About Tom Griffen

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.

A BRIEF BIO: 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 running industry. I took a position as a floor staffer at Fleet Feet Sports in Sacramento, then later 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 the national director of education I led workshops and created their 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. Though I work predominately with specialty retailers, my message and training offerings are applicable to any field where service is the main focus.

I am also an artist, spoon-carver, reflexologist, and worldwide adventurer.

In 2018 I walked across the USA. Soon you’ll be able to read my book.

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