~Model, Performer, Author~
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I have had the great fortune of working on some truly inspiring projects while networking with many influential and creative individuals along the way. I believe in the power of working together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. For more information about my career experience, past projects, and current portfolio, get in touch today.
One Man's Journey to Conquer the Darkness of Dyslexia
This book is an autobiography that chronicles the life of a remarkable man who overcame his learning disabilities and other major difficulties to become a highly respected and successful adult.
For many, only one of these issues he faced would have been enough of a reason to give up. Not so with Likewise who always found creative solutions in order to grow and succeed. It was his desire to share these experiences with others in hopes that he could help them realize their potential no matter what challenges they face.
Brilliant and well written. It provoked tears and laughter. Beyond captivating, creative personal accountings, Likewise offers advice. He addresses bullying, fear, practical methods of self-therapy to conquer adversity. His mastermind of "spiking anxiety" is genius. It left me wishing I had thought of that. I plan to read Ambitious a second time and highly recommend it to family, friends, and patients. In the book is Likewise's website, and it is a must see. I was astonished at the talents this man possesses. He is undeniably ambitious. - L.C. Green MD
Ambitious is a deeply personal and private revelation of one man's often painful journey toward overcoming the daily obstacles which loomed over and threatened him at every turn. Against all odds, and with sheer persistence and determination, he was able to find self confidence and success. His story is a peeling back of many layers, beneath which we find dyslexia at the core. It is a lesson in optimism and creativity that touches our own essence. By baring his deepest and darkest secrets, Likewise teaches us that there is much to learn from our challenges and that there is hope and strength in adversity. Ambitious is a well written, wonderful read for all, with much wisdom to be found within its pages. It will make you
smile. -Lori Ripps, MD
A quick read that I couldn't put down. I loved the creative ways he used to teach himself to learn.
Even though we had very different socioeconomic childhoods, I can identify with the bullying and shame felt by the author. I was blown away by this mans courage and fortitude. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. -Jill B.
Twisted Art by Likewise
My twisted art is unique—often combining elements of nature with modern and unconventional components. Study the pieces carefully and you are sure to be surprised!
Ambitious, Episode 1 - Author "Likewise" interviewed by
Bill Harrell on WFBD/Blab TV
Ambitious, Episode 2 - Author "Likewise" interviewed by
Bill Harrell on WFBD/Blab TV
Author "Likewise" interviewed by
"Dr. Paul" on Impact Radio USA
"For the past 15 years, Alex Thomas has modeled in many annual bridal shows for us. Alex was born to be a performer, model, and dancer. Alex is always on time for rehearsals and shows. He guides and assists other models with posing, turns and does fabulous dance choreography. I highly recommend Alex to participate in any stage, runway production."
“My name is Dr. Andy Hillman and I am a veterinarian in Pensacola, Florida. I have had the pleasure of knowing Alex Thomas for over a decade. He is one of the most pleasant and delightful people I have ever met. When he visits my practice, he lifts the spirits of my staff with his positive energy and genuine personality. He is always courteous and never hesitates to jump in and lend a hand. I would endourse Alex for any position that requires charisma and charm, which he has in spades.”
Dr. Andy Hillman
"I am a supervisor at Rosewood Rehab and had the opportunity to work with Alex for six years. He was a very caring person and loved to entertain the residents. He would dress as the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. Alex also took pride in his work while working here."
C. Witherspoon, ADON
The purpose of this letter is to provide a character reference for Alex Thomas who I have known as a friend and as close to a brother as one could ask. I first met Alex almost 20 years ago while living in Pensacola, FL. We were both volunteers at a charity event (one of many we worked together).
As a volunteer, Alex worked with young and old, always going above and beyond what was required and always with a smile on his face. He possesses a personality that exudes sensitivity, creativity, wisdom and compassion. He is the hardest most committed worker I have ever been around. He is loyal, punctual and well-liked by all who come in contact. He has the ability to bring out the best in those around him and his mere presence has a calming effect in the most challenging situations.
Through our volunteer work, we became friends. My husband, a medical doctor, and I along with our children would often take family trips together with Alex. When my husband passed away Alex became a mentor to my children. He is the one who taught my sons (now 21 and 18) to be honorable, respectful and resourceful young men. His infectious laughter, wonderful sense of humor, combined with a strict moral code never waiver.
Alex has a strong ability to problem solve using common sense approaches. He never takes for granted the many skills and talents he has: dancing, singing, acting, cooking, etc. He is interested in the world around him and goes out of his way to continually improve himself.
As a friend and "brother", Alex Thomas has been incomparable. He is a loyal, honest, trustworthy, considerate individual who has the ability to see and understand things from another person’s perspective. He is a great communicator and knows how to listen.
I could go on and on about Alex's strengths. In summary, in all he does., he brings integrity and would be an asset to anyone in any situation.
Liz Davis Rubin
My name is Robert Bellanova. I am the owner of Randall's Formal Wear here in Pensacola, Florida and in Mobile, Alabama for the past 35 years. I have been extremely fortunate to know Mr. Alex Thomas for over 20 of those years. He has modeled our formalwear and has danced during our Bridal Fashion Shows during this time and has become one of clients, as well as our staffs, favorites ! ! ! Alex has an infectious personality and is such a positive light to everyone he comes in to contact with. He is an extraordinarily good listener and takes direction well; as well as an exemplarily good leader. I can always count on Alex to take on any task assigned and he does it well-with much pride and dedication. In all my many years of knowing Alex, he has always maintained a sense of dignity, responsibility and abundance when it comes to the consideration of others. Everyone Alex meets feels this way. He is a good and noble person who appears well in any company.
I know that Alex has had his own business for a while - teaching dance and fitness. Many of our mutual friends have commented on how patient and helpful Alex is while he directs his clients -this does not surprise me. Alex has always had a keen sense of duty and is a man of his word. Alex makes everyone in his company feel comfortable, worthy and included.
If there is ever anything I can do as far as a reference for Mr. Alex Thomas -please feel free to contact me. Alex has not only proved himself to me as someone dependable, honest and courteous; but also, someone I am extremely proud and honored to call "friend".
I have known Alex for over 8 years. During this time, I have been most impressed with many of his character attributes. His resilience, among other strengths, has been the most impressive. Despite the many pitfalls he has endured throughout life, his positive outlook has always shined through. I have been through certain events that have tried my spirit, but I have sought advice from Alex in the past. The reason for this is supported by his positive outlook. I have many “letters” after my name and you would think I could solve all of my problems (which pale in comparison to Alex’s past trials), but look toward him for emotional strength and support.
Dr. Chris Lewis DVM, MS, CVSMT, CCRP, CVA
"No Matter how hard you think life is: if you have the strength to think it, you have the strength to overcome it." - Likewise