Here we go! Welcome to The Break Out Session Podcast!

I’m Tom Hailey, the show host.

The purpose of this podcast is to explore ways we can increase our confidence, connection and professional presence so we can achieve more, faster, with less stress.

We’ll do this by having conversations with achievers.

These will be people who are doing things that matter and learning lessons along the way.

I have a saying that goes “conversation is music to my ears” but I want these conversations to be more than entertaining. I want them to be educational and inspirational.

We’ll find take-a-ways that become action steps. And we’ll have fun.

I’m not a professional broadcaster, and I’m figuring this out as we go. We might end the year with a blooper highlight show!

I’ll probably post a couple shows a month, but I’ll figure that out as I go along.

At this age and stage of my life, I don’t have five-year plans. I do six-month experiments. I welcome your ideas about how this project can be more valuable to you.

I encourage you to do these three things:

First, visit the website at or It’s the same. On the Podcast page, you’ll see pictures and links related to the shows.

Second, sign-up for the newsletter. I think it will be a short monthly simple email recapping what we’ve learned.

For signing up, you’ll get an ebook you can download that lists the tools and resources I’m using to build The Break Our Session.

In it, you might get some ideas and inspiration about doing a show of your own, or tools to help another of your projects.

Third, “Like” our Facebook page. Search for The Break Out Session. I’ll announce there when our first interview will be posted in February 2017.

I’m looking forward to what we’ll learn together!