Discover your purpose. Realize your passion.

Tom Vansaghi, Ph.D.

Tom Vansaghi passionately supports the ideology that if individuals discover their strengths and commit to a focused life purpose, they will maximize their potential and ultimately, their personal fulfillment. Further, he believes formal education exists to fully develop each individual’s purpose and potential. This gives rise to economic self sufficiency, inspires civic responsibility and becomes the foundation for a strong, vibrant democracy.

Vansaghi is an energetic, visionary who leads with action through purposeful strategy and compassionate support while developing the people around him to push them beyond their potential.

Vansaghi focuses on helping individuals and organizations discover and define their core purpose, articulate it clearly, concisely and in compelling ways.  He has also spent more than a decade guiding others in their quests to achieve their purpose through balanced living and goal setting within their key life roles.

Tom Vansaghi recently became executive director of the North American Primary Care Research Group and director of online education for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.  Both are international associations of primary care physicians focused on academic medicine, research and advocacy to provide holistic, cutting-edge health care delivery to help individuals attain physical, psychological and emotional well-being.  Prior to these roles, he directed the government relations, internal communications, media relations, marketing, fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, web development and community relations for both an urban/suburban community college district and a regional state university.  He previously held key positions within Governor Mel Carnahan’s administration in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Vansaghi has over two decades of leadership experience in various non-profit organizations. He currently chairs the board of directors for the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund; is vice chair of the ReDiscover Foundation board of directors; is a past member of the association board of directors for The Missouri CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates); is past chairman of the board for Harmony (formerly the National Conference of Community and Justice); former chair of the public policy committee for the board of directors of Citizens for Missouri’s Children; is a 2009 graduate of the Centurions leadership program of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; and is a 2012 graduate of the Doniphan Leadership Institute.  He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in political science, public administration and fundraising at local universities and leads a variety of workshops and seminars.

Consulting Services

Tom Vansaghi can provide you or your group with the following expertise (or these and other services can be customized to meet your unique needs):

  • Living a Life of Balance
  • Purposeful Leadership
  • Creating and Deploying Your Organizational or Personal Purpose
  • How to Become Best in Class
  • Fundraising / Grant Writing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Advocacy / Government Relations
  • Building and Managing Your Brand
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  • Group Facilitation
  • Inspirational Speaking

Contact Information:

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Phone Number:  816.835.3751 (mobile)

 Testimonials for Tom Vansaghi

“Dr. Tom Vansaghi facilitated a session for the Assistance League of Kansas City to help us determine whether we should proceed with a capital campaign.  The nearly 70 participants in the session came away with exactly what we hoped to accomplish.  Through participation in thought-provoking exercises and dialogue, our members were able to consider the future of our organization and how to best serve the needs of our clients.  The feedback I received, as well as many personal comments to me directly, was very positive.  Many stated that this was such a purposeful exercise, we should continue this kind of work in the future.”       Libby Blair, President of Assistance League of Kansas City

Vansaghi facilitating for Assistance League of Kansas City


One response

  1. Hi Tom,
    Welcome to the blogosphere!

    I love the image you have at the top of this page of a guy shouting from a mountaintop — ’cause it easily could be me telling the world about Tom Vansaghi.


    December 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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