Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Recently Met With Media and Industry Leaders During National Religious Broadcasters Convention
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8, 2016) - NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson is slated to appear
as a guest on LeSea Broadcasting's flagship program,The Harvest Show, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Thompson will discuss his book Kick Start. Fans can watch the show live at 9:00 a.m. ET or catch it online at harvest-tv.com.
Thompson's appearance on The Harvest Show follows on the heals of his recent experience at the 2016 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Proclaim 16 International Christian Media Convention, which was held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. During that event Thompson met with media and industry leaders to discuss his inspirational and motivational book, Kick Start.
Thompson was kept busy during the 4-day event, interviewing and meeting with such influential outlets as Bill Martinez Live!,Body Builders TV, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), Life Today,Bridges and World Christian Broadcasting, among others.
On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing).
"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."
At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.
"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."
About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:
Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College.
Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. A former Board of Advisors memeber of the American Council on Martial Arts,
Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt. On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.
To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.wordpress.com.
About LeSea Broadcasting Network and The Harvest Show:
LeSea Broadcasting Network, with studios in South Bend, Indiana, reaches more than 46 million North American homes through 13 LeSea affiliate stations, including Denver, Tulsa, Okla., Honolulu, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and New Orleans. Worldwide, LeSea has an audience of more than 78 million in Europe and Africa, also reaching 73 million homes in the Middle East and 8 million homes in Argentina.
The Harvest Show is available through satellite TV, Channel 367 on DirecTV and on the Internet. For more information on The Harvest Show or to watch online, visit harvest-tv.com.
About the National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB):
The annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB) is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. The NRB Proclaim 16 International Christian Media Convention will be held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. For more information, visit nrb.org.
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