What Others Say

“Tom is one of the most organized and professional people I have come across. On top of his rock solid financial and business know-how is a wonderful openness and humour-full personality. Always ready to help and offer the right advice at the right time!” (Nov 2014)

Peter Claridge, Film Producer & Pioneer in Computer Animation, Munich, Germany

“Tom,  thank you so much for the artist proof of ‘The Mile of the Century’ signed by Roger Bannister, John Landy and Frank Crymble, the artist.   It was a Christmas present for my son, an avid runner.  To say he was thrilled and amazed and definitely surprised is a gross understatement!  Thank you too for the promptness in getting the proof to me.  It was very close to Christmas [2012] when I found your website and you were so terrific in doing whatever it took to get it to me in time.  The proof arrived in perfect condition thanks to the excellent packaging and so quickly I even had time to get the proof framed!  The time between purchase and arrival at my door was nothing short of miraculous considering it was being shipped from Canada to Arizona.  You stayed in constant contact with me going through the whole process from start to finish and I can’t tell you how much I appreciated that too!  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to purchase such an amazing piece of history.”

Anna Firth, Arizona

“My husband is an avid track fan, and has always admired Roger Bannister and John Landy.  He was surfing the internet and came upon Tom Locke’s website which had prints from “The Miracle Mile.”  My husband raved about the print and told me it was even autographed by Roger Bannister, John Landy and the artist.  As our 24th wedding anniversary would be shortly upon us, I thought the print would be a great gift.  I called Tom Locke, who could not have been nicer or more helpful.  He explained the difference between artist proofs and limited edition prints he carried.  Feeling comfortable with Mr. Locke, I sent a personal check for an artist proof and requested he contact me when the check arrived.  Not only did he e-mail me when the check arrived, but he also e-mailed me when he mailed the print.  The print came in pristine condition, protected by a very sturdy mailing tube.  His shipping costs were extremely reasonable, considering the print was mailed from Canada to California.  My husband could not have been happier with the print, and he cannot wait until I am able to have it framed.  Thank you Tom for providing a quality product, at a wonderful price with OUTSTANDING customer service!!”

Lori Mersereau, J.D., LL.M

“Tom, sending a big THANK YOU for helping me with my challenging career transition from the Military this past year and helping me choose what career field I should pursue.  I have been accepted into the Project Management Course at Royal Roads University this September [2012].  Again, thank you very much.”

Brian Loughran, Student at Royal Roads University

“Tom Locke is the consummate professional - proactive, prepared and forward thinking. Tom has been an immense help to COMPAS and the RDSP Education and Awareness project as a facilitator, strategic advisor and in other valuable capacities. Anyone who collaborates with Tom is lucky to have him. It is a pleasure to recommend Tom to any and all potential partners.”

 Conrad Winn for the professional team at COMPAS Research

“Since meeting Tom, I have always been inspired by the passion he puts towards life and the human spirit.  His tag line “Bringing People and Ideas Together” comes to life every time I meet with him.  He has great insights into human behaviour and how to apply these across various settings – workplace, home, community, sports.  His personable/’in the moment’ style makes it very easy to get into an open and honest discussion with him and leverage his experience as a sounding board on various topics. He knows what questions to ask, genuinely cares about the conversation and you always leave the conversation feeling more positive as a result of the discussion.”

David Weiss, VP Solutions Development Team, TELUS

“Tom and his coaching techniques  have given us a terrific insight into our most important resource … our people!  At a time when we have needed it the most, and when it would have been easy to say no thanks, Tom has given us tools, knowledge and energy that have led to measurable results in our company.  I recommend Tom’s approach and will be using it again as we go forward.”

Brett Manlove, Former Vice President & General Manager, Global BC

“Tom Locke is the consummate Big Thinker when it comes to business challenges and solutions. I have worked on several projects with Tom over the past 15 years, and he always manages to be bang on with his critical analysis. Some people talk about strategic planning.. Tom lives and breathes strategic planning. I highly recommend Tom and commend him for being an extremely knowledgeable, ethical, skilled professional and also a very good friend and mentor.”

Roger B. Jones, “The Ability Guy”, CEO, World Accessibility

“Tom’s creative spirit and passion for people is vividly apparent in everything Tom does. He has an inherent desire to bring people together who share a common vision and then smoothly facilitates the growth of this vision. He is inspiring, intelligent and creative. In a frenzied world, he leads from within while coaching others to identify and achieve their individual goals.”

 Sue Griffin, President & CEO, BC Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

“Tom is one of the most engaging and resourceful professionals and colleagues I have had the pleasure to work with.  Not only does Tom bring a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience to a business environment, he is also one of the most well connected professionals I have ever met.  Tom’s commitment to execution combined with an engaging wit makes him a logical choice in any business partnership.”

Ted Paxton, Career Development Consultant & Coach

“Tom is professional, engaging and thought provoking.  He is always well-prepared and challenges his audience to find creative solutions to difficult problems.”

                     Peter Leitch, President of North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios & Chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC

“I met Tom when he came to provide outplacement services for us during a restructure.  I solicited feedback from the employees after their first few sessions with him and was amazed that not a single person had anything but praise.  With Tom’s positive influence and guidance, our employees left the company feeling confident and excited about their futures.  We could not have asked for a better result.”

Kim Gould, Human Resources Advisor, Transat

“Working with Tom gave me the extra confidence I needed in order to walk into a room and make a difference.  I couldn’t ask for a better coach as I start my new film company. His inspiration and insight gave me the confidence to make it happen.”

Stephen Adams, Founder & Producer, Dreamstate Productions

“Under Tom’s leadership I have been able to take a concept tailored to a small niche market and expand it into a valuable product for the global marketplace.   Tom’s coaching enabled me to develop laser focus to the point of packaging my previous experience, natural strengths, and core values into a solid brand.”

Njeri Watkins, Arts & Entertainment Consultant, Film/TV Business Affairs

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Michael Godin, Founder & Host, Treasure Island Oldies

“I have found Tom’s Entertainment Professional Skill Development classes to be informative, energizing and practical.  Tom provides realistic approaches and goals for his students in helping them to realize their career objectives.”

Lisa Towers, Producer, Towers Pictures Inc.

“Tom and I met on an airplane while flying to Brazil for a film industry conference in 1987.  We became fast friends and business associates now going on 20+ years.  We have enjoyed sharing our experiences in the entertainment industry with our fellow members in the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers, a worldwide network of trust and cooperation.  I know I can call on Tom anytime for any purpose”.

Kevin DeWalt, CEO/Producer, Minds Eye Entertainment

“As a graduate of the Fall 2009 UBC Entertainment Administration program, I’d have to say that Tom’s class “Entertainment Professional Skill Development” was the highlight of the semester! Tom is a dynamic and engaging speaker who seamlessly integrates a keen business sense with a sense of humour. His lessons are intelligent, informative and delightfully spontaneous. His words made me realise the incredible value that I possessed, and the most effective way to market my skills and thrive in the marketplace. Above all, Tom instills confidence and delivers on his word. He’s a fun guy to know, and genuinely cares about the people in his life. He’s a leader and an indispensible part of many communities – make him part of yours! “

Ryan Doucette, CEO, MYBACKSTAGEPASS.TV

“Tom’s insights into the real workings of the BC film industry and just how to present my skill sets to that market have helped me reinvest myself for a career in this industry. Without his help, I’d still be stuck where I was rather than looking at a more interesting and hopefully more prosperous future. I owe him big time.”

Tim Perrin, President, Rose Cottage Media Corp.