Tommy Spaulding does he does with passion, energy
and insight. He gives his whole heart in every
keynote. He’s one of the most talented speakers
in the country. I can’t recommend anyone
more highly for your organization.”
~ Ken Blanchard Author, “The One Minute
Manager” and Chief Inspiration Officer,
was instrumental in setting the tone for our national
conference. He inspired our group to look at the
value in every relationship. We received many
calls of thanks from our attendees who truly took
Tommy’s special message into their hearts.”
Jones, President, Jersey Mike’s Franchise
message is fundamental and important to all of
us who are trying to make a contribution to the
world. It applies equally to the professional
and personal realms."
Berle, President & COO, Dave and Busters Inc.
Spaulding’s speech inspired our leaders
to focus on creating meaningful relationships
with employees and guests in order to improve
our business and their personal lives.”
Sibella, President and Chief Operating Officer,
can tell you’ve made a great choice for
closing keynote speaker when, after a long day
of meetings and presentations, no one leaves the
room as the final presenter is speaking. Such
was the case the day we had Tommy speak to our
group of almost three hundred sales people! I
know I’ve personally been impacted by Tommy’s
message as were those in the room. It’s
something I will carry with me and implement for
Valentino, President, Greater Washington Metro
, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
whole group was engaged for every minute of Tommy’s
talk. They laughed, they cried and 3 weeks later
they are still talking about it. I still get e-mails
thanking me for finding Tommy. Guys have passed
the book on to their wives to read. There is not
a better use of your company’s money when
having a sales meeting if you want to impact an
Dankel , VP of Sales, Simpson Strong -Tie
presentation was very impactful and uplifting
for our audience. I was impressed and pleased
with his attention to detail and research of our
group. He made it a point repeatedly to tailor
his message specifically to Associated Bank and
the commercial bankers in the room. His presentation
had the right amount of self-deprecating humor
to support the message of individual growth. 85%
of survey respondents rated Tommy as Very or Extremely
Informative (our highest ratings)."
Andringa, SVP, Associated Bank
Heart-Led Leader brilliantly captures the essence
of building extraordinary teams: the matrix of
caring and unselfish, trust-your-life relationships.
Flawless performance matters in human spaceflight,
but at the end of the day heart-guided leadership
is what really drives mission success.”
Rick Searfoss, Astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander,
author of Liftoff
book (The Heart-Led Leader) holds the keys to
driving bottom line results through what Tommy
Spaulding calls, Heart-Led Leadership. These stories
will challenge you to balance your bright mind
with an engaged heart – a leadership approach
that will help you love those you lead.”
Bachelder, CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
and author of Dare to Serve
World-Renowned Speaker on Leadership
Spaulding is President of the Spaulding Companies
Corporation, a national leadership development, speaking,
training, consulting, and executive coaching organization.
A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding
has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations,
educational institutions, and corporations around
rose to become the youngest president and CEO of the
world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People
(2005-2008). Up with People is a global education
organization which aims to bring the world together
through service and music.
unique combination of international travel, service
learning, leadership development and performing arts
offers students an unparalleled experience and a pathway
to make a difference in the world, one community at
a time. In 2000, Tommy Spaulding founded Leader’s
Challenge, which grew to become the largest high school
civic and leadership program in the state of Colorado.
He is also the founder & president of the National
Leadership Academy, a leading national non-profit
leadership development organization.
Spaulding was the Business Partner Sales Manager at
IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange
and Teaching (JET) program.
received a BA in Political Science from East Carolina
University (1992); an MBA from Bond University in
Australia (1998), where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial
Scholar; and an MA in Non-Profit Management from Regis
University (2005). In 2007, Spaulding received an
Honorary PhD in Humanities from the Art Institute
of Colorado. In 2002, he received the Denver Business
Journal’s “Forty under 40 Award.”
2006, Spaulding was awarded East Carolina University’s
“Outstanding Alumni Award,” the highest
distinction awarded to an alumnus of the university.
In 2009, he was appointed the university’s first
“Leader in Residence.” In September 2012,
Spaulding was named by Meetings & Conventions
Magazine as one of the BEST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS in the
Tommy is a two time NY Times Bestselling Author. His
new book, The Heart-Led Leader, which debuted this
month was ranked #1 Wall Street Journal Business,
#1 Amazon Business and #8 NY Times Bestsellers. It’s
Not Just Who You Know is a #2 NY Times Bestseller
and #1 USA Today bestseller.
It’s Not Just Who You Know
(Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning
Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships),
published by Random House in 2010, is a New York Times,
Wall Street Journal and USA Today national bestseller.
it and use it. It is the stuff that will put you head
and shoulders above everyone else."
Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times best-sellers,
MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There
The Heart Led Leader
(How Heart-Led Leadership Will Inspire You to Change
Your Life and Your Organization), Spaulding discusses
the 18 Inch Journey which is the distance from your
head to your heart. This book is a #1 Wall Street Journal
and NY Times Bestseller.
Heart-Led Leader is full of heart - and full of stories
about real leaders whose courageous examples will inspire
you. If you put the principles in this book into practice,
it will not only change your life and your organization,
but also make the world a better place.”
Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and To Sell is Human
powerful read that can profoundly change the way you
approach leading any team. The inspiring stories in
The Heart-Led Leader give clear examples of how others
have transformed their companies by leading with the
heart. A must read for everyone in my organization.”
John Ruble, Global VP - Sales Operations & Talent
Development, Marriott Vacations Worldwide
his inspirational yet practical delivery, Tommy shares
heartwarming and humorous stories from life and business
to illustrate how genuine and lasting relationships
can grow your organization, advance your career, and
change your world.
How investing in ROR – Return on Relationships
can dramatically impact your bottom line and ROI
It’s impossible to build a successful client base
in a silo. In other words, relationships are not optional.
Though economists talk only of Return on Investment
or ROI, Spaulding argues that profit and relationships
are interdependent. “Return on Relationships or
ROR” is the currency we should focus on rather
than solely on ROI, because if we are truly focusing
on relationships, the bottom line goals come more easily.
In this keynote, Spaulding shares his secrets behind
the notion of “Return on Relationships or ROR,”
leaving audiences ready to revolutionize their old methods
and reach new heights in customer stability and loyalty.
How to build genuine and authentic relationships
How do we accomplish extraordinary things as leaders?
The quality of our relationships determines whether
we simply reach a goal or inspire greatness. The success
of any organization is grounded in the formation of
sustainable relationships. In this keynote, Spaulding
illustrates how to build relationship capital throughout
your organization so internal teams maximize their potential
and external constituencies and stakeholders share your
vision. Spaulding also explores groundbreaking leadership
techniques such as building “Fifth Floor Teams,”
and leveraging “Netgiving.”
18 Inches to Heart-Led Leadership
18 Inches is the distance from your head to your heart.
Such a short distance, yet most leaders never take the
journey. Leaders and organizations that lead with their
hearts are more successful and have better results than
those that don't. Love and results are not opposites.
They are two sides of the same coin. It is not love
or results. It is love driven results. If you love what
you do, if you love the people you do it with, if you
love your culture, if you love your mission, if you
love your team, if you love your customers- you will
gain better results.
2010 MIDAMERICA SPEAKERS BUREAU