Tom Oliver is a coach to many of the world’s top CEOs, philanthropists, and entertainers. He has shared his secrets on leadership, innovation and creativity with Bono, the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, and Richard Branson and to hundreds of thousands of people as a global keynote conference speaker.
Tom has worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, the world’s most notable business leaders and the best global brands from Johnson & Johnson to Pepsi and Google. Google HQ in Silicon Valley invites him to coach leadership, the World Bank seeks his business advice, the European Parliament, the United Nations, Austria and China invite him to speak to world leaders.
Tom´s expertise is sought after by the premier financial institutions such as the World Bank, the best business schools in the world from the Manchester Business School to the Kellogg School of Management, political powerhouses like the European Parliament and the UN, heads of state from Austria to India and China and the worlds cutting edge multinational corporations.
Termed “one of the world´s best experts on leadership” (Wharton School of Business), Tom is also a Visiting Professor of Innovation, of Change Management and Digitalization and of Human Resource Management. He is a world-renowned authority on disruptive innovation and holistic thought leader at some of the best business schools in the world. He founded the Global Leadership Circle at Manchester Business School while contributing to it being ranked as one of the top international business programs (Full-time MBA ranked #4 in the world for ROI by Forbes).
Tom has been called award-winning “role model for the modern global social entrepreneur” (Peggy Dulany Rockefeller). He is the Founder of the World Peace Foundation and World Peace Festival (WPF), which have been supported by business leaders like Richard Branson, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu who has called the WPF “the most influential peace gathering in history”.
Tom started the World Peace Foundation based purely on a vision and starting a network from scratch. Practical global leadership in action then growing it into a global movement, thereby uniting – for the first time in history – the most diverse group of world and business leaders around a shared cause.The Dalai Lama has called the World Peace Foundation “a global community of millions of people who take an active stance for peace”.
Tom has been awarded lifelong seats in some of the most influential think tanks of our time, together with a wide range of bestselling authors, Nobel Laureates and Heads of State, including The World Business Academy in the US. Praised as “a coach to many of the world´s most notable philanthropists, entertainers and CEOs” (McGraw Hill Professional) and achieving the “highest ratings for his keynotes and workshops” (Pepsico), Tom has perfected a unique and accelerated method of maximizing personal, leadership, and business potential.
Called “an extraordinary leader” by Deepak Chopra, Tom is the author of the global McGraw-Hill publication “Nothing Is Impossible” which has been endorsed by business leaders from SAP to eBay and Google, and self-made billionaires from Africa to the US. Tom is also the co-author of the “Encyclopaedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics”. This comprehensive reference volume for the next decade provides practical solutions to the sustainability challenges in the next 5-10 years and has been called an “impressive array of contributions written by leading scholars” (London School of Economics).
Also a “legendary singer & songwriter, music producer and live performer who has headlined many of the biggest music festivals in the world” (Riviera Buzz, France), Tom has been called “one of the most creative people on the planet” by the masterminds behind Barack Obama´s multi-award winning viral “Yes, we can” campaign. The world´s best creative agencies from Saatchi & Saatchi to Interbrand have named him “a gateway to millions of next-generation trendsetter and early adopters” and “an expert on understanding the Millennial Generation and the hearts and minds of consumers below 30” (Interbrand – “Best Global Brands”).
Tom is also a passionate surfer and kitesurfer. Tom speaks and presents in five languages fluently and divides his time between the South of France, Germany and New York.
"Tom is fabulously placed to inspire those around him to learning whole new levels of solutions."
(Tom is) “an expert on understanding the Millennial Generation and the hearts and minds of consumers below 30.”
(Tom is) “a gateway to millions of next generation trend setter and early adopters.”
"an extraordinary leader”
"Tom was great, as always! Tom´s presentation was very well received, and we received very positive feedback from the participants in Washington, DC. The event was a big success!"
" We learned a lot from Tom's opening keynote and live music performance at Germany's international IT Summit. The breadth and depth of his experience and his global network is impressive! "
" Tom´s approach is outstanding. A very insightful, transparent and outstanding learning experience for myself, the VP, and our whole team of Country Directors. Extremely powerful. "
“Tom had me glued to his seat for the entire duration of his keynote speech! Extremely powerful. His global, unique and holistic insights into areas such as Innovation, Digital Transformation, Digital Consumers, Change Management, Millennials and Strategic HR Management were highly valuable for me, my team and my organisation. They will surely guide Merck moving forward!"