“Astronaut Tom Jones was AWESOME”
I’ve been bringing my stories of adventure, teamwork, and inspiration to audiences around the country -- and around the world -- for more than twenty years.
My NASA astronaut career taught me invaluable lessons on leadership, teamwork, motivation, and delivering sustained high performance. I now bring to audiences that hard-won experience, from the space shuttle and International Space Station to the limitless potential of exploring the Moon and Mars.
I bring to audiences the dramatic (and sometimes humorous) personal experience of space flight, and convey the dedication needed to overcome obstacles on your group’s mission. I illustrate the rewards of good teamwork, determination, and leadership, and share the excitement of achieving a goal together—on or off the planet. I look forward to sharing my experiences and insights and answering your questions.
Explore the future together with astronaut speaker Tom Jones.
"Tom is an accomplished speaker. His background and experience provided a unique position for our particular event. ...Our only mistake was not giving him more time on the agenda."
-- from an Event Coordinator
"Thank you for the admiration and respect for your co-workers that you shared with us. Most people only refer to themselves and their [own] accomplishments, but you included all."
-- from a listener
"I'm writing to tell you what a smash hit our speaker was at our Luncheon... Astronaut Tom Jones held [our] audience spellbound while he related his involvement as a mission specialist on several Space Shuttle flights. His talk was informative, entertaining, and punctuated with many witty remarks that won the audience's goodwill... His visuals were beautifully done and complemented his talk wonderfully."
-- from a Program Chair
"...many people have said it was one of the best presentations they have ever attended. Your words and pictures were inspirational to everyone in the audience, young and old alike. We could not have asked for a better presentation... than the one you delivered."
-- from a Program Chairman
"Thank you for the most inspiring and human presentation we have had...We heard rave reviews from many people that this was a "not to miss" event."
-- from a business group president
"My gosh, that assembly was a smashing success. You just hit it out of the park. My students, of course, loved your explanations of the pictures and your narration of the videos. I’ve had at least 20 teachers come tell me how great it was, and even parents of kids not in my class have told me how thrilled their children were.
Thanks again for getting 1000 students (and a bunch of adults) more knowledgeable and enthusiastic about space exploration.
-- Greenbriar West Elementary School, VA