Freedom. Fluency.

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I help unfulfilled, busy, and Ambitious working parents

PLAY their way to more freedom, success, and happiness

Whether or not you are successful, there is a part of you that is struggling right now.

You may feel stressed, burned out, and empty in parts in and out of your business or career. This is the result of living life based on thinking success will make you happy.

It's hard to change this mindset when this is all you have known your entire life.

As a result, you struggle to keep up with daily life and your health, marriage, parenting, friends, and even your personal happiness are tanking FAST.

You Can get back Control of ALL areas of your life + have fun again

like your career, you need discipline, structure, tools, and metrics in the rest of your life.

The 1up Effect Methodology gives you access to all of that and more.


The 1up Effect Methodology helps you win the game of life by following these five core principles.


Accept yourself as the main character in the game of life


Play your own game of life


Use The 1up Effect Methodology for success, freedom, and happiness


Put your power and production in hyper-drive by having fun


Invest in yourself with scientifically-proven and client-tested mentorship

what clients are saying about working with Thomas...

Howie came in on rocky ground in his marriage.

"It was much more about this idea of building up capacity and integrity and honesty with myself, so that I can then in turn, bring that back into my marriage and all of my relationships where I am, just a lot more honest and solid, and who I am."

His marriage got better, his relationship with his kids got better, his business grew more, and he finds time to enjoy skateboarding and juggling.

Check what sam said...

Sam came in looking for advice about dating, after living back at home with his parents and a business that didn't really go well.

"I think one of the best parts about it was just connecting with fellow like-minded individuals, who are really pushing to become better versions of themselves. And having that vehicle to really work with Thomas, to get his, mindset, framework on tracking goals, and working through blocks."

He not only found his girlfriend, he hit six figures in his business, and has time to enjoy dance lessons.


You don’t need to sacrifice success, happiness, or burn yourself out — both can co-exist. If this weren't the case, there wouldn’t be industry leading entrepreneurs, executives, companies, and universities wanting to adopt this methodology in their global workplace.

“Thomas helped me embrace who I am and how to work with myself to evolve and create more success. As someone who can be very self-critical, he helped me reframe negative talk in my head. What he aims for is a fundamental foundation for personal and professional growth. This can benefit anyone in and outside of work because he speaks to the core of who we really are in the pursuit of a work-life balance that doesn't really exist. The experience felt customized, was engaging, and overall amazing! I would highly recommend this to anyone."

- Melinda C., Manager, Google LLC


Entrepreneur. Innovator. Gamer of Life.

I’m Thomas Edwards, a 37-year-old coach, father, and husband based in Southern California. After coaching for over 13 years, I have a proven track record when it comes to helping clients, just like you, experience more success, freedom, and happiness in their health, wealth, and relationships.

I love working closely with my clients and I have found that daily action, frequent tracking, high-level mentorship, and a science-backed strategy is the formula for success.

My goal is to have at least 5 million people have their lives improved by The 1up Effect in the next 10 years.

Become the next transformation story.

Thomas Edwards Jr.

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