Shaun Tomson has been listed as one of the most 25 influential surfers of the century and as one of the 10 greatest surfers of all time. He was a professional surfer for 14 years, winning the IPS World Pro Championship in 1977 while developing a revolutionary technique for riding inside the tube, the most challenging part of the wave. During his career he was both the youngest and oldest surfer to win a pro event and he is considered to be one of the architects of professional surfing.
Shaun founded, managed and sold two multi-million dollar clothing brands – Instinct in the ’80s and Solitude in the 90’s. He is the author of the best-selling book Surfer’s Code, and the writer and producer of the award-winning documentary film Bustin Down the Door.
Today, Shaun is a leadership and positive engagement expert and has worked with some of the world’s best- known organizations – GM, Cisco, PWC, Google, Disney and Gap – to empower purpose and re-activate their teams. Shaun offers a unique perspective on focusing personal will to improve performance, and workshops to help team members deepen relationships and transform individually and collectively.
Purpose-led Organizations Perform 42% Better…
Purpose is the energy that empowers organizations and individuals to thrive. It positively impacts schools and the workplace too – recent research from EY indicates that purpose-led organizations perform 42% better than those that are simply in business.
However, according to a Gallup poll, two-thirds of employees in the United States are purposeless – bored, detached and ready to actively sabotage plans, projects and other people. Considering you spend around a third of your life at work, this disengaged culture means that helping people to ﬁnd a sense of purpose isn’t just vital for business, but also for people’s overall wellbeing.
With these insights in mind, Shaun Tomson shows how to ﬁnd and deﬁne one’s purpose to powerfully re-engage individuals and activate a positive wave of commitment and performance throughout an organization.
SIGNATURE VIRTUAL KEYNOTE:
THE CODE FOR THE NEXT WAVE
An inspiring process to reconnect and find renewed purpose in a new world | Transformation after Disruption
• Inspires and re-energizes
• Establishes clear and actionable goals
• Re-engages through the power of purpose
• Builds resilience and cohesion during a time of stress • Deepens emotional engagement
• Activates positive change
• Explicitly defines personal accountability
We believe we can alleviate these issues with our live, virtual keynotes and interactive workshops which will motivate, inspire and educate remote teams and employees to remain engaged with each other, and the organization’s core purpose. These are intentionally designed experiences, built to be instructionally sound, enriched with quality slides and graphics, interactive, and captured in a way to make the audience truly feel connected.
With the world in a state of flux and employees working from home, individuals need to maintain a deep connection to their organization. Curated, online, live and inspirational conferences are the wave of the future with many financial benefits accruing including reduced costs associated with flights, hotels, food and conference venue.
However, the real benefit is not financial but psychological – virtual live keynotes and workshops safely maintain the connectivity amongst individuals across regions and can unite and inspire separated individuals and teams with a mission of a shared purpose.
What’s on the agenda:
• A virtual keynote drawing upon my unique experiences as a world-champion surfer and entrepreneur.
• A 20-minute session in which each participant is guided on writing their Code – a 12-line commitment to (re)awaken purpose, and (re)connect and empower others with heart, courage, and presence, each line beginning with “I will.”
• An interactive process of participants texting their “I will…” statements that are shown via Poll Everywhere on a powerpoint slide. This process connects individuals at a deeply emotional level and creates a wave of positive emotional contagion to inspire and uplift in this challenging time.
Thank you again for a fabulous keynote and workshop. You inspired the entire room and set a truly positive tone for the conference. Several speakers – Executive Women’s Lunch speaker and our Closing Keynote speaker mentioned you in their talks – the closing speaker even created his own CODE to start the session. I had one member say to me... that this was game changing for him and his firm. Powerful words from an owner of a large firm. It was a special session and one that does not happen often with a group of business leaders. Truly appreciate your unique message.