About Tom

About Tom

A past director of worldwide sales and leadership training at the Xerox® International Center for Training, Management and Development, Tom Starr is an award-winning and highly acclaimed sales superstar, keynote speaker, facilitator, author and executive advisor – recognized as a visionary and motivational humanitarian.

Mr. Starr is:
• A two-time liver transplant recipient
• A U.S. Army Viet Nam era veteran
• Founder of the Sales Centre at Ohio University
• Founder & CEO of Miracles for Life Youth Camp for Transplants
• Founder & CEO of Tom Starr Live! Training & Development Advisors

Tom has been mentored by some of the world’s leading experts in Sales, Sales Management and Leadership including Dr. Paul Hersey, Founder of the Center for Leadership and author of Situational Leadership Model™, Dr. Neil Rackham, father of the S.P.I.N. Selling® model and Lloyd Sappington, who created the ValueSelling Framework® model.

Tom has applied these world class development models and others for more than 40 years helping youth and professionals realize their dreams in classrooms, medical centers, community organizations, charities and corporations.

In 2001, Tom, a two-time liver transplant recipient and healthcare activist created the Miracles for Life™ foundation with his brother Larry Starr, a professional baseball athletic trainer.

Miracles for Life™ is dedicated to inspiring youth battling life-threatening illness or recovering from life-saving organ and tissue transplants to find their passion and follow their dreams.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University, in Marketing, and is pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

Tom and his wife Anne split their time between their homes in Cincinnati, OH and Sarasota, FL Their grandson  Riley is a Type 1 diabetic; so, finding a cure for diabetes is high on Tom and Anne’s list of passions.  (Note: Organ donations; particularly liver and pancreatic donations, play a critical role in curing the evils of diabetes.}