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Tom Morley

Scritti Politti Founder, Team Building Guru and Conference Energiser

Tom Morley’s claim to fame is being a founding member of Scritti Politti, the 70s / 80s band who were pioneers of DIY music before appearing on the dance music scene. Tom was the original drummer in Scritti Politti and unlike other bands Scritti used to make songs up on stage. How is this significant to you? Tom is a master of reading the room and delivering exactly what your audience needs, with humour, skill and panache.

Tom talks about THE GROOVE rather than the drums. Yes, rhythm is referenced but it’s the outcomes of people making music together that are important, just like in those DIY days. Bonding, risk-taking, listening to each other while not losing your own identity. These things happen in an orchestra and pop band alike. All of them are relevant to current business challenges.

Tom Morley has developed a way of living where every experience leads to the humorous uncovering of some universal truth, he’s learned to turn his successes AND his disasters into stand-up comedy. His description of both the highs and lows of life as an artist, musician and entrepreneur have people in stitches. Delivered, it has to be said, as if he’s describing a trip to the corner shop.

Having run hundreds of team building events around the world Tom is very comfortable onstage, he feels at home there. He’s always willing to share it and collaborate with whoever else is on the schedule for the day – if there’s a way of deepening the conference message with a custom-written anthem that the whole group can sing or drum along too just mention it when you speak to us. Everything is possible.

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Stimulating Innovation

Starting with his experiences on stage with the 80s band Scritti Politti, Tom describes the advantages of taking calculated risks. 50% of the songs in their performances were made up on the spot. How did they have the nerve to innovate in that way, in the moment?

That early spark lit a fire in Tom's heart to live offstage in this innovative way too and encourage others to do the same.

He now runs a Team Building company giving people permission to try all sorts of new things so that 'innovation muscle' gets flexed and developed daily. In this talk people hear about, and may even get a taste of, walking on the wild side.

Get Into the Groove

The GROOVE can be found at the intersection of discipline and surrender.

We all know that place of ‘flow’ when everything is clicking into place and we move from one thing to another with ease. Those days, when they happen, are great. But how do we get there at will? By the use of stories and demonstrations Tom delivers some robust take aways to benefit both individuals and teams.

Are you an autotelic or exotelic person? Setting goals and making lists may not be the only way to hit your targets. You’ll find out how to do more in less time applying Tom’s humorously radical methods.

21st Century TRIBE

People tend to have breakthroughs in individual coaching sessions, behind closed doors. But what about busting through some limiting beliefs as a team, or even as a TRIBE?

The ‘i’ in TRIBE is right there in the middle. In this interactive session Tom describes how you’re sometimes in the background of a tribal rhythm and sometimes in the front. It’s important to bring the same focus to both roles, even if one seems more important than the other.

This is a crucial experience for organisations moving away from ‘command and control’. It’s also very effective when there’s a need to connect teams who work in silos, or in different territories, fast!

Tom is one of those rare individuals who can not only generate his own 'light bulb' moments he is also a keen listener to the ideas of others. He has this almost supernatural ability to synthesise what they are saying and present them back to the group, there and then, in graphic form. I've never seen anyone work so skilfully with both flip chart and Photoshop and every Innovation Event we run is greatly enhanced by having Tom in the faculty. He generates a lot of laughter too which keeps the creative juices of the whole team flowing.

The Brand Conspiracy

I'm convinced that what our team experienced thanks to Tom's unique ability to engage every crowd on our Roadshow has been instrumental in our improved performance at HERTZ. He created magical experiences with incredible energy, the team went way beyond their normal boundaries to genuinely care for each other, feeling strong, united, inspired and unbeatable.

Hertz Group

When you bring large numbers of people together, their first instinct is often to determine and demonstrate where they sit in the hierarchy. Tom’s ability to completely negate that hierarchy, in favour of unearthing the much more important red thread that binds a team together around an idea or an opportunity, is exceptional. He manages to tune in to and capture a resonance that everyone embraces, leaving people feeling not only personally inspired and motivated, but having formed what are likely to be long-term relationships with others with whom they may never before have passed the time of day.

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The feedback has been off the scale.

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    Up to £7k

  • Europe:

    Up to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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