Shift to today where Tommy and his wife, Ann, have created a coaching and speaking business to serve families who are going from divorce to getting remarried to create “blended families.” They help by working with the families and reminding them that the kids need to come first in the relationship. Tommy’s goal is to spread the word that dads do play a vital role in the lives of our children across every demographic.
Tommy was around 5 years old when he watched his father leave him and his mom. When Tommy was confronted with his own divorce he did not want the same vision for his son, nor did he want to be an absentee dad. In 2009, Tommy found himself about to be laid off and that is when he knew he had a bigger purpose in life than having a “day job.”
While going through the divorce process Tommy was writing down ideas to stay connected with his son, Connor, because he was on the road as a software trainer 100 percent of the time. These ideas became a published book, “25 Tips for Divorced Dads: How to Create Special Memories and Grow Your Bonds With Your Children.”
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx