Book Thomas to Speak

Book Thomas as a Professional Leadership Speaker

If you want to book Thomas as a speaker, follow these steps:

  1. Identify your date(s) when you’d like Thomas
  2. Clarify your budget (nonprofits may be eligible for a discount)
  3. Know your audience (how many, what are their roles, what do they want)
  4. Pick out a talk from below that you think will benefit your audience
  5. Write down why this audience would benefit from that talk – why did you pick that talk in particular?
  6. Contact me with those dates, the budget, audience description, preferred talk, and why you think this audience needs that talk
    1. Email at
    2. Call me at 503-616-2865
    3. Contact me via this website’s contact page

Once you’ve confirmed Thomas as your speaker, take maximum advantage it. Follow these steps:

  1. Using the resources below (photo, talk description, and bio), publicize the talk. (These, together with our conversation, should give you a clear marketing message.)
  2. Discuss with us how to make the event even more special — for example, adding a paid 3-hour workshop to a regular 1-hour Chamber talk can bring in people you wouldn’t normally get to attend. People who wouldn’t drive 20 minutes for a 1-hour talk, will drive 45 minutes for a paid 3-hour workshop on a topic they need.
  3. Work with us to identify 3-4 thought leaders who represent the audience as a whole, so we can interview them in advance.  This lets us customize the talk and use real world stories from your industry or group to illustrate the universal points being made. It vastly increases the audience’s perception of value, and makes you look like a rock star.
  4. It’s very common for Thomas to be the best speaker a given audience has heard in years.  Take advantage of that to drive up attendance and help recruit new people into your group.

Here are resources you may need:

Thomas’s photo (here)

Thomas’s bio (at end of this page)

Thomas’s introduction (use ‘short bio’ below on this page)

Here’s a list of Thomas’s current talks.  This list is revised a few times a year.

  • Becoming a “Best Boss” – Four Steps to Greater Loyalty and Higher Performance
  • The Only Universal Truth of Leadership – the single insight that will improve how you lead, follow, parent, and engage with your friends

Thomas’s AV Requirements:

Thomas will work with you to fit in with the resources you have, to create the audience experience you desire.  The most common A/V resources for Thomas’s talks are:

  • Projector for PowerPoint slides
  • Handouts duplicated by you in advance
  • Lavalier (lapel) wireless microphone, amp and speakers, where available
  • 2 Flip Charts on Easels, with Markers and Blue Tape



Short Bio

Thomas Cox is a professional speaker, trainer and coach. He trains and coaches CEOs and business owners on how to get better results through more effective leadership. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Thomas earned his four-year degree in psychology in just three years, with honors. Thomas believes that Eudaemonism (you-DAY-mon-ism), the philosophy of human thriving, is humanity’s best hope for creating engaged and productive workplaces.


Long Bio

Mr. Cox is a consultant, author and speaker. He has worked in industries ranging from retail to wholesale to manufacturing to government to software to business services. He has worked for IBM, Oracle, Tektronix, ODOT, Intel, Standard Insurance, and many others.

Thomas’s results for his clients are impressive:

  • For a direct-mail retailer, tripled inventory counting speed and reduced errors 75%
  • For a sales force leaving voice mails, quadrupled the call-back rate
  • For a financial advisor, increased referrals by 6 to 1
  • A proponent of “do less, get more” Thomas coached a sales manager to cut activity by 40% while growing sales 50% — a 250% performance improvement

Thomas has a unique ability to work across industry boundaries. If your business involves people, Thomas can help you.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Thomas earned his four-year degree in psychology in just three years, with honors.

Thomas is the author of one book, countless articles, and he co-authored a chapter on Metrics and Performance Improvement for a textbook on Medical Trauma Care.

From 2009 to early 2012, Thomas’s “Tom on Leadership” internet radio program on Leadership Radio was listened to over 30,000 times.

Thomas believes that Eudaimonism, the philosophy of human thriving, is humanity’s best hope for creating engaged and productive workplaces.

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