Tom McManus

Former NFL Linebacker, Motivational Speaker, and Talk Show Host

Tom McManus was one of the original members of the Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-1999).  After finishing his career at Boston College as an All-American, he found himself out of football for two full seasons, tending bar in Chicago, while dreaming of playing in the NFL.  He made the team in the Jaguars first year of existence and played an instrumental role during the Jaguars early successes in the mid-to-late 90’s, including being the starting middle linebacker for the team during it’s Cinderella year of 1996 when the Jaguars reached the AFC Championship Game in only their second year.  In 1999, a foot injury sidelined him for good and his dream was over. Tom was known for his all out work ethic on the field and his approachability off it.  He is a member of the BC Hall of Fame Class of 2009.  

Suck It Up! was created in honor of an American Hero and for the future of our children.  It is a message of “tough love” to the American people, to get us back to what made our great country the strongest in the world.

Tom’s talks are centered on the Suck It Up! Way of Life Principles which state; Look in the mirror, offer no excuses, and be the best we can be in everything we are and do.

Tom believes in the life philosophy of “no passing the buck and no finger pointing, just looking in the mirror and being honest with the reflection! Although Suck It Up! Join the Movement! has compassion, at the end of the day it is up to us to make our lives as good as we want!”

He has built his second career as a self-employed entrepreneur, including owning and hosting his talk radio show, “Tom McManus Uncensored”, during morning drive on the regional Fox network, Sports Radio 930.

A published author, Tom speaks to all types and sizes of audiences. His book is a life story based on his relationship with his father.  It is titled, “We’ll Always Be Pals”; The last words of a dying father and a true hero!  It is a true story filled with lessons passed down from a father to his son and from generation to generation.  Tom shares his experiences and stories about his father all throughout his talks.

He is co-owner of Con-Manus, Inc., which houses all the entities of Suck It Up! Join the Movement!, including the Suck It Up! Internet Radio Network. 

Tom is also a partner in Suck It Up! Productions, a production company dedicated to creating and developing all types of projects for various mediums; reality TV, feature film, and musical productions.  Tom is known for networking and bringing people together to make things happen.

He is heavily involved with the Northeast Florida community and beyond, helping out charitable causes wherever he can, most notably, Veterans Farm, The Wounded Warrior Project, Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund Foundation and The C.H.I.L.D. Cancer Fund.

A family man, Tom credits his success due to the inspiration of his wife Kristina and their three daughters, Avery, Kelsey and Harley.  Tom currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, a beach community just outside Jacksonville, Florida.  To book motivational speaker Tom McManus call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404

See Below for Full Bio

  • Speaking Topics:

    Attitude, Customer Service, Inspiration, Overcoming Adversity, Sports

  • Travels From:

    Florida

  • Price:

    $5,000 - $7,500

    Notes on Fees

  • Videos
  • Full Bio
  • Speech Topics
  • Books
  • Testimonials
  • News

Tom McManus - Tough Love

Bartender turned starting linebacker Tom McManus

Tom McManus was one of the original members of the Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-1999).  After finishing his career at Boston College as an All-American, he found himself out of football for two full seasons, tending bar in Chicago, while dreaming of playing in the NFL.  He made the team in the Jaguars first year of existence and played an instrumental role during the Jaguars early successes in the mid-to-late 90’s, including being the starting middle linebacker for the team during it’s Cinderella year of 1996 when the Jaguars reached the AFC Championship Game in only their second year.  In 1999, a foot injury sidelined him for good and his dream was over. Tom was known for his all out work ethic on the field and his approachability off it.  He is a member of the BC Hall of Fame Class of 2009.  

Suck It Up! was created in honor of an American Hero and for the future of our children.  It is a message of “tough love” to the American people, to get us back to what made our great country the strongest in the world.

Tom’s talks are centered on the Suck It Up! Way of Life Principles which state; Look in the mirror, offer no excuses, and be the best we can be in everything we are and do.

Tom believes in the life philosophy of “no passing the buck and no finger pointing, just looking in the mirror and being honest with the reflection! Although Suck It Up! Join the Movement! has compassion, at the end of the day it is up to us to make our lives as good as we want!”

He has built his second career as a self-employed entrepreneur, including owning and hosting his talk radio show, “Tom McManus Uncensored”, during morning drive on the regional Fox network, Sports Radio 930.

A published author, Tom speaks to all types and sizes of audiences. His book is a life story based on his relationship with his father.  It is titled, “We’ll Always Be Pals”; The last words of a dying father and a true hero!  It is a true story filled with lessons passed down from a father to his son and from generation to generation.  Tom shares his experiences and stories about his father all throughout his talks.

He is co-owner of Con-Manus, Inc., which houses all the entities of Suck It Up! Join the Movement!, including the Suck It Up! Internet Radio Network. 

Tom is also a partner in Suck It Up! Productions, a production company dedicated to creating and developing all types of projects for various mediums; reality TV, feature film, and musical productions.  Tom is known for networking and bringing people together to make things happen.

He is heavily involved with the Northeast Florida community and beyond, helping out charitable causes wherever he can, most notably, Veterans Farm, The Wounded Warrior Project, Tom Coughlin’s Jay Fund Foundation and The C.H.I.L.D. Cancer Fund.

A family man, Tom credits his success due to the inspiration of his wife Kristina and their three daughters, Avery, Kelsey and Harley.  Tom currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, a beach community just outside Jacksonville, Florida.  To book motivational speaker Tom McManus call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404

Business

  • Business
  • Improvement
  • Change
  • Communication
  • Trends, Corporate Trainings
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Relationships
  • Team Building
  • Time Management

Leadership

  • Leadership Training
  • Leading Through Influence
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Personal Branding  

Motivation

  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Multi- Cultural
  • Sports

Health & Wellness

  • Health & Wellness
  • Life Balance
  • Multi-Cultural
  • Relationships
  • Time Management

Social Issues

  • Anti-Bullying

Cable TV Bureau

"Tom was outstanding spoke for over an hour and got a standing ovation, better than the last time I saw him I would use him again in a second and will recommend him to others."

