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Thomas J. Leonard, 47, died of a massive heart attack at his home in Phoenix on February 11. Thomas is survived by his dad, Bill Leonard, his sister Susie Leonard Weller, his niece Katie, and nephew, Dan Leonard Weller. Thomas dedicated his life to furthering the coaching profession. As the CEO of, the largest network and trainers of coaches worldwide, Thomas trained over 20,000 personal coaches. He founded the Graduate School of Coaching and the International Coach Federation with over 120 chapters worldwide and graduates from 85 countries.  Thomas believed success is a basic human right where everyone can create the life they want.  He was a prolific creator, authoring 6 coach-related books, publishing 20 ezines with over 2 million subscribers and developing over 28 personal and professional development programs.   He will be missed, literally, by millions.  His passion, dream and vision will continue by all those who have been touched by his journey. In lieu of flowers, a Thomas J. Leonard Scholarship fund has been created to help those who can not afford to hire a coach to get the support they need to start living their dream. Visit for more information. A memorial service for Thomas will be on Saturday, February 15 at 11 a.m. at the Shadow Mountain Mortuary, located at 2350 E. Greenway Rd. in Phoenix.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 14, 2003
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