With a dual degree from NYU and a coaching certification from The Life Purpose Institute, Thomas has a proven track record of guiding thousands of go-getters in achieving their goals, building their brands, and finding culture-fit employees.
With a strong reputation for spot-on branding ideas, unique goal-achieving methodologies, and strong communication & teaching skills, you can put his expertise and experience to work for you.
As one of the East Coast’s most respected personal branding experts, Thomas regularly speaks at SHRM, American Marketing Association, DisruptHR, Ellevate Network, Junior League, Tech After Five, and Freedom Club Festival to name a few.
He is also a guest lecturer at the College of Charleston MBA Program, The Citadel, Charleston Southern University, the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, The Charleston School of Law, I.N.G. University, and CDCU (Charleston Digital Corridor University) on the subjects of branding, messaging, and business soft skills.
His LinkedIn expertise has made him a dynamic City Host of LinkedIn Local Charleston, part of a global movement that connects the humans behind the profiles. Since 2016, he has been a community organizer and advisor for Charleston's wildly successful 1 Million Cups program, a weekly event focused on bringing the city’s hottest startups to the community stage.
It was there that they premiered “Perfectly Normel People” (sic), which smashed attendance records at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.
It then went on to win the TheaterMania Audience Favorite Award at the New York International Fringe Festival.
In his spare time, Thomas is writing a rock musical with award-winning composer Brad Moranz (multiple Broadway/Off-Broadway credits) that will make its North American debut in 2023.
Thomas hopes his legacy will be the positive impact he has had on his family, students, clients, colleagues, and community. As a songwriter and playwright, he hopes his songs and stories will both entertain and empower the human spirit for years to come.