Tom Ferry (born Thomas Andrew Ferry) is an American business coach, motivational speaker, self-help author, investor, and founder of a real estate coachingand events company, Tom Ferry International.
A motivational speaker or inspirational speaker is a speaker who makes speeches intended to motivate or inspire an audience. Such speakers may attempt to challenge or transform their audiences. The speech itself is popularly known as a pep talk.
Self-help or self-improvement is a self-guided improvement—economically, intellectually, or emotionally—often with a substantial psychological basis. Many different self-help group programs exist, each with its own focus, techniques, associated beliefs, proponents and in some cases, leaders. Concepts and terms originating in self-help culture and Twelve-Step culture, such as recovery, dysfunctional families, and codependency have become firmly integrated in mainstream language.
An investor is a person that allocates capital with the expectation of a future financial return. Types of investments include: equity, debt securities, real estate, currency, commodity, token, derivatives such as put and call options, futures, forwards, etc. This definition makes no distinction between the investors in the primary and secondary markets. That is, someone who provides a business with capital and someone who buys a stock are both investors. An investor who owns a stock is a shareholder.
Ferry’s first book “Life! By Design” was released in 2010 by Ballantine Books and became a New York Times bestseller in March 2010.The book was co-authored by Laura Morton and is about four addictions. Ferry's second book "Mindset, Model and Marketing!" was released in 2017 and became an Amazon bestseller in August 2017. The book compiled information from Tom Ferry's popular YouTube series, the #TomFerryShow, into a definitive guidebook for real estate professionals.
Ballantine Books is a major book publisher located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine with his wife, Betty Ballantine. It was acquired by Random House in 1973, which in turn was acquired by Bertelsmann in 1998 and remains part of that company today. Ballantine's logo is a pair of mirrored letter Bs back to back. The firm's early editors were Stanley Kauffmann and Bernard Shir-Cliff.
Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Despite the involvement of a number of psychosocial factors, a biological process – one which is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus – is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction. The two properties that characterize all addictive stimuli are that they are reinforcing and intrinsically rewarding.
Tom Ferry got his start by working for his father, real estate entrepreneur Mike Ferry. He then decided to start his own competitive coaching company in 2005. Ferry’s coaching company Tom Ferry International was created in 2005 and is located in Irvine, CA. The company hosts events and conferences and offers coaching servicesand mentorship for real estate agents. Additionally, Ferry also coaches real estate agents and trains other coaches. He is also ranked on the Swanepoel Power 200 list, which is for the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate.
Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Irvine Company started developing the area in the 1960s and the city was formally incorporated on December 28, 1971. The 66-square-mile (170 km2) city had a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census; in 2018 the California Department of Finance estimated the city's population at 276,176.
Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but he or she must have a certain area of expertise. It is a learning and development partnership between someone with vast experience and someone who wants to learn. Interaction with an expert may also be necessary to gain proficiency with/in cultural tools. Mentorship experience and relationship structure affect the "amount of psychosocial support, career guidance, role modeling, and communication that occurs in the mentoring relationships in which the protégés and mentors engaged."
Real estate is "property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property, buildings or housing in general. Also: the business of real estate; the profession of buying, selling, or renting land, buildings, or housing." It is a legal term used in jurisdictions whose legal system is derived from English common law, such as India, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, United States, Canada, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand.
Ferry is an investor in numerous companies including Acorn, Arx Pax, BoomtownROI, Contactually,geographicfarm, HomDna, Local.id, MILLIE, Porch, rentLEVER, ridscout, Aimtell and YouMail
Tom Ferry is married to Kathy Ferry, and they have two sons Michael and Steven. His father is Mike Ferry, real estate agent coach and speaker. Tom started his career working for his father and rising to running the company before breaking off and starting his own firm in the same business.
Christopher Crosby Farley was an American actor and comedian. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and later a cast member of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995. He then went on to pursue a film career, starring in films such as Tommy Boy, Black Sheep and Beverly Hills Ninja. Farley died of a drug overdose at the age of 33.
Nicholas Charles Sparks is an American romance novelist and screenwriter. He has published twenty novels and two non-fiction books. Several of his novels have become international bestsellers, and eleven of his romantic-drama novels have been adapted to film all with multimillion-dollar box office grosses.
Marc Ostrofsky is an American entrepreneur, venture capitalist, New York Times Best Selling Author and public speaker. He is the author of the books Get Rich Click!: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money Online, and Word of Mouse: 101+ trends in How we Buy, Sell, Live, Learn, Work and Play!. Get Rich Click was in the top ten of the lists of bestselling books compiled by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Neil Darrow Strauss, also known by the pen names Style and Chris Powles is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter. He is best known for his book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, in which he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a "pick-up artist." He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and also wrote regularly for The New York Times.
