TOM BROWN ONLINE

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 Readers say

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

Book: The Corporate Menagerie

The Book comprises sixty characters, the alliteration is fun, metaphors more than relatable and the verse is lyrical

Annie, The Alt Entertainer

Book: 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

Book: Pride of Lions

Your book brought back great memories and gave me new insights into all the Bhoys who contributed to our greatest victory, Brilliant! A must read.

Patrick Maguire

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.

What was the most difficult part?

What was the most difficult part? Getting to a point of satisfaction! I wanted to make sure that it was the very best I could do. Every time I visited[…]

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So, Tom how did you decide which characters merited verses of four-line, six line or more?

So, Tom how did you decide which characters merited verses of four-line, six line or more? No real science here, folks! I tried to stick to my original principles of[…]

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