Creatives want to be him. World and business leaders want to be with him. Coach to many of the world’s top CEOs, philanthropists and entertainers, Tom Oliver has shared his secrets on leadership, innovation and creativity with Bono, the Dalai Lama, and Richard Branson. Tom has worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, financial leaders like World Bank Group, the Rockefeller family and the family of Warren Buffett, the world’s most notable business leaders, and the best global brands from Johnson & Johnson to Pepsi and Google in Silicon Valley. Tom is also a Visiting Professor of Innovation, of Change Management/Digital Transformation as well as of Strategic HR/People Management. Tom has also been called “one of the most creative people on the planet” by the masterminds behind Barack Obama’s multiaward winning viral “Yes, we can” campaign. Tom’s story is particularly inspiring because he was not born with a silver spoon or to a prosperous family. He built his network from scratch and is now a serial entrepreneur, an innovation guru, a worldrenowned music producer, awardwinning philanthropist, and author of the international McGraw Hill bestseller “Nothing Is Impossible.
Tom is a worldrenowned authority on disruptive innovation and is an holistic thought leader at some of the best business schools in the world. Tom draws on his global experience as a music producer, singer, songwriter and pianist and uses a live and interactive music presentation as part of his keynote. By playing piano and singing and even integrating the audience into his performance, he illustrates the true nature of “jamming” – of making music in a band, and its benefits for optimizing collaboration within teams and for cracking the code of innovation.
Tom’s lifelong experience in various areas such as World Business, Philanthropy, Music, and Academia collectively, allows his keynotes to resonate powerfully with the audience with a lasting impact! Tom’s keynotes are valued highly because he brings in a versatile collection of experiences, having lived and breathed various roles from being a serial entrepreneur, businessman, academic, a creative artist and a philanthropist. What is personified in Tom’s messages is that he is the thinker, the doer, the storyteller. And because of this Tom is the perfect speaker.
Tom’s keynotes are inspiring and emotionally enriching as he shares his holistic viewpoint this is particularly unique to not just have the knowledge in theory but having experienced the lessons first-hand in a wide array of fields. His exposure to various cultures around the world makes him uniquely capable to address critical aspects such as cross functional & cross cultural collaboration, understanding the Millennial Generation and young customers, and achieving new heights of productivity and innovation.