Leadership Keynote Speaker

Check Out Tom’s Most Popular Keynotes Below

Individually, we all want:

  • To be treated with dignity & respect
  • The opportunity to learn & grow

Collectively, everyone wants:

  • His or her contributions to matter
  • To be a part of something greater

Servant Leadership:

Be that Guiding Light for Your Team

What’s the difference between being a manager, and being a leader?

Where can you learn leadership? National polls consistently reflect that our society rates its military officers at the top of our nation’s most trusted leaders. Why do so many famous authors use military examples to address leadership? Values. To be a beacon, you must live your values.

Values are like magnets,

  • They are what a company markets to attract like-minded people… recruiting.

When you live your values,

  • You create a unique culture and retain your best people… retention.

Leaders will:

  1. Recognize that people choose friends and join organizations for a reason
  2. Discover why living your values inspires others to do the same
  3. Realize that self-awareness is fundamental to effective leadership
  • Length: 1 hour

Servant Leadership: Be that Guiding Light for Your Team addresses why people join organizations: to participate in an environment where they can live their values. This session addresses the principle of living your values foremost, while also speaking to those things we want most as individuals; we all want to be treated with dignity & respect, and, we all want the opportunity to learn & grow.

Key takeaways include self-awareness and humility, as well as understanding the difference between power and authority, and more.

Team Building:

Creating a Culture for Winning Teams

“People are our most important resource, cliché?”

40% of managers fail within the first 18 months. With so many variables that can derail an effort, managers who learn to build relationships and delegate will accomplish more.

When you consider vantage points and learn to empower and develop others, you create a learning environment that inspires your team. As you grow you create that elusive culture where everyone feels like his or her contributions matter and they are a part of something greater.

Leaders will:

  1. Realize the importance of building relationships (Leadership)
  2. Discover why developing others inspires them to do more than you imagined (Teamwork)
  3. Recognize different vantage points and ways to improve your message (Communication)
  • Length: 1 hour

Team Building: Creating a Culture for Winning Teams addresses how to create an environment where team members thrive. When we treat others with dignity & respect, and help people learn & grow, we establish the groundwork for success. Collectively, everyone wants his or her contributions to matter, and, we want to be a part of something greater, a winning team.

Key takeaways include empowering, delegating, and building relationships. This session explores developing others as well as understanding the difference between authority and responsibility, and more.

Relate & Communicate:

Building Bridges & Connecting with Others

Excellent interpersonal communication skills are the most powerful skills you can possess.

— What if you knew how others preferred to communicate and you could connect with anyone?

When you recognize that people prefer to communicate differently, you can learn to identify their style and begin connecting like never before.

During this session we explore the four communication styles. You’ll use my tip sheets and learn to read 19 different signals that indicate the styles of others. With this understanding, you’ll answer two basic questions and learn to identify communication styles. The more you practice, the better you’ll get at identifying, relating, and communicating more effectively.

Leaders will: 

  1. Recognize each of four communication styles
  2. Determine your communication style
  3. Compare and contrast communication styles
  • Length: 1 hour

Relate & Communicate: Building Bridges & Connecting with Others addresses the fundamentals to successful leadership and teams; the ability to build relationships. This involves understanding others, to include seeing things from their vantage point, or perspective. This session addresses recognizing blind spots and weaknesses, understanding the difference, and knowing how to overcome.

Key takeaways include a deeper awareness of your communication style.