Tom Morris

Speaker Tom Morris author and business keynote speaker

Tom Morris

Speaker Tom Morris author and business keynote speaker

Speaker: Tom Morris

Public Philosopher, Author, and Advisor


  • True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change
  • How to Succeed in Turbulent Times
  • A Winning Culture: The Four Foundations of Sustainable Greatness
  • Creating the Conditions for Innovation
  • Alchemy: The Power to Change

Times change—timeless wisdom endures. Charismatic keyntoe speaker  Tom Morris delivers an inspiring message based on what the great philosophers had to say about the timeless challenges organizations face today, from building a winning culture to the tools needed to unleash innovation.

As a speaker Tom Morris electrifies every audience with the world’s greatest wisdom about excellence and success, leadership and inspiring innovation, navigating challenging times, mastering change and the pursuit of greater corporate and personal responsibility. His talks bring practical forms of world-class wisdom—and tangible takeaways—into the mix of any organization. People leave with new energy and insights to take them to higher levels of performance and creativity in their work. Organizations report that their executives and associates are using his ideas to great effect months and even years after a presentation. It’s no wonder that his talks are most often called the highlight of any convention or company meeting. With high energy, great humor, deep insight and real joy, he demonstrates in each presentation why he was a top professor of philosophy for many years at the University of Notre Dame. Every talk is adapted to the needs of each audience—Tom makes every minute of his presentation time count.

A double Ph.D. from Yale and holder of honorary doctorates in recognition of his groundbreaking thought-leadership, Morris has written 20 books that are studied by leaders and high achievers around the world.

True Success: The Art of Achievement in Times of Change

We all need ideas we can trust—ideas that have stood the test of time and can help us achieve success in even the most demanding situations. Tom Morris has an unprecedented ability to bring together the wisdom of the ages in a form that people can use right now. This talk presents a simple, powerful and complete framework of seven universal conditions for deeply satisfying, sustainable excellence in all that we do. His now-famous “7 Cs of Success” have fueled extraordinary results in pockets of excellence around the world, and have never been more important than they are today. In a high-energy and very entertaining session, Tom will reveal the most fundamental tools for personal and institutional greatness and provide a practical guide for their use every day. This talk leaves people with a new, well-grounded enthusiasm and a determination to use the wisdom they’ve been given. Once they’ve heard it, they will never be the same.

How to Succeed in Turbulent Times

Tom provides a unique path forward, and a powerful sense of hope for our challenging times. Drawing on the wisdom of the ages and history’s most inspirational minds, he helps people navigate change using timeless tools for achieving professional and personal success.

A Winning Culture: The Four Foundations of Sustainable Greatness

When you take good care of your people, your people take good care of your customers, and your customers take good care of you. The key to it all is a winning culture. So: What creates a great organizational culture? What guides and motivates us to bring our best to every challenge and work powerfully with others every day? Tom Morris shows that the answers to these questions are simple, profound, and transformational. At a time when pressures are high and companies are focusing on the discipline of execution, the main challenge is getting everyone to believe deeply in what they’re doing and to do it with excellence and care every day. Aristotle and a few other profound thinkers have revealed four foundations for reaching and maintaining the highest levels of commitment and greatness in our work with other people. In this session, Tom presents those four foundations for a winning culture and offers practical guidelines for putting into practice the greatest wisdom for sustainable greatness. This talk will give you a profound diagnostic tool whose use empowers individuals and organizations in a new way, while strengthening all your most vital relationships beyond what you could have imagined. This is a must-have framework of ideas for leaders at any level, as well as for front line people who need to form strong and resilient client relations.

Creating the Conditions for Innovation

There are conditions in which creativity flourishes, and alternative situations in which it’s almost impossible and disappears. The culture of your company makes all the difference as to whether you will be a hotbed of innovation, or a place where anxiety, habit, and inertia rule. Tom Morris draws on the wisdom of the ages in a way that only he can do, to provide you with a simple map to a powerfully innovative culture. And since one great idea can be worth dozens or even hundreds of incremental improvements, he will use the insights of the most creative thinkers in history to show you how you can encourage not just those small innovations that improve products and services in discernible ways, but also the big breakthroughs, the great insights, the revolutionary perspectives that will keep your business flourishing, regardless of the ups and downs of the market and the general economy.

Alchemy: The Power to Change

Over many centuries of the human adventure, the quest of the alchemist was to take something ordinary and create out of it something truly extraordinary. There is nothing in our time more ordinary now than the rapid pace of tumultuous change that we increasingly face in so many ways. And there are two kinds of change: The change that happens to us, and the change that happens only because of us. How do you respond creatively and powerfully to change that comes your way? How do you best initiate change that needs to be made? As a rare philosopher who is as full of humor and great stories as he is of insights that can change your business and your life, Tom Morris will explain in this talk the changeless wisdom of the ages on dealing well with change.


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