Previously Global Head of Performance Psychology & Culture at Aston Villa Football Club.
Over the last 15 years Tom has worked with youth and senior domestic international athletes, coaches, managers and teams helping them to perform under pressure and be at their best when it matters the most.
Starting his career at Cambridge United, Tom moved to AFC Bournemouth to work for the Centre of Excellence whilst completing his coaching badges (current UEFA A Licenced Coach). In 2008 Tom joined Birmingham City FC and moved to Premier League West Bromwich Albion FC in 2012 for 4 years until 2015.
In the summer of 2015 Tom took a senior coaching position with Brentford FC 2015-16 as first team performance coach before taking up an exciting position with Aston Villa FC as Global Head of Performance Psychology and Culture in 2016.
Tom’s work has extended into other professional sports working with Great Britain Basketball, Swimming, Boxing, Rugby, Golf and Fencing. During the summer Olympic Games of 2012 Tom worked with select Great Britain athletes to maximise performance under pressure engaging and applying Peak Performance Principles based on the Science of Psychology.
Tom has also enjoyed working with production companies and has appeared in numerous television and radio features worldwide including the BBC, Sky Sports, BT Sport, C4 and TalkSport.
Tom has now extended his work in psychology to executive business coaching seminars and workshops around the world. During these highly interactive seminars, exercises are designed to stimulate and inspire thought provoking leadership skills through focusing exclusively on the ‘management of self’.