Best known for:
Fortune 500 Consultant, Award-Winning Global Social Entrepreneur, Professor of Innovation & Change Management, Best-Selling Author, Singer, Songwriter & Producer.
Tom has worked with world leaders such as Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama as well as with the CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies throughout the world. Like no other visionary leader, Tom is able to bridge the creative arts with the demands of global marketing in multinationals and the world of finance and business. Tom's Masterclass Programmes in our Skills Enhancing and Bespoke Projects divisions give great perspective to his worldwide appeal. He has been described by the masterminds behind the award-winning viral Barack Obama “Yes, we can!” campaign as “one of the most creative people on the planet.”
A highly demanded global keynote speaker, Tom has been hailed by the world’s leading creative agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Interbrand as a “gateway to millions of next generation trend setter and early adopters” whose “passion as a speaker is contagious”.
His expertise is sought after by the top financial institutions such as the World Bank and the world ́s best business schools from Manchester to Kellogg School of Management. This is why cutting-edge corporations like Google call on Tom to produce “whole new creative levels of solutions”.
Tom is also a world-renowned singer, songwriter, artist, pianist and music producer whose iconic tracks are played by the most famous clubs from Tokyo to New York. As a live performer, Tom has been headlining festivals around the world from St Tropez to Ibiza. He attended the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cologne, Germany.
Tom is the Founder and Chair of The Leadership Circle at the Manchester Business School in the UK. The Leadership Circle serves to instill best entrepreneurial practices for a new ethical and visionary leadership in the 21st century and highlights the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach to solve global and business problems.
After the Manchester Business School, was ranked #4 in the world in ROI by Forbes in 2015, Tom was invited to join other famous global thought leaders as youngest Fellow at the World Business Academy, USA- together with the former Deans of INSEAD and the Kellogg School of Management. Following this invitation, Tom was appointed Visiting Professor of Innovation in the Silicon Valley of Europe (NICE Sophia Antipolis). Tom has received one of the highest ratings among the professors at the MBA program and has now been appointed: Visiting Professor of Change Management at the IAE NICE Sophia Antipolis Graduate School of Management. Its Global MBA program was ranked #2 in France in 2015 (MOCI International Business Review).
Tom´s work with the global MBA students will focus on the Fortune 500 best practices, principles, mindsets and mental models that are key for businesses to come out on top, win and seize opportunities in challenging and rapidly changing economic environments:
- Digital Transformation: Master its challenges and unlock hidden potentials for medium, large-sized businesses and multinationals.
- Digital Consumers: Communicate best to win their hearts and minds and tap into the Millennial wallet.
- Digital Marketing - The Future: Create a seamless, more connected and emotional experience for your consumers.
- Leadership: Master the principles of visionary personal and corporate leadership to empower your teams to perform.
- Optimize Communication Among Teams: Improve and maximise your understanding and sensitivity for cross-cultural differences and radically improve your cross-cultural management.
- Motivation & Teamwork: Achieve new heights of productivity through collaborative engagement.
- Win the Millennials: Engage today¹s most powerful consumers below 30 and ensure your brand's impact on this target audience is an indelible one.
Tom also serves as a lifelong creative member of the Club of Budapest, one of the most influential think tanks of our time. He is a member of The Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) and is dedicated to the concept of business as a catalyst for social change.
He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, among them the title of “Best practices and innovations in individual philanthropy and social investment around the world” by the Synergos Institute, New York, founded by the Rockefeller family.
Tom is incredibly compassionate and speaks and presents in 5 languages fluently (German, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese).
Professor Michael Luger Dean Manchester Business School
Richard Huntington, Director of Strategy, Saatchi & Saatchi
Jordan Ryan, UN Assistant Secretary-General
Jez Frampton, Global Group CEO, Interbrand
Jeffrey Skoll, First President of eBay, Founder and Chairman of the Skoll Group, the Skoll Foundation, and Participant Media
Deepak Chopra, Worldwide bestselling author, Founder Chopra Foundation
Chade-Meng Tan, Head of Google Talent Team