Tom Kersting SpeakingThe single most important measure of success is to develop an unwavering motivation

Tom Kersting is available to speak to corporations, schools, parent groups and organizations.

To schedule an event please call 201-389-3586 or email tom@tomkersting.com

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Personal Biography:

As a child, Tom Kersting grew-up in a financially challenged but loving household. His career began at the age of five cleaning toilets on weekends with his dad at various gas stations in Little Ferry, NJ, because his dad needed the extra money to support the family. Tom progressed as his dad’s helper, cleaning attics, basements and garages and by his early teen years he and his three siblings were all involuntarily employed to work, for free, cleaning office buildings.  By age fifteen Tom had become a self-made, paid entrepreneur, working any job he could, including cutting lawns, cutting trees, fast food, dish washing and shoveling snow .

By May of his senior year in high school and having done mediocre in the classroom, Tom was unsure of his future but was equipped with a strong work ethic and a strong right arm. By a stroke of luck, a local college baseball coach happened to be at a game that Tom was pitching and offered him to attend the college on a partial baseball grant.   Tom accepted and chose to major in Criminal Justice, for reasons he still can’t explain. During his sophomore baseball season Tom had developed a serious mental problem—an inability to throw strikes. At the advice of a teammate he reluctantly met with a hypnotherapist, hopeful of finding the elusive strike zone again. He succeeded. Intrigued by the mind’s power, Tom changed his major to psychology and graduated in 1994 with an BS degree in psychology.

In 1995 Tom landed his first job as school counselor, enrolled in graduate school for counseling and worked part-time time loading trucks. By 2000 Tom had completed two Master’s degrees, 4500 hours of clinical counseling supervision, passed a grueling exam and earned his professional counseling license.   He immediately found a small office space, hung a shingle and began counseling people privately.

Tom continued to hit the books, enrolled in a holistic Ph.D. program in Clinical Hypnotherapy and began incorporating hypnotherapy into his private practice. By 2007 Tom had published his first book, Losing Weight When Diets Fail (Harbor Press). His first television interview soon followed and to date Tom is one of the most sought after experts in the field of communication, relationships and human potential. He hosted the first season of the television show, Monster In-Laws, which aired on A&E in 2011, and in 2012 he hosted the Food Network show, Can Dinner Save My Family, and the National Geographic Show, Hardcore Hobbies. Presently Tom is a main contributing expert for Fox & Friends news and The Bill Cunningham Show, and he appears regularly on other television programs, providing expert advice for millions of people.


Speaking Topics:

Speaking Topics can be customized to meet your needs.

Motivational address:

Tom’s personal story of motivation and perseverance will inspire anyone to go out there and get what they want out of life.

This is an incredible story of how sheer perseverance and an unshakable  “glass half full” approach to life transformed Tom from a small town kid with little hope for success to a nationally recognized author, psychotherapist and television personality.


It’s Time To Talk: Parenting in the age of technology

Kids today spend more than eight hours per day, seven days a week plugged-in to electronic devices. The result is a malleable brain that has literally been re-wired to assimilate to a cyber-world but not the real world. The results are chronic anxiety, attention deficit disorder, depression, poor social skills, academic failure and family relationship problems. This lecture is an eye-opener for anyone who attends and will include tips to help folks start living more in the real world and less in the cyber world.

There’s no such thing as luck

Luck is when persistence and opportunity meet. Based on Tom’s personal experience of childhood scarcity and hard work followed by radical success, this lecture will inspire anyone to go ahead and shoot for the stars. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right”

Your Mind is Your Compass

This “mind-blowing” lecture will teach anyone how to start using the subconscious mind as a magnet for success.

 Walking With a Lighter Step to achieve your goals

 Based on Tom’s breakthrough psychotherapy theory about mindful-presence, this lecture will give listeners the tools to start connecting thought to emotions and emotions to actions. Attendee’s will learn how “living in the now” can bring them anything they want later

Walking With a Lighter Step to reduce stress

With our mind providing us with roughly 60,000 thoughts a day, most of which are rubbish, it’s no wonder that more and more people are overwhelmed and stressed. This talk will teach listeners the concept of mindful-presence to get in-tuned with emotions and strike a powerful life balance

The Power-programming Method for weight loss

Based on Tom’s book, Losing Weight When Diets Fail, attendees will learn how to use the subconscious mind to eradicate food cravings and compulsions and trigger a relentless motivation for success.


Digitally Distracted: The high cost of technology on your child’s mind, body and emotions

Kids today spend countless hours texting, social networking, watching t.v., and playing video games and computers.  This over-consumption of technology effects the brain and can lead to struggles mentally, emotionally, socially and academically.  In this one hour presentation Tom explores the adverse and positive impact that the digital revolution is having on kids today.  Tom provides parents with the tools they need to foster a healthy media environment for their kids, and for themselves.

Creating a Health Conscious Work Environment

80  percent of all health care costs are driven by 20 percent of employees.  Education and motivation are the most important pieces of the health puzzle.   Understanding the causes of weight gain and developing a  motivation to lead a healthy life are two milestones in the prevention of health risks that gobble up the corporate profits.Let Tom show your employees the mental keys to improving physical and emotional health.

Losing Weight When Diets Fail: The Power Programming™ Method For Diet-Free Weight Loss

Learn the Power Programming ™ techniques that have helped countless people to lose weight and keep it off—without dieting.

Tom Kersting, author of Losing Weight When Diets Fail (Harbor Press, April 2007) will show you exactly why your cravings control you and how your subconscious mind affects your choices.  You’ll learn simple mental programming techniques that will have you effortlessly avoiding overeating and junk food.  And you’ll learn how to trigger a relentless motivation, turning your exercise desires into a reality.

The Power Programming ™  Method For Stress Management

Are you constantly  under the gun? Are stress and worry consuming you?    We stress about money, work, family and health, but we don’t have to any more.

In this seminar, Tom is going to help you bring it down a notch.  You’ll begin with a personal reflection and then learn powerful techniques that will have you living a life of peace and harmony, not worry and fatigue.

Stressed, Overweight, Scared: A whole new generation of kids

Being a kid today is different than it used to be, and so is raising them.  Ipods, play stations and instant messaging have replaced kick-the-can and tag as the activities of choice.  Stress levels are through the roof.  Food is everywhere—and obesity is an epidemic

All of this is affecting the physical and mental health of our kids, and if we don’t do something about it now, our kids will be in big trouble later.  Whether you’re a parent, counselor or educator, this seminar is going to show you what you need to do in order to help your child live a healthy and happy life.