Thomas Smith is a highly sought after speaker. The power of Thomas’s story, combined with the actionable strategies he presents for overcoming adversity of all types, has resulted in Thomas being invited to speak for numerous corporations, professional and amateur sports teams, colleges and universities, hospitals, as well as public and private high schools around the country. The same energy, drive, and passion that enabled Thomas to beat paralysis three times energizes and inspires audiences at Thomas’s speaking events. Those in attendance leave both inspired and better equipped to overcome their own challenges — whether in the workplace, sporting arena, classroom or personal life.

Lessons that Thomas often touches upon are:

  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Distinguishing Passion vs. Purpose
  • How Giving Compounds
  • Radical Transparency/Radical Vulnerability
  • Establishing an Internal Locus of Control
  • Controlling Your Own Destiny
  • Doing Well by Doing Good
  • Developing Empathy
  • Seizing The Moment

Thomas Smith’s life has been filled with challenges that few people can begin to comprehend. However, his ability to not only overcome adversity, but reconfigure his obstacles as opportunities is truly awe inspiring. His speeches are designed with careful cognizance of the specific audience’s unique qualities and needs. What remains constant is Thomas’ ability to be personal, vulnerable and honest with audiences, and thus create an unforgettable and enlightening experience. Since his second accident, helping people overcome adversity has been and continues to be his purpose. Thomas is most fulfilled when speaking to audiences about his ongoing journey, and describing the lessons he has learned in a manner that empowers people to overcome adversity, both personally and professionally. To book Thomas to speak at your next event, please complete the form below. Thank You.