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Shaun Tomson
Shaun Tomson
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Speaker
Location:
California USA
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Professional Speaker,Sporting celebrity
Profile:
COMMIT TO THE NEXT WAVE : The power of "I Will"
 
Keynote speaker, Critical Thinker, Entrepreneur, Authour and World Champion Athelete, Shaun Tomson is an acknowledged expert on leadership and riding waves of change - understanding and mastering volatility, risk and uncertainty in business and life. Shaun founded, managed and sold two $50+ million clothing brands – Instinct in the 80’s and Solitude in the 90's - and has held executive positions with lifestyle brands Patagonia and O'Neill. He is the author of the best-selling books Surfer’s Code and The Code - The Power of "I Will", and the writer and producer of the award-winning documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door. He is a Business Administration and Finance graduate from the University of Natal and is currently completing a Masters in Leadership Science.

He is a World Surfing Champion, an inductee in the Jewish and South African Sports Hall of Fame and the US Surfing Hall of Fame. Tomson has been described as the sport’s most influential tuberider (Encyclopedia of Surfing 2011), one of the greatest surfers of all time
(Surfing Magazine 2004) and one of the most influential surfers of the century (Surfer Magazine 1999). He is a board member and ambassador for Surfrider Foundation and the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club. He lives with his wife Carla and son Luke in Santa Barbara, California and still finds time to chase the perfect wave.
 
Shaun talks about the influence of a positive spirit on dealing with the waves of change in life and business based on his own experiences of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, in and out of the surf. An attitude of Commitment, Passion and Positivity is thebasis for his unique empowering business philosophy based on his Surfer’s Code - 12 Simple Lessons for Riding through Life. He has spoken internationally and inspired and touched the hearts of audiences as large as 3,000 people, has shared the stage with wellknownpersonalities including Sir Richard Branson and Malcolm Gladwell, and inspired corporations like General Motors, Cisco, Price Waterhouse, Toys R Us, The Gap, Sasol, Disney, Google, Primedia, MTN and Adcock Ingram.
COMMIT TO THE NEXT WAVE : The power of "I Will"
 
Keynote speaker, Critical Thinker, Entrepreneur, Authour and World Champion Athelete, Shaun Tomson is an acknowledged expert on leadership and riding waves of change - understanding and mastering volatility, risk and uncertainty in business and life. Shaun founded, managed and sold two $50+ million clothing brands – Instinct in the 80’s and Solitude in the 90's - and has held executive
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Shaun Tomson

THE SECRETS OF THE SURFERS CODE: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding Through Life.
Catch a wave with Shaun and learn about 12 simple lessons that will change your thinking and teach you how to successfully ride through life.

Shaun shares the life lessons he's gathered from decades of surfing all over the world – from his boyhood in the shark-infested waters of apartheid South Africa, to the world professional surfing tour and on to a successful business career.

Remarkable action footage and photographs reveal important lessons about:
Dealing with uncertainty – Never turn your back on the ocean
Perseverance and determination – Always paddle back out
Courage - Take the drop with commitment
Positivity, optimism and patience - There will always be another wave
Commonality and camaraderie - All surfers are joined by one ocean
Environmental awareness - Paddle around the impact zone
Power of trends - Never fight a rip tide
Teamwork - Watch out for other surfers after a set of big waves
Social responsibility - Pass on the stoke
Realizing an objective - Ride and not paddle in to shore
Escape to rejuvenate - Catch a wave every day, even in your mind
Pride in life and work - Honor the sport of kings

THE POWER OF 'I WILL' - Book by Shaun Tomson
Sometimes all you need to turn hope into action is to write your promises down and say them out loud—to make a promise to no one but yourself. This book is about many things—faith, courage, creativity, determination—but above all it’s about the promises we make to ourselves about the future. These stories will inspire you to believe in yourself and to believe in the power that each and every one of us has to shape our lives through the power of “I Will.”

SHAUN TOMSON is a businessman and inspirational speaker living in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Carla, and son, Luke. He is a former World Surfing Champion, and has been listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century (Surfer, 1999) and one of
the 16 greatest surfers of all time (Surfing, 2004). He is a business finance graduate from the University of Natal and has created two popular apparel brands: Instinct in the 1980s and Solitude in the ’90s. He is the author of Surfer’s Code (2006), producer of the documentary film Bustin’ Down the Door (2006), and a board member of Surfrider Foundation and the Santa Barbara Boys & Girls Club.

Patrick Moser is the editor of Pacific Passages: An Anthology of Surf Writing (University of Hawai‘i Press, 2008). He collaborated with Shaun Tomson on Surfer’s Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding through Life and has written articles for The Surfer’s Journal and Surfer. He currently teaches writing and French language at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, where he also offers a course on the history
and culture of surfing.
PRESENTATIONS by Shaun Tomson

THE SECRETS OF THE SURFERS CODE: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding Through Life.
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

AV requirements:-
Wireless lapel remote microphone.
Remote clicker for powerpoint presentation.
(There is no audio on the powepoint)
Screen and projector for powerpoint.
PC for powerpoint as Shaun will be bringing only a memory stick.
Monitor/PC facing Shaun so he does not have to turn towards screen.
Ideally a timer that counts down from 60 minutes.
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

AV requirements:-
Wireless lapel remote microphone.
Remote clicker for powerpoint presentation.
(There is no audio on
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