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Nottingham Business School Guest Lecture - Cornell Thomas

Cornell Thomas
Networking | Public lectures

Cornell Thomas is a global speaker sharing his story with people from all walks of life, daring others to say 'What Now?' instead of 'Why Me?' in the face of adversity.

  • From: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 6 pm
  • To: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 7.30 pm
  • Registration: 5.30 pm
  • Location: Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 8.00 am
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"Cornell Thomas is an up and coming thought leader that will inspire you to not only do more, but be more."
- Tony Robbins

I'm a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, former basketball player, coach and trainer. I've travelled all over the world sharing my story of dealing with adversity, the power of mindset, and self belief. My purpose is helping others realise they have one.

I am the youngest son of Bobby and Tina Thomas. That sentence is very important in regards to who I am. If not for my parents I wouldn’t be the man you see today. My father passed away when I was just three years old, and although my time with him was brief I have learned through others the amazing legacy that he left behind, as a police officer and community leader.

My father’s passing forced my mom to become our everything. She was now our main provider, mother, and life educator. She was forced to become an expert problem solver, and that skill was passed down to her children.

My mom raised us on the adage ‘everything happens for a reason’, and that one lesson out of the myriads of others she has taught me was never forgotten. It’s what I remembered when I suffered a career ending basketball injury, and the first thing I think about when any adversity comes my way.

I am a global speaker, author, mindset coach, team builder, and positive thinker. But more importantly than any of those titles I’m a husband and father.


Tuesday 4 December 2018

5.30 pm - Registration in the main Newton building with welcome drinks

6.00 pm - Lecture commences

6.45 pm - Questions to Cornell

7.00 pm - Refreshments, wine and canapés

7.30 pm - Close

Location details


Newton Building


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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