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Thomas Waterman

Austin, Tx
Thomas’ why led him on his own growth journey, where he leaned in to face his fear and misalignment in life. This meaningful self reflection inspired him to quit his job and immediately pursue his purpose. The entrepreneurial route became his path to find meaningful work and fulfillment in daily life. He chose a direction and aligned everything in his life with it. This alignment inspired wholeness and purpose within him.

His growth year led him to fully realize the power of putting purpose first with everything he thought, said, and did. This realization empowered him to co-found Purpose Pioneers, where he serves as the Chief Purpose Pioneer. Purpose Pioneers empowers forward-thinking leaders to systematize purpose into their business so they can scale their culture, impact, and profit.

Thomas is a Co-Organizer for TEDxOrlando, Co-host of the #MANIFESTMONDAY Show, Board Member of the 15 Lightyears Foundation, Industry Fellow/Entrepreneurial Coach for the Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Central Florida, the largest university in the country, Mentor for the Valencia Promise Program, and an Alumni of Starter Studio, Orlando’s leading tech business accelerator, where he founded his first venture, BackStory (backthestory.com).

Thomas’ background is in self-awareness, effective communication, and purpose-driven business, and leadership development. He specializes in asking damn good questions, helping leaders see their super powers, and empowering them to lead businesses that help people find meaning in their work & positively impact the world.