Thom Pulliam is too creative for a 9-to-5. Since studying New Media and Advertising at Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications, Thom has made a decade-long career out of thinking around the edges for companies including Cisco, Google, Electronic Arts, Netflix, YouTube, HBO, MetLife, Pepsico, Cadillac and many others.
Thom got all he ever wanted in a job, recruited into full-time positions at the top, en vogue NYC and L.A. creative strategy and innovation agencies. Then he dropped out. Letting go of the parameters around work and life he was taught to endure to stay secure and prosperous. Instead, Thom chose self-employment as his growth strategy to expand his exposure and enrich his life. This decision exploded his professional career in exciting, more novel, and personally fulfilling ways. Thom launched passion projects and new businesses, had time to find true love and friendship, and the space to develop mindfulness and spirituality. All of this with the fringe benefits of working from anywhere on Earth. What could be better?!
During this time, Thom took another passion: self-improvement, and turned it into a new profession. Training as an executive life and leadership coach on Wall Street, Thom's heart grew three sizes bigger with Accomplishment Coaching. Now, as a change-agent and guide to independent specialized workers, Thom has helped everyone from lawyers, engineers, yogis, realtors, architects, analysts, producers, programmers, and artists of all stripes move into greater purpose and enjoy the realization of their full self-expression as they align to professional and personal milestones along the self-employment and entrepreneurial path.
In 2015, Thom designed and delivered his first General Assembly in Washington D.C. entitled, "What's Next? Power and Freedom in Professional Choice." He now offers training around igikai and job crafting. The process to harmonize one's work-life by redefining one's job to incorporate future-state motives, strengths, and passions while reconciling with current realities. Thom shares more about his dynamic career and personal journey and connects with others along theirs via Unicorn Talent Club, an online/offline tribe he established in 2018 as a life and work mastermind for creative freelancers, business owners, and the self-employed.
One thing Thom isn't shy to talk about is his exit from his first bootstrapped tech startup side hustle he created in his early 20s. Over five years of intensity and pie-faced trial and error, he birthed the business from idea to product launch, working with a team of remote freelancers he hired and managed from around the globe.
Thom is also the Director of Pursue Blue a boutique strategy and communication innovations studio on a mission to scale the adoption of transformative technologies that advance the human paradigm and heal the planet.
Reach out! At thompulliam.pro and on social media @thompulliam