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After Dinner Speaker | Customer Service | Humor | Stress Management | Teamwork | Change | Corporate Culture | HR / Workplace | Leadership | Marketing | Sales
Appointed by Southwest Airlines CEO as their Official "Ambassador of FUN"
· 3 Decades Speaking on Southwest's Best-Practices & Positive Culture
· Recipient of Southwest Airlines most Prestigious Once-a-Year Award, the President's Award (recognizing the one individual that most exemplified everything Southwest Airlines IS & for that individual's impact at Southwest)
Tony Brigmon was the original Ambassador of Fun for the highly successful Southwest Airlines. Initially working in Southwest’s customer care and employee development areas, he helped the corporate culture reward humor and creativity.
Over a 30 year career Tony has worked with hundreds of major organizations to energize and inform cultural transformation. He is an astute observer of super performing human behavior and delights in sharing examples of those behaviors that not only led to super-performance at Southwest Airlines, but also positively influenced the other 1700+ organizations he has served.
These practices can be adapted by any organization to energize and transform culture.
Tony is a seasoned and tireless Servant Leadership advocate, known for inspiring and supporting novel people solutions to achieve improved performance and success. Over the past 30 years, Tony has earned recognition nationally and internationally for his presentation, training, and consulting work in a wide array of major organizations, always with the aim to maximize engagement, energize transformation, and enrich individual lives.
As the original Ambassador of Fun for Southwest Airlines, he conceived of a unique PR approach to help bring Southwest Airlines to the world, increasing appreciation for Southwest Airlines as a special company in the travel industry.
Tony was the recipient of the Southwest Airlines President's Award "for exemplifying the spirit of fun, enthusiasm, sincerity, and love (caring), which IS Southwest Airlines, and for sharing this spirit creatively through employee development programs."
His unique "Powerful meetings can be fun!" role at Southwest Airlines became for many years a personal mission for Tony and a spectacular learning opportunity—plus a powerful outreach for Southwest Airlines.
Today Tony specializes in the organizational use of interactive fun to generate 'funtastic' performance. His unmistakably humble but deterministic approach to creating a positive, collaborative, and super-encouraging "fun zone" for unleashing people, groups, and organizations—brings a refreshing approach to any corporate event.
He was one of only ten speakers featured by Meetings and Conventions Magazine in article entitled: "Most Wanted - Hottest Speakers on the Circuit Right Now!" Tony has written and published over forty-five stress management and motivation songs, and used them in meetings to energize, engage and enrich.
He has received over 600 letters of commendation or recommendation from executives of major corporations around the world including Southwest Airlines, Shell, Sprint, Tesoro, GVTV, First Bank, Lockheed, USAL, Ryland Homes, and others.