Thomas Williams is an author, coach, motivational speaker, and former professional athlete. Thomas played at USC and he was drafted in 2008 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers. After suffering a neck injury in 2011, Thomas retired from football in 2012. In 2014 he published his book “Permission to DREAM” and is now a motivational speaker to student athletes. In this episode we discuss leadership, mentorship, faith, family, and developing the student athlete.
ParentingAces - The Junior Tennis and College Tennis Podcast
Welcome to Season 10, Episode 15, of the ParentingAces Podcast, part of the Tennis Channel Podcast Network. In this week's episode, we do a slight pivot. Lisa chats with Thomas Williams, a former member of the USC Trojan and Carolina Panthers football teams, not our usual guest here at ParentingAces!To watch the video version of this week's episode, click below:https://youtu.be/zwB2q7Xwzx8Thomas Williams is a former NFL player and 2x National Champion (USC). After a career ending neck injury, he was forced to find a new purpose for his life. Thomas had always been taught by his mother that life was about more than football, so he had faith that he would find his path.One of Thomas Williams’ main passions is coaching both college and professional athletes on the inevitable transition to life beyond the scoreboard. He is driven by his mantra, “Athletes are great people first, who just so happen to be great athletes. Greatness may have started with sports but it doesn’t end when you retire… GREATNESS is a lifestyle.” Thomas serves as an NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, teaching college student athletes about character, leadership and the NFL evaluation process.Tennis players and parents can learn a lot from listening to Thomas's stories of his experience on and off the playing field. He is an inspiration to athletes and non-athletes alike who are trying to figure out how to create their own legacies in this world.Below are some short clips of Thomas speaking with current and former athletes about preparing for their career after sports:https://drive.google.com/file/d/168zPPtNcjQ85udLsKJiIsU46e0Kgx6pK/viewhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1ufvXFMCvKBmvJx814McBX5e90GevE8id/viewFind out more about Thomas's work on his website, thomasrwilliams.com. You can purchase his books - Permission to Dream and The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness - through our Amazon Shop (ParentingAces may receive a small commission). If you'd like to reach out to Thomas directly, you can do so via this link: http://thomasrwilliams.com/contact/.As always, a big thank you to Morgan Stone, aka STØNE, for our intro and outro music this season. You can find more of his music at SoundCloud.com/stonemuzic. If you’re interested in House Music, please be sure to check out his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.If you’re so inclined, please share this – and all our episodes! – with your tennis community. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or via your favorite podcast app. If you haven’t already, be sure to become a Member of ParentingAces by clicking here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Finding Purpose Through Passion With Thomas Williams, Author and Coach
Inspire People, Impact Lives with Josh Kosnick
Thomas Williams talks with Josh about what it takes to enter into a life of GREATNESS!Find more information about Thomas here:Websitehttp://thomasrwilliams.comLinkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasrwilliams/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/mr_trw/
Why do people excel in their sport and settle for mediocrity in life? Check out the website https://www.joiwalker.com/ Connect with Coach J https://twitter.com/6figureathlete https://www.instagram.com/6figureathlete/ Be sure to connect with special guest Thomas R Williams www.thomasrwilliams.com Be sure to check out our sponsor Building 18 Candle Co The Perfect Scent For Any Mood Enter promo code "S4LPod" for 15% off your order https://www.etsy.com/shop/Building18CandleCo
Thomas Williams - NFL Star to Worldwide Inspiration Gives us 'Permission to DREAM!
