\"\"Tom Hayes,
Master Salesman and
Life Motivator
and Creator of the Boston Baked Bean--Mascot
to the City of Boston

Tom Hayes is a master salesman and life motivator. With an iron will forged out of the tragic experience of losing a leg to cancer in childhood, Hayes has a compelling history to share with his audiences. A world traveler, extreme sports enthusiast and proud father of two happy and successful daughters, Hayes epitomizes a "can do" approach to life\'s challenges.

 Even though he lost a leg to cancer at age 12, it is not uncommon to see him skiing by you on a black diamond slope in the Rockies; racing sailing yachts off the coast of Nantucket; or, if you are up to the challenge, bungee jumping from a 340-foot cliff in New Zealand. From biking in Argentina, to fly-fishing the Bahamian flats, to scuba diving in Costa Rica, there isn\'t a challenge Tom hasn\'t enthusiastically faced head-on… especially if someone said it couldn\'t be done. Tom is a believer in the axiom, "If you\'re not living on the edge, you\'re taking up too much space."

Tom, with his Masters in Economic Development, built an enviable 27-year career with Fuji Medical Systems, the international manufacturer of medical x-ray film and equipment. As a sales manager, he grew a territory from $200,000 to over $50 million a year through both personal sales and by building and motivating a top sales team. For the past twenty years, Tom has maintained a second career as a first-rate standup comedian, humorist and speaker. In 1986, Showtime Cable Network selected Tom as a "Funniest Person" award-winner. Hayes combines his offbeat sense of humor with the practical advice of how the game of life is really won day after day.

 Today, he is president and CEO of The Boston Baked Bean, an organization that has taken on the mantle of hospitality for the company’s namesake—The City of Boston. The Bean is fast becoming the new Boston icon which draws its inspiration from the rich local history of The Boston Baked Bean, symbolizing all that Boston was, is and can be.  The Bean’s mission is to represent the great city of Boston by inspiring a spirit of unity, education, community, harmony and diversity.  As an ambassador of “The Hub,†The Bean seeks to share “Beantown Pride†with residents and visitors and promote local and national causes through charitable appearances.  His playful can-do attitude inspires goodwill in children and adults alike.

 Tom is available to speak on product and ‘place’ branding among other business building topics.  He can also have the Bean join him during his live keynote presentations.  This makes his topics come alive and permanently imprints the concepts and valuable ideas he presents in the minds of the audience in a fun uplifting fashion that is never forgotten.

For information about the Bean, and Tom’s availability
Please contact: Get Ahead Pro Speakers Bureau, Tel: 800-943-7747, Email:

Speaker Topics

  • Dealing with Adversity
  • Life Balance
  • Humor in the Workplace
  • Relationship Building
  • Consultant Selling
  • Creativity
  • Team Building
  • Cancer survivor programs



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