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Keynote Speaker Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Public Philosopher, Corporate Advisor, Best Selling Author

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $30,001 - $40,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    North Carolina, USA

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Tom Morris’ Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
Tom Morris has become one of the most active public philosophers in the world due to his unusual ability to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present.

A native of Durham, North Carolina and a Distinguished Alumnus of Durham Academy, Tom Morris was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, which has honored him, along with Michael Jordan, as a recipient of their “Distinguished Young Alumnus Award.”

Tom Morris’ twelfth book, True Success: A New Philosophy of Excellence, launched him into a new adventure as a public philosopher and advisor to the corporate world. His audiences have included such organizations as: Toyota, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Merrill Lynch, Verizon, IBM, Coca Cola, The US Air Force, Wells Real Estate Funds, International Paper, Price Waterhouse, Target Stores, Mattel, NBC Sports, Business Week Magazine, Bayer, Deloitte and Touche, Mass Mutual, Prudential, Citi Mortgage, Campbell Soup, Minute Maid, The American Heart Association, United Health Group, and The Young President’s Organization (YPO), to name just as few, as well as many of the largest national and international trade associations.

Tom is also the author of the highly acclaimed and bestselling leadership classic If Aristotle Ran General Motors and the big yellow book, often seen in college dorms nationwide the night before final exams, Philosophy for Dummies. Other more recent books include The Art of AchievementThe Stoic Art of Living and Superheroes and Philosophy, where Superman and Batman finally meet Plato and Aristotle. Tom’s bestselling book about life and business, If Harry Potter Ran General Electric: Leadership Wisdom from the World of the Wizards, is currently bringing magic into people’s lives around the world.

Tom’s work has been featured, noticed, commented on, or covered by such diverse news outlets and media as CNN, NBC, CNBC, The Learning Channel (TLC), NPR’s Morning Edition, NPR’s Talk of the NationThe New York TimesFast CompanyThe New York Times MagazineUSA TodayNewsweekThe Los Angeles TimesThe Chicago TribuneThe Dallas Morning NewsThe Washington PostThe EconomistReaders’ DigestThe Globe and MailDie ZeitVoce:SAL’AgefiThe Leaky Cauldron, and many other magazines, newspapers, and websites across the globe.

Tom Morris holds a Ph.D. in both Philosophy and Religious Studies from Yale University, as well as other, honorary doctorates in recognition of his public work of bringing practical philosophy back into the cultural mix.

Tom also served for fifteen years as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he quickly became one of their most popular teachers, in many years having as much as an eighth of the entire student body in his classes. He is now Chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values.

More About Speaker, Tom Morris. . .
He may be the world’s happiest philosopher.

Tom Morris has also appeared as the philosopher he is in Special Features on The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: DVD Collection presented by Lucas Film, and on The Complete Superman Collection DVD. You will often see The Sage of Steel wherever wisdom is to be found.

Born Thomas Victor Morris, and known by his students as “TV Morris”, he is the first philosopher in history to appear in network TV commercials, where he has served as the national spokesman for Winnie the Pooh, Disney Home Videos. He is also the only thinker ever to engage in early morning philosophy with Regis Philbin, on his talk show, and on The Today Show with Matt Lauer, among many other national broadcasts.

Tom Morris is known for bringing the insights of the great thinkers into the drama of everyday life with high energy and good humor. His message is helping to change lives and revolutionize business practices everywhere.

Testimonials 4

  • “As a keynote speaker, Tom Morris is unique in his ability to listen to me as a client, really listen, and understand my needs so well that he can custom tailor his presentations for maximum positive impact. Anyone can see from his videos the combination of energy, humor, and wisdom that wins over audiences, but what’s even more important is his rare capacity to use his intellectual abilities to serve his clients in a deep and productive way. He doesn’t just show up and give a talk; he brings a customized gift to each member of his audience, a gift of just the right insights that we can use right away to make a difference in our business and in our lives. Anyone who hesitates asking this philosopher to open or close their meeting needs to talk to me.”

    David McWilliams

    Head of Wealth Management Transformation, UBS Financial Services

  • “Tom Morris’ message is like having Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates on your management team. Bringing the wisdom of the ages to today’s business challenges is the most innovative and important new insight I can imagine.”

    Philip A. Newbold

    President, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN

  • “Your name has been mentioned so many times over the past few days in conversations, emails, texts, etc. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and all that you did for my agents, staff and management. They mean the world to me and you brightened not only their day, but their lives from this point forward.”

    Tim Milam

    President, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty

  • “Tom, you absolutely crushed it. It was great to see the people swamp you near the stage and it was a smart way to finish the program with the conference ending on your last words. I can tell you definitively that you were the highlight of the program! I look forward to working with you more in the future and would enjoy hearing about some of your personal coaching programs.”

    Matt Klasnick

    BlackRock Strategic Alliances Group

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