Tom Topping is a professional speaker and employee engagement expert with a master’s degree in Human Resources Management. He has spent his career transforming teams and training individuals for some of the largest organizations in the United States. His professional contributions have been described as innovative, unique, pioneering, daring, and out-of-the-box. He has led large-scale pilot programs in performance management, re-envisioned an entire human resources department, and managed the implementation of a $5 million educational grant. His company, Training Perfected, is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals maximize the performance and happiness of their employees.
As a committed member of the business community, Tom currently serves as District Director for HR Florida. He was named the HR Florida Chapter President of the Year for 2017 for his service to SuncoastHR in Pinellas County, Florida.
An aspect of his background that brings him pride is the 15 years he spent as a consultant for Nike, as the Director/Head Coach of the Nike Team Florida traveling basketball team. Many of his players went on to win high school, state,T and national basketball championships, as well as NCAA Division I National Championships and NBA championships. Six Nike Team Florida alumni have been drafted by NBA teams. Over 120 Nike Team Florida alumni received full college basketball scholarships (an estimated value of $15 million dollars.)
According to Tom, “Optimizing staff leadership and team performance at every level of an organization truly excites me. I love developing cutting edge techniques that lead to award-winning approaches in team building.”