Are you a Thought Leader?

How is it possible to describe oneself as a thought leader?

Surely that accolade needs to come from ones peers and actually be reinforced by a consensus from many different sources.

Admission – I am not a thought leader ……

I have some great ideas and am able to articulate very well. I have hopefully helped others along the way solve problems, implement solutions but also develop their skills.

I am just a professional who studies hard, works on difficult things, is diligent and empathetic. If people get value from me in any way I am happy.