Tom Flick

Former NFL Quarterback & Authority on Leadership, Leading Change and Accelerating Performance
Tom Flick
  • Mentored by leadership and change experts, Dennis Goin and Harvard Professor, Dr. John Kotter
  • Former clients include Microsoft, Starbucks, Hallmark, Boeing, American Express, NASA, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and the Pentagon
  • Draws on leadership experience as a former NFL quarterback for seven seasons and extensive work in corporate America to provide actionable solutions for people to achieve peak performance, both personally and professionally

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Tom Flick is a former Rose Bowl Champion, Pac-10 Conference “Player of the Year,” and NFL quarterback for seven seasons.

A dynamic and highly sought-after speaker, leadership expert, Tom, has delivered over 3,000 presentations to a “who's-who” list of clients which includes Microsoft, Starbucks, Hallmark, Boeing, American Express, NASA, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and the Pentagon.

Tom addresses more than 100,000 men and women each year and has garnered a reputation around the world as an authority on leadership, helping organizations develop leaders, lead change effectively and increase teamwork, communication, and performance skills.

Flick’s passion for raising more effective leaders is achieved by his unique gift to connect with the listener's heart as well as their head. Understanding that people, not programs, help organizations change and grow, he draws on his leadership experience as a former NFL quarterback for seven seasons and his extensive work in corporate America, to provide actionable solutions that allow people to become peak performers both personally and professionally.

Mentored by leadership and change experts, Dennis Goin, Executive Vice President of Kotter International, and Harvard Professor, Dr. John Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard School of Business, Flick uses his exceptional talent as a deft storyteller to inspire audiences to lead change, to recognize and seize opportunities for growth, to adopt a leadership mindset, and to implement the power of leadership, whether in the role of executive, manager, salesperson, or frontline employee.

An interactive and articulate speaker, Flick customizes his engaging presentations based on each organization's needs and desired outcomes, collaborating directly with the client to ensure a stellar presentation with measurable takeaways for the client and their organization. His exceptional ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit, and razor-sharp insight, makes Tom Flick an in-demand business speaker.

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Tom Flick: Leadership vs. Management

The Heart of Leadership: Leading People To Excellence. Leadership is increasingly needed from as many people as possible. No longer can one charismatic individual lead the vision alone. Thriving organizations understand that leadership, from top to bottom; drives the bottom-line. Great leaders mobilize people to unexpected achievement by winning over hearts and minds. They arouse determination towards emotionally compelling goals creating decisive advantage. The Heart of Leadership empowers more leaders at all levels of the organization creating winning attitudes, confidence and extraordinary belief systems that generate consistent winning results.

Leading Change: Empowering Successful Transformation.The ability to change quickly and well can mean the difference between an organization thriving or dying. The ability of leaders to successfully lead through this change is paramount to fully realize its opportunities and avoid the hazards. When a major change arises, getting it right becomes imperative. Leading Change will equip leaders with the proper understanding of how successful change is created. Organizations that lead change effectively can take advantage of significant opportunities, avoid looming hazards, and thereby create enormous value.

True Urgency: A Highly Focused Force. In a world that will not stand still, the all-too-common problem of complacency and false urgency can be solved by producing the highly positive and focused force of true urgency. With true urgency, people respond with action now, not later, ignited by a deeply-felt determination to make something happen. True urgency is acting with purpose, intent and focus every day. It’s about tackling challenges that are essential to success or survival, winning or losing. True Urgency will produce results in your people that you very much want and the world very much needs.

Leading Legacy Teams: Achieving Top Team Performance. Awaken your slumbering morale, sharpen team vision and secure strong performances company wide. Create the winning environment and have your group exceed your best expectations. Today’s business environment requires a committed, cohesive workforce. Moving people from a position of compliance, to one of commitment is a powerful business advantage. Your employees will be motivated, energized, focused, and better prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business world. 

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