Mr. Thomas A. Pallushek was born and raised in Germany. His family being constant travellers, Mr. Pallushek was exposed to various ideologies and global thought processes, from an early age.
Global exposure at a young age radically changed his future course of life. In addition to an extensive academic background, his credentials include a degree in law and economics, with a flow of entrepreneurial success. Having been fortunate to interact during his studies with the renowned Georg August – Universität Göttingen, and Albert-Ludwig – Universität, Freiburg, his thinking process has been structured and engrailed with a comprehensive and successful career path in tangent to highlighting a positive impact that inspires the human thought process.
This thinking process led to a metamorphosis that aided and assisted those individuals who were fortunate enough to come in contact with Mr. Pallushek.
Mr. Pallushek is a passionate philanthropist, working tirelessly for global organizations.
As an International speaker, he draws on his experience in the world of business and shares inspirational stories that offer insight into the very heart of the human psyche. He is perceived as a strong motivator to many around him. He has garnered a reputation around the world as an spokesperson in leadership, helping organizations realize their potential as future leaders, which has lead to effective change in certain processes in the world of entrepreneurship.
Being inspired by his role model, his father, a prominent professor of music and arts, Mr. Pallushek has never considered mediocrity as his best. He always strives to live up to his full potential, ensuring individuals around him think and act the same.
Mr. Pallushek has had an ongoing passion for education, right from his early years in University, where he had envisioned to transform schools into centres of excellence. Throughout his adult life he has been driven by the belief that every child should have access to a high quality education because education transforms lives. No child should be denied the transformative power of a great education.
After setting up several businesses, his passion to deliver high quality global education resulted into his entry in the world of education. His first venture saw Mr. Pallushek set up an Educational Institute ; a Master-franchise from the US. Slowly and steadily, he set root in the European market in association with a management consultancy and after great success and experience, he eventually settled into the role of an Advisor. Since then he has become an investor for schools in the Asia Pacific market. Currently he is an International speaker and Senior Strategy Advisor for International schools in Asia.
Known for his charismatic nature, his life philosophy has resonated throughout his career path and continues to echo in the hearts of many: “Change your thoughts and you’ll change your words, because thoughts become things”
I grew up in a Espresso culture, where Espresso is considered as an indulgent experience. Unlike in many countries, particularly the United States, where coffee is often used as a crutch to keep us going in our fast-paced world, but for me Cappuccino’s and Espresso’s are usually a time of relaxation and enjoyment.
Relaxing on the shores of beaches is great and all, but for Mr. Pallushek it’s the little things that will make it into a truly extravagant experience – little things like having one of the best private chef, preparing sumptuous, nutritious meals for him!
I believe school has a responsibility when it comes to bridging the gap between man and nature, and this starts with a garden and a few animals! Beyond learning responsible behaviors, children will feel proud to have taken properly care of an animal. They’re usually the ones being taken care of by adults: here they can be just as important to someone else’s well being as their parents and teachers are to their own!
But wait! There’s more!
How about that one: “We get to invade people and they don’t get to invade us, it’s a very nice thing”. Fear shouldn´t be the base of any actions and this what they are … afraid! Because they always have the intention to dominate others for their financial advantages war business and oil reserves . . .
How nice indeed, huh?
This whole experience taught me a great lesson: it’s not just because everybody’s doing something that you have to do it, too, if it doesn’t make any sense to you. The way the priest looked at me, his silence even, were very judgmental, though. I got away with it because my parents stood for freedom of thought, but the man tacitly expressed his disapproval. Without doubt, to him I was some kind of freak for daring to question the ways of the world. Well, I say screw him! I am not a freak. I am Thomas and if God exists, I was a wonderful thing for Him to create!
Which is best: a native language teacher or a non native language teacher? This is a question that’s been debated for decades among professionals and scholars and that’s unlikely to ever find a definitive answer. However, non-professionals often have this preconception that native is necessarily better than non-native and I think this has quite a negative impact on the international schools’ market.
English is today’s lingua-franca and, let’s be honest, is likely to remain as such for a long, long time. On the other hand, my experiences as both an expat and traveller have shown me that wherever you go, locals will always appreciate any effort you’ll put into speaking their language. Trying to learn the language is viewed by most as a true sign of good faith when it comes to integrating a community. At the same time, more and more is done by governments and organizations to preserve local variants and minority languages.
The hunger for the American Dream may have faded away at some point in the 90’s, but it’s coming back with a vengeance, and guess who’s paying the bill? Education among other things!
I have listened so many expatriates’ stories over the years: and most of them had fallen into the same trap: focusing on the negative, and ONLY the negative aspects of their new environment.
The Leela Palace in Bangalore is a getaway to a pristine location where quietness and calmness prevail within Indian nature. Carpets of grass, the musical chimes of waterfall and landscaped gardens are what attracts me. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Leela Palace has carved out the mother nature in the best possible way. As you enter the doors of this hotel, it is more of a palace than a hotel.
As the year is winding down, I have begun to reflect about what I have personally accomplished in 2014. Like so many travel bloggers out there, I have traveled to several new countries this year – I have been to new places, seen new faces, and tasted some delicious food.
TEACH by Supreme International Education is a multipronged training programme for teachers, which will also develop a platform that facilitates a collaborative network of leadership activities.
For me it is not about giving money, but about solving problems, the idea of writing a cheque and calling it “philanthropy” is extremely short-sighted. Having a lot of money doesn’t make you a philanthropist or a humanitarian.
My encounter is about German International School, (GIS) Chennai that has raised the standard of education beyond measure in the city.
But people will often distrust first, and keep distrusting until you give them a good reason to trust. This isn’t how it should be. And certainly not when building a business partnership. You must be smart, sure. Smart and ready to outsmart whomever would try and abuse your trust, that is. But trust has to be given in the first place.
Schools are like a triangle with teachers at one end, students at another and parents at yet another. The manager is standing right in the middle of the triangle, trying to figure out every day how to maintain its shape and reconcile everyone around a common goal: education. It’s easy to get lost in the Bermuda Triangle, but no matter what happens, the captain’s responsibility is to maintain the ship afloat and reach the next harbour safely – that is, the next summer holiday.
Take some time today to step back and reflect because the ability to reflect on our thoughts can help to improve ourself as we assess and reflect upon the all the choices we have made.
We’ve all watched the documentary Super Size Me and there’s no end to the criticism the fast food industry in general and McDonald’s in particular have been facing over the years, so I’m not gonna start ranting about how bad over consumption of fast food is for your health: unless you’ve been living on Mars for the last 30 years, you know this already.
Embrace the opportunity. These small clips (lots of them are coming up!) are a nice side dish in between the passion fields. Inhale the spirit of this message into your life!!! You will create an awareness for you and your friends.
Being a ‘real’ businessman you should ideally reach a point in your life/path with an awareness of what’s good and what’s bad for your surroundings. If you are not there yet, then enjoy your journey or stand still – reflect and change if you see that there is a need.