Local business owner Thom Baker seeks to leave Columbia a gift when he retires. Tucked away in his equipment-lain home office, Thom Baker of...
Founder, Show Me Leaders (Recently rebranded from CoMo Leaders)
I create leadership growth experiences and opportunities that profoundly impact the lives of people that attend and businesses that invest.
Loriana Sekarski, of BONSAI, coached me through starting the business and the first year. She encouraged me to be bold about taking the business full-time and has been overly generous with her business-savvy advice as I’ve made several pivots.
Most people think that I’m event planner, and I am, but my most important role is adding value to people. While events are an important part of the business, Show Me Leaders is ultimately a leadership growth company. I believe that each person that engages with the company is there for a reason, and it’s my responsibility to raise their awareness of their potential.
To find a way to expand beyond events and beyond Columbia. Getting certified as a speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team opened up those opportunities.
Building leaders worth following.
It’s harder to get someone to give you the time on their calendar than the money in their wallet.
To re-position the company so that it’s not limited to Columbia or limited to events. Re-branding to Show Me Leaders is the first step. We’ve already had successful events in the St. Louis and Springfield markets and will continue to expand in those areas. Events will still be a cornerstone of the business, but adding speaking, training, and coaching between events is our next step for growth. We’ll add Leadercast St. Louis and a Working Mom’s Summit this year as well.
I’m currently working on being more intentional to deliberately pursue significance.