Tom Morley is nothing short of a teambuilding powerhouse. His unique approach to bringing people together using music and humour is unparalleled. With his vibrant blend of talents, he is able to activate what he calls "rockstar energy" within individuals and teams, helping them to find their creative voice as a group and work together harmoniously.
About Tom Morley
As a founder member and original drummer of Scritti Politti, Tom Morley has an impressive background in music, having recorded with iconic artists such as David Bowie and Madness. But what really sets him apart is his ability to improvise and take risks in public. With Scritti Politti, he would make up half their songs on stage, which made him accustomed to holding his nerve when there was no idea of what would happen next.
Tim’s ability to adapt and improvise was put to the test when a power-cut occurred during a concert in Berlin. Without missing a beat, Tom kept playing a pounding rhythm and started a vocal call-and-response chant with the audience. This experience planted the seed for Instant Teamwork, an international arts-based team building company that he founded in 1999.
As the Rockstar Activator, Tom has worked with some of the largest companies in the world, including Vodafone, Disney, GSK, Hertz, Nokia, and Cisco. His approach is always the same, whether working with a group of 10 or 200, in-person or online. He helps to create a high performing team that achieves an amazing team sound, leaving a lasting legacy and unforgettable experience for everyone involved. With Tom Morley as a keynote speaker, you can be sure that your teambuilding event will be one to remember.
- Collective goal-setting
"It was a sunny day and no one wanted to be inside. To our delight Tom set up a drum circle on the roof. Twenty of us in Central London, we felt like The Beatles at Abbey Road. It's pretty clear why they call him the Rockstar Activator."
"We'd come up with some new team strap lines. Tom turned them into grooves that we all played. A hundred of us with a hundred drums. I've still got one as a ringtone on my phone a year later."
"Flying a guy all the way from London, why? Tom got us doing creative stuff that was so off-the-wall we'd never have done it in house. He's so natural with it though, we just couldn't refuse."
"Some facilitators you book as one-hit wonders and others you know you'll be partners in change over the coming years. I knew Tom would be in the latter category from our first event together in Vienna. The first of many worldwide."
Johnson & Johnson
"Three part harmony and people running to the stage to dance. I've never seen anything like it. They were still singing in the bar at midnight."
"To be honest we were anxious but within a minute of seeing Tom onstage, with the whole board up on their feet and smiling, we knew we'd booked the right guy."
"I truly believe the change in culture within the company began with the European roadshow work we did with Tom."
"Our people loved it, and they're STILL talking about it."