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Tom Crum's Biography

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Jan 2008

Thomas Crum is an author and presenter in the fields of conflict resolution, peak performance, and stress management. He is known throughout the world for the Thomas Crum Approach, taught through best-selling books, audio and visual materials, and live presentations of varying length and designed to help people become more centered under conflict, more resourceful when facing challenges, and more effective under stress. For over 30 years, Tom has been a teacher of Aikido, a graceful martial art which uses energy rather than force to resolve conflicts, and he includes principles and movements from Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan, Qi gong, and other mind-body arts in his presentations. This creates an experiential event which adds excitement, color, and value.

Acclaimed as “more than another talking head,” Tom conducts presentations for organizations worldwide for management and employees at all levels in corporations, government and non-profit organizations. His corporate clients include Amgen, Diebold, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Alcan, Sandia National Labs, Intel, various universities and the U.S. Government. He is a popular keynote and plenary presenter, with appearances at many international conferences and associations including the American Society of Training and Development, Franklin Covey, the Ken Blanchard Companies, Systems Thinking in Action, and Global Institute for Leadership Development.

The Thomas Crum Approach is applicable to every aspect of our lives — relationships, family, work, and athletic performances - and Tom’s residential programs are opportunities to practice the principles in peaceful retreat settings. Journey to Center is a five-day program which brings together individuals from business, education, and community to refine problem solving skills while immersing themselves in the art of centering. For those among us who like to ski or play golf, Tom integrates his work with these sports. The popular week-long Magic of Skiing program has brought skiers to Aspen, Colorado for the past twenty years, and the Aspen Ski Company has adapted Tom Crum’s work for use in their ski schools. Tom is a true golf devotee, and the Magic of Golf program applies mind/body work to the pursuit of golf as a vehicle for freedom and fulfillment.

Thomas Crum books, audio and visual materials and other products have been acclaimed throughout the world. The Magic of Conflict has been honored by placement on the best seller’s list, and Journey To Center has delighted readers with stories which inspire and motivate. Tom’s latest addition to the marketplace is Three Deep Breaths: Finding Power and Purpose In A Stressed Out World (Berrett/Koehler Publishers, June, 2006.)

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Berrett/Koehler Publishers