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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, creating 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, Sony 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. 

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 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. The 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.

Tom and his team are available for personal coaching in conflict resolution, peak performance, and stress management - working with executives, athletes, and the general public.

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.)

Tom, thank you very much! Everybody loved the conference, especially the day we spent with you. The whole company is talking about it.

Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company


Since its inception 12 years ago, our company has used a variety of speakers, facilitators and coaches for biannual retreats and no one quite captures everyone's attention as Tom Crum does. He is the one person our team members universally ask to return. His engaging style, humor, keen intelligence, and ability to relate in a very meaningful way to each person, to even the most cynical, is remarkable. Over the years, Tom has contributed immeasurably to our performance, to our work together as a team, and, even more importantly, to our creating extraordinarily high-level results without the normally associated stress.

BJ Adams, Broker/Owner, BJ Adams and Company Real Estate

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