Work With Tom

  • Innovation Training Workshops to help people and organizations learn the fundamentals of innovation (e.g. brainstorming, low fidelity prototyping, concepting, user research & analysis, prioritization, etc. (more)

  • Featured Speaker at top organizations like Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the International Positive Psychology Association. (more)

  • Consultant to the US Military (Navy, Army, etc), University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory focusing on innovation, strategy, & organizational development. (more)

  • Featured by Harvard Business Review, New Scientist, and Positive Psychology News Daily

Innovation Training

Thank you for your interest in working with me! My Innovation Training focuses primarily on helping people and organizations to think creatively and to build their own innovation capabilities. 

I do this by teaching the fundamentals of innovation through human centered design and innovation frameworks in a 2-day workshop that takes you from an innovation novice to a confident and competent innovation practitioner. For those looking for custom workshop trainings, I have also created custom innovation trainings for clients in various formats and durations (e.g. 1/2, 1, 2, & 3 day workshops).

My fees are

  • $9500 per day plus travel and workshop material costs (e.g. flip charts, post-its, sharpies, dry erase markers, etc)

  • If there is more than one day, each additional day is $6000

  • Contact me for Non-Profit / Not-for-Profit fees

Teaching people and organizations to innovate is what I do best and what I’m most passionate about. In just the past 3 years I’ve taught over 1000 people to think creatively and innovate at their jobs more effectively. If you or your organization are interested in working with me, please submit an Innovation Training request using the form at the bottom of this page.


I generally accept two speaking or workshop engagement per month.
Here is my current availability:

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Aug        Booked
Sept   Available
Oct        Available

To submit a speaking request, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Potential Speaking Topics
I’m happy to work with you to create a customized presentation for you and your organization.  That being said, here are some popular topics:

  • Innovation: How you can accelerate your decision making, collaboration, and innovation

  • Maker Spaces Transform: How to “Making” can create a culture of innovation in your organization

  • Navigating Uncharted Waters in the DoD – How Design Thinking is charting an innovative and creative future for the DoD and the military

  • Got Inclusion? Why Diversity Fails us and how designing an inclusive organization can unleash innovation in our organizations

Selected Speaking Engagements
Past and future speaking engagements include:

  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Colloquium in Laurel, MD

  • Design Strategy Conference in Chicago, IL

  • International Positive Psychology Association World Congress in Los Angeles, CA

  • SEAM Design Conference in Baltimore, MD

  • Association of Old Crows in Adelaide, Australia

Innovation & Strategy Consulting

Organizations and businesses often find it hard to brainstorm new ideas, concepts, and solutions in their work.  I help them address this challenge by working with them to understand their needs and goals, designing a custom workshop(s), and then facilitating these session(s) among small and large groups of people (i.e. staff, users, leadership, and/or key stakeholders).

Past examples of workshop design include:

  • Creating vision, strategy, and execution statements for organizations

  • Brainstorming and rapid prototyping of innovation spaces for engineers & scientists

  • Creating mission statements for organizations

  • Leadership development programs & concepts

  • Fundamentals of innovation through human centered design

  • And many more wonderful engagements …

If you are interested, please submit a workshop request using the form below.

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