“Enabled trusting relationships with colleges.”
Tom was a partner and critical team member to growing our business for our My Sports Dreams division in to a leading fundraising platform for college athletic teams. Building trusting relationships at the college and high school level was central to our business. Tom did just this enabling us to have long term, productive relationships with many institutions at all levels. I know he will be a productive, engaging professional coach for those interested in advancing themselves and their departments.
- Jon Goldman, Managing Partner, Reaching Our Goal
"I Better Understand My Role as a Coach/Leader."
“I had the great opportunity to spend 6 weeks working and learning from Tom and his company, The Playbook Lab. He helped me tremendously better understand my role as a coach/leader and how to be more aware of my energy, perspectives and how impact each coaching situation and outcome. Because of his tutelage, I feel that I am more prepared than ever before to coach and mentor my players this season. Any coach, at any level, would greatly benefit from The Playbook Lab and all that they have to offer.
- Ellen Yopchick, Former Assistant Volleyball Coach, University of Illinois Chicago
A leader and communicator.”
When Tom was Director of Coaching for AYSO in Chappaqua, NY, he brought me on board to help bring a fresh sense of inspiration and excitement to the kids who participated in the program. Tom and I hit it off, built a lasting relationship of respect, and furthermore instilled a sense of integrity, purpose, interest and respect in me so I could deliver on the goals. Tom is a leader, communicator and connector and deeply cares about people, and how sports is so important to building character and young leaders
– Chris Lyn, former Assistant Coach, Columbia Women’s Soccer and Head Coach, Culinary Institute of America Women’s Soccer.
“A valued colleague at IMG!”
I have known Tom for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has been a valued colleague at IMG, a friend and one of the most inventive and creative people I have ever met. His ability to understand people, to create platform solutions that meet their needs and to follow-through on implementation is unsurpassed. Above all, he has a superlative work ethic and is a man of the highest integrity.
- Douglas Pirnie, former Senior VP at IMG
"Sessions were approachable and relevant to these student-athletes."
Tom provided insightful and refreshing workshop topics over two days for our joint ECC-CACC SAAC Leadership Conference. His ability to engage the SAAC representatives in thoughtful and interactive sessions was apparent. The sessions were approachable and relevant to these student-athletes, and important to their individual and group growth there and as they return to their schools. I would gladly recommend Tom if you want inspiration for your SAAC’s and student-athletes..
- Bob Dranoff, Commissioner, East Coast Conference, NCAA DII.
"Authentic, refreshing leadership ideas for our student-athletes."
“Tom has been an integral part of our establishment of Centre’s Student-Athlete Leadership Development Series. I have appreciated his insights, ideas and continuing creativity that add to the growth of our initiative, so important to Centre Athletics and our student-athletes. As one of our core speakers, he addresses our student-athletes with authenticity, refreshing leadership ideas and allows them to engage with each other in an active learning environment. He is an asset to our program as it continues to evolve. I’d recommend him if you’re looking to enhance leadership opportunities for your athletic program.
- Gina Nicoletti, Associate Athletic Director, Centre College