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
Founder 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.
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...
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.
Tom Oliver’s publications focus on individuals empowering other individuals, organisations and companies to realise their full potential and maximise their performance.
International 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...
Global Media Appearances
Oliver is a frequent contributor on themost popular radio and television programs around the globe, including CBS, CNN and Bloomberg Leading publication...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Early Life and Education
Tom Oliver is the child of Margate and Erhart Kirfel. He was born in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. Tom Oliver grew up in Germany and the United States. He attended high school at...
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...