Tom Anderson is an inspirational speaker, vision quest guide, and the author of Your Place in the World: Creating a life of vision, purpose, and service. In the past, Tom has been a successful commercial mortgage banker and real estate developer but today, he describes himself as an activator of purpose whose passion is helping others to discover theirs. His message is as applicable for individuals facing challenges in their personal lives as it is for leaders of organizations searching for ways to thrive in times of rapid change. With the head of a CEO and the heart of a spiritual warrior, Tom offers a unique perspective that needs to be heard.
Tom was born and raised in Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate. Shortly after graduation, he embarked on what would be a successful 25-year career in commercial real estate development and mortgage banking. Tom moved to the Kansas City area in the summer of 2000 with his wife and two young children and shortly thereafter joined a Midwest-based mortgage banking company, quickly rising to the position of Senior Vice President in charge of loan production for the Kansas City office. While his career in mortgage banking provided a good living for himself and his family, it did little to feed his soul, so in 2008 Tom resigned his position to devote his full time and attention to his passions: writing, teaching, and public speaking. Today, Tom describes himself as an activator of purpose and he serves individuals from all walks of life that are feeling an inner urge to serve in a bigger way but are unsure of how to begin. Tom is a life coach, inspirational speaker, vision quest guide, and the author of Your Place in the World: Creating a life of vision, purpose, and service, which is available on amazon.com. Tom believes we all carry within us a gift that can fuel a dream, create an abundant life, and even change the world.