Dr. Tommy Shavers, Lead Consultant & Partner
Dr. Tommy Shavers is the president of Tommy Speak LLC., a speaking and consulting company which focuses on leadership, teamwork, communication, and personal development. He is a published author, a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute, and a contributing author to Linked2Leadership, one of the nation's top leadership blogs.
Dr. Shavers has earned a BA in Organizational Communication, MA in Interpersonal Communication, MA in Biblical Studies, and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership. His area of expertise in leadership is the study of status and power's influence on high profile individuals. Dr. Shavers is also the creator of the Power Tolerance Theory™; a theory that states that there are levels of social status and power people can handle before it begins to negatively influence their behavior and performance. His research study on The Influence of Social Status and Power on the Sexual Behavior of Male Collegiate Football Athletes was chosen for publication in the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education Vol 9(2) 2015. He is the author of The Next CEO: A Leadership Parable, None of the Above: Power and Pitfalls of Worship, and Life in the Trenches: The Joys and Challenges of Christians in Sports
Dr. Shavers attended the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, where he played for head coach Mike Kruczeck, and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik from 1998-2000. Dr. Shavers was selected team captain during his 2000 season with the Knights. After his playing career, Dr. Shavers served as an intern in athletic compliance at UCF and would later work in student services and in athletics as Life Skills Coordinator. Dr. Shavers is a former college professor having taught courses in communication, marketing, retail management, and public speaking. He is a USA Track & Field Level 1 Certified Coach, a previous member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and a member Delta Mu Delta National Business Honor Society. Dr. Shavers has a passion for leadership and personal development and loves to see people sustain personal integrity in their lives while pursuing their goals.