Brad Thomson

Principal

(425) 800-7071 brad.thomson@oneaccord.co

I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and emigrated to the United States in April of 2018. I've been married to Maria for 29 years and we have one son named Mitch. I love discovering the U.S.A. with Maria as well as reading, writing and some cooking. I'm also a closet musician.

Biography

Brad recently emigrated to the United States from South Africa. He is a sales leader and a pastor with a passion for seeing people live up to their fullest potential.

As a salesman with experience in investment products, furniture, IT, life insurance and short-term insurance, Brad has sold goods ranging from the unseen (insurance) to the misunderstood (IT). Brad's passion to see people develop their potential led him to study human resources, then open and run his own recruitment consultancy. As a cosultant, he helped people and businesses thrive by finding the right fit for their unique situation.

Over the last 30 years, Brad and his wife have worked together as a pastoral couple, mentoring young people and teens.

As much a as he loves sales, Brad determined over the course of his journey that he derives his greatest pleasure from helping people grow and develop in their ventures. As a result, Brad has spent the better part of his life researching and educating people in soft skills, such as EQ, as well as hard skills like sales, negotiation, time management, etc.

As a performance counselor and sales trainer, Brad has led workshops, keynote speeches and personal transformation for thousands. He has provided coaching services to global companies such as 3M, Toyota and Yum brands as well as several banks and insurance companies throughout South Africa.

Toyota's leadership was so delighted with the inital sales training that Brad and SalesGuru provided that they brought them on to train their entire sales team, and 3M used Brad’s training to get their Johannesburg and Natal teams to achieve and then beat their targets.

During his time as a sales manager with Old Mutual Insurance, Brad achieved Double Gold status in the company’s 51 Club based on personal sales achieved and retained. He also created a team for which he recruited, trained, managed and coached members to $3 million (30 billion ZAR) in sales.

As a performance consultant with Sasol, Brad worked with a team to provide training, coaching and consulting that led to the company tripling its cost reduction target in 18 months. From an original target of $34.5 million (R480 million), Sasol achieved $128 million (R1.8 billion).

With First National Bank, Brad's training led to a 50 percent reduction in performance management incidents. At Nedbank, Brad and his team conducted sales and management training that resulted in nearly doubling production for the commercial banking team during a time when their segment was fighting to overturn a 26 percent marketshare loss.

It is Brad's considered conviction that all action is preceded by thought, and that by challenging our thought process we will directly impact our outcomes. He is excited to be part of a team that exists to help clients achieve their goals in business and in life.

Brad moved with his wife, Maria, to Seattle from Johannesburg, South Africa. He enjoys spending time outdoors and is a self-taught musician.