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Nobody wants to be less when given a fair chance to be more

Given a choice between following instructions without ownership, and being encouraged to take ownership – and therefore being responsible for making things happen, most people will choose the latter. Nobody likes to feel helpless, or clueless.

Empower your staff, managers, co-workers, clients and associates to drive their own success. Enable them to learn and apply the tools and techniques that put them in the driver‘s seat, and guess what happens? Their success contributes to your success. Massively.


Okay, so what makes me “The Expert”?

Believe me, I don‘t pretend to be one. I‘m no polished speaker by any means, I‘m just a baker. Someone who happens to know the taste of deprivation, failure and despair. A man who knows what poverty and being illiterate feels like. And who also happens to know how to turn a failing little bakery in an isolated and dying country town with a population of 3,000 into a company with an annual turnover in excess of $12 million, serving over one million customers per year.

A bakery that has become one of the highest earning single bakery retailers in Australian history. (Not to mention, there are now five other bakeries – Echuca, Albury, Healesville, Bendigo and Ballarat. Visit the Beechworth Bakery website for all the details.)

I‘m the first to admit I‘m not for everyone. My presentation style has been described as “radical”, “explosive”, even “almost manic”… invariably followed by something like this:

He captured exactly what we needed to communicate and shot it out like a loaded gun. I don‘t think anyone blinked. If you ever needed to get a point across, Tom O’Toole knows exactly how to do it. Even if you don‘t speak a word of English.
— Chocolateria San Churro Franchises

I guess that‘s why people call me the “complete package”. I‘m living proof that “If this bugger can make it, anyone can”!

And that‘s just downright inspirational, wouldn‘t you agree?

Excellent. Very motivational – good to finally hear from someone who is practicing what he preaches & has the runs on the board.
— Terry White Chemists

So, get out of your comfort zone. Book me for your next corporate function, or contact me directly to discuss what I can do for you.

You’ll be glad you did.