Tommy Spaulding, MBA
Tommy’s book, The Heart-Led Leader, published by Penguin Random House is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal national bestseller. In The Heart-Led Leader, Tommy discusses the 18 Inch Journey which is the distance from your head to your heart. Tommy is a world-renowned speaker on leadership and has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe
Bestselling Author and Speaker
Tommy Spaulding is the founder and president of Tommy Spaulding Companies, a leadership development, speaking, training, and executive coaching firm based in Denver, Colorado. A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Tommy has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe.
Tommy’s first book, It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships, published by Penguin Random House in 2010, quickly climbed to the top of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today national bestseller lists. His latest book, The Heart-Led Leader is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal national bestseller and was also listed on Inc.com’s Top 100 Business Books of 2015.
Tommy rose to become the youngest president and CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People. In 2000, Tommy founded Leader’s Challenge, which grew to become the largest high school civic and leadership program in the state of Colorado. He is the founder and president of the Global Youth Leadership Academy as well as the National Leadership Academy, a leading national non-profit high school leadership development organization.
Previously, Tommy was the business partner sales manager at IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. He received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from East Carolina University (1992); an MBA from Bond University in Australia (1998), where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar; and an MA in Non-Profit Management from Regis University (2005).
Tommy now resides in the Denver Metro Area with his wife and children.