Google invites him to coach its leadership; the World Bank seeks his business advice; the European Parliament, the United Nations, Austria, and China invite him to speak to world leaders. The world’s top MBA students clamor to take his classes. Music festivals all over the world feature him as a headliner. Cutting edge corporations call on him to produce whole new levels of solutions. He counts the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu as friends who have inspired and praised his philanthropic causes. Who is this Renaissance man who has perfected an accelerated method of maximizing business, leadership, and personal potential?
Tom Oliver is a global social entrepreneur, author, artist, philanthropist, and visionary; he has worked with world leaders such as the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu as well as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world. Based on a vision and starting a network from scratch, Tom Oliver created the World Peace Foundation and the World Peace Festival, which Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu has called “the most influential peace gathering in history.” As a catalyst for global social change, Tom brings together the most diverse groups of world and business leaders for a shared vision. He has been called the “epitome of the global social entrepreneur” and a “role model for the modern global social entrepreneur” by the founders of the Global Philanthropists Circle, the Rockefeller family and the leading philanthropists of our time.
High in demand as a global keynote speaker, Tom has been praised by the world´s leading creative agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Interbrand as “one of today’s most uniquely talented and inspiring experts and commentators on social entrepreneurship, world business, and leadership” whose “passion as a speaker is contagious.” His expertise is sought after by the premier financial institutions such as the World Bank, the best business schools in the world from the Manchester Business School to the Kellogg School of Management, political powerhouses like the European Parliament and the UN, heads of state from Austria to India and China and the world´s cutting edge corporations from Puma to Pepsi and Google. He is the author of the bestseller, Nothing Is Impossible – 7 Steps to Realize Your True Power and Maximize Your Results, an accelerated method of maximizing business, leadership, and personal potential.
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Committee of 100 for Tibet
Tom has been awarded a lifelong seat as a distinguished member in the Comittee of the 100 for Tibet:
Together with leading Hollywood film producers/directors such as David Lynch and Oliver Stone; actors like Richard Gere and Pierce Brosnan; 18 Nobel Laureates including Elie Wiesel, Betty Williams and the Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu; and former heades of state like Dr. Oscar Arias-Sanchez, President of Costa Rica, and Vaclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic.
Club of Budapest
Tom has been awarded a lifelong seat as a creative member in the Club of Budapest together with:
world-renown artists like film-maker Milos Forman, musician Peter Gabriel, and Brazilian writer Paolo Coelho (over 100 million books sold); Nobel Laureates including Elie Wiesel, Betty Williams, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama; former heads of state like Richard von Weizsacker, President of Germany, Dr. Oscar Arias-Sanchez, President of Costa Rica, Betty Williams, President of Ireland, and H.E. Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union.
Tom Oliver was awarded the title of “Best practices & innovations in individual philanthropy and social investment around the world” in 2011 by the Synergos Institute, New York, which was founded by the Rockefeller family and also presents the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award (past recipients include Ten Turner, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Richard Branson).
The Global Philanthropists Circle
Tom is dedicated to the concept that business is a catalyst for global social change. Following a personal invitation by the Rockefeller family, he became a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle, which has been termed “The most elite club in the world” by Bloomberg/Business Week and includes the leading philanthropists of our time.