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Tom  Morris

Tom Morris

A New Philosophy of Excellence

In-Person Fee Range:
$30,001 - $50,000
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$15,001 - $20,000
Traveling from:
North Carolina
Tom Morris- Motivational Speaker
True Success

Tom Morris

A New Philosophy of Excellence

In-Person Fee Range:
$30,001 - $50,000
Virtual Fee Range:
$15,001 - $20,000
Traveling from:
North Carolina

Why Book

    Biography

    Tom Morris has become one of the most active public philosophers in the world due to his unusual ability to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present.

    A native of Durham, North Carolina and a Distinguished Alumnus of Durham Academy, Tom was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, which has honored him, along with Michael Jordan, as a recipient of their “Distinguished Young Alumnus Award.” He holds a Ph.D. in both Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University, as well as other, honorary doctorates in recognition of his public work of bringing practical philosophy back into the cultural mix. Tom served for fifteen years as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he quickly became one of their most popular teachers, in many years having as much as an eighth of the entire student body in his classes. He is now Chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values.

    Tom’s twelfth book, True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence, launched him into a new adventure as a public philosopher and advisor to the corporate world. His audiences have included such organizations as Toyota, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Merrill Lynch, Verizon, IBM, Coca Cola, The US Air Force, Wells Real Estate Funds, International Paper, Price Waterhouse, Target Stores, Mattel, NBC Sports, Business Week Magazine, Bayer, Deloitte and Touche, Federated Investors, Mass Mutual, Prudential, Raymond James, Citi Mortgage, Goldman Sachs, Taco Bell, Campbell Soup, MasterFoods, Minute Maid, The American Heart Association, United Health Group, and The Young President’s Organization, to name just as few, as well as many of the largest national and international trade associations.

    Tom is also the author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling leadership classic If Aristotle Ran General Motors and the big yellow book, often seen in college dorms nationwide the night before final exams, Philosophy for Dummies. Other more recent books include The Art of Achievement, The Stoic Art of Living and Superheroes and Philosophy, where Superman and Batman finally meet Plato and Aristotle. Tom’s newest bestselling book about life and business is entitled, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards. It’s currently bringing magic into people’s lives around the world.

    Tom’s work has been featured, noticed, commented on, or covered by such diverse news outlets and media as CNN, NBC, CNBC, The Learning Channel (TLC), NPR’s “Morning Edition,” NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” The New York Times, Fast Company, The New York Times Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Las Vegas Sun, USA Weekly, The Economist, Readers’ Digest, The Globe and Mail, Die Zeit, German Elle, Voce:SA, L’Agefi, ABC.com, The Leaky Cauldron, and many other magazines, newspapers, and websites across the globe.

    Tom has also appeared as the philosopher he is in Special Features on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: DVD Collection presented by Lucas Film, and on The Complete Superman Collection DVD, presented by Warner Home Video. You will often see The Sage of Steel wherever wisdom is to be found.

    Born Thomas Victor Morris, and known by his students as “TV Morris”, he is the first philosopher in history to appear in network TV commercials, where he has served as the national spokesman for Winnie the Pooh, Disney Home Videos. He is also the only thinker ever to engage in early morning philosophy with Regis Philbin, on his talk show, and on “The Today Show” with Matt Lauer, among many other national broadcasts. Tom is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with high energy and good humor. His message is helping to change lives and revolutionize business practices everywhere.

    He may be the world’s happiest philosopher.

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    Programs

    Plato’s Lemonade Stand: Stirring Change into Something Great

    This has been the Number One requested talk since March 2020. How can we move forward productively and flourish in the midst of massive, disruptive change? What’s the best way to view the uncertainty we face? How can we lead well through tumultuous events? Harnessing the old adage, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” Tom brings you the best wisdom on how to do this even with mountains of lemons. Based on his new book Plato’s Lemonade Stand, Tom’s presentation helps those facing uncertainty and challenge stir these times of change into something great. Full of powerful images and memorable stories, this engaging presentation of ideas shows that beyond resilience and grit, there is a transformational art we all can use.

    True Success in Times of Change

    What does it take for new levels of success in the face of challenge? From thirty years of research across global wisdom traditions and modern business success, Tom has identified seven universal conditions for deeply satisfying, sustainable excellence. His now-famous “7 Cs of Success” have fueled extraordinary results in personal and professional success across industries around the world. Never have these ideas been more important than today. In a high-energy and entertaining session, Tom will reveal the most fundamental tools for personal, team, and institutional greatness and provide a practical guide for their use every day. This talk leaves people with a new, well-grounded enthusiasm and a determination to use the wisdom they’ve been given. Its ideas are based on his very popular books True Success and The Art of Achievement.

    The Four Foundations of Greatness

    What makes for great teams and partnerships during challenging times? Tom has combed through the world’s great literature, philosophy, psychology, and social science to discover the most powerful and simple tools for doing great work together. There are four ideal values that when respected, nurtured, and applied well in our work make for great fulfillment and true excellence. This presentation lays out a powerful framework for making the most of your energies and efforts with other people, whether inside your organization or with others you serve. This talk is based on Tom’s classic and internationally bestselling leadership book, If Aristotle Ran General Motors.

    Tom Morris Reviews

    “You were a BIG HIT! I can’t thank you enough for your energy, the time you took to make sure your message was on topic for our client’s needs and most importantly, the generosity of spirit with which you delivered it all. We will certainly look forward to another opportunity to recommend you to others.”

    — EPIC Productions

    “Absolutely amazing – a home run! The energy he displayed was phenomenal. He was able to conclude closing session with a positive, humorous, but serious conversation that left everyone in a good spot. Many in the room approached me and said at first they were a little skeptical, but were pleasantly surprised. A few stayed behind to speak with him personally and have his email for personal correspondence. Thank you for the recommendation, I would use him again and strongly recommend Tom!”

    — GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

    “Tom, I want to thank you again for the fine talk you gave at our global leadership conference. Your command of the material, insights, humor and intellect were the talk of the meeting and awards banquet.”

    — Prometric

    “Tom Morris presented to my team of 26 Commercial Bankers in May of this year. During a time of high stress, confusion, and panic, Tom provided comfort, guidance, helpful insight for our reality, and whimsically brought us great tools for my team to put to use to overcome the current difficulties and reach success, rather than crater to the pain. I recommend him highly!”

    — EVP, President - Western Division, TBK Bank

    “Tom! That was so, so, SO amazing! Thank you. My soul is full of gratitude (and my notebook is full of wisdom!). I can’t wait to watch that again and again and AGAIN! Truly an astonishing session – your radiance and energy is absolutely magnetic. What a gift for us all.”

    — Vice President, Impact + Culture, Optimize Enterprises

    “The webinar Tom Morris delivered for over 50 Michigan bankers recently on how to deal with disruptive change was full of relevant insights. Tom’s wit, passion and energy made this a memorable and valuable program for all. I would highly recommend him for any virtual sessions!”

    — Michigan Bankers Association

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