‘Inventor’ – that’s what you’ll find on Tom’s business card. He’s inventing all the time, but not in the “I’ve finally perfected the coffee maker” way. More in the “I’ve just invented a new way to connect people” way. He’s lived an obsessively inventive life, singing, drumming and storytelling which you’ll find works in your favour.
Tom talks about THE GROOVE rather than the drums. Yes, rhythm is referenced but it’s the outcomes of people making music together that are important. Bonding, risk-taking, listening to each other while not losing your own identity. These things happen in an orchestra and pop band alike. All of them are relevant to current business challenges.
Tom has developed a way of living where every experience leads to the humorous uncovering of some universal truth, he’s learned to turn his disasters and successes into stand-up comedy. His description of both the highs and lows of life as an artist, musician and entrepreneur have people in stitches. Delivered, it has to be said, as if he’s describing a trip to the corner shop.
Having run hundreds of teambuilding events around the world Tom is very comfortable onstage, he feels at home there. He’s always willing to share it and collaborate with whoever else is on the schedule for the day – if there’s away of deepening the conference message with a custom-written anthem that the whole group can sing or drum along too just mention it when you speak to us. Everything is possible.
What have politicians, poets and people at parties got in common? They’re all storytellers. Whatever stage you find yourself on it’s always good to go back to your roots to find out if you can still connect with the people who put you there. Here’s Tom in an underground club in London. “He appears to be simply thinking aloud but then you get to this killer punchline and realise he’s been leading you there all along”.
Tom Morley is one of the most inspirational creatives I have ever worked with. His ideas spill out of him and the ability to make them happen comes straight afterwards. He is refreshing to listen to, is committed to his values and leaves the listener thinking "why not?" His drumming is pretty good too and he gets a party going like no other I know.
When you bring large numbers of people together, their first instinct is often to determine and demonstrate where they sit in the hierarchy. Tom’s ability to completely negate that hierarchy, in favour of unearthing the much more important red thread that binds a team together around an idea or an opportunity, is exceptional. He manages to tune in to and capture a resonance that everyone embraces, leaving people feeling not only personally inspired and motivated, but having formed what are likely to be long-term relationships with others with whom they may never before have passed the time of day.
I'm convinced that what our team experienced thanks to Tom's unique ability to engage every crowd on our Roadshow has been instrumental in our improved performance at HERTZ.
He created magical experiences with incredible energy, the team went way beyond their normal boundaries to genuinely care for each other, feeling strong, united, inspired and unbeatable.