- Tom Potter started Eagle Boys Dial-a-Pizza in 1987 and within 20 years had an annual turnover of over $200 million.
- Left school aged just 15, and at the age of 29 attended Harvard Business School where he became class valourdictorion.
- Used unusual and innovative business and marketing tactics to help build his business and compete with multi-nationals.
- Sold Eagle Boys in 2007 in a management buyout when Eagle Boys was Australia's largest privately owned Pizza Company.
- Is now a professional director of various private companies and advised Federal Government on policy.
- Speaks with great humour of his trials and tribulations and will entertain your audience throughout.
- The Eagle Boys Pizza Story
This is a great opportunity to hear from a Founder, CEO and entrepreneur. Hear the tumultuous story first hand. Learn what went right and wrong, and how to learn from it. In the business world enormous success and enormous failure can be a great (and sometimes hilarious) learning experience.
Tom Potter has the ability to connect to all levels. His life story is inspirational. A true fighter- Passionate about people and product .Hands on, practical and successful. From a Baker to the Founder of one of the Country’s most successful Franchises. His presentation was motivational leaving me with a blueprint for life. – “Life is about doing things, not having things.
Victoria Foodco Group Pty Ltd
As a speaker, Tom Potter is inspirational. He not only tells his story but motivates students be better and to ask more. Tom creates an atmosphere where the audience wants more. He tells of his success but is also openly discusses his challenges. We are very thankful that Tom Potter gave us his time, the students consistently went back to his words during the teaching of Small Business Management and HRM topics.
Prince of Peace College
Tom is a compelling and dynamic speaker whose message is important for graduates – be creative; show commitment and passion for what you do, and ; have fun. As entrepreneurial skills and approaches become increasingly significant in many professions, Tom’s example will continue to inspire and motivate.
Head of Campus
Bendigo La Trobe University
Tom Potter was excellent, both delivering his presentation, and in the lead up to it. He took the time to come to our office and ask meaningful questions to find out more about our audience. His presentation itself was a great balance of business stories and practical lessons and comedy which kept the audience highly engaged. Our attendee survey responses indicated 78% thought Tom was ‘Excellent’.
One delegate comment was: I particularly enjoyed Tom Potter's address for his naturalness and down to earth recommendations to run a successful business
The Tom Potter story is not about Pizza. Tom shared with our team his story of Vision, Courage and Resilience. He shares how it you don’t get it right the first time, your courage and resilience will carry you over the line. This is a human story that we all relate too and any business owner or manager who needs to lead and inspire teams would benefit from the Tom Potter story.
Total Childcare Solutions Australia Ltd
We had over 400 people at our conference engaged in Tom’s presentation. The mixture of life experience and relevant stories resonated with our members. Tom did a break out session with our High Achieving members and really cut through with messages about how to grow and lead a dynamic business.
Astute Group – Financial Services
Haven’t spoken to anyone who didn’t love your speech. Not often have I seen that many questions asked after a presentation and they would have kept going if we had the time.
Delightful informal speech, thoroughly enjoyed by Jani-King’s senior management group. The presentation was humorous and pitted with numerous learning experiences and wisdom from Tom’s recent past as a business leader and as an entrepreneur.’
Tom Potter has the ability to connect to all levels. His life story is inspirational. A true fighter - Passionate about people and product. Hands on, practical and successful. From a Baker to the Founder of one of the Country’s most successful Franchises. His presentation was motivational leaving me with a blueprint for life – “Life is about doing things, not having things.”
Franchise Manager Victoria
Foodco Group Pty Ltd
You made a big impact on our managers both during and after your speech. The exit surveys post the conference was really positive about your session in particular. You really resonated with our group. They are all aiming to make their centres “Zebra’s amongst horses.
Tom is an outstanding speaker whose breadth and depth of business experience, as well as engaging and candid delivery style, will deliver value to any business audience. He has terrific insights into the growth and management challenges faced by entrepreneurs big and small, including guerilla marketing, growth strategies and corporate governance. He speaks from the heart, doesn’t mince his words, and leaves the listener with valuable and practical nuggets of wisdom they can put into practise straight away.
Franchise Advisory Centre
Tom was extremely insightful and an engaging story teller. He shared the positives of innovation in business, zig when others zag! Thank you Tom.
Customer Communication Manager
Tom so glad we were able to share your wonderful life experiences in person and well worth the quick fire flight up and back in a day.
You are an inspiration to what can be achieved in business in our great country and so glad our clients were able to benefit from your pearls of business and life wisdom.