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Tom Leu, MS/CPC

Tom Leu, MS, CPC is a professional speaker, author, coach, photographer, and radio host from Rockford, IL. Tom’s Lifestyle Initiative Training™ techniques and strategies teach how compelling communication skills married with provocative psychological insights produce relevant real-world results. Tom has degrees in Psychology and Sociology, and has trained with the world’s leading personal development organizations including the Tony Robbins and Steven Covey companies. To date, Tom has spoken to audiences in 40 cities in 20 different states across the country blending his passions for communications, psychology, and photography. Tom challenges audiences to “see things” literally through lenses; figuratively despite filters via principles of Communications-Psychology he calls Communichology™…

Communichology™ is an art and science exploring the often-overlooked and misunderstood relationship between communication (styles and skills) and human psychology. Tom’s presentations uncover the ‘how’ and ‘why’ this dynamic intersection ultimately affects what people do and don’t do, day-to-day, moment-to-moment. Intimately understanding the ways in which these two disciplines interact give people a unique advantage in their personal and professional lives. It’s social strategy CPR… compelling, provocative, and relevant distinctions and techniques to have a communicational advantage in any setting, with anyone, at any time.

Tom incorporates more than two and a half decades of professional experience into his speaking engagements working for Fortune 500 companies as an award-winning account manager and sales trainer, college administrator and instructor, TV and radio host, musician and entrepreneur. Tom talks shiFt and encourage peoples to be the best at what they do the best, and to assist building the bridges between passion and purpose, desire and decision, excitement and execution for individuals and groups.

Speaking Sessions: (customizable for your organization or event):

*Better communication is not only nice, but necessary in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected world more than ever before… everyone’s personal & professional growth depend on it.

**Key Topic Themes: Communications, Organizational & Personal Development, Body Language

  1. “TALKING SHIFT” – The Art, Science, & Psychology of Recovering Communications Excellence Bringing the Service back Into Customer Service – Keys to Communications-Recovery via principles of Communichology™ – shifting the conversation by calling out careless communication, bad behavior, and poisonous pop culture psychology & their alternatives. 
  2. testimonials“TUNING INTO WIIFM?” – 180° Delivery of Compelling Content with Real-World Relevance
  3. “SEEING THINGS” – Literally through Lenses; Figuratively despite Filters. How Perspectives Shape Outcomes
  4. “LEADERSHIP BEGINS WITH “Y” – An Inside-Out Look at How & WHY Servant Leadership Strategically Modifies Interpersonal Behavior, Builds Teams, & Positively Drives Business Outcomes
  5. “HUMAN RELATIONS & THE ‘COMMON SENSE’ DEFENSE” – The Hard Truth About Soft Skills in Today’s Over-Communicated & Hyper-Connected World
  6. “PERSONALITY & LISTENING STYLES” – How the Psychology Behind Different Listening Styles Fosters Fewer Communication Differences & Breakdowns
  7. “TALK SHIFT for TEACHERS” – Keys to helping teachers become better communicators via principles of Communichology™ to encourage practices that enhance attendance, retention, and learning outcomes. 
  8. “BODY LANGUAGE TOOLS FOR TEACHERS” – There’s much more to classroom dynamics and effective instruction than just WHAT is said. This facsinating session shares HOW body language, room positioning, and proxemics dramatically affect student attendance, attention, attrition, and learning outcomes.

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Tom has written hundreds of motivational and inspirational articles on communications, psychology, & leadership for online and print periodicals, published the Musician’s Corner® series of articles, books and audio books, and produces numerous other motivational audio and video programs. Tom’s cogent and sententious style speaks to both youth and adults alike as he draws from his experiences in the music business, as a media personality, teacher, trainer, and as a corporate sales professional.  Tom’s cutting edge style and contemporary delivery engage listeners from the start, blending the insights of teacher and the encouragement of a coach, with the energy and excitement of a rock concert. Participants at Tom’s live presentations come away with valuable lessons and insights to apply to their lives immediately.

Tom Speak RCCTom’s Essential Credentials Include:

– Keynote/conference speaker, seminar leader, corporate trainer, & event emcee.

– College administrator & instructor.

– Self-published author and columnist.

– Professional digital photographer.

TV host, radio host & DJ, multi-media producer & musician.

– M.S. Psychology | B.S. Sociology

Tom is available for keynote speaking engagements, seminars and emcee appearances at conferences, corporations, retreats, schools, youth groups, institutions, and entertainment-industry events.

*Speaking fees vary based upon length of the presentation, location of event and other factors. Typically, business travel and expenses are additional costs above the speaking fee.**Customizable keynotes and breakout sessions are available for your event’s particular requirements.

Speaker Bio:

Tom Leu, M.S. is a Member of the National Speakers Association, a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and Certified Trainer for the Body Language Institute. Tom was previously the Academic Dean at Rockford Career College in Rockford, IL, and has also worked as an Account Manager at McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Researching from a social psychological perspective, Tom created a new discipline of study called Communichology™ in which he presents from the unique vantage point where communication skills and human psychology collide. Tom is a sought-after speaker on topics pertaining to advanced communications skills, leadership, the new body language, emotional and social intelligences, persuasion and influence. Tom’s professional career includes over two decades of experience as a college administrator & instructor, keynote speaker, corporate trainer & seminar leader, radio & television host, author, & photographer.

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