Client Testimonials

Shaun Tomson - Cisco Systems“Shaun inspired our partners and team members in a very unique and exciting way through his life lessons and introducing us to the Surfer’s Code. We all left committed to take our Drops With Commitment and To Always Paddle Back Out no matter what the challenge. I would highly recommend Shaun for any event where you want to strongly motivate your customers, partners or team members.”

Scott A. Brown
Vice President, Worldwide Distribution, Cisco

Shaun Tomson - The Walt Disney Company and Affiliated Companies - The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), commonly referred to as Disney is an American multinational media conglomerate headquartered in Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, California, United States. It is the largest media conglomerate in the world in terms of revenue.“Shaun was fantastic! The group loved both the content and the delivery of his presentation. It was a nice break in our meeting to reflect on ‘how’ we do things in life. The fact that it all linked to our surf theme made it perfect.”

Marc Low
Disney International

Shaun Tomson - Price Waterhouse and Coppers - PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and advisory services. Additionally, in the US, PwC concentrates on 16 key industries and provides targeted services that include — but are not limited to — human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities.“Thank you for your fantastic talks – they were perfect. We got only positive feedback.”

Kara Clarke
Price Waterhouse Coopers

Shaun Tomson - GM - From electric and mini-cars to heavy-duty full-size trucks, monocabs and convertibles, General Motors’ dynamic brands offer a comprehensive range of vehicles in more than 120 countries around the world.“Our dealers really enjoyed Shaun’s presentation. His surfing stories were humorous and very relevant to our business environment. The tone was just right, and the overall message was extremely motivating. I didn’t hear anything but positive comments!”

Melanie Maddux – Marketing Manager
General Motors

Shaun Tomson - Google - Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages.“While I am not a surfer, I found Shaun’s explanation of his ‘Surfer’s Code’ imparted lessons that applied to life far beyond the sport. Shaun Tomson is an eloquent, thought-provoking, and entertaining speaker, and we greatly enjoyed his talk.”

Google Santa Monica

Shaun Tomson - Toys R Us - Toys"R"Us is the leading kids store for toys, video games, dolls, action figures, learning toys, building toys, baby & toddler toys, and more.“Shaun Tomson addressed our senior executive team, directors and store managers on Tuesday 08 November 2011 at the Fairmont Zimbali, North of Durban, South Africa. Shaun’s approach to public speaking is unique. As distinct from the rah-rah, one often encounters on the international speaker circuit, Shaun touched my team on cerebral, spiritual and emotional level. His kudos as a world champion surfer, businessman and author are well known. Much less well known, are Shaun’s more important attributes of being a father and husband. Shaun’s humility, combined with an under-stated authority on his chosen subjects make for a memorable and meaningful ‘guest speaker’ experience. My team was blown away.”

Issy Zimmerman
Toys ‘R’ Us

Shaun Tomson - The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit 2009 - In 2009, more that 1300 South African and international delegates were exposed to cutting-edge leadership thinking by speakers including Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell, Adrian Gore, Shaun Tomson, Wendy Luhabe, Mathews Phosa and Ronnie Apteker.“The 2009 Discovery Invest Leadership Conference was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with 2,000 attendees. Speakers included Sir Richard Branson, Malcolm Gladwell and South Africa’s top leaders and business people. Shaun opened our conference and was one of the stars of our elite line-up – his unique viewpoint on life, success and leadership wowed the capacity crowd and his engaging and warm approach left our attendees wanting more. I would strongly recommend him as an inspirational speaker.”

Dean Carlson
Managing Partner, Discovery Invest Summit

Shaun Tomson - SASOL - Researching New Frontiers“Shaun was excellent and captured the audienceʼs attention with his presentation.”

Sharon Branders

Shaun Tomson - Microfinance South Africa“Excellent across all criteria – Presentation Skills, Performance, Relevance, Entertaining, Value, Attitude.”

Leonie Kirsten van Pletzen
Micro Finance Corporation

Shaun Tomson - TEDx Santa Barbara“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the inspiration & emotion & passion that poured forth on Sunday at Ted-X! Thank you for touching my soul so gently yet deeply. I shall never forget your courage & poise.”

Eric Greenspan