Over many years of analysis, he has discovered that the purposeful application of this gift is key to achieving fulfillment, joy, and meaning in life.
Thom’s own gift is the ability to help people look within themselves, unpack their gift, and apply its purpose to realize their full potential.
Thom’s own gift is the ability to help people look within themselves, unpack their gift, and apply its purpose to realize their full potential. But he didn’t always know it.
For nearly 30 years, Thom built a successful career as America’s Market Strategist. He worked closely with powerful companies— such as John Deere, Trek Bicycle and Patterson Dental to help them gain market share and sustain growth. He parlayed his success into an influential speaking career, sharing his expertise on platforms at over 3,000 conferences, writing for more than 300 trade journals, and authoring 7 books.
His career skyrocketed. By the time he was 53 years old, he had achieved a remarkable level of professional success, and even completed his personal “bucket list.” Still, he was unfulfilled.
Then, on October 23, 2001, Thom had an epiphany that would change the course of his life. He suddenly realized that his career success meant nothing to his joy, his fulfillment, or his legacy. Although he had built a successful career, he felt as though he had failed at life. But why?
After that fateful day, Thom embarked on an extraordinary journey to discover the answer. That journey led him to strengthen his connections to his wife, his kids, and his entire family; to find joy in his relationships; to serve those around him; to become closer to God; and to apply his innate gift with purpose. He ultimately came to understand himself, and how to best give to others the gift he was given at birth.
Author of The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.
Today, people from all walks of life come to Thom to discover their gifts, embarking on their own journeys toward self-fulfillment, meaning, and joy. Just as Thom used to help companies sustain growth and find success, he now helps both individuals and organizations discover their true paths, reveal their innate gifts, and bring them closer to Divine Intent.
As Thom puts it, “I’ve realized on this journey that there is a path in each of our lives leading us to the reality of what we were meant to be—or—to do—as a result of our creative gift.”