Tom Oliver speaker

Tom Oliver

Next generation business guru and thought leader


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.


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Building A Successful Social Enterprise

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About Tom Oliver


Background / History

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​

Career

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.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Award-Winning Global Social Entrepreneur
  • Founder of the Global Leadership Circle at the Manchester Business School - ranked as one of the top International Business Programmes
  • Clients include Google and the World Bank
  • Founder and President of the World Peace Festival and World Peace Foundation.
  • Professor of Innovation
  • Founder of the Nothing is Impossible Leadership Institute
  • Member of some of the world's most influential think tanks, including the World Business Academy

Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours

  • Award-Winning Global Social Entrepreneur
  • Author of the McGraw Hill global leadership bible “Nothing Is Impossible”
  • Founded the Global Leadership Circle at the Manchester Business School while contributing to its being ranked as one of the top International Business Programs
  • Founder and President of the World Peace Festival and World Peace Foundation, termed “The most influential peace gathering in history” by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu
  • Legendary singer, songwriter, and music producer who has headlined many of the biggest music festivals in the World
  • “One of the most creative people on the planet” according to the masterminds behind Barack Obama’s multi award-winning “Yes we can campaign”
  • A gateway to millions of next generation trendsetters and early adopters
  • An expert on understanding the Millennial Generation and the hearts and minds of the consumers below 30
  • Member, The Global Philanthropists Circle (“Most Elite Club in the World” – Bloomberg Business Week), Founded By David Rockefeller
  • Awarded the title of “Best innovations in individual philanthropy and social investments around the world” (Synergos Institute, NYC)
  • Awarded Lifelong seat as a creative member in the Club of Budapest (together with 18 Nobel Laureates and heads of state)
  • Awarded Lifelong seat as a distinguished member in the Committee of the 100 for Tibet (invited to take the place of Vaclav Havel to become a member for life)
  • A “coach to many of the world’s most notable philanthropists, entertainers, and CEOs” (McGraw Hill Professional)
  • Founder and CEO of the “Nothing Is Impossible Leadership Institute,” NYC
  • “One of the world’s best experts in leadership” (Wharton School of Business)
  • A world-renowned authority on disruptive innovation and holistic thought leader at the best business schools in the world
  • Founder and CEO of Resources For Peace, using business as a catalyst for global social change
  • Co-Author of the Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Politics and Governance (Edward Elgar)

Languages

Tom speaks English, German, Italian, French and Portuguese.

Speaking Style

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​.

Speaking Topics


  • Turn your business into a powerhouse of innovation by mastering the secrets behind creativity
  • Win the Millennial Generation and the Consumers below 30 for your products and services
  • Attract the Best, Keep the Best – Boost your Bottom line and profitability by consistently attracting the top talent and the Best People
  • Achieve new heights of productivity by enabling higher levels of collaboration within your organization
  • Become one of the best global brands by understanding the hearts and minds of your consumers
  • Optimize Communication Among Teams: Improve and maximize your understanding and sensitivity for cross-cultural differences and radically improve your cross-cultural management

Testimonials


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

Books By Tom Oliver


  • Nothing Is Impossible: 7 Steps to Realize Your True Power and Maximize Your Results 2013
  • Co-Author of the Encyclopaedia of Global Environmental Politics and Governance 2015

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