Thomas Alan Budd





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An Uplifting Story Of Hope

Formerly Canada’s #1 Investment Banker. Now a Philanthropist, Mental Health Advocate and Motivational Speaker

For close to 30 years as an Award-Winning Investment Banker, Tom Budd was involved in over 1000 financial deals, and was lead financial advisor on over 600 mergers, takeovers and restructurings.  His success was undeniable.   But after close to 30 years of making deals, he ‘hit the wall’, and ultimately ‘crashed.  Tom has spent the past 10 years practicing Mental Health and Wellness along with his desire to ‘Give Back’, forming his Philanthropic Foundation.  The Thomas Alan Budd Foundation serves dozens of community groups in Canada.  Tom’s biggest challenges came tragically in 2015 and 2017 when his two sons took their own lives and today Tom works mindfully every day to create conversations with anyone who wants to talk.  His moto is “Life is Worth Living” Let’s keep the conversations going.

“In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experiences a mental health problem, and in any given week, at least 500,000 Canadians are unable to work due to mental health issues, accounting for more than six billion dollars in lost productivity costs due to absenteeism every year.”

“Life is Worth Living”

I. “The Art of a Better Deal – How to find Meaning after meltdown and heartbreak”

Tom will lead your group through the rollercoaster ride of how his life changed through a mind-full practice and self-discovery and ultimately how he looks at his life through different lenses now to help his audiences  de-stigmatize the conversations  about Mental Health and Wellness. Tom will talk about the tragedy he experienced and his journey of healing and regaining hope to where he is today, focused on helping others. It doesn’t get any more real than this.

II. The Tom Budd Story

From Business Center Stage to Award Winning Philanthropist

Through humor and engaging stories, Tom captivates every audience as he talks about growing up in the Maritimes in a small family with his own set of challenging dynamics to eventually becoming one of the top Investment Bankers in Canada.  To say Tom Budd was driven is an understatement.

In this presentation,  he will reveal how his achievements and his “win or die trying” attitude, came with a price.  Tom will deliver his strategies on how he eventually found some balance and clarity in the chaos.  He is well known for his advocacy on Mental Health and Wellness.  Along the way, Tom discovered ‘giving back’ was a journey to his own wellness and He has ultimately  become one of Canada’s  most recognized Philanthropists.  Get ready to be Inspired.

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*  Tom customizes his programs for every client upon request.