Client Testimonials

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Shaun Tomson - University Of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business“Thanks so much for your talk to the MBA strategy and innovation class at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. The class loved your talk – it aligned very well with our inquiry into leadership and creativity. It is a demanding class who are not easy to impress. They were captivated and inspired by your honest and insightful presentation, your powerful lessons into leading and learning as well as your humor and outstanding ability to connect with all types of people from different cultures and backgrounds. I do think that your talks should reach a wider audience. I strongly recommend you as a speaker for conferences, teaching and in business and other contexts so that others can learn from your experiences and benefit from the leadership and life lessons in your outstanding presentation and discussions. I would be delighted if you were able to return and teach again in any of the programmes I direct or teach on.”

Jonathan Foster-Pedley
University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business

Shaun Tomson - University of California, Santa Barbara“You probably managed to infer from the raucous applause after your talk, that it was well received. You have a real gift for public speaking and definitely accomplished your goal of sharing the stoke and honoring the sport.”

Professor Stuart Sweeney
University of California, Santa Barbara

Shaun Tomson - County of Santa Barbara“Thank you for your inspiring comments at the Santa Barbara County Government Inauguration Ceremony. You have set such an incredible example for pulling faith, hope and love from such a terrible personal tragedy. Thank you for sharing your positive vision with us.”

Doreen Farr
County of Santa Barbara, Third District Supervisor

Shaun Tomson - Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors“The inspirational thoughts you shared with the assembled group and the community set the tone and spirit for this celebration of our democratic process. Your pertinent remarks and distinguished presence greatly contributed to making this event a memorable one for the elected officials, their families and friends, and for all of us present. The County Executive office has received numerous compliments from those present at the ceremony and from television viewers on your speech. Your presentation truly did have an impact on those in attendance. The elected officials, in whose honor this ceremony was held, have specifically requested that we convey their thanks.”

Michael Allen
Chief Deputy Clerk of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors

South African Association for Marine Biological Research“Listening to a former world champion speak is always interesting, but listening to one speak with humility, honesty and obvious passion is nothing less than a privilege. Shaun Tomson can engage people at all levels, sharing profound messages through simple stories, and his love for the sea is infectious. He is fascinating, funny and so down to earth… quite an inspiration.”

Dr Mark Penning
CEO, South African Association for Marine Biological Research