Hi! I am Tom Griffen. I am the founder of TG Training & Education, a small agency that delivers dynamic training content and consulting services to organizations and individuals looking to raise the bar.
Between 1994-2005, I was a classroom teacher. I started as a PE instructor and progressed into middle and high school special education. I left teaching to work in the at a running store where took a position as a floor staffer at Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento. Later I managed Fleet Feet Sports Aptos (CA) as one of the organization’s first equity operators. I eventually moved to North Carolina to work with Fleet Feet Incorporated. As their national director of education, I led workshops and created the company’s first online training tool.
I left Fleet Feet in 2012 to pursue a Masters in creative writing (poetry). Upon my graduation in 2015, I dialed in the things I love the most: travel, writing, and helping develop people, then created a business that seeks to do just that. Though I work predominately with specialty retailers, my message and training offerings are applicable to any field where service and human connection is the main focus.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO: I believe genuine happiness matters. I believe the most important moment is the one happening right now. I, for one, want to make the most of the now and, if possible, use my skills to help someone move forward on their journey.
HOW I DO WHAT I DO: I use storytelling, active listening, dynamic presentation, and purposeful vulnerability to create authentic human connections and transformative learning moments.
WHAT I DO: I present keynotes, workshops, and training sessions to organizations and individuals in order to help participants tap into their best selves, thus benefitting both their professional and personal lives.
But besides all this work business, I am also a writer, artist, and adventurer. In 2018 I walked across the United States.
Life is short and I intend to live large. I’d love to help you do the same!