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SOLD OUT TICKETS FOR A BUSINESS BREAKFAST. First time in my association with the Swan Chamber of Commerce since my involvement in 2007 have we had to stop the ticket sales. We’ve doubled our attendance over the last couple of years, but this breakfast was something else. John was the guest speaker in the DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST SERIES, held by the Swan Chamber of Commerce on Sept 17th in the heart of… Read More

Often it’s hard to determine where a community is going back woulds. Wether it’s a neighbourhood, shopping precinct, large corporations, business clubs or churches. 3 simple rules to transform dysfunctional communities 1. Know the overall vision and don’t assume it. It’s taken for granted all to often that each member of a team or a corporate citizen has a sense of direction. Most people aren’t driven by vision or mission, they would… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, What do you do when you feel cornered, and they give you an ultimatum? Nineteen years ago I made a conscious decision to stand up for myself and see where it all leads. What was on the line? 1. My livelihood 2. My community 3. My sense of purpose Up until this day, I had the world at my fingertips. For over twenty one years I… Read More

Welcome to another episode of TOMCAST, Volunteering your time, talent and labour in a noble effort is one of the most effective ways to create good mental well-being for ourselves and the greater community. Let’s first dismiss what isn’t volunteering. Taking time and effort to benefit ourselves isn’t what I would call volunteering. Learning a new skill that takes time and effort isn’t what I would call volunteering. Offering our time, talent… Read More

The art of developing street credibility! You have to find that place in life where everything just makes sense to you, no mater how bazaar it may appear to those around us. I remember as a teenager walking through the streets of Perth and hearing a street preacher for the first time. He was an elderly Indian man called Ted Jackson, heavy set, with a voice of an Ambassador preparing you to… Read More

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