Tom Gentry is the producer and host of The Path to Authenticity.


If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Learning to Breathe


Where were you born?

Kokomo, Indiana


Where is the place you call home?

West Palm Beach, Florida


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a baseball player


What is your profession?

I am a writer, a podcaster, and a private consultant who works with families experiencing issues with addiction.


What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?



What is your favorite quote?

“We can only choose whether we will feel and not what we will feel.”

-Sam Keen


What is your preferred form of creative expression?

verbal and written communication


What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

Movie – The Godfather, Song – my favorite new song is Living in a Bubble, by the Jayhawks, Work of Art – The Banquet, by Rene Magritte


Who do you admire most?

my son


Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?

being my own worst critic


Who is your celebrity crush?

Sarah Shahi


What historical figure would you most like to meet?

Right now, I would love to interview Jesus Christ, so he could clarify some things, beginning with what using His Name in vain really means.


What natural gift would you most like to possess?

Ted Williams’ vision


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

being referred to as a man with integrity


What quality do you admire most in a person?

the ability to make the people in your life feel special


What is something you would like to learn about?

my ancestry


What do you wish more people knew about you?

If I don’t know what I’m talking about, I don’t talk about it.


What is your idea of success?

spending my time where I want to, the way I want to


What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?

“My life was better because of Tom.”


Learn more about Tom in episode 23 of the podcast.