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Tom Flick        

Former NFL Athlete & Leadership Expert

Dynamic and highly sought-after, leadership expert Tom Flick has delivered over 3,000 presentations to a "who's-who" list of clients that includes Microsoft, Starbucks, Google, Boeing, American Express, Amazon, NASA, MercedesBenz and the Pentagon. Flick 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 effective change and accelerate personal, team and organizational performance.

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. Flick draws on his leadership experience as a former NFL quarterback for seven seasons, his extensive work in corporate America, and his alliance with leadership guru, Dr. John Kotter, to provide actionable solutions around developing leaders, leading change, and driving performance.

Mentored by leadership and change experts Dennis Goin, Executive Vice President of Kotter International, and 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, seize opportunities for growth, and to implement the power of leadership, whether in the role of executive, manager, salesperson, or frontline employee.

Flick customizes every engaging presentation based on each organization's needs and desired outcomes, collaborating directly with the client to ensure measurable takeaways for their organization. Tom’s exceptional ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit and razor-sharp insight is why he is in such high demand.

Speech Topics

Leading Legacy Teams: Achieving Top Team Performance

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.

True Urgency: A Highly Focused Force

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. In this presentation, Flick will foster results in your people that you very much want and the world very much needs.

The Heart of Leadership: Leading People to Excellence

Great leaders mobilize people to unexpected achievement by winning over hearts and minds. They arouse determination towards emotionally compelling goals creating decisive advantage. In this presentation, Flick empowers more leaders at all levels of the organization to create 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. When a major change arises, getting it right becomes imperative. Flick will equip leaders with the proper understanding of how successful change is created in this presentation. Organizations that lead change effectively can take advantage of significant opportunities, avoid looming hazards, and thereby create enormous value.

The Heart of a Champion

Achieving results through people--your people--is your competitive advantage. Challenging situations with emotions running high has become the norm in business today and certainly nothing new for Tom Flick. Relating his NFL and corporate experiences, Tom demonstrates how personal vision can power performance in the face of adversity. This riveting session exposes the core issues we all confront during these moments of truth, and how we can grow stronger in the process. Tom Flick is a high achiever. Tom understands the power of focus, competency and perseverance, which makes him uniquely qualified to speak to the business community. Toms experience in the highly competitive worlds of professional sports and corporate America gives him a keen insight and perspective into success. The Heart of a Champion goes beyond athletics into the real world of living. Through insightful application of psychology, philosophy and life experience, Tom demonstrates how personal vision can power performance and shares how the valuable lessons and skills learned as a professional athlete can be applied to everyday living. Directly affect the results you achieve in business and your personal life by playing the game of your lifewhere the clock is always running and there are no time-outs. The Heart of a Championits beating in you!


The Winning Edge: Increase successindividually and as part of a team. Create the winning environment and have the sum of your group exceed your best expectations. Unity and commitment are among the time-honored principles of team success. With broad corporate and NFL experience in team development, Tom shows how to awaken your slumbering morale, sharpen team vision and secure strong performances company wide. Todays business environment requires a committed, cohesive workforce. Moving people from a position of compliance, to one of commitment is a powerful business advantage. Organizations need to continually develop peoples potential into obtaining peak performance in the workplace. Tom Flick will provide your organization with the tools to achieve their full potential and focus and prioritize their time effectively to produce the highest quality and professional work effort. Your employees will be motivated, energized, focused, and better prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business world. om Flick provides effective solutions to bring people together that allow individuals to become synergistic teams, which increase success. Energize your team with fresh insights into essential winning business principles through Teamwork: The Winning Edge.

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Living Leadership

It starts and ends with leadership that invests in people. The organizations that thrive in todays competitive world understand that leadership, from top to bottom, drives the bottom-line. Tom Flick, in business and professional sports has seen how a clear view of the goal line empowers ordinary people to do the extraordinary. Leaders create winning attitudes, confidence and extraordinary belief systems that produce consistent winning results. As an NFL quarterback for seven seasons, Tom understands the power of great leadership. This go-ahead program will assist your people in their abilities to lead themselves and others to get extraordinary things done. These times of transition require leaders with vision and energy to sustain hope and build a better way. Leaders model the way through personal example and dedicated execution. Leaders build confidence that even the biggest challenges can be met. Leaders go first, strengthening the commitment to the long-term future and inspiring a shared visionand vision is the force that invents the future. Leaders arent born, but made everyday. The goal of a leader is to help people think more highly of themselves, creating contagious can do attitudes. Whether youre in the private or public sector, employee or volunteer, on the front lines or senior echelon, Tom will help you develop your capacity to lead others to new heights. This presentation isnt about leaders per se. It is about leadership from top to bottom and how ordinary people exercise it--and in the process can break through to an extraordinary future.

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