Author | Poet | Coach

About Tom

Tom Brown is a Chartered Banker by profession and spent 28 years working for the financial services industry until 1997, when he set up Training Concepts. His business designs and delivers training and specialises in leadership, coaching, customer service and diversity issues.

For the last few years, he has been turning his attention to his writing, and in 2019 he published his first Book, Pride of Lions. This is a unique chronicle of the journey of Celtic Football Club’s famous Lisbon Lions who were the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967. His latest book, The Corporate Menagerie is a study in human behaviour and relationships, which uses animals, birds, insects and even the odd dinosaur to portray the diverse human characters whom Tom has met throughout his life and his work. Tom has taken an innovative approach to his writing in that everything he writes is in verse. In addition to his collection of story poems (short stories in verse), he has written well over 400 poems in various genres, together with a number of song lyrics.

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What Tom’s Clients say about his Soft Skills Training Programmes

2003 – National Training Award Winner, Northern Ireland

2007 – National Training Award Winner, Northern Ireland

2023 – Best Nationwide Soft Skills Workshops Provider 2023

Feedback received from Clients

Justine McGreevey, Head of Academy, Henderson Group, Northern Ireland

We have benefitted from Tom’s coaching for over twenty years now and his design and delivery techniques remain consistently excellent.  Tom has made a significant contribution to our People Development strategies throughout this period.’ 

Paul Doleman, former CEO iCrossing UK

‘Tom has a unique and inspirational style that engages and motivates his audience’

Feedback received from Programme Participants

‘Tom was a great presenter and kept things interesting and to the point’

‘Tom is a fabulous instructor and motivator’

‘The course content and models were very good and very relevant to my job role’

‘The presenter, Tom, put everyone at ease and made me want to learn more’ 

What Tom’s Readers say about his Books

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what Tom’s readers say:

The Magical Adventures of Leary the Leprechaun

‘I absolutely love this book. It takes me back to my childhood. I imagine reading this to my nieces Devon, who is 8 and Aspen, aged 2, and they’ll hang on every word. I could probably read it to an audience of children and adults, and they would all hang on every word. It’s feel-good, there are so many lessons in there for every age, young and old, and I believed in Leprechauns anyway….. but more so now!’ Carrie McGarry, Cambuslang

The Corporate Menagerie

This little gem of a Book comprises sixty characters, the alliteration is fun, metaphors more than relatable and the verse is lyrical

Annie, The Alt Entertainer

 Pride of Lions

Marvellous. Taken me back to that fantastic, glorious evening and kept me there. Those were truly fabulous times watching The Greatest Team in Celtic’s history and Tom’s book transports you there. Very good read.

James Boyle

Tom’s Blog

Most days you will be able to read Tom’s Blog here and on Facebook where I write – mostly in verse – about whatever is on my mind.

The Magical Adventures of Leary the Leprechaun

ABOUT LEARYYou’ve heard of him? Yes? ….. well, let me tell you some moreabout this little fellow from Irish folklore.Some say he is harmless, that he just loves fun,others think[…]

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Recipes In Rhyme

Recipes in Rhyme

This latest Publication of mine has taken me into territory where I have limited knowledge. I can say, however, that although my talent as a cook is moderate, I am[…]

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