About Your Coach
Founder and Principal Coach
Thomas started building online communities in 1996 and was the Community Architect at Zappos.com. He worked for several startups with exits and then built five of his own — with two exits, multiple failures, and a multitude of lessons learned. He mentors hundreds of founders through Techstars, 500 Global, and other entrepreneur communities.
While he has a technical background, he prefers to speak in gardening and architecture metaphors. He is inspired by storytelling, psychology, evangelism, architectural theory, social economics, game mechanics, cultural anthropology, compassion, and ants. Yes, ants.
Your Second Call is a new company but Thomas has been coaching entrepreneurs since 2015 and has been a mentor and player-coach since 2010. He has lived through all the ups and downs of building businesses and knows first-hand how much more valuable stories and introductions are than advice.
He has dedicated the rest of his life to helping entrepreneurs navigate the challenging and exhilarating path of creating something from nothing while convincing others to get on board.
When life hits a wall, or you receive some great news, your first call will obviously be to your family, friend, or partner. We just want to earn the right to be your second call.
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