organization you achieve the potential of the people"
"Raising your leadership ability will provide you both greater influence and increased effectiveness"