Tommy Spaulding | How To Be A Heart Led Leader

 Lead from a Place of Loveeternalleadership



Love is not something you say. You never have to say the word love, you have to show love. You have to serve.Tommy Spaulding

We often go to work with our brain alone, we have all the strategies and all the smarts in place to ensure success in our respective businesses. But what we fail to remember is that the success we attain may lead people to respect us, but that doesn’t equate to them loving us. Our guest for today, Tommy Spaulding, shares to us how we can all lead from a place of love and become servant leaders by serving others.

It’s not about you..Tommy Spaulding

Tommy summarizes what heart led leadership is about in four simple words: It’s not about you We must recognize this fact so we can start serving our team, our peers, our customers differently, by leading from the heart. It’s not about ourselves, it’s about others. We have to shift our hearts to be about others and when people see it, people will want to emulate it.

Vulnerability is powerful. When you’re vulnerable, you build trust.Tommy Spaulding

Tommy also encourages us to be open to sharing our story with others as this will show our vulnerable side, which then builds trust.  When people can see themselves in us, when they can relate to us, then they start to trust us and eventually love us.

So listen is to know more about how you can be a servant leader and lead from a place of love and see the wonders it will bring to your business.


What You Will Learn:

  • How to transition from being a self serving leader to a heart lead servant leader
  • The Four words that summarizes what heart led leadership is about
  • Why it is important to share your story with others
  • The power of vulnerability
  • How you can make people who like and respect you, love you


BIO eternalleadership

Tommy Spaulding is the Founder & President of Spaulding Companies, a leadership development, speaking, training, and executive coaching firm based in Denver, Colorado. A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe. His first book, It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships, published by Penguin Random House in 2010, quickly climbed to the top of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today nationalBESTSELLER lists. His new book, The Heart-Led Leader, published by Penguin Random House in October, 2015 is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal national bestseller and was also listed on’s Top 100 Business Books of 2015.

Spaulding rose to become the youngest President & CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People. In 2000, Tommy founded Leader’s Challenge, which grew to become the largest high school civic and leadership program in the state of Colorado. He is the Founder & President of the Global Youth Leadership Academy as well as the National Leadership Academy, a leading national non-profit high school leadership development organization.

Previously, Spaulding was the Business Partner Sales Manager at IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. He received a BA in Political Science from East Carolina University (1992); an MBA from Bond University in Australia (1998), where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar; and an MA in Non-Profit Management from Regis University (2005).

In 2006, Spaulding was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award by East Carolina University (ECU) and in 2007, Spaulding received an Honorary PhD in Humanities from the Art Institute of Colorado. In September, 2012 Spaulding was named by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as one of the 100 MOST FAVORITE SPEAKERS in the nation.

Tommy now resides in the Denver Metro Area with his wife and children.


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