TOM COVERLY is known as 'THE ILLUSIONIST'. He is a professional comedian, magician and motivational speaker. Tom has spoken to over 4 million students around the world headlining several tours in the past two decades. He is one of the most requested motivational entertainers in the nation & recently nominated for the motivational & inspirational award for the Cheer Choice Awards at the MGM Grand in Vegas.
Tom has been seen on TV (ABC, NBC, FOX, Access Hollywood) & heard on numerous radio stations around the country sharing his story. He has entertained several celebrities, Jep & Jessica Robertson from the hit TV show,
"Duck Dynasty", Cast of C.S.I. NY, Alec Mapa (Desperate Housewives & Ugly Betty), Rick the Reptile Guy (A&E TV Show, "WildTransport"), Amber Montana (Nickelodeon TV show "Haunted Hathaways"), Victoria Koloff (Lifetime TV show, “Preachers’ Daughters”), i-Shine TV (TBN) & entertained the entire cast and producers for the "Batman Vs. Superman" Movie.
Tom has performed for major corporations like; Warner Brothers, Gerber, Amway, Sprint, Arby's & Burger King just to name a few. He has shared the stage with many of the nations most recognized music acts; Paula Abdul, Skillet, Brian "Head" of Korn, Toby Mac, Thompson Square, NF, Lacrae, SwitchFoot, Danny Gokey (American Idol), Newsboys, Pop Evil and many more!
Tom was born in one of the roughest cities in America ... Camden, New Jersey. Growing up, Tom was a super skinny kid which made him vulnerable to school bullying. Tom's personal story includes his past choices to fight, steal, attempts to give up on life, destructive behavior and the consequences of each of his actions. Tom's life choices seemed to be heading down the wrong path until a caring person spoke truth into his life.
Tom's life now has a purpose. He started a non profit, OneGoalProductions.org to share his story with the world. He relates to young people in a way that breaks down the toughest of hearts. Tom is known as one of the most raw, real & relevant youth speakers today!
Destroy Illusions has become one of the most requested school assemblies in the nation for middle, high school students & young adults. His REAL RESPECT message (respecting yourself and others) is contagious. Get ready for the release of Tom's brand NEW curriculum that will help keep this message going all school year long. It truly is changing the atmospheres of schools, homes and communities.
"In my twenty years in education, he was the most impactful guest that we have ever had. He connected with students in a way that I’ve never seen before."
WORTH EVERY DIME
If you are thinking, "how are we going to afford this assembly." May I ask you to consider the question, "can you afford NOT to do it"?