Harold E. "Butch" Woolfolk is a former American football running back and kick returner who played in college for the University of Michigan (1978–1981) and in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants (1982–1984), Houston Oilers (1985–1986) and Detroit Lions (1987–1988). Woolfolk attended Westfield Senior High School in Westfield, New Jersey. Woolfolk led Michigan in rushing three straight years and set the school record with 3,850 rushing yards while playing for the Wolverines from 1978 to 1981. As a sophomore in 1979, he was the Big Ten Conference scoring champion, and he went on to become a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection. He had his best season as a senior at Michigan, winning the 1981 Big Ten rushing title and falling just 10 yards short of Rob Lytle's single-season rushing yards record. He was also selected in 1981 as the Most Valuable Player of both the Rose Bowl played January 1, 1981, and the Bluebonnet Bowl played December 31, 1981, as well as the Wolverines' team MVP for the season.
Redfin is a real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to help people buy and sell homes. The Seattle-based company was founded in 2004, and went public in Aug. 2017. Glenn Kelman is the CEO. Redfin's business model is based on sellers paying Redfin a small fee, in the 1-2% range. Buyers are given a small portion of this fee by Redfin.
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is a trade association that represents real estate brokers, agents and salespeople in Canada.
Stefan J. M. Swanepoel, is an American business executive, author and real estate businessperson. He has served as president of two non-profit organizations and seven companies, including a New York-based global franchise network. He is most known as a business and trends author, having written more than 20 books and reports. His books have been listed on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
Anna Benjamin David is an American author, journalist, coach, podcast host and television personality who specializes in showing people how to share their darkest experiences in order to find their spiritual light and humor.
Jay Papasan is an American writer and business executive. He is best known for co-authoring, with Gary Keller, books such as The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, which both became a New York Times best-seller and a BusinessWeek best-seller, and The ONE Thing, which reached #1 on the Wall Street Journal business best-seller list. Papasan is the vice president of publishing and executive editor at KellerINK, the publishing arm of Keller Williams Realty. He and his wife Wendy are owners of The Papasan Real Estate Team. In 2014 he was named one of the Most Powerful People in Real Estate by Swanepoel Power 200.
Gary Keller is an American entrepreneur and best-selling author. He is the founder of Keller Williams, which is the largest real estate company in the world by agent count, closed sales volume, and units sold. Keller founded Keller Williams on training and education and later brought his teachings to print. His books include The Millionaire Real Estate Agent,The Real Estate Investor, and The ONE Thing. He is the current CEO and Chairman of the Board at Keller Williams and is considered one of the most influential people in real estate.
Mark Willis is an American business executive and stock holder at Keller Williams Realty, an international real estate franchise with headquarters in Austin, Texas. Willis was President of Keller Williams Realty prior to 2005 when he took over the position as chief executive officer (CEO). In 2015, Chris Heller succeeded Mark Willis as CEO. Willis is known as a prodigious and respected leader in the world of business.
Joshua Daniel Flagg is an American real estate agent, television personality, author and contributor to several real estate publications and news outlets.
Realty ONE Group is an American real-estate brokerage with corporate offices in Irvine, California.
'Neil Pasricha is a Canadian author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker characterized by his advocacy of positivity and simple pleasures. He is best known for his The Book of Awesome series, and "The Happiness Equation" which are international bestsellers. He is also an established speaker and his TEDx talk, "The 3 A's of Awesome", is ranked as the ninth most inspiring TEDx talk with over 3 million views to date. In total, he has sold over 1 million books. The book and TED talk are based on Pasricha's popular blog, 1000 Awesome Things. The blog has won three Webby Awards and ranked in PC Magazines list of top blogs and websites in 2009 and 2010.
ResultSource is a San Diego-based book marketing company that conducts "bestseller campaigns" on behalf of authors. The company states "'We create campaigns that reach a specific goal, like: "On the bestsellers list," or "100,000 copies sold.'" For example, for a negotiated fee ResultSource will guarantee that a book becomes a bestseller. It does this through bulk book buying programs designed to manipulate the metrics used by Nielsen BookScan and the New York Times Best Seller list, among other strategies. As a result of ResultSource's business practices, Amazon.com has stopped doing business with the company. The company was founded by Kevin Small and is now run by Mat Miller.
Patrick Hiban, also known as Pat Hiban, is the founder and Chairman of Rebus University and is the host and founder of real estate podcast Real Estate Rockstars with Pat Hiban, which has featured guests inclding Robert Kiyosaki and Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran.
H. James "Jim" Litten is an American business executive and real estate broker who is the current President of the F.C. Tucker Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the only chief executive in the company's 97-year history to not be in the Tucker family. In 2005, the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors named Litten the "Distinguished Realtor of the Year."
Paul Oberschneider is an American-Estonian businessman, investor, property developer, and speaker. He is best known for founding real estate companies including lt:Ober-Haus Real Estate and Hauser-Oberschneider.
U. Gary Charlwood is a German-born Canadian businessman, Executive Chairman and CEO of Charlwood Pacific Group, Founder & Executive Chairman of CENTURY 21 Canada, and Chairman CEO & Founder of Uniglobe Travel International. In 2017, Charlwood was ranked as the 92nd richest person in Canada. In 2015, Charlwood was namedThe Most Powerful Person in Residential Real Estate by the Swanepoel Power 200.