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Lessons From Rio – Tommy Richardson – Sparks September 2016

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Watch and learn as Coach Tom teaches lessons in leadership and mental toughness from the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  To learn more about Tommy Richardson visit his LinkedIn profile at

Tommy B. Richardson, known widely as Coach Tom, has more than 40 years experience in business coaching and training as well as athletic coaching and training. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree and holds a master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.

Through his extensive study and practice of sports psychology in the development of top level athletes, Coach Tom has created educational sessions relating to top performance in sales, attitude and mindset, employee relations, communications and more.

As a former president of Toastmasters, International and holder of the highest designation, Distinguished Toastmaster, Coach Tom is a superlative speaker.

If all of that weren’t enough Tom holds the World Record in competitive Power Lifting for his age bracket and he has practiced Martial Arts for more than 10 years. Coach Tom enjoys working with youth and remains active in coaching high school football.

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