T om Gagliano has worn many hats throughout his career. As a young man, he soon became a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record in small business ventures in the greater New York area. About ten years ago, Tom started to spend less time in the business world and more time helping those who suffered from negative childhood messages. To pursue a dream of helping others, he returned to school to receive an MSW at age 51.
His book, The Problem Was Me: How to End Negative Self-Talk and Take Your Life to a New Level, with Dr. Abraham Twerski, is one-of-a-kind. It explores how we sabotage the happiness in our lives simply because we are so afraid of intimacy. We become our own worst enemy as we subconsciously push away our loved ones. Tom helps people understand why we push others away so we can enhance the intimacy in our lives.
Tom is a graduate of Seton Hall University and has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He then went back to school, at age 51, and graduated from Rutgers with an MSW in August of 2011. He has added a life coach to his resume in January of 2012. Today Tom is a life coach, published author, and a keynote speaker with a Master’s degree in social work.
He was a bully as a kid and a recovering addict. He eventually went to addictions to medicate his problems. He realized at an early age he needed to fix what was broken inside of him. He then had two goals. One he wanted to give his children what his father couldn’t give him, A SAFE PLACE TO SHARE their FEELINGS WHATEVER THEY MIGHT BE. Next he wanted to help others silence that destructive inner voice they grew up with.
Today he facilitates men and women’s groups as well as marriage consultations explaining the ways to give parents the tools to give their children the positive and loving messages that may have been denied to them in their childhood.