J. E. Thomas & Associates

A Personal Career Coaching & Consulting Firm


James E. Thomas III

Personal Career Coach, Consultant, Author, Advisor, & Keynote Speaker



Mr. Thomas is an accomplished business executive with extensive years of successful experience at varied and notable companies and organizations. He has been requested on many occasions to be a guest panelist and keynote speaker on numerous human resources, career coaching, and job transition topics. He has been very active providing career coaching to clients, and conducting workshops and presentations to working professionals and professionals in transition.


He is President and Founder of J. E. Thomas & Associates, a Personal Career Coaching and Consulting firm. His key focus is devoted to providing individual career coaching to professionals in transition as well as working executive professionals needing advice and counsel to achieve career aspirations. His Transition Road Map "secret sauce" methodology has had a positive impact on supporting professionals in transition. He continues to provide human resources consulting to small and medium size companies on issues involved with organization and HR forensic assessments, executive development, senior level management issues, and employee relations matters. Also, Mr. Thomas hosts the Career Secret Sauce radio show as part of The Workforce Show series on WERA 96.7 FM, Arlington. This show is devoted to interviewing successful professionals to discuss their distinctive career success factors.


Mr. Thomas has served as interim CHRO for NeuStar, and INOVA Health during their transition to a full-time HR executive. Previously, he was the EVP, Human Resources & Administration for webMethods, Inc. (a publicly traded software company). In this role, he provided leadership to the human resources, facilities, and information technology departments worldwide.


Other professional experience spans notable diverse companies and organizations. He held HR management or executive level positions at Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, American Red Cross-National Headquarters, LCI International, and 2nd Century Communications.


He has served as Vice Chair of the Northern Virginia Employer Advisory Committee (an affiliate organization with the Virginia Employment Commission); the Board of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia; the Advisory Board of Horne International (a public company); and the Board of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).


Mr. Thomas holds BA and MA degrees from Montclair State University


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