Topics: Wealth Creation, Finance, Motivational, Diversity, Self Empowerment
Areas: California, New York, Arizona; National, International
Titles: Innovator, Motivational Speaker, Implementation Expert, Business Coach, Wealth Creator, Goal Setting, Banking
In a Nutshell
From gang member to head of a multi-million-dollar alternative financial services company—that’s Tom Nix’s story, and it’s guaranteed to inspire your audience to meet any challenge. If you need a motivational speaker, Tom Nix’s passionate, heartfelt presentations will move your audience to connect with the power within them to radically change their lives. Once a gang member in the rough streets of San Pedro, California, Nix is the founder of one of the largest alternative financial services providers in California.
Tom regales his audience with gripping and often humorous stories of how he morphed from gang member to savvy entrepreneur and shares “Life’s Key Concepts”—powerful mindset techniques anyone can use to create a happier, healthier, more prosperous life.
It was while working in the family-owned grocery story that Tom got the idea to add more customer services bringing true over-the counter banking to underserved communities in Los Angeles for the first time. The idea took off, launching a wild ride that spanned a 42-year career. Along the way, Tom faced armed robberies, cutthroat competition, and an assassination threat by the Chicago Mob, and he quickly learned that to survive he’d have to change his outlook on life—not easy for an angry young man from the inner city.
But Tom did it, and in his life-changing talks he reveals the 10 Key Concepts that transformed him “from a street fighter into a happy man.”
You’ll leave Tom’s riveting presentation moved by his genuine warmth and caring, and deeply connected to the power within you that can meet any challenge life throws your way.
You’ll learn how to…
Shift the way you look at things so you stop flowing with the wind and focus on achieving the life you want to live.
Why Tom Nix is unique…
Tom’s story is inspiring. He started as a gang member in the streets of San Pedro, California, and transformed a small check-cashing service into the highest volume chain of alternative financial services in the nation. He’s received numerous awards and recognition for his devotion to under-served communities. Along the way, he developed 10 Key Concepts that he fervently believes can work to bring prosperity and happiness to anyone’s life.
What people are saying…
“Tom Nix has faced down armed robbers, unprincipled business people, and even the L.A. riots, all the while placing his family, employees, investors, and community first. He gives insight into the challenges of running a small business and the lessons learned along the way. Tom is not only an American success story, but a true American hero.”
– Bob Best, President, Westar Associates Real Estate Development
Books by Tom Nix
Nixland: My Wild Ride in the Inner City Check Cashing Industry
Offered as keynotes, breakouts, seminars or workshops, retreats, trainings and webinars, and customized for your group. Tom Nix is also available as a panel guest or moderator.
It Doesn’t Matter Where You Are, It Matters Where You’re Going
Right or wrong, your fault or not, you are where you are and you can’t change the past—but you can make a plan for the future. In this riveting presentation, former gang member Tom Nix tells how he went from street fighter to CEO and created a financial services empire worth $45 million.
When Tom roamed the streets of San Pedro, California, as a teen, he didn’t understand what it meant to be a responsible citizen who contributes to society, but today he teaches audiences the secrets he discovered that drastically changed his perspective and allowed him to turn his life around.
As Tom shares his stories of what it took to transform his life, his audience learns how to remove fear and gain courage. He explains the laws of cause and effect and the Law of Attraction, and reminds us that mastering these universal laws is the cornerstone of success. You’ll learn the 10 Key Concepts that changed Tom’s thinking, as he shows how to reprogram your mind to manifest your dreams. “These universal laws are like the Law of Gravity,” says Tom. “They work whether you know them or not.” You’ll discover how to make these universal laws work for you as you learn how to train your mind to focus only on what you want. You’ll leave this eye-opening presentation knowing the power your mind has to create the life you are meant to live.
Innovative Solutions for Everyday Business and Personal Challenges
Would you like to look at your company—and your life—with a fresh perspective and find innovative solutions to everyday challenges? “Problems are guidelines, not stop signs,” says Tom Nix. When setbacks happen, the question is: ‘What do I need to do to capitalize on these events?’”
Tom’s highly inspirational presentation on innovation tells the story of how he transformed his company from a bakery distributor to the highest volume chain of alternative financial services company locations in the nation. Focusing on the values of high integrity, a strong sense of fair play, compassion and being an integral part of the communities served, Tom created a profitable new business model for the alternative financial services industry.
In this interactive presentation Tom inspires audiences to be innovative as he shares how partnerships, focus groups, new computer implementations and staying in close contact with customers enabled him to transform the way banking is done while adding great value to customers—and how you can implement these strategies, both in the workplace and in your personal life.
Tom Nix is the founder of one of the largest alternative financial services providers in California. Along the way he overcame armed robberies, cutthroat competition, and an assassination threat by the Chicago Mob. In 2007 he sold the company to Kinecta Federal Credit Union for 45 million dollars, creating an opportunity for true over-the-counter, traditional banking in under-served communities. In fact, Tom’s check cashing stores provided the only banking service available during the 1992 L.A. Riots.
In both his signature presentations and his book, Nixland: My Wild Ride in the Inner City Check Cashing Industry, Tom shares humorous and dramatic stories of how he went from street-fighter to living the life of his dreams. These gripping stories inspire audiences to take control of their lives by using the same easy-to-follow concepts that worked for him. A man of genuine warmth and true to his values of discipline and integrity, Tom always inspires audience members to overcome whatever challenges they are facing.
“This is a story of personal courage and commitment, not just to a business, but to an entire community.”
– Honorable Herb J. Wesson, Jr., President, Los Angeles City Council, Speaker-Emeritus, California State Assembly
“Here’s a guy that learned it all over the counter, at the point of sale—who understands what is being exchanged. He is as right and ready with a shotgun in his arms as he is with a sure purpose in his heart and a great idea in his mind. A man like few others.”
– John Papadakis, author, renowned restaurateur and Most Inspirational Football Player, USC Trojans 1971
“I am most fortunate to call Tom Nix my friend for 46 years. He has faced down armed robbers, unprincipled business people, and even the L.A. riots, all the while placing his family, employees, investors, and community first. His book gives insight into the challenges of running a small business and the lessons learned along the way. Tom is not only an American success story, but a true American hero.”
– Bob Best, President, Westar Associates, Real Estate Development
“Tom Nix has come a long way since his low rider days growing up in San Pedro, and he openly shares the lessons he learned along the way that can be helpful to anyone.”
– Bernard C. Parks, LA City Council Member and Former Chief of Los Angeles Police Department
Tom Nix fought his way from the streets of San Pedro to create the biggest check cashing chain in Southern California. His company, Nix Check Cashing, became a valued and trusted institution among the underserved communities of South Central Los Angeles. To build the business, Nix had to overcome armed robberies, cutthroat competition, the L.A. Riots, and an assassination threat by the Chicago Mob. His commitment to fairness and his tireless drive to succeed made Nix Check Cashing an integral part of the communities he served, and helped to transform the check cashing industry everywhere This book tells a great story through a series of true tales that are sometimes funny and sometimes gripping and shares the many lessons he learned along the way.