Tom Flick

Former NFL Quarterback | Authority on Leadership, Leading Change & Accelerating Performance

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A dynamic and highly sought-after speaker, 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, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and the Pentagon. Mr. 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 change effectively and increase teamwork and organizational performance.

Mr. 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, his association with Dr. John Kotter and his extensive work in corporate America, to provide actionable solutions around developing leaders and leading the change process.

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

Mr. 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 Flick’s exceptional ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit and razor-sharp insight is why he is in such high demand.

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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: Winning in a Competitive World

In a competitive 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 highly focused force of true urgency. With true urgency, people respond with action now, not later. Now means making progress every single day. Now means 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.


Creating Legacy Teams: Achieving Top Team Performance

Awaken 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.


“Your powerful and engaging message provided tools to be more effective leaders in a merger environment and made a significant positive impact on everyone – including me.”
Chairman & CEO, US Airways

“Tom captivated our leaders – completely.”
Chairman & CEO of Americas, Hugo Boss

“Tom Flick is an insightful and powerful presenter. His ability to positively impact an audience with an enduring message is among the best I have seen in my 30+ years in the industry.”
President, Ameriprise Financial

“Outstanding job, Tom! Your message to our senior leaders was truly impactful and inspiring and your seamless integration of the key themes of our meeting into your presentation was masterful.”
Chairman & CEO, Deloitte

“Tom’s messages encourage the kind of introspection that can change future results.”
Senior Vice President & CFO, Hallmarks Cards

“The message you presented provided the most relative and practical points that will aid team members in dealing with this change as well as assist in their professional development.”
Director, Space Shuttle Systems, NASA

“Our 1,000 store development leaders were the beneficiaries of your incredible message and I enthusiastically recommend you to anyone seeking to make a powerful and positive impact on their people and culture.”
President, Starbucks Coffee Co.

“Marriott’s ROI on Tom Flick has been outstanding!”
Vice President Sales, Marriott

“Tom was exceptional. He inspires, engages and motivates. Our global senior leadership team was impressed and walked away energized and ready to take action.”
President & CEO, Spansion, Inc.

“Tom’s presentation on leading change to gain a competitive advantage was exceptionally sharp and certainly well received. Tom connected with our audience immediately, and led them through a conversation about how we can reach farther, and connect better with each other and our employees to drive change.”
CEO, Detroit Medical Center