Tom Blaisse Fostering Individual + Team Accountability
Formerly one of Franklin Covey Company’s highest rated trainers, Tom Blaisse brings more than 25 years of knowledge and experience from a variety of industries including financial, manufacturing, technology, hospitality, pharmaceutical, health care and government. Some of Tom’s clients include ExxonMobil, General Electric, Morgan Stanley, US Airways, Target Stores, BMW, US Navy, Pfizer, Willis Insurance, Alcoa, Deloitte and the Touche, and the American Red Cross.
Blessed with a natural gift for inspiring and connecting with people, Tom's audience members leave his presentations feeling energized, renewed, and committed to ''turning on their own lights so they can shine a little brighter.'' Tom's engaging, humorous, energetic presentation style creates a fun, upbeat learning environment that helps people discover their own areas for professional improvement and personal change. Attendees leave Tom's events empowered to implement new ideas and behaviors that will lead them to greater results.
Tom is passionate about his message and his mission. With the soul of a teacher, the heart of a counselor, and the presentation style of an actor, Tom believes in what he says; practices what he preaches, and cares deeply about those whose lives he touches. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Speech Communications from De Sales University in Allentown, PA, Tom taught high school English, Speech and Drama while completing his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Rider University in Trenton, NJ. He then began his consulting career with Asset Center/Wilson Learning of Philadelphia where he developed and delivered workshops in Leadership; Behavioral Styles and Consultative Selling. From there Tom served as the Director of Training and Development for HE&R (Hershey Entertainment & Resort Company) where he won an award from Training Magazine for an article he wrote entitled “Back to Basics, the Simplicity of Supervision.”
Through the ‘90’s, to the present, Tom has delivered more than 3000 presentations and workshops to more than 100,000 participants on the topics of Time and Stress Management, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Business Writing, Presentation Skills, Performance Management, Effective Communications, Accountability and Motivation, and Managing Personal and Organizational Change.
Tom is a published author (“Stepping Up to the Plate”) and a member of The National Speaker’s Association, the American Society for Training and Development, and the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout.) Avocationally, Tom is a poet, actor, singer and songwriter.
He also serves as a Board Member of Broadway Classics Theatre in Harrisburg, PA. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, tennis, music and the arts. Tom and his wife, Roberta, both Church Lay Ministers, are very proud of their three successful adult children, Matthew, Michael and Beth.
IF YOU WANT TO GET A HIT, YOU NEED TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE
Based on Tom’s motivational book, “Stepping Up to the Plate” the question people always ask is, “How can I achieve greater results?” The answer is simply, “Get into the game.” It doesn’t do any good to ‘sit on the bench’ and complain, point the finger, or procrastinate. The way to get more done, and to accomplishment your goals, is to keep “running the bases” by Knowing About It; Caring About It; Figuring it Out, and Making it Happen.
YOU CAN'T GET WHAT YOU WANT UNTIL YOU GIVE UP WHAT YOU GOT
Life is like swinging on a trapeze. You must first let go of the one you are one before you can grab on to another one. However, fear is a stifling de-motivator. The Challenge of Change is letting go of that fear by modifying the “erroneous beliefs” that keep you stuck. Whether in business, personal, or family life, “change is the only constant.” Managing that Change means adapting a more pro-active approach to life and checking your “old baggage” at the door
THE 'HURRIEDER' YOU GO, THE 'BEHINDER' YOU GET
(Time and Life Balance)
The old Amish expression reminds us that “slow is quicker” and “less is more.” Like a 1 year old child learning to walk, the faster we go, the greater the chance that we might lose our balance and fall down. Life requires planning, plodding and probing. We need to take time to have time, and we need to “unplug” to be more “empowered” long term. Applying the principles of Time and Stress Management improves your personal productivity and inter-personal effectiveness.
PERFORM AT YOUR PEAK
(Based on Tom's 7 Factors That Contribute For Peak Performance)
What are the questions that employees at all level in an organization have on their minds? Finding the answers to those questions helps to build a positive work environment that ensures success in any endeavor. Those answers can be found in the 7 Factors for Peak Performance: Purpose, Expectations, Relationships, Feedback, Orientation, Rewards and Morale. A manager or any individual contributor must utilize these factors in order to achieve results.
WE ARE CLIMBERS, ALL
We see the mountain in front of us, daunting and daring. “We fear the fall, yet chance the move ahead.” Personal motivation can be found in our mountain of work, the challenge of change, or in the sparkling eyes of little children. Tom’s book of poems serves as a reminder that “life can be beach.” His key note presentation includes short poetic readings of some of his most inspiring poems, and commentary on their meaning and motivational intent.
MANIFEST THE GLORY OF GOD
What else is our purpose in life than to live each day expressing our God given talents and using our abilities to manifest the glory of our Creator. Tom’s original “praise and worship” songs express the challenge of faith, the need for hope and the gift of love. As a songwriter and vocalist, Tom shares his message and melodies in a live performance. He then provides commentary on their meaning and motivational intent.
Chris Frederick, Sr. President, Auto Training Institute, Savage, MD
Our clients have begun to work on changing their associates' 'erroneous belief systems', so they can direct them to more positive results.
Eleanor Sanford, Vice President, Leadership & Organizational Consulting, Bank America Boston, MA
Your vast experience has provided a knowledge base that is transferrable to our work situations. Participants are able to immediately transfer knowledge to their workplace and implement solutions you have provided.
Candace Meronk, Director of Association Services Team, Schierl Companies, Stevens Point, WI
Tom, you are great at connecting with our audiences and keeping us involved with exercises and other group activities. You are one of the best speakers that I have ever worked with -- sincere and passionate about being the best!
Shawn Yorke, Director of Learning and Development, DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. Hazleton, PA
Your energetic, rapid-fire delivery kept our audiences completely engaged for every one of your presentations. Thanks for being able to adapt your delivery to our varied audiences, from rank-and-file through executive management.
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