About Our Founder

“Tom is an incredible force for good in this world.
– Richard Huntington
Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
Saatchi & Saatchi London Group

“Tom is an extraordinary leader!”
Deepak Chopra
Chopra Foundation

A Modern Renaissance Man

The Tom Oliver Group was founded by Tom Oliver, a coach to the top Fortune 500 CEOs, consultant to many of the world’s largest companies, global management and innovation guru, creativity and leadership expert, thought leader, MBA professor, international author, songwriter, and philanthropist. 

Tom Oliver is the Chairman and sole owner of the Tom Oliver Group.

The Mentor Of The Giants

Fortune Magazine calls Tom “the mentor of the giants”: In a Fortune feature article about Tom Oliver and The Tom Oliver Group, Fortune describes Tom as “a coach of the world’s top Fortune  Read more

Global Think Tanks

Tom has been awarded lifelong seats in some of the most influential think tanks of our time, together with a wide range of world leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state.  Read more

International Author

Tom Oliver’s publications focus on individuals empowering other individuals, organisations and companies to realise their full potential and maximise their performance. He pioneered this approach in Read more

World-Renowned Keynote Speaker

Oliver’s presentations are the highlight at leading conferences and corporations around the globe. In the words of the organiser of a conference in Asia, where Tom shared the  Read more

Global Media Appearences

Oliver is a frequent contributor on themost popular radio and television programs around the globe, including CBS, CNN and Bloomberg Leading publication Read more

MBA Professor & Global Leadership Architect

Named “one of theworld’s best experts in leadership” by the legendary Wharton School of Business  Oliver is a visiting graduate MBA professor for subjects as diverse as innovation Read more

Founder & Chairman of the World Peace Foundation

Tom Oliver believes business should be a catalyst for global social change To this end, Tom Oliver founded The World Peace Foundation… Read more

Famous Name in the International Music Scene

There is a reason why Tom Oliver and The Tom Oliver Group can empower organisations to harness their true power of creativity and innovation: it is written into our Founder’s DNA. Oliver is also Read more

Surfer & Kung Fu Black Belt & Family Man

Tom Oliver has always been a lover of sports. When he was 6 years old he began to practise martial arts, first Judo and then Taekwondo. He later became a black belt in Korean Kung Fu Kyeok Too Ki…  Read more

Early Life and Education

Tom Oliver is the child of Margate and Erhart KirfelHe was born in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. Tom Oliver grew up in Germany and the United States. He attended high school at Albertus Read more

Early Business Career

After his return from the United States where he studied finance and economics at the Wharton School of Business, Tom Oliver supported his father Erhart Kirfel in leaving behind his career as a manager… Read more