Tune in for a transforming chat with Thomas B. Dowd III. Tom is a prize-winning speaker, award-winning author, and trainer— all spurred by his need to be more than a painfully shy and introverted individual on a roller coaster ride of success. As a member of Toastmaster International, he was awarded the District 45 Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year in 2011.
With over 24 years of experience in the financial industry in management and leadership roles at the same organization and a plethora of inconsistency on this professional journey, Tom received the call nobody wanted: “We’re downsizing.” After unexpectedly losing his fulltime job, Tom landed in a better place in just 59 days using methods from his coaching and training. He is now a VP at one of the larger financial institutions in North America. In 2011, he started his own side business “Thomas Dowd Professional Development & Coaching” where he continues to use the lessons learned on his climb up the corporate ladder to help people creatively find ways to differentiate themselves in 164 Author Biographies the workplace and to find their own individual paths toward success. The mantra is “Transform into who you really want to be.” Tom is the award-winning author of the following books: The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World, From Fear to Success: a Practical Public Speaking Guide, Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job, and Time Management Manifesto: Expert Strategies to Create an Effective Work/Life Balance. For more information about the author visit www.transformationtom.com.