Thom Fox brings his problem-solving background to the stage, along with extensive keynote experience. He's delivered over 1,200 inspiring and impactful talks to tens of thousands of people across the United States. Thom has also shared his personal story in his TEDx Talk, How to Walk Through Hell with a Smile on Your Face.   


TEDxSpringfield - Thom Fox is an entrepreneur, community leader, and radio personality; however, his life started out on an altogether different path. He battled a variety of substances throughout his adolescence; the most challenging among them PCP. Under its influence, Thom has been stabbed, shot at, and left for dead on a handful of occasions.


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How to Walk Through Hell with a Smile on Your Face

Thom Fox is an entrepreneur, community leader, and radio personality; however, his life started out on an altogether different path. He battled a variety of substances throughout his adolescence; the most challenging among them PCP. Under its influence, Thom has been stabbed, shot at, and left for dead on a handful of occasions. Soon enough, he found himself abandoned and suicidal. It wasn’t until the community invested in him that his life transformed.


How to Work with Humans: Harnessing the Power of Employees

You may think employees should be grateful to get a paycheck, but they’re dreaming of telling you to deposit that logic where the sun don’t shine. Each year companies lose billions of dollars in productivity and profits because of the ‘Us vs. Them’ mentality.  How is it we’ve come to forget employees are human beings with similar hopes and aspirations?  They want to contribute to growth and be rewarded for their efforts. When you view employees as assets, you harness a momentum few forces in the universe can stop. 


Want to Make More Money? All You Have To Do Is Ask!

When was the last time you had a heart-to-heart discussion with your customers? An open-ended, no-holds-barred dialogue where they told you what they loved about you… as well as what they thought you could do better. Tapping into customer’s motivations, frustrations, and decision-making processes unlocks the hidden potential trapped in every business. Want to Make More Money? All You Have To Do Is Ask! borrows leading-edge concepts from the entrepreneurial ecosystem to enhance profitability and increase revenue through customer development strategies. When you deliver what people want, avoid what they don’t, and charge what they're willing to pay, EVERYBODY WINS!


Nonproficadabra: The Magic of Doing More with Less

Does the following sound familiar? You’re constantly on the hunt for funding. You manage limited resources and small staffs. And, you focus on making significant changes to the community. Believe it or not, these pain points are similar throughout nonprofits and startup companies across the country. Nonproficadabra: The Magic of Doing More with Less shares how entrepreneurs achieve sustainability despite these tremendous challenges. The philosophy of doing more with less has never been more alive, and the entrepreneurial ecosystem has developed a formula that can help every nonprofit thrive.


Nope, No Way, Never! How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Have you ever been asked to present in front of a group of people and replied, “Nope! No Way! Never!” Many charismatic speakers started out that way, and Thom Fox is one of them. Almost 20 years ago Thom was shoved on a stage and told to ‘figure it out’—so he did.  Since then, he has conducted over 1,200 workshops and keynote addresses nationwide.  In this workshop, Thom shares how he overcame shyness and gained the confidence to speak in front of over 43,000 audience members throughout his career. 


SPEAKER REQUEST

Thom is available for single day or multi-day events, conferences, or private company engagements. To book him as a keynote speaker, workshop presenter, panelist, or panel moderator, please  contact Thom's speakers bureau:

Goodman Speakers Bureau, Inc., 56 Poquonock Ave, Windsor, CT, 06095

For information on fees and availability, contact Jenna Jorge at 800-875-2893 or jenna@goodmanspeakersbureau.com. 


Audience Testimonials

“Looking for someone to ignite and inspire your audience? Thom Fox combines life experience, insightful business practices, and targeted advice to create a moving, engaging, and ultimately, educational experience for audiences. His unique approach and contagious energy are sure to captivate audiences of all ages.”

Angela Lussier, CEO of Angela Lussier Enterprises

"Thom Fox has an incredible story, connects to the audience, and shows how they too can make a transformative impact.  His irreverent style first catches people off guard, then makes them laugh, and finally helps them realize you don't have to be superman to make a difference."

Paul G. Silva, Executive Director of Valley Venture Mentors

"I first heard Thom Fox when he was the keynote speaker at a conference. His presence and presentation were immediately captivating. Thom delivers original content in a compelling way. He knows how to connect with his audience and make them a part of the story. As a speaker, Thom delivers a delicate balance of sincerity, vulnerability, wit, and wisdom. He gets "two thumbs up" from Swift River Coaching!"

Jeff Rock, Founder & Chief Insight Officer of Swift River Coaching, LLC

"Thom Fox has an amazing ability to span all generations during his public speaking! A gift that captivates everyone and holds their attention through his passion of life."

Dawn Creighton, Regional Director of Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

“I’ve had the pleasure of hearing Thom speak on several occasions and have co-presented with him as well.  He has a wonderful ability to connect with his audience, sharing his story and delivering his topic professionally and with sincerity.”

Liz Provo, Authorized Local Expert Constant Contact, Mass Marketing Resources


Partial List of Speaking Engagements

  • Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield
  • Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce  
  • Arizona State University
  • Association of Credit Counseling Professionals  
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals.
  • Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies  
  • Bruce Wells Scholar Upward Bound program at Clark University
  • Business Buddies: Grow Your Business With Co-Hosted Events
  • Elevate Everything! A Day of Learning for Non-Profits
  • Elms College
  • JumpStart Coalition
  • Life Domination Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services
  • Nichols College
  • PodCamp Western Massachusetts
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Ryder University
  • Springfield College
  • Tech Foundry 
  • TEDxSpringfield 
  • Valley Venture Mentors
  • Western Mass Business Expo
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University