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, Deepak Chopra, and Richard Branson.
Tom has worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world, the world´s most notable business leaders and the best global brands from Johnson & Johnson to Pepsi and Google.
Based on a vision and starting a network from scratch, Tom created the World Peace Foundation and World Peace Festival, supported by business leaders like Richard Branson and termed “the most influential peace gathering in history” by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu
A world-renowned authority on disruptive innovation and holistic thought Tom founded the Leadership Circle at Manchester Business School, contributing to its ranking as one of the top international business programmes in the world.
He is also a pioneer and leader in the field of peace and believes business leaders need to learn how to be good corporate citizens. He founded the charity - The World Peace Festival and World Peace Partnership - which held its inaugural World Peace Festival in Berlin in 2011 involving global leaders from diverse sectors. The outcome of the World Peace Conference was submitted as an official contribution to the UN General Assembly.
He has spoken to audiences all over the globe from Dubai to Germany to South America. He has presented to heads of state, world leaders, CEOs and billionaire entrepreneurs. As a citizen of the globe himself he brings a unique understanding of cross cultural differences to the table.
Tom graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and moved on to the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. He has a master´s degree in economics from the University of Cologne.
Tom is also a famous singer & songwriter, music producer and live performer who has headlined many of the biggest music festivals around the world from Ibiza to Monte Carlo.
He has been granted lifelong seats in some of the most influential think tanks of our time, together with a wide range of Nobel Laureates and Heads of State.
An energetic and deeply tuned-in presenter, Tom’s talks are always tailored to his client’s needs. He is an engaging, insightful and inspiring speaker. For an original twist he often works using live music – on request of course.
An expert and global thought leader who is able to weave in areas as diverse as music, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, world peace, leadership and business to reveal the theory and practice behind the secrets of corporate success and what it takes to become and remain one of the best global brands in the next 5 - 10 years.
“Tom is an expert on understanding the Millennial Generation and the hearts and minds of the consumers below 30. A passionate speaker who brings a completely different, unique and holistic view.” – Jez Frampton, Global Group CEO, Interbrand
“Tom is fabulously placed to inspire those around him to learning whole new levels of solutions.” – Google HQ, California
“Tom provides the right inspiration, tools and instructions for how to attract and retain the best people to ensure the long term success of any business.” – SAP
“Tom is one of the world’s best experts on leadership” – Wharton School of Business
"Toms approach is outstanding. A very insightful, transparent and outstanding learning experience for myself and our country directors. Very compelling. Extremely powerful." - Johnson and Johnson Vice President Latin America Supply Chain, André Rheinboldt
"Highest ratings among all speakers!" - PEPSICO