A typical 9-to-5 could never contain Thom. After studying New Media and Advertising at Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communications (home of the Peabody Awards) Thom spent the first decades of the new millennium thinking around the edges for companies including Cisco, Google, Netflix, YouTube, HBO, Electronic Arts, MetLife, Adidas, Men's Wearhouse, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Cadillac and many more. Coming of age during the Great Recession has given Thom a prized perspective different from the incumbent viewpoint.
Thom got every job he ever wanted. But never found everything he wanted in a job. At first he fought to get noticed, and later was recruited into full-time positions at the top, en vogue NYC and LA creative strategy and innovation agencies. The places he *thought* he wanted/needed to be at. Then he dropped out. Letting go of toxicity and trappings imposed on his life. Instead of following what he had been taught to endure to stay secure and prosperous, Thom chose self-employment, freelancing, and business ownership as his growth strategy to expand and enrich his life. This decision exploded his professional career in exciting, more novel, and personally fulfilling ways. Thom launched passion projects, had time to find true love and friendship, and the space to develop mindfulness and spirituality. All of this with the benefits of working from anywhere on Earth. What could be better?!
During Thom's time of transition, he took another passion: personal development, and turned it into a new profession. While training with Accomplishment Coaching on Wall Street in 2013, Thom's heart grew three sizes bigger. Now, as an advocate and guide to independent specialized workers and those that hire them, Thom helps everyone move into greater purpose and enjoy the realization of their impact potential.
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 of harmonizing one's work-life by redefining one's vocation to incorporate future-state motives, strengths, and passions while reconciling current realities and launching new timelines. 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 communications studio on a mission to scale the adoption of transformative technologies that advance the human paradigm and heal the planet.
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