The Pivot & Go! Podcast w/ David Nurse
Thomas Williams - Thomas Williams - NFL Star to Worldwide Inspiration, Gives us 'Permission to DREAM!' ------- Thomas R. Williams is the author of Permission to DREAM and The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness, Professional Speaker, NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, and Philanthropist. As a professional speaker Mr. Williams is a member of The Jon Gordon Speaking team and communicates with great passion and purpose on “The Energy Bus” and “Training Camp.” He impacts his audiences by helping them create a successful vision which leads them to greatness. One of Thomas’ main passions is coaching both college and professional athletes on the inevitable transition to life beyond the scoreboard. He is driven by his mantra, “Athletes are great people first, who just so happen to be great athletes. Greatness may have started with sports but it doesn’t end when you retire… GREATNESS is a lifestyle.” Thomas serves as an NFL Player Engagement Ambassador, teaching college student athletes about character, leadership and the NFL evaluation process. When Thomas isn’t traveling the globe impacting lives, he is serving as the Director of “Pursuits of Greatness.” His nonprofit was developed to help college student athletes prepare for life after their playing career, by giving them custom tailored suits once the athlete has exhausted all athletic eligibility. This symbol of professionalism represents a new uniform that an athlete has retired, and is transitioning to their life of GREATNESS. In 2008 Thomas graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Sociology. Nicknamed The Hitman, Thomas was a captain on USC’s football team where he and his Trojan teammates had a record of 59-6. They won 2 National Championships and 3 Rose Bowls. Selected 155th overall in the 2008 NFL Draft Thomas played 5 years in the NFL, where he was not just focused on winning and competing, but rather mastering TEAMWORK, MENTAL TOUGHNESS and LEADERSHIP. In 2012 after a career ending neck injury, Thomas transitioned from a game changer to a life changer, helping people tackle obstacles and finding their winning solutions. -------- LMNT DrinkLMNT.com/DavidNurse Popular electrolyte drinks on the market have low amounts of electrolytes and miss the mark on the “optimal ratio”. LMNT Recharge gives you more electrolytes in the ideal ratio. 1000 mgSODIUM 200 mgPOTASSIUM 60 mgMAGNESIUM WITHOUT THE DODGY STUFF What we DON’T consume is just as important as what we DO consume. No Sugar No Gluten No Fillers No Artificial Ingredients Paleo & Keto Friendly --------- SPONSOR Somavedic https://somavedic.com/discount/DAVIDNURSE DAVIDNURSE 10% Somavedic as device that blocks or shields EMF. Somavedic is a bioresonance device that shields from EMF, and mitigates harmful effects on the body. It creates a field of coherence and helps the cells repair faster and better. ------ CONTINUED GROWTH Join the 1% Newsletter at www.davidnurse.com for 1% weekly improvement emails! Contact David for in-depth personal coaching at email@example.com MY BEST SELLING BOOK PIVOT & GO! https://www.amazon.com/Pivot-Go-Blueprint-Redefine-Achieve/dp/1645431118
Did you know… only 1% of college athletes will go on to play professionally? Now, we see these athletes all the time because we’re usually chanting their names in front of our TVs with friends.But what happens to the other 99% who take off their uniforms…and never step inside a locker room again?For Thomas R. Williams, taking off the uniform was something he never planned for.Nicknamed “The Hitman”, he was the image of a talented football player. A two-time national champ for the University of Southern California and an NFL career first at Jacksonville and then Tampa.But a career-ending neck injury in 2012 forced Thomas to look in the mirror and ask the same question 99% of athletes have to ask themselves each year: “Who am I, now that the helmet is off?”One career shift later, Thomas had his answer. And he’s helping other athletes find their answer too.SHIFTERS WISDOM:“Identify your strengths because your strengths are what made you successful in your previous career and it’s those same strengths that will make you successful in your next career.”(firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thomasrwilliams.com | https://www.instagram.com/TRW_permissiontodream/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasrwilliams/) Music by Broke For Free
Show 11. The Thomas Williams Experience, fragment 4: A Virgo born on the day of fate
Podula Rasa podcast
To celebrate the birthday of Thomas Williams, we’ve created a montage of moments that we have had with some of you: conversations of consequence, from thoughts, memories and collaborations with Tom. Includes portions of interviews with: Lisa D’Annunzio-Jones, Danielle Buchanan, Jeffery Alulis, Phillip Charron, Jon-Michael Frank, Jim Morris, John Grecia, Murray Joseph and Jimmy Develin. Musical Credits: A HUGE thank you to John Grecia for the liberal use of his and Tom's music, including: White Star, When You Fall, We Stayed Up All Night, Two Autumns, Turning of My Heart, Spanish Jane, Slide, She Came in Time of Meteors, Quiet Conversations, Monterey, Love is the Cure, Lightning Rod, Kingdom of One, January, If Wishes Were Rain, Hiroshima, Blue Camero, Andromeda. Happy TWill birthday to all! Dave and Jim--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/podula-rasa-podcast/support