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    Tom is an incredibly passionate, inspiring, personable, modest and entertaining speaker and with over 500 separate speaking engagements under his belt on five continents, he is one of the most popular speakers on the international circuit.

    What makes Tom such a unique speaker is that before embarking on his exploration career, he worked in the City as an accountant with Arthur Andersen.  He is also the co-founder and director of Ski Verbier Exclusive, one of the UK's most exclusive ski businesses, employing over 80 people, meaning that as well as having a high level of professionalism in everything he does, Tom can directly relate to corporate audiences, subtly drawing out key leadership lessons from both the expedition and business worlds.   

    Illustrated with a stunning collection of images and video clips, Tom's uplifting and fascinating presentations bring the raw beauty of the polar regions to life and describe how his teams battled with the elements during their many record-breaking journeys.  Drawing on his own personal experiences, Tom involves each individual as he makes the analogy between Mother Nature's most extreme challenges, and the day-to-day challenges facing those of us in slightly less dangerous occupations.

    Tom's presentations provide a unique and highly motivating lesson for any organisation by stressing how communication, planning, goal setting, creative thinking, patience, organisational skills, enthusiasm, flexibility to meet and overcome unexpected obstacles, risk analysis and individual determination are vital ingredients in achieving results when under extreme pressure.  Tom can tailor his talks to suit each audience or conference theme.

    Tom has been firmly established in the corporate speaking market for more than a decade, giving motivational talks all over the world to a broad spectrum of audiences including BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, Air New Zealand, Shell, BlueBay Asset Management, HBOS, BNY Mellon, AXA Insurance Group, Barclaycard, Imperial Tobacco, Roche , Carrefour, The Shire Group, ABN AMRO, Diageo, Lloyds Banking Group, Johnnie Walker, PWC, Pernod Riccard, the NHS, Ernst & Young, Macquarie Bank, the RAF, KPMG and the John Lewis Partnership to rave reviews.  Tom has also been a guest speaker at the Davos World Economic Forum, as well as at the Royal Geographical Society in London and the National Geographic Society in Washington DC.

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