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Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Courtney Balson-Madden

Director, Stewardship
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is fortunate to call Thomas Williams a friend and advocate of our mission to Honor Marines by Educating Their Children. On 1 August 2018, Thomas spoke to 60 children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen about the importance of maximizing their full potential and recognizing their dreams. He left our students motivated and energized as they continue forward in their pursuit of their post-secondary education.

Thomas’ personal story of determination and grit resonated with our students who have all made sacrifices as the children of our Nation’s finest- it’s Marines and Navy Corpsmen. The Scholarship Foundation looks forward to continuing our partnership with Thomas for many years to come, and thank him for his time, talent, and energy!

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Sharease Beaudet

People Operations

As the event planner for the meeting, I must say it was an absolute pleasure working with Thomas and his team! Thomas made a point to understand what our objective was for the meeting and he nailed it!! I had underestimated the amount of time for our agenda and I had an hour that needed to be filled. Thomas could see the panic on my face and asked “What do you need me to do?” my reply was “I need you to fill an extra hour of time talking.” He looked at me with a big smile and said “Absolutely, I got this for you!” He saved the meeting and no one had any idea that he was not supposed to speak that long. He even finished the meeting with a Q&A that was awesome!! I can’t thank Thomas enough!!!

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Lisa Szabo

Senior Director of Human Resources

Thomas R. Williams was the executive session speaker at Biola University's Staff Development Conference. He shared with our high level administrators “What the best do better,”motivating them to be better team coaches and team players. He was fantastic and received some of our highest ratings. Those who attended commented, “Very practical and personal. Can’t wait to take this to my team." “Exceptional motivation, content, and interaction with those who attended.” And that Thomas was, “Prepared, likeable, professional, but personable, inspiring and gifted.”

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Miki Turner

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Thomas Williams is a captivating and engaging speaker who has the ability to impact lives. Every word he speaks, every gesture he makes, resonates with those who are fortunate enough to Interact with him personally and professionally. He’s the truth.

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John Mosbach

Associate Athletic Director/Director C.A.T.S. Academics
University of Arizona

I was fortunate to watch Thomas put his passion for helping student-athletes and youth to work while employed at USC. He presented in the summer personal development workshops that kept the students engaged and enlightened on an array of topics. I was impressed to the extent that when I became the Director of C.A.T.S. Academics at the University of Arizona, one of my first calls was to Thomas asking if we could get him to campus to speak to our student-athletes. He was able to do so this fall, covering social media and image in our freshman success course. As always, Thomas was impressive with his well-researched material, contagious energy, and dynamic presence. Incorporated in this was Thomas's personal, athletic, and professional background, which allowed him to unabashedly relate to a niche population with humility and poise. His purposeful message sets the standard for the holistic, high-achieving student-athlete. Our student-athletes and staff were thankful Thomas was able to come to campus and we hope to have him back in the near future. I would highly recommend Thomas to anyone looking for a speaker who can cover a diverse spectrum of topics in a relatable and impactful manner.

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Ronnie Lott

14-Year NFL Veteran & USC Trojan

Thomas R. Williams has the professional expertise and leadership qualities to motivate any team. He leads by being the example of strong character, distinguishing him between words and actions.

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Ken Norton Jr.

3x Super Bowl Champion, Oakland
Raiders Defensive Coordinator

Thomas Williams- the Master of Body and Mind... Smart, tough reliable... As good as it gets...creates the vision and lives the life... Works hard! Plays hard...Playmaker! On and off the field.... Was the Hitman now a business man...Looking good, feeling good. a bounce in his step and a smile on his face!

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Akin Ayodele

8-Year NFL Veteran

Thomas R. Williams does a great job using his experiences at USC, NFL & life to deliver messages which speaks to the consciousness of our soul.

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Chelsea Schaap

Senior Credit Controller

If you are looking for a nationally known name, but a genuine and humble man, Thomas R. Williams is your man! He came with a motivating, engaging and inspiring message on perspective and how that affects you in the workplace. It was relevant and relateable from top managers to employees. The highlight of our time with him though will be the time he spent afterwards mingling, sharing and speaking 1:1 to many of our staff. He was down to earth and approachable for all!. Thomas could read the phone book and I would be engaged and attentive, he is that good!

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Thomas E. Fautrel

- Partner
AAMS, CRPC, CRPS

I have seen many speakers over the years and none have compared to Thomas. Thomas was absolutely dynamic and left my team motivated and focused! I can’t wait to have him back.

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Don Dyer

Executive Director
Principles of Success Motivational Programs

He was a guest speaker at our Principles of Success Motivational Program (POS) session on June 23, 2018. I have heard and seen many motivational speakers and Thomas is clearly among the best I have experienced.

He shared critical aspects of his career journey with passion, focus and enthusiasm. His presentation was replete with messages that our participants will be able to use/apply in their lives for many years to come. From the beginning of his comments, Thomas commanded the complete attention of our participants who range in age from 13 through 17. I have received nothing but positive feedback from our participants as well as the men leading our program, who comprised the audience."

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Attila Morgan

Community Engagement Manager
Nuvision Credit Union

We host a financial literacy/mentoring program for high school students. As soon as Thomas heard that we were looking for mentors to assist with our program, he jumped right in and made himself available to speak before hundreds of students at multiple workshops. Thomas was able to really connect with the students by sharing his real-life experiences that captured their attention which encouraged them to think seriously about their finances and how to develop good habits with managing their money. Thomas shares in our passion for educating teens on the importance of learning about money, how it functions, why to save it and how to make it work for their benefit. He was also instrumental in helping us create a promotional video about our program that will help us to reach more teens and raise awareness of the need for financial literacy in our schools. Thomas has a big heart for giving back to the community, especially youth and young adults, and it was an extreme pleasure to have him be such a huge part of our program. I hope to have more opportunities in the future to work with him to help make a positive difference in the lives of our youth.

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Coach Pete Carroll

USC Football Head Coach (2000-2009),
Seattle Seahawks Head Coach

Thomas has amazing charisma and is a big influence on those around him. Because of his background and hard-working nature, he supplies special insights and unique perspectives in all situations. We all look forward to watching him continue to progress toward his very bright future.

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Magdi El Shahawy

Senior Associate Athletic Director
University of Southern California

We had Thomas R. Williams conduct 5 personal development workshop sessions for our student athletes during the summer and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a dynamic individual who can connect to college students, particular student athletes about the importance of having a game plan for life after college. Thomas did an outstanding job conveying the importance of preparing for the future and life after sports while our student athletes are still in school. His personal story resonated well with our students and he was able to fully connect with everyone in the room, grab their attention, and get them to fully participate in his sessions. Thomas’ basic themes focus on identity, transferable skills, relationship development, and social media etiquette during his sessions with our students. The feedback from our student athletes was outstanding and many expressed wanting to maintain a relationship with Thomas as a mentor moving forward. We plan on bringing Thomas back in future summers as well as incorporate him into some of our personal development programs during the regular academic year moving forward.

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Andra Davis

10-Year NFL Veteran

While we were in Buffalo, I was in my 9th year, needing inspiration, I found it on a Tuesday, our day off, when I saw Thomas working so hard to get better while the rest of us were relaxing! This is just 1 of many stories about the dedication and hard work of my brother, Thomas Williams!