New York Times Bestselling Author | Expert on Building Traction and Momentum with Customers and Teams
Tom Connellan energizes and inspires audiences with actionable ideas that quickly build traction and momentum in teams or with customers. Founded on research and his experience as a CEO, entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author, Tom’s presentations deliver “rock-solid value”. His methods work because they’re based not on opinion but on research, testing, and real-world application.
Tom knows first-hand the challenges that businesses need to overcome to succeed: he founded a wellness company and built it into a network of 1200 instructors serving 300 hospitals and most of the Fortune 500 firms. More than 1,000,000 people participated in one or more of his company’s programs. He is also a former Research Associate and Program Director at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of 72 management development programs each year, and he was was the editorial director of four leadership and human resource magazines.
Because Tom’s world is one of C-level executives, business leaders, the military, and driven entrepreneurs, he is a straight-shooting keynote speaker who tells it like it is. Audiences sense his passion and enthusiasm right away. With his fast-paced, entertaining, and informative presentations, he keeps everyone fully engaged from start to finish. Within the first ten minutes, he regularly has virtually everyone in the audience thinking “This guy really understands our marketplace, my company, me, and what we’re facing”, and his actionable ideas will give you an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace that is 100% legal.
His rock-solid value is why he was the only outside speaker at a global conference series sponsored by Fortune magazine; and rock-solid value is why he was named one of “seven tough talking and truth telling keynote speakers” by Selling Power magazine. It is also why Tom regularly keynotes meetings for organizations such as FedEx, Marriott, Canadian Tire, Sobeys, CIBC, Rogers, TD Canada Trust, Acura, GlaxoSmithKline, BMW, Lockheed Martin, Neiman Marcus, Great West Life, Midland Transport, Cascadian Farms, Irving Tissue, Home Depot, ASAE, and MPI.