Thom Singer






There is a gap between potential and results. Thom Singer helps individuals and companies find their way across. Building influence and unlocking potential requires plans, purpose, and people. Thom’s presentations educate, challenge, and inspire while encouraging practical actions through relatable content and engaging stories.

The answer to your problem may not be what you think. You don’t need more training – you need results. Thom Singer has 20 years of practical business experience and his interactive style provides your audience with high-energy and content-rich presentations that will immediately change how they focus on success.

Singer creates engagement at conferences for industries that rely on personal relationships for sales growth and advancement opportunity where the people may be overwhelmed by a fog of technological options. When human engagement and connections matter, event organizers hire “The Conference Catalyst”.

Potential does not equal results, and leaders who are seeking answers are always excited with Thom’s presentations. He will “wow” your audience with practical and motivational keynote sessions that focus on potential. He has experience speaking to groups large and small; keynotes, breakout sessions, interactive training and serving as the “meeting planners favorite” — – “The Conference Catalyst” (available as keynote or in the role of Emcee).

He is the author of twelve books and is also the host of the COOL THINGS ENTREPRENEURS DO Podcast (ask about adding podcast interviews from your event to his conference services).

Thom and his wife, Sara, make their home in Austin, Texas and are the parents of two highly-spirited daughters.

Keynote Presentations

The Paradox of Potential
Having “high potential” does not mean performing at maximum capability. While many believe they are doing all they can, a huge number of professionals are frustrated because they are coming up short of their personal expectations (and the expectations of others). Beyond excuses and finger pointing, this interactive presentation gets to the heart of how people can accomplish more and enjoy their work and how leaders can help their teams succeed. As more organizations focus on the “future of work”, this is about more than telecommuting and stand up desks. Illuminate the possibilities of goal setting, teamwork, successful human engagement, cross-selling, and other skills to help everyone reach their highest potential.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the reasons people say they are missing their potential
  • How to make the switch from “wishing” to “doing”
  • Gain clarity about plans, purpose and people and how they relate to your success
  • Discover the biggest limiting beliefs and how to circumvent them
  • How to lead your team over the gap between potential and results
IRL (In Real Life): Connecting With People in a Social Media-Crazy World
There is more to creating business relationships than a “like”, “link”, “share” or “follow”. While the popular social media tools can make it seem like we have countless friends and business associates, it is real human engagement that leads to opportunity. This program is designed as an opening keynote and will bring the audience focus back to the basics on establishing connections that will lead to more success in business, sales, and life. Make your event a human laboratory for connecting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to make stronger business connections that will lead to opportunities
  • How to combine in person networking and social media
  • Gain clarity cultivating relationships and how to ask for referrals
  • Discover why your elevator pitch is not helping you network
  • How to get other in your company to work together to build your business brand
Cooperative Significance – Being an Influential Leader at Work (and Beyond)

Most people want to feel significant: at home, at work, in their community, etc. But you cannot feel significant alone in a field. You need others. A person can fake success, but they cannot fake significance. Discovering what is important and interesting to other people is more important now than ever before. This keynote presentation is designed to educate and inspire anyone to make people and relationships a priority while learning to maximize influence and effectiveness.

The Conference Catalyst (KEYNOTE OR EMCEE)
The Conference Catalyst program is often weaved into a conference as the opening keynote, plus so much more. For some groups they prefer to have Thom Singer in the Master of Ceremonies role, while morphing his content into short vignettes throughout the event. The opening keynote or the Emcee should be an integrated part of the whole conference. Thom Singer’s “Conference Catalyst” program will impact the conference by providing clarity about why networking is the key to making the live experience stronger. Attendees learn how to make meaningful connections once they are present at the conference. This unique program will get people to engage more and maximize their experience.

Thom Singer Testimonials

“Thom was our opening keynote speaker and stayed on as the master of ceremonies for our annual conference. His program content and high energy were exactly what we wanted. The audience raved about his presentation. He made meaningful connections to our audience and I could not have asked for a better emcee and host. He connected our four general sessions beautifully and interacted with our guests throughout the event. We have already hired him to come back next year as our annual meeting’s master of ceremonies.”

Diana Forbes, Director of Meetings, APWA

“Thom is a gifted motivational speaker who helps people connect on a personal level in a social media crazy world. I asked Thom to speak at Ungerboeck Software’s Annual Global Conference and he truly became the Conference Catalyst. He connected with our Global User Group and shared some very insightful thoughts on networking and personal branding. Thom’s entire philosophy, approach and the manner in which he fully embraced our conference and our global users was truly valued and appreciated by all who attended.”

Doug Archibald, Chief Operating Officer, Ungerboeck Software International

“Thom served as our “Conference Catalyst” at SailPoint’s first-ever Global User Conference. His approach to engaging our attendees and encouraging them to focus on person-to- person interactions at the conference was HIGHLY successful. The majority of our attendees felt it added a significant and unique “flavor” to the conference. I highly recommend Thom and his program for other user conferences.”

Mark McClain, CEO & Founder, SailPoint Technologies

“I’m excited that Thom will be returning to our PLM World event again this year as the master of ceremonies. I still receive many complimentary remarks from people about the positive impact Thom had on the conference. He certainly helped to take us to another level of professionalism.”

Mark Halbish, Director at TI Automotive and Chairman PLM World