About Us
Leadership Development Company
The PAR Group is a management consulting firm that has trained more than half a million men and women the world over in the execution skills necessary to successfully implement corporate strategies.

We specialize in building skill levels in real life work situations and coaching people in teamwork, leadership, customer service, sales, management, supervision and communication.

Founded over 25 years ago, PAR's business leadership consultants deliver results. After PAR training, companies see measurable results in proficiency within two to six days and a 100% return on investment within 90 days. In fact, we are so confident in what we do, that for in classroom training, we have offered companies a money-back guarantee.

Our strong commitment and the results we deliver are why our clients - from Fortune 500 to small private companies - hire us year after year to work with group after group in their organizations.


What We Do

Our award-winning PAR Training Courses are based on Nobel Prize winning research and years of studying how leaders influence people to take action. We concentrate on the skills involved in influencing others AND on how to implement those skills.

Unlike so many other leadership training companies who deal with the What's and Why's of leadership, our focus is on:
  • Executing skills, not strategy
  • Individual strengths, not weaknesses
  • Influencing skills to gain commitments, not simply agreements
  • Long-term relationships, not transactions
  • Assisting all personnel, especially non-sales professionals, to enhance their contributions to the company's success.


Your Online Instructor




G. Thomas Herrington, Instructor


Prior to joining The PAR Group, Senior Partner Tom Herrington spent over ten years in operations, training and sales management at IBM. During his tenure at IBM, Tom was a National Accounts Marketing representative in Chicago, where he specialized in technology and handled $40 to $50 million projects and contracts for the public sector clients that included the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and Cook County.

He also worked as the IBM Marketing Manager for the State of Illinois and the IBM Senior Consultant for California and Arizona. Tom’s experience at IBM also included work in the company’s training and educational group, where he designed and implemented a financial criteria training program.

Part of The PAR Group since 1993, Tom has consulted and presented the PAR program to numerous corporate clients including such Fortune 500 companies as Honeywell, FirstEnergy, Thomas Cook, IBM, UPS, TLC Laservision, Western-Southern Life Insurance, Sunlife Clarica Insurance and American Management Systems. In addition to delivering seminars across the United States, he has traveled and consulted with clients on five continents and trained people from an African chieftain to corporate executives to entry-level employees on the PAR skill set. He has delivered multiple PAR Sessions in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

Tom, who has his MBA from the University of Georgia, is a frequent speaker at industry and management conferences, including being key note speaker at conferences for the Six Sigma Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and Thomas Cook in Cancun, Mexico.