My name: Tom Krieglstein

Status: Tom Krieglstein graduated from Glenbard South High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, with a “C” grade point average and did not want to go on to college.

Within two years he became the first student ever from the College of DuPage, one of the nation’s largest community colleges, to be named to the prestigious All-USA Academic Team.

First Team, and he was chosen to deliver the college’s commencement address. A MWAH! troupe artist during the first half of 1994 when he was 13, Tom began to discover about six years later what it was that took him from average to All-American – the name of his current website. Following his two years at COD, he spent six months studying in Berlin, Germany, a period during which he began to discover who he really was and when he began to set some specific personal goals.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts in Management at Aurora University, he created his company WOW! Concepts, in which he began to offer keynote presentations and workshops for high school and college students on educational empowerment. Tom reunited with MWAH! in March 2003 for six breakout workshop presentations as a part of the Quad Cities Youth Conference at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois, for middle school and high school students.

One of his most recent projects is the development of SwiftKICK, a catalytic process to enable individuals and groups to discover and build upon their own potential, a program modeled after his own quest for self-realization and excellence.