All Florida Insurance

All industries are in a constant state of change, none more than the Healthcare sector. Tom's presentation to the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters was spot on! We are in control of our own destiny and his message to us to "suck it up!" resonated with each and every member. Thanks for the kick in the pants Tom... we all needed it!"

Pete Fowler Construction Services

"I am a classic, a-type, make-stuff-happen entrepreneur, but NOT a sports guy. Never was. When Super Bowl Sunday comes around, I never know who's playing until Saturday, and there are years when I have never even heard of one of the teams. Like most "not sports guys," I don't get the whole sports-guy thing. But I get Tom McManus. It surprised me how inspired I was by the talk Tom gave to a tough audience of cocky young entrepreneurs. I came home and showed my kids videos of Tom from the internet, and talked to them about his messages. Listening to Tom was a great investment of my valuable time."

Independent Armored Car Operators Association

"On behalf of the Independent Armored Car Operators Association... but more importantly from me... I would like to thank you for your motivational speech. You spoke from the heart with a passion that moved everyone in the room. Your speech was the highlight of the convention"
No News Found For this Speaker!
X

FIND A SPEAKER

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials
  • “Thank you guys it was a pleasure working with you.... You made the whole process easy. Thanks again”
    CableNation
  • Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next event. 
    Oxford Financial
  • "As I mentioned before, your engagement model was incredibly easy to work with, and I know we came to you on short notice!  I would highly recomm...
    Capitol One
  • "Everyone loved Bob and he was so nice on site. Thank you for all you did. The process was so easy and we will definitely work with you again next yea...
    NBC
  • "Thanks to you and Jo for all your efforts.  Connie Podesta and Roger Dow were great!"   
    National Apartment Association
  • "The group that I work with to obtain all of my keynote speakers is Executive Speakers Bureau and I can tell you that I don’t like working with ...
    Indiana Youth Institute
  • You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work with you ...
    ICMI
  • "I LOVE this list that you sent me! I emailed several different places on Tuesday an...
    CoreLogic
  • I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers Bureau ha...
    Intel
  • Thanks to Richard and Jo for all the coordination. Another homerun from Executive Speakers Bureau!  
    Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  
    Johnson & Johnson
  • "OMG Richard! As always you make me look like a rock star. Every single speaker we selected hit it out of the park. Thank you again. Can't even say wh...
    Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assn.
  • Everything went really well and we really enjoyed having Jack Uldrich as our speaker!  He was entertaining and funny and provided great examples....
    Novo Nordisk
  • We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever had.
    FedEx
  • "Let me tell you that the ESB team and Christine's responsiveness, follow up, proactivity, industry knowledge, and overall customer service was phenom...
    Clear Link
  • "We loved our speakers. Thanks to you and your team for your outstanding service and thank you for your patience!"

    National Association of the Blind
  • "My mind was very much at ease knowing that Jack Uldrich was so well prepped.  I will definitely use your agency again."  
    EAIE
  • As always, you deliver excellent service. Thanks!
    Camden National Bank
  • Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year and I have ...
    First Midwest Bank
  • "WOW, is all I have to say and thank you!  Our event was a huge success and you never steer me wrong, both David Cottrell and Ryan Estis were exc...
    ICMI
  • "I wanted to share with you feedback of my experience in working with Executive Speakers Bureau.. Very responsive and detail oriented.  When I wa...
    Amdocs
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future."
    Applied Materials
  • "I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, be...
    Burns & McDonnell
  • The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Executive Speak...
    The Nebraska Hospital Association
  • "Richard, Your ability to put me in front of just the right group again and again, is nothing short of amazing. You work your tail off, you sweat the ...
    Alan Hobson
  • Thanks to you, Jo and the rest of your team.  You are the BEST.  Knowing you are behind a speaker allows us the luxury of concentrating on o...
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • "You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     
    Sigma Systems
  • "I will be sure that all involved know what a wonderful resource you have been. The universe smiled on me when I discovered Executive Speakers and you...
    Ocala Eye
  • I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not have found ...
    West Virginia Tourism
  • "This year’s speaker line-up at our Summer Meeting was the best yet. We knocked it out of the park. Thanks for all your help securing such excel...
    North Carolina Hospital Association
  • "My entire team has enjoyed the experience of working with you and ESB more than words can express. Everything was handled in a professional and timel...
    Cregger Company
  • "Let me just say again, what a pleasure it is to work with you and ESB. You really make it harder for others to reach the bar."
    ASTD
  • "Your tenacity and persistence in staying in touch with us is a model example of good salesmanship and partnering.  I will be using you as an exa...
    Schneider Electric
  • "I appreciate your recommendations.  In addition, you are always a pleasure to work with and understand the pains of an over worked meeting plann...
    Milliman
  • "We not only went 3 for 3 but I'd say they were all home runs! Thanks for your help on the speakers. It was a key and very positive component of our c...
    Chem-Dry
  • "I shared with Kaplan [Mobray] that I had never had this type of experience with ANY vendor I have worked with in the past. Your responsiveness to urg...
    Gates Corp.
  • The event was EASY Cake! and it went over very very well.  Thank you so much for the help and organization, it made my life very easy. 
    Boys & Girls Club
  • "It was a great pleasure to work with you in making this event a success. Your professionalism, attention to detail and response to all my questions a...
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided us with so...
    IBM
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 2 Hours or Less

Please fill in information below

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in two hours or less.


Privacy by SafeSubscribeSM