With more than twenty years of success in the corporate, political, educational and non-profit sectors, Tommy Spaulding has had life-altering experiences most of us only read about. Tommy’s career has been built on valuable and authentic relationships. More than a networking expert, Tommy has lead international organizations and forged friendships with leaders that are far more than “business card” deep.
Tommy has garnered the respect of professional leaders around the world through his commitment to inspiring organizations to grow profits by growing meaningful relationships with their customers, clients, employees and most importantly, their communities.
Before taking the helm as the youngest CEO and president of the world renowned global leadership program, Up with People – Tommy Spaulding founded Leader’s Challenge in 2000, the largest high school civic and leadership program in Colorado. His corporate experience garnered his success as Northeast Business Partner Sales Manager at IBM/Lotus Development. He has served as a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program, where he worked with the Nagano Winter Olympic Games. He served as a U.S. Congressional Intern, worked for the 1996 Dole presidential campaign and is currently serving as the first Leader in Residence at East Carolina University.
Tommy is the president of Spaulding Companies, LLC – a national leadership consulting and speaking organization. Tommy also founded the Spaulding Leadership Institute – a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and training servant leaders.
Tommy Spaulding received a BA in Political Science from East Carolina University, an MBA from Bond University in Australia, and an MA in Non-Profit Management from Regis University. In 2007, he received an Honorary PhD in Humanities from the Art Institute of Colorado. He has lived and worked on four continents, traveling to more than sixty countries. Tommy’s first book on leadership and business relationships is being published by Random House/Doubleday and is coming out in May of 2010.
Tommy is passionate about putting people first. He sees leadership in everyone he meets. He sees lifelong customers in every business transaction. He sees professional development in every relationship. And most importantly, his vision and passion will inspire you to change the way you look at your career, your organization and your world.