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Tom's Story

We can’t change the hand life dealt us, however, we do get to make choices that will determine how that hand is played out.California was terrific, but after fifteen years I got tired of missing my family. So I bought a new convertible, well aware of the irony considering Midwestern winters, and drove east until I hit the Mississippi. So here I am. I've spent years peeling away the layers of supposed to be and believe the reason I am taking up space on planet earth is to help others do the same.

I believe, I truly believe, we know who we are meant to be the moment we are born.  The hitch in that giddy-up is that this was also the moment the rest of the world—our family, society, our friends—started telling us who we are supposed to be.

Life takes its twists and turns and sometimes we have no idea where we will land, but one thing I know for sure is, “It’s never too late for a new beginning. We always arrive right on time.”...no matter how cold the winters get.




I have been a graphic designer, writer, owned and operated a pottery studio, tended bar, traveled the world buying beautiful things with someone else’s money, taught math through art to kindergarten students and worked in drug & alcohol recovery.  One summer during college, I worked seven days a week, twelve hours a day, as the “Brinemaster” in an industrial pea canning factory. You know, for prisons and institutions? Nothing glamorous like Birdseye or Green Giant. But, that’s another story.

   Very possibly during a mid-life crisis. I decided to spread my wings and move from my hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Los Angeles. Well aware of the cliché, I bought a convertible and drove west until I hit the ocean.  In LA  I began doing stand-up and became a presence on the LA comedy circuit,  began public speaking and published two books. .




If you are looking for a speaker who doesn’t just put on a performance, but genuinely shares who he is and where he has been with the audience, you’ve found him. Somewhat unfiltered, Tom tells the audience, as his Grandpa Herb used to say, "Where the bear crapped in the buckwheat." No, we're not sure either. Don't ask.

Through personal anecdotes, philosophical insights, and acerbic wit, Tom inspires audiences to explore "It’s surprisingly difficult to find powerful speakers who not only speak from the heart, but who are also funny and real. Tom won’t hide the truth from his audience, which only makes his stage presence and charisma have even greater impact." ﷯a shift in perspective and guides them to break the pattern of doubt so they can turn their “someday dreams” into today’s reality. Tom leads audiences to take ownership of their own quest to reveal their true selves.

Tom doesn’t claim to have the answers to all of life’s questions, but one

thing he does know for sure—endings last as long as we choose and beginnings begin as soon as we are willing to start.

Tom’s ready to start. How about you?”



Tom honed his speaking skills as an officer of Toastmasters International, where he delivered more than one hundred speeches and has been awarded sixty first-place ribbons. His first professional speaking engagement was at Symantec Corporation that staffs 11,000 employees nationwide.



      Slay your demons, embrace your gifts and talents and become the person you have always dreamed of being. Through personal anecdotes, philosophical insights and slightly irreverent humor, Tom inspires the reader to explore a shift in perspective — to begin to see the amazing opportunities life offers us.

      Whether it be a how-to manual or a book of inspirational and somewhat tawdry quotes, the reader is invited to rediscover the person they are meant to be, revel in this miraculous world, and through new eyes, begin to see the vast opportunities life offers.  Learn to recognize and strip away the facades, break down the obstacles, see through the self deception and reveal the genuine undiscovered you.


Let's Get Naked! 
Reveal the Undiscovered You

"Remember that endings last as long as we choose &

beginnings begin as soon as we are willing to start. "

       Our lives are busier than they have ever been. At the  end of the day, how much  energy do we really have left  in us to chase our dreams?  To change our lives? Bookshelves are inundated with self-help books claiming it’s as easy to change one’s life, as it is to change one’s shoes. But, Let's Get Naked! does not ask you to change. Instead, it acts as your guide to rediscovering the original you.

      Both entertaining and inspiring, this book offers a series of worksheets walking the reader through the process. It’s fast! It’s simple! It works! Let’s Get Naked! opens the reader’s mind to the possibilities life offers, shows them how to get rid of the self-doubt, and inspires them discover who they were meant to be.

      Go ahead. Get Naked! I think you'll like what you see.

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I am a Very Spiritual Yet Vulgar Man

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I Am A Very Spiritual Yet Vulgar Man A collection of original, inspiring, witty & at times tawdry quotationsThe first of these quotes was conceived during a particularly challenging time in my life, doing my best to hang onto the thinly frayed thread that tied me to what was left of my sanity. It just sort of popped into my brain. Some may even say I channeled it. The language seemed to range from that of a choirboy to a merchant seaman. I used no filter. Some may even argue that I never had one. I tried to edit, compartmentalize, and "When opportunity knocks, don’t just answer the door. Walk through it like you own that shit!" Namaste.delete quotes that didn’t seem to fit or were possibly a bit too “salty”. Then, I realized the quotes  came from every facet of my personality — everything that I am, and I said right out loud, “Well, I guess I’m just a very spiritual yet vulgar man,” and thus this book was born.

Whether illuminated with angelic radiance or seasoned with the saltiness of a merchant seaman, we are all an amazing, wonderful mix of everything the Universe has to offer — perfect in our imperfections.

BooK 'em!

“A breath of fresh air in a world where we can have difficulty catching our breath in the midst of self-doubt." ﷯

Thought Coach

Do you find yourself continual looking at successful friends lives and think, “I’m more talented than them, smarter than them, more capable than them...” yet you stand back and watch their lives and careers take off like a rocket wondering, “Why not me?”"Working with Tom was a comfortable, fun and enlightening way for me to get clear on goals and obstacles I've created that get in the way. His straightforward tactics, blended with kindness, and just the right dosage of "new agey-ness" was what I needed to create a game plan for myself with built in motivational stop measures. Thanks Tom!" ﷯ The answer to that question is, they know who they are and what they want. It may sound simple, but figuring out who you want to be and where you want to take your life isn’t always that easy.
I am a certified IFTT Transformational Thought Coach and incorporate the IFTT techniques with my own to assist you in revealing the undiscovered you.
   I believe we know who we are meant to be the moment we are born, unfortunately that is also the moment the rest of the world, our family, our friends our boss, start telling us who we are “supposed to be.” Are you ready to peel back the layers of “supposed to be," unleash who you are meant, and create a plan that will launch you into the future you have always dreamed of? I’m going to give you a 20 minute session at no charge just see if we click. We can talk about what you want in life, figure out what’s holding you back and I’ll give you a few steps to help you get closer to your goal.
      Remember, we are never late for a new beginning we always arrive right on time!
     Ready to get started? Great! So am I!