LifocusLifocus Career Services
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Established in 1995, our Rhode Island office is now in our 26th year of servicing clients.

No matter what your talent management challenge is, Lifocus – OI Global Partners can meet it and deliver programs and services anywhere in the world. From outplacement services to executive coaching to training workshops and seminars to leadership development, Lifocus – OI Global Partners provides a wide range of customized services from our local offices. We provide you with the reach of a major international company along with the tailored service, market knowledge and central coordination you’ve come to expect from a local provider. We serve organizations and individuals with an array of services.

Lifocus – OI Global Partners is a group of seasoned professionals who understand the difficult decisions and challenges you face—because we have had to make the same decisions ourselves. We can assist you in workforce planning to assess, transition, develop and retain the key talent needed to drive organizational success.

We deliver results by dedicating ourselves to the latest in programs and technology in order to bring solutions to your employee and organizational challenges. Our proprietary Web-based resource, OI Solutions, is a cutting-edge resource for all clients to use and track their activities and success. We help you align individual career needs with organizational objectives and teach people leadership, team building and other skills that help them excel in your culture. Our expertise extends from planning workforce transitions to coaching key executives to helping your leaders meet their strategic goals.

Our Team

S. Thomas Wharton, CMF – Founder and President, Lifocus Inc. and Managing Partner, OI Global Partners
Tom established Lifocus in 1995 as a full-service talent management firm. He attended Bowling Green University where he studied Business Administration. He has numerous certifications in Information Technology. In addition, he brings over 25 years of corporate management experience with Thom McAn footwear division of Melville Corporation as a Regional VP, having had responsibility for recruiting, hiring, coaching, training, promotion, retention, performance management, and succession planning, overseeing 1,000+ employees. Tom is also the Board VP for the Marketing, Public Relations and Social Media Division of OI Global Partners.

Tom is a Certified Executive Coach and an ICCI Certified Career Counselor. He is considered an authority on issues related to executive coaching and career counseling, having authored many articles on related subjects. He has worked with hundreds of managers, professionals, executives and C-suite individuals in performance coaching, skills coaching, career coaching, personal or life coaching, business coaching, and executive coaching.

Tom has been a guest speaker and provided pro bono workshops to several nonprofits including the Donley Rehabilitation Center, Kent House, CCRI, Bryant College, Warwick Vets High School, and Windom High School, and is a regular lecturer for MBA graduate classes at Johnson & Wales University.

Professional affiliations include; ICCI (Institute of Career Certification International), Certified Fellow Manager; MRG – (Management Research Group), Certified and Licensed in Executive Coaching & Leadership Development; NEHRA, SHRM-RI, SHRM, ACF International, and a life member of the Two-Ten Foundation. He served as an ambassador to the Chamber of Commerce, a Board of Trustees member and ongoing mentor to children through the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership, and provided corporate sponsorship and served as a volunteer speaker for Junior Achievement. In addition, Tom has worked with the Rhode Island Special Olympics as a volunteer, as well as being a CASA volunteer (court-appointed special advocate for abused, neglected and dependent children) with the Rhode Island Department of Children Youth and Families.

Tom can be reached at 401.884.7959 X301 or email,

Warwick Office
4090 Post Rd, Suite A
Warwick, RI 02886