About Tom

I'm Tom Tortorich. As a public speaker, workshop leader, and Life Coach, my goal is to help facilitate PERSPECTIVE SHIFTS, gained deeper self-awareness and create deeper relationships. I am a national speaker on the incredibly important topic of climate change, I host a podcast titled "Off the Spectrum," and plan to expand my workshops offerings in 2020 to include a version of Authentic Relating for singles.

Prior Experience:
From 2006-2016, I worked as a Web Developer and Project Manager.

I hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa, where I majored in English and minored in Religion.

When I began my carrer in web design after college, I taught myself HTML, having no previous formal (or informal) experience.

Over the pasy 4 years since leaving my first career, I have gained invauable wisdom through the trainings, seminars, retreats, and immersions I have participated in across the United States.

All of the professional training courses I have completed have been in-person seminars, immersion weekends, or one-on-one and group work. I truly believe in the power of in person, experiential learning.


I consider Charles Eisenstein, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Alan Watts among my greatest teachers. I have studied Yogic philosophy and Buddhist meditation, and my spiritual beliefs most closely align with Taoism.

The self-empowerment work I do is informed by spirituality. You'll never hear me talk about how to make a million dollars, or how to use the Law of Attraction to manifest a red Ferrari. (Though I will tell you why you'll be happier without one.)

The choices we make in our daily lives matter.
I see the world around us today undergoing major changes, and I see a significant "Renaissance of Consciousness" blossoming. This global change excites me, and is empowering. As the world shifts significantly, it's up to all of us to decide where that shift will take us, collectively. We all play a role.

I live in Kansas City, MO, and am very happy to be back in the Midwest after living in an asham in Oregon for a year, and then in Boulder, Colorado.