Michael Thomas came about while having breakfast at a local cafe. During breakfast, I was asked about whether I was going to continue to teach. I then related my dream of owning a coffee shop. Promptly after presenting my dream, Tom relayed how he too had a similar dream.
This would have been as far as our dreams went if it was not for my wife, she pressed the test, as we were walking and talking I asked her if she thought Tom was serious about the coffee shop idea. She said call him now. I did and here we are.