Today, Fathom Corporate Training marks the firm’s tenth anniversary as a leading provider of professional development programs and business consulting services. Since its founding, the company has built a stellar reputation for helping global enterprises and recognized brands address a range of critical challenges, contributing to improved employee morale, lower turnover, higher productivity, and increased revenue.
“Employee performance problems and corporate culture clashes can have repercussions well beyond the workplace, impacting customer service, corporate reputation, sales and profit margins,” said John Males, founder and president of Fathom Corporate Training. “At Fathom, we work closely with each client to understand their specific professional development needs, and I’m gratified that during ten years in business we’ve earned the trust of so many large and well-respected corporations throughout central Texas and around the world.”
“LifeWorks Austin is a fierce advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. We provide a pathway to help more than 4,000 youth and families, many of whom are facing life’s most difficult challenges, including homelessness, trauma, and abuse,” said Susan McDowell, executive director at LifeWorks. “Fathom has donated services to help our key team members prepare professionally for our goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020.”
Based in the Austin area, Fathom is particularly well-known for addressing unique issues that stem from rapid growth and a multi-generational workplace — two characteristics shared by many companies in this vibrant city with a young, well-educated workforce. In fact, Austin ranks as the second largest metro area in the U.S. for Millennials, with the Millennial generation accounting for around 27 percent of the population, according to the Brookings Institution.
Delivering expertise in all areas of professional development, Fathom has assisted hundreds of clients based in Central Texas — from Dell, Emerson, Home Away and RetailMeNot, to the City of Austin, the state of Texas and the University of Texas. Organizations value Fathom’s client-centered approach that achieves measurable results, such as helping the SXSW Conference organization fine-tune customer service skills as the annual event has grown exponentially.
Fathom facilitates private onsite training for clients as well as holding monthly open enrollment workshops on many professional development topics. To celebrate the tenth anniversary, Fathom will host a party for clients year-end at River Place Country Club in Austin.
As the founder of Fathom Corporate Training, John Males applies best practices learned in corporate turnaround environments, such as participating in one of the largest and most significant corporate turnarounds in business history while on the management team of Continental Airlines.