JWB Welcomes New Board Member, Tom Laidlaw!

The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation is proud to introduce you to our newest Board Member, Tom Laidlaw! Tom played in the National Hockey League for eleven seasons, seven with the New York Rangers and four with the Los Angeles Kings. When he retired from playing, he became a player agent. Tom worked for International Management Group (IMG) for 5 years and went on to run his own business, Laidlaw Sports Management, for 17 years.

Tom’s passion now is motivating others. All of his life he has led the “True Grit Life” without really understanding how much he could help others. He grew up on a humble dairy farm outside of Toronto. Only now does he realize how lucky he was to be shaped mentally and physically by two great men, his father and his grandfather. 

Fitness, motivation, discipline, dedication, passion and integrity are not just words he reads about, but words he lives his life by. 

“If I am going to do it, I am going to do it all out. I get the most out of every day, I get the most out of every step on my March, I get the most out of every rep at the gym, and I give the people in my life a full version of myself every day. The people I love, I love with a passion and I let them know it every day.”

We are thrilled to bring on Tom as a living embodiment of our JWB principles and passion for making positive change in the world.

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