Thought leader

People development expert

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I have spent 15 years developing people through the facilitation of effective group workshops.  While honing my skills as an expert facilitator internationally I've also worked as an advanced facilitation trainer, Executive coach, MC, and Speaker yet above all I'm a student of the human condition and mastering the recipe that reveals individual and collective genius.

My signature strength is creating intimate environments that challenge groups of all sizes through authenticity, honesty and a unique conversational style of group facilitation.  The result is a refreshing dialogue that gets to the heart of the issue enabling us to build new capability in the form of applicable emotional intelligence to ensure meaningful change.

I have delivered a direct impact on over 100,000 people from high-level corporate executives, professional athletes, celebrities, and teenagers.  I started out with The Reach Foundation doing group facilitation, training facilitation and speaking engagements over a ten year period.  I then ran my consultancy for five years and now work as a principal facilitator and experience architect at Talkforce.  Calling on this vast experience and driven by a fierce passion for creating positive growth I deliver effective interventions targeted at leadership and team performance, building practical, emotional intelligence and resilience to realise potential to name a few.

Read more about my work with men, youth and in the corporate sector.

Portrait by Toby Hudson

Tom is an inspirational facilitator with exceptional depth and range. He has the unique ability to pinpoint the areas to drive transformational change and can do so with a broad audience. I have personally experienced Tom’s impact with youth and the most senior level of Executives. He is authentic, courageous and committed; truly an exceptional facilitator and leader
— Mike McGrath PwC | Managing Partner - CMO Telstra Lead Partner