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Former NFL Quarterback and Authority on Leadership, Leading Change & Accelerating Performance
A dynamic and highly sought-after speaker, leadership expert Tom Flick has delivered over 2,000 presentations to a “who’s-who” list of clients that includes Microsoft, Star-bucks, Google, American Express, Amazon, NASA, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the Pentagon. Tom addresses more than 100,000 men and women each year and has garnered a reputation around the world as an authority on leadership, helping organizations develop leaders, lead change effectively and increase teamwork and organizational performance. Read More >
Tom’s passion for raising more effective leaders is achieved by his unique gift to connect with the listener’s heart as well as their head. Understanding that people, not programs, help organizations change and grow. He draws on his leadership experience as a former NFL quarterback for seven seasons, his association with Dr. John Kotter and his extensive work in corporate America, to provide actionable solutions around developing leaders and leading the change process.
Mentored by leadership and change experts Dennis Goin, Executive Vice President of Kotter International, and Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard School of Business Dr. John Kotter, Tom uses his exceptional talent as a deft storyteller to inspire audiences to lead change, to recognize opportunities for growth, and to adopt a leader’s mindset, whether in the role of executive, manager, salesperson, or frontline employee.
Tom customizes every engaging presentation based on each organization’s needs and desired outcomes, collaborating directly with the client to ensure measurable take-aways for their organization. Tom Flick’s exceptional ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit and razor-sharp insight is why he is in such high demand. Read Less ^
Leadership vs. Management
Creating Legacy Teams
Innovation by Invitation
Leadership is increasingly needed from as many people as possible. No longer can one charismatic individual lead the vision alone. Thriving organizations understand that leadership, from top to bottom; drives the bottom-line. Great leaders mobilize people to unexpected achievement by winning over hearts and minds. They arouse determination towards emotionally compelling goals creating decisive advantage. The Heart of Leadership empowers more leaders at all levels of the organization creating winning attitudes, confidence and extraordinary belief systems that generate consistent winning results.
The ability to change quickly and well can mean the difference between an organization thriving or dying. The ability of leaders to successfully lead through this change is paramount to fully realize its opportunities and avoid the hazards. When a major change arises, getting it right becomes imperative. Leading Change will equip leaders with the proper understanding of how successful change is created. Organizations that lead change effectively can take advantage of significant opportunities, avoid looming hazards, and thereby create enormous value.
In a competitive world that will not stand still, the all-too-common problem of complacency and false urgency can be solved by producing the highly positive and highly focused force of true urgency. With true urgency, people respond with action now, not later. Now means making progress every single day. Now means tackling challenges that are essential to success or survival, winning or losing. True Urgency will produce results in your people that you very much want and the world very much needs.
Awaken slumbering morale, sharpen team vision and secure strong performances company wide. Create the winning environment and have your group exceed your best expectations. Today’s business environment requires a committed, cohesive workforce. Moving people from a position of compliance, to one of commitment is a powerful business advantage. Your employees will be motivated, energized, focused, and better prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business world.
"We invited Tom to a gathering of more than 300 hospital executives who were navigating significant changes within their company. He was entertaining, inspirational and relevant. He customized his commentary to our industry and our company's unique challenges and opportunities. His words helped put into perspective - and spark important ideas - about how we could collectively lead our teams successfully through the changes we were experiencing - and that were likely on our horizon. I highly recommend Tom. he is delightful and collaborative, and I would gladly welcome him back to another event for our company."
"If you are looking for an outstanding speaker and are considering Tom Flick, then look no further. He is passionate, sincere and engaging, and he tailored a message just for us. Tom is a special person and gifted communicator who truly wants to help others be their best. Tom used powerful examples of what he learned about our company to emphasize his points and connect with our team... A true professional who didn’t miss a beat. He was a pleasure to work with, and delivered a powerful talk to my team."
"Without exception, Tom was a hit last night! People are still talking about his message – which was what we had hoped for. It is a rare pleasure to find a speaker who can tailor his message so meaningfully to the specific audience. Thank you again for the superb job getting us started on what was without question our best meeting of this sort to date."
"If I may be so bold, I think I may know at least one of the secrets to your success on stage—you are a fantastic listener. The way you incorporated the context and messaging that our executives, advisors, and I shared with you prior to you presentation was phenomenal. You truly heard us when we asked you to learn about our advisors’ experiences—and you took that information and used it to inspire and motivate in a way that was meaningful to our specific audience. Thank you for that."
'It went really well! Our deans were very pleased with him and the participants seemed engaged and interested. He was a great fit for our audience and the theme of our program. There is talk of one of our leaders wanting to use him in the future. Thanks so much for all your help and support!"
"Tom is a skilled communicator and teacher of Dr. Kotter’s concepts and 8-step process. If your organization is on the cusp of needing change, I heartily endorse Tom and encourage you to bring as many as you can and crowd together to hear what he has to say."
"Tom, you are a skilled orator. During the time you spoke, you had the team laughing, crying, and touching every emotion in between as you presented critical strategies of team development, leadership, and creating a culture of high values. You were truly a perfect fit for our organization."
"Our 1,000 store development leaders were the beneficiaries of your incredible message and I enthusiastically recommend you to anyone seeking to make a powerful and positive impact on their people and culture."
"Tom was exceptional. He inspires, engages and motivates. Our global senior leadership team was impressed and walked away energized and ready to take action."
"Tom Flick is an insightful and powerful presenter. His ability to positively impact an audience with an enduring message is among the best I have seen in my 30+ years in the industry."
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