Before university, Tom spent four years learning the ropes of industry and banking, as well as linguistics (English, French, German) in the United States, Germany and Switzerland. After working in financial and insurance services, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and became a partner in a brokerage firm.

It was about then, in the mid-1980s, that he realized it was all about human communications. This focus continued during his studies of psychology and philosophy at the University of Cologne, as well as at Columbia University.

In 1996, Tom established the international business development and management consultancy 3C New York, Inc., with the corporate vision of realizing potential in international firms through human communications. The response among corporate clients is overwhelming - and among cross-culture workshop participants nothing less than phenomenal.

Today, Tom is still drawn irresistibly to human communications in the corporate world. In addition to the services provided by 3C New York, Tom Ernsing offers comprehensive individual and executive coaching, life coaching, counseling, communications and cross-culture training. He is now based in New York and Duesseldorf.

Tom is a German-born U.S. citizen.


Alliance Asset Management, Alliance Capital, Allied Signal, AT&T, Bayer USA, Bertelsmann, BMW Financial Services, BMW Industries Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Charter House, Coopers & Lybrand, Country Home Bakers, Dade Behring, Deutsche Bank, Dortmund-Project, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, International Business School, GE Capital, General Electric, German-American Chamber of Commerce New York, Goedecke, Heidelberger Zement, Lehigh Portland Cement/Vulkan-Holding, Holzmann AG, McKinsey & Company, PIMCO, Raytion GmbH, Richard Lewis Communications, Sagem Défense Sécurité SA France, SAP America, Siemens, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Thaiher, Proffitt + Wood, Turner Construction, Hochtief, Warner Lambert, Wirtschaftsfoerderung Nordrhein Westfalen, Windham International, Woolworth.