AUTHOR - PROFESSIONAL SPEAKER
VETERAN MEDIA PRODUCER
MOTIVATION - LEADERSHIP - INSPIRATION
WHO I AM
Tom Baker is an on-air radio personality, radio talk-show host, veteran TV producer, published author and inspiring professional speaker. His 30 years of leadership skills developed from working in a management position at Scripps Networks, owning his business, Cobblestone Entertainment, LLC, for 17 years plus directing and producing high profile TV projects in environments where chaos is king and deadlines are frightening, enables Tom to give a motivating presentation about leading with confidence, purpose and direction.
70% of Americans admit to being worried and/or stressed everyday. We are a worried society and sadly, it has become our normal. Worry and stress directly contribute to health problems, hopelessness and loss of focus and productivity in the workplace. Changes produces stress, anxiety and worry - and it's something that we humans run away from at all costs... but change and struggle also produce growth and renewed strength. In his popular published book, “One Dog’s Faith,” Tom uses his dog’s perspective to witness the devastating effects of worry and change. In a two-year period, Tom lost nearly 30 pounds due to worry and stress. Tom offers encouraging and engaging ways to minimize worry and find focus and fulfillment. Whether in the corporate environment, signature event, civic club, small or large group or in a faith-based environment, this message is on target and necessary to help inspire and empower. Tom has been helping people open their minds to the possibility that today is great and tomorrow is thrilling. Worry doesn’t have to take control, let your group experience this very personal and powerful message. Tom's just released second book, "Worry is Stupid!" faces worry head on.
Dealing with Change - Manage Worry - Lead like a TV Director
Items of Interest
“Mr. Baker is fantastic and an engaging orator at a recent value added session for our office team members. His unique ability to take his personal life experiences, along with his furry friend, and turn them into valuable reminders about keeping the right perspective in our own life struggles was invaluable. Our entire group took away actionable items that will allow us reduce stress and worry in our lives. I wouldn’t hesitate to encourage others to invite Tom to engage with you and/or your team.”
Chris L. Cannon Branch Manager
UBS Global Wealth Management, Knoxville
We had Mr. Baker speak at our holiday staff team-building retreat. Working in a hospital, and within the specialty of emergency and trauma services, days are long, stressful and often times sadness can weigh on the hearts of my dedicated team members. We are passionate about what we do, but were in need of some morale boosting.
Mr. Baker was not your typical motivational speaker. His presentation was captivating with ‘real’ personal struggles and everyday practical strategies he used to overcome. He presented in a fun, memorable way and his story was very engaging.
Highly recommend this speaker.
Niki Rasnake, BSN, RN, CEN, Trauma Program Manager
University of Tennessee Medical Ctr
Mr. Baker presented at our Trauma Survivor Network—Survivor Celebration event for our patients and families. Trauma patients are individuals that have sustained a life altering event or accident and are now faced with a ‘new normal’ of daily life. In serving these patients we often incorporate pet visitation to alleviate isolation and anxiety of the patient while they are hospitalized.
Mr. Baker spoke about the love and ‘new life’ he found through his dog, “Mango” and his presentation was very well received. His enthusiasm and including of a few stories of events involving “Mango” provided laughter and created interaction among the audience.
Mr. Baker exceeded our expectations and highly recommend.
Therese A. Zaltash, M.S., Clinical Coordinator
Trauma Survivor Network, University of Tennessee Medical Center
It was the largest crowd we've ever had at this event. The presentation was very relevant to my life and those who were attending. He was humorous, inspiring, motivating and upbeat. I could have listening for much longer than he spoke. I would love to have him back, we received really great feedback.
Sequoyah Hills Pres Church TN