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I love leadership, laughs (and yes) libations.  I also love learning.  Although I've been in leadership roles for over 30 years, I love talking to leaders that are in the trenches and learning what works, what doesn't and what I can do differently.

This podcast is for everyone out there that is working to lead better, get more done and leave a legacy.  Leading others is a deliberative act and we can always get better.

Pop yourself open a cold one, sit back and enjoy!

You can get more information on me at www.unconventionalleader.com.

Sep 12, 2017

It's the age old debate of nature versus nurture!  Was Jon Snow born to lead or was it his environment that made him?  This week on Leadership Happy Hour we continue our Game of Thrones discussion with Thom Singer, CSP.  Thom is a leadership thought leader, speaker, author and (all around) COOL GUY!  He shares his insights on stepping into the leader you were meant to be, knowing your team and how you can't commoditize human relationships.  You're going to want to listen to this one more than once!  Enjoy!

More on Thom...

Thom Singer's first job was a busboy at "The Big Yellow House Restaurant" in Southern California. It was in this role that he discovered the importance of customizing his work for whomever he had the honor to serve. From the vast number of customers who dined in the restaurant, to the three or four wait-staff whom he helped each night, Thom realized that you have to make personal connections and find ways to relate differently to each audience if you want to find more success. 

Having worked as a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies for almost ten years, he has become an advocate for creating strong experiences for conference attendees. He has come to see the role of a speaker as more than a commodity that fills a space in the agenda.  He knows that the speakers can set the tone for the whole event, and he takes his job very seriously. 

In today's distracted work environment there is a disconnect between social media "likes", "links", "shares" and "follows" and real meaningful business connections. Thom's work centers around helping people get back to the basics of relationships that lead to better opportunities and more sales.  He focuses on the importance of helping everyone get closer to their own potential, and that of their organization. 

He has authored twelve books on the power of business relationships, sales, networking, presentation skills and entrepreneurship, and regularly speaks to corporate, law firm and convention audiences. He sets the tone for better engagement at industry events as the opening keynote speaker or the Master of Ceremonies. His Conference Catalyst Program has become a “meeting planners” favorite in how it transforms the conference attendee experience.

As the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast, Thom interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and others who possess an extra dose of the entrepreneurial spirit. The information complied from these compelling interviews is shared with his clients, as he challenges people to be more engaged and enthusiastic in all their actions.

Thom earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in 2014. The Certified Speaking Professional designation, established in 1980, is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. The CSP designation is conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) only on those speakers who have earned it by meeting strict qualifying criteria. The letters CSP following a speaker’s name identify that speaker as a speaking professional with a proven track record for understanding and delivering value from the platform.

After being a couch potato for most of his life, Thom is now an avid runner and completed his first half-marathon in 2017.

You can get EVEN MORE info on Thom on his website: http://thomsinger.com/