In his own words: Metaphysical expert Tom Fitzgerald
Northern Nevada Business Weekly: Tell us about your new venture and the duties of your position.
Tom Fitzgerald: I am utilizing my combined business and psychic experiences to help businesses attract the best customers, attain a harmonious and efficient staff, reduce employee training costs, and clear roadblocks to successful ventures. I help individuals clarify and eliminate barriers to their success, identify their personal skill assets and raise their energy level.
NNBW: You headed Nevadaworks for years. How did you get into your current profession?
Fitzgerald: I stared investigating my native psychic abilities in 1976 and throughout the intervening years I practiced and integrated all I learned into everyday life. I told those who were interested I was psychic. I taught various community classes in metaphysics at Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, and Great Basin College on weekends during my Nevadaworks years. Upon retirement from Nevadaworks, I decided to share my decades of psychic learning with those who want to take advantage of the purpose and power they can gain.
NNBW: How did you know you had skills as a psychic, and how have you built your skill set over the past few years?
Fitzgerald: We all have psychic skills so I used mine every day. My personal and business abilities are now second nature to me.
NNBW: How do you balance your bottom-line business instincts with the larger universal concerns of metaphysics?
Fitzgerald: There is no need to balance them because they go hand-in-hand. It’s the Almighty’s job to take care of the universe. My job as a human being is to develop my energy. Business and metaphysics are both about energy. Money, productivity, and service are just physical symbols of energy.
NNBW: How do the skills and knowledge gained heading a regional workforce agency serve you today?
Fitzgerald: I led Nevadaworks as if it was a business instead of a government entity so it would be more effective. I learned the differences between business and government so when advising businesses now, I can better explain bureaucratic thinking to them.
NNBW: What’s your favorite aspect of your new venture?
Fitzgerald: Demonstrating that psychic awareness is not something strange, that it is truly our innate sixth sense and we’d be foolish not to use it.
NNBW: Have any advice for someone who wants to enter your profession?
Fitzgerald: Helping others with life is not about the psychic’s ego — it’s about the person seeking clarity, understanding, and direction in life. The focus should be on helping others achieve their success.
NNBW: What’s your favorite memory of the years you spent at Nevadaworks?
Fitzgerald: The thousands of Nevadans who were helped even though they did not know Nevadaworks was the arm that reached out and aided them.
NNBW: What was your first job?
Fitzgerald: I was a 14-year-old entrepreneur who started washing and waxing cars in my neighborhood.
NNBW: What’s the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Fitzgerald: “If you have a degree in political science, you can do anything.” Believing that I could do anything, I was an Air Force aircraft maintenance officer, a supervisor in the textile industry, manager and executive in the printing industry which lead to my starting a 28-employee printing company with national clients, general manager in the concrete business, a business consultant, a metaphysical retail store operator and finally CEO of Nevadaworks.
NNBW: What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes? How do you spend your time away from work?
Fitzgerald: Summer-boating; Winter-skiing.
NNBW: If you hold on to just one memory of your life, what would it be?
Fitzgerald: How much fun it is to be human.
NNBW: What did you dream of becoming when you were a kid?
Fitzgerald: An Air Force pilot because I thought that was the only way I could fly.
NNBW: If you had enough money to retire right now, would you? Why or why not?
Fitzgerald: Technically, I am retired but that doesn’t mean I should stop growing and learning. This is what a Boomer calls retirement.
NNBW: What’s the last concert or sporting event you attended?
Fitzgerald: NASCAR in Fontana.
NNBW: Where’s your perfect vacation spot?
Fitzgerald: We live in the perfect vacation spot. I used to come here for vacations before moving to Reno. We Love This Place!
NNBW: Why did you choose a career in northern Nevada? What do you like most about working/living here?
Fitzgerald: In the late ’80’s, I was not happy with the workforce available to my company in the Denver area. As I owned a condo in Incline Village, I looked around the Reno area to determine if the workforce here was better. It definitely was and in 1989 I moved my company here. After I sold the company in 1995, my wife and I decided to stay in Reno because of the awesome climate, people, and proximity to the entire West Coast.
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The news comes on the heels of a luxury home report from Nevada State Bank that showed in 2019, Northern Nevada’s high-value real estate market accounted for 418 home sales in 2019, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2018. The average luxury home price was over $1.8 million in 2019.