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Tom Barrett

Turning Point Master Mentor
Tom Barrett is an accomplished growth and change agent with 30+ years of experience, especially in the landscape industry. He has held executive positions with Rain Bird, Kenney, Ewing, Netafim, and MacAllister Machinery, and he has been invited to collaborate on such noteworthy projects as Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Aquascape in St. Charles, IL, and the Gates Residence in Seattle.  A nationally recognized authority on sustainable solutions, Tom gives over 30 presentations each year across the country and has authored numerous articles for national publications. He is also affiliated with the USGBC, the EPA’s WaterSense program, and the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

As a Turning Point Master Mentor, Tom helps small business owners enhance their marketing and their businesses. His practical, down-to-earth approach and “roll up your sleeves and get it done” methodology make him consistently successful in helping clients to define, design, and execute.   

Tom started his career as a golf course superintendent in California, achieved notable successes in sales, and proceeded to sales management and marketing management. He has held executive-level positions in B2B, distribution, and manufacturing. His most unusual accomplishment was starting a women’s ice hockey team in Tucson, AZ at the age of 23.

Tom graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy and Plant Genetics. He has had professional training in public speaking, negotiations, sales, and Total Quality Management, and is a Certified Irrigation Contractor, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor and a Certified Landscape Water Manager. Originally from New Jersey, Tom has lived in Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Boston. For the last 25 years he has resided in Indianapolis, Indiana.