Shaun Tomson’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
A speaker on self-empowerment, positive values and peak performance, Shaun Tomson is sought after by Fortune 500 companies, schools and universities and talks about the influence of a positive attitude on success in life and business based on his own experiences of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges on land and in the world’s most dangerous waves as a world-champion professional surfer. An attitude of Commitment and Positivity is the basis for his unique holistic business philosophy based on his #1 Amazon best-seller The Code – The Power of “I Will.”
He is also the author of the best-selling book Surfer‘s Code and the writer and producer of the award-winning documentary film Bustin‘ Down the Door.
Shaun has spoken internationally and inspired and touched the hearts of audiences as large as 3,000 people, has shared the stage with well-known personalities including Sir Richard Branson and Malcolm Gladwell, and inspired corporations like General Motors, Cisco, Price Waterhouse, The Gap, Toys R Us, Disney, Patagonia and Google.
Shaun Tomson is a true entrepreneur, having founded, managed and sold two $50-$100 million clothing brands – Instinct in the 80’s and Solitude in the 90’s – and has held executive positions with lifestyle brands Patagonia and O’Neill.
A World Surfing Champion, inductee into the Jewish and South African Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the US Surfing Hall of Fame, Shaun Tomson has been described as one of the greatest surfers of all time (Surfing Magazine 2004) and one of the most influential surfers of the century (Surfer Magazine 1999). He is a board member and ambassador for the Surfrider Foundation and the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club.
More About Speaker, Shaun Tomson. . .
Shaun Tomson is on a mission to help young people and is spear-heading an effort to bring attention and action to the epidemic of poor decision-making that is killing one million Americans every year. He is a board member at Boys and Girls Club in Santa Barbara and his work at schools and universities is designed to empower young people to make positive choices. His simple 30 minute exercise, “The Power Code,” is a set of 12 personal promises a young adult can make that can assist in positive decision making – an unbreakable bond between the present and future that is powered by hope and core values.
In keeping with his commitment to environmentalism and sustainability, Shaun is a board member of Surfrider Foundation, the world’s largest environmental group dedicated to protecting the world’s waves, oceans and beaches.
Shaun understands the intimate connection between fiscal and social responsibility.
“Doing good is good for business” is a mantra Shaun developed while working at progressive apparel company Patagonia and his own company Solitude. Shaun realized that environmentalism and sustainability are not only socially responsible but also fiscally responsible. Top line revenue can be increased by creatively engaging with the customer and adding value through promoting a positive mission or moral imperative.
A Business Administration and Finance graduate from the University of Natal, Shaun Tomson lives with his wife and son in California.