The story behind the PMA Partners…
The PMA Partners initially started out as Kind Touch (www.kindtouchonline.com) in 2009. At the time Tom Corner was working in the Financial Services industry as a wholesaler for one of the nation’s largest insurance companies.
Working in an industry replete with strong personalities and big egos Kind Touch was inspired by a hidden desire to move people to kindness, a monumental feat in an industry fueled by greed and fear.
Tom’s core theme was the following:
‘In the course of a single day, we come in contact with many different people. Our actions, or inactions, leave an impact on every single person we come in contact with…Is your impact a positive one?’
An introvert at heart he quickly embraced the power of persuasion through the spoken word. More like a ’sheep in wolf’s clothing’ he found a way to fit into a world of assertive and influential professionals.
After years of perfecting his trade, he continued to embrace the power of the spoken word. Intrigued by Dr. Wayne Dyer’s message of positivity and love and inspired by the speaking prowess of Steve jobs he combined their two styles into his personal approach to speaking and leading.
Tom’s vision is a combination of passion and persuasiveness (Steve Jobs) married with inspiration and purpose (Dr. Wayne Dyer). His journey continued as he persisted in finding a way to uplift and inspire with peace, love and acceptance.
Kind Touch transformed into The PMA Partners four years later with the tagline “The endorsers of a Positive Mental Attitude!” focusing on the Physical and Mental aspects of life and business.
Question: What’s the logo all about?
Answer: Being better than we were yesterday. Symbolization of life, birth, re-birth, new beginnings.
Question: What do the butterfly and flower represent?
Answer: There are three core parts of the logo which align with the symbolization of life, birth, re-birth, new beginnings…
- Butterfly — Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.
- Zen ensō circle — Enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe.
- Lotus flower — In Buddhist symbolism, the lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech, and mind as while rooted in the mud, its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals.
Tom’s journey is a fascinating psychological and spiritual evolution of love, relationships, and career expressed through words; both written and spoken.
Sending you love and happiness!