We had the good fortune of connecting with Thomas Lynch and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Thomas, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I wanted to become my own boss and provide value by serving other through my own skills, talents, and creativity. I wanted to shift my mindset from employee based thinking to business owner based thinking. I had reached a point of realization that I could either continue helping to build someone else’s dream or I could start building my own. I also wanted to create a different path for my kids than what was taught to me.
Music is my first love. I started to teach myself how to play piano at 15. At the age of 19, I moved to Los Angeles and began working towards starting a music production company after attending school for audio engineering. I enjoy the creative process involved in music production as well as shaping sounds and creating magic in the mix of a recording. At the time my thought process was that I could offer studio time to local artists as well as produce beats for money. Over the last twenty years I have produced and recorded over 1,100 songs and have had the pleasure to produce for some very talented and creative local artists in Cleveland and Los Angeles. I now have over twenty years of experience with ten studio recorded albums I produced, engineered, and released in multiple countries on major digital and music streaming platforms, such as my latest release titled After Hours by T L. Even though music was my focus at first I still felt there was more meaning and purpose for my life.
By the time I reached the age of 30 my thought process became more inward focused as I was in search of myself and who I had become at the age of 30. I continued to look for the answer to the question “how can I create more value for others using my skills, talents, and creativity?” I began to meditate and pay more pay attention to myself. I was searching to find my purpose by looking at what I was good at doing that I enjoyed. I discovered a new passion for inspiring others so I began working on developing my public speaking skills so I could become a professional motivational speaker. My challenge was that I was shy and lacked confidence in myself for most of my life. I was afraid of public speaking like most people but I decided it was time to push myself to face my fear. I joined a Toastmasters club in Los Angeles and completed ten speeches in five months. I started reading books and watching videos of motivational speakers to study their talks. I studied their style of writing, movements, and delivery styles.
In 2014, I established my coaching practice Dream2Inspire LLC. In 2015, I quit my job working for one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, where I was earning the most money I had ever made at the point to pursue my dream then wrote a book about the process called The Dreamers Journey: Push Past Your Fears and Pursue Your Dreams. I began pursuing motivational speaking by competing in international speech contests where I have won first place eight times with multiple inspirational talks. Most recently in May 2022, I won first place for the District 12 Toastmasters International speech contest, representing an entire district of over 95 clubs.
Today as a certified Life and Communication Coach, I want to teach others how to overcome fears and negative self-talk to become more confident in themselves and in their communication style. I am an award-winning inspirational speaker. I am currently working towards growing my YouTube channel for aspiring entrepreneurs called Work On Your Purpose (https://www.youtube.com/
I find joy in uplifting and inspiring others for a living. I believe it’s important to follow your passion and create a life that is full of what you love. When you do, a way will be made for you especially when your passion serves others.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Dream2Inspire Life and Communication coaching is a coaching practice that provides virtual private one-on-one or group coaching sessions on life topics such as self-discovery, life transitions, or communication topics such as public speaking skills, speech writing, storytelling, stage delivery, and presentation preparation.
My workshops and online virtual classes cover various topics such as 10 Habits to Build Your Confidence in Life and Business, 3 Keys To Unlock Your Full Potential, How To Build Your Confidence To Get Out And Speak To Market Your Brand, Brand Your Story To Market Your Business, The Art of Public Speaking and Storytelling, The #1 Key For Effective Public Speaking, Kick Your Fear In The Rear: Boosting Your Public Speaking Confidence Online Course, and Public Speaking For Beginners Online Course.
Coaching helps clients get from where they are to where they want to be with more clarity about who they are, what they really want, what keeps holding them back, and build their confidence to achieve their goals to get what they want. My clients discover ways to improve their lives and create more satisfaction, fulfillment, and meaning in their lives and careers.
Having a coach helps you grow by analyzing your current situation, identifying limiting beliefs and other potential challenges and obstacles you face, and devising a custom plan of action designed to help you achieve specific outcomes in your career, life, and relationships.
Some of the most common areas clients improve while working with Dream2Inspire Life and Communication Coaching include identifying goals and defining a vision for success, creating professional and personal growth plans, managing an important life or business transition, identifying limiting beliefs, improving interpersonal skills, working toward financial independence, obtaining work/life balance, enhancing self-awareness, learning to communicate more succinctly and effectively, starting a new business or growing an existing one.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to shout out to Ingrid from Ingredients For Life for her powerful coaching and encouragement. I would also like to shout out Dana from Cinderella’s Closet Lingerie. She is a big supporter and a phenomenal inspirational speaker.
Other: TL MUSIQ Productions https://dream2inspireu.wixsite.com/tlmusiq The Dreamers Journey: Push Past Your Fears and Pursue Your Dreams Book https://www.amazon.com/Dreamers-Journey-Fears-Pursue-Dreams/dp/0692847588
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