Tom Faulkner is a professional sportsman and property development specialist. Tom is passionate about flexibility because it has enabled him to pursue his professional aspirations in property whilst preparing to compete at the highest levels of his sport; beach volleyball.
Tom recently put his property career on hold in order to pursue sporting aspirations abroad. Residing in the Netherlands and following an international training camp in Spain, Tom has competed in and won his first two tournaments on the Dutch Beach Volleyball Tour and will take to the arena against the worlds best in Europe this summer.
Prior to his departure, Tom was awarded Young Professional of the Year in 2015 by the Urban Development Institute of Australia and promoted to lead business development in new commercial projects for Mirvac in 2016. Tom has contributed to the realisation of architecturally and commercially significant office buildings and committed himself to working with leading Australian companies to challenge and redesign the vision for tomorrow’s workplace.
With the support of Mirvac and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Tom participated in the Equilibrium Man Challenge where he discovered the challenges and enormous rewards to a flexible working arrangement. “I was able to perform better in the sand AND in the suit when I could rely on a transparent and dynamic approach to time and resource management. Working with my team and learning how to better empower, delegate, review and revise elements of my flexible working arrangements made it possible to reach my goals and facilitate the realisation of broader team objectives.”