Tom Oliver

World-Renowned Authority on Disruptive Innovation, Leadership Expert, Founder Global Leadership Circle at Manchester Business School

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Tom Oliver is only expert in the world and the # 1 thought leader who is able to weave in areas as diverse as music, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, world peace, leadership and business to reveal the theory and practice behind the secrets of corporate success and what it takes to become and remain one of the best global brands in the next 5-10 years.

Termed "one of the world´s best experts on leadership" (Wharton School of Business), Tom is a world-renowned authority on disruptive innovation and holistic thought leader at the best business schools in the world. Tom founded the Global Leadership Circle at Manchester Business School while contributing to its being ranked as one of the top international business programs (MBA doctoral program ranked # 1 in the world).

High in demand as a global keynote speaker, Google invites him to coach leadership, the World Bank seeks his business advice, the European Parliament, the United Nations, Austria and China invite him to speak to world leaders. "Fabulously placed to inspire those around him to learning whole new levels of solutions" (Google), Tom´s expertise is sought after by the premier financial institutions such as the World Bank, the best business schools in the world from the Manchester Business School to the Kellogg School of Management, political powerhouses like the European Parliament and the UN, heads of state from Austria to India and China and the world ́s cutting edge corporations from Puma to Pepsi and Google. Tom is an award-winning "role model for the modern global social entrepreneur" (Peggy Dulany Rockefeller).

Based on a vision and starting a network from scratch, Tom created the World Peace Foundation and World Peace Festival, supported by business leaders like Richard Branson and termed "the most influential peace gathering in history" by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu. The Dalai Lama has called the World Peace Foundation "a global community of millions of people who take an active stance for peace". Tom has worked with CEOs of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world and has been granted lifelong seats in some of the most influential think tanks of our time, together with a wide range of Nobel Laureates and Heads of State. Praised as "a coach to many of the world´s most notable philanthropists, entertainers and CEOs" (McGraw Hill Professional) and achieving "highest ratings for his keynotes and workshops" (PEPSICO), Tom has perfected a unique and accelerated method of maximizing personal, leadership, and business potential.

Termed "an extraordinary leader" by Deepak Chopra, Tom is the author of the McGraw Hill bestseller Nothing Is Impossible that has been endorsed by business leaders from SAP to Ebay and Google, and selfmade billionaires from Africa to the US. A "legendary singer & songwriter, music producer and live performer who has headlined many of the biggest music festivals in the world" (Riviera Buzz, France), Tom has been called "one of the most creative people on the planet" by the masterminds behind Barack Obama´s multi-award winning viral "Yes, we can" campaign. The world´s best creative agencies from Saatchi&Saatchi to Interbrand have named Tom "a gateway to millions of next generation trend setter and early adopters" and "an expert on understanding the Millennial Generation and the hearts and minds of consumers below 30" (Interbrand - "Best Global Brands").

Tom is also a passionate surfer and kitesurfer. Tom can deliver his keynotes in 5 languages fluently (English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese) and divides his time between the South of France, Germany and New York.

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Video & Audio
  • Tom Oliver - Original Thinking
  • Inspirational Speaker Tom Oliver - Nothing is Impossible
  • Tom Oliver World Forum Ethics in Business
  • Tom Oliver Manchester University
  • Interview with Tom Oliver, Founder of World Peace Partnership