• About tim

    Tim is an accomplished teacher and speaker who shares proven, practical approaches to leadership development based on making others better.
    As Chief People Officer for a diversified holding company with over nine thousand employees and $630M in commercial real estate assets and 1000 retail outlets, Tim implemented hiring, development and retention practices that enabled rapid growth through internal promotions.

    Tim also teaches "Introduction to Law" at Loyola University Chicago.

    Keynotes, Presentations & Workshops

    Follow the Leader
    Drucker defined a leader as someone who has followers leaving the true question to be - Why follow? I believe others want to follow those who will make them better. And the best way to do that is by helping them with the hard things. Things they tend to avoid. Things they don't like to do, but are things that separate. They are real skills such as how to hire, develop, retain talented people. How to build and maintain thriving cultures, speak with confidence or satisfy upset customers. Skills that help leaders be fair, firm and consistent and result in others wanting to follow.
    Hard Conversations for Avoiders
    Why do we avoid difficult conversations? What are the costs professionally and personally? How can you overcome this avoidance and have effective hard conversations? This interactive presentation answers all three questions and provides practical skills that you will immediately be able to use and teach.
    Hiring to Thrive, Firing Fairly and Fast
    Hiring is a two way street. In order for it to be successful it has to be right for both parties. Employers need to know what unchangeable qualities they are looking for and how to gather and process thrive information. But when you are wrong you need to be able to make hard decisions fast and fairly. I have a system for both.
    Persuasive Public Speaking
    Yikes! For many of us the idea of public speaking is our greatest fear. This common form of anxiety is understandable but it can really hold us back. I offer concrete, practical ways for you to get more comfortable by breaking down how to prepare your content and how to effectively deliver your presentations from keynotes to toasts.
    The Power of Little Wows
    What separates you from your competition? Is it your product, prices, location? What separates you is your people and how you make your customers feel, how they enjoy the experience of doing business with you. And it is the cumulative effect of trainable little wows that creates a culture of exceptional customer service that leads to the holy grail for any business or organization - customer loyalty.
    Culture, Culture, Culture
    A positive, energetic, collaborative culture is why talented people stay and companies thrive. And the opposite is true for organizations with negative cultures. We humans are wired to connect, to seek feedback, to feel like we belong. How are you making your people feel in this time of remote work? How are you keeping them connected from day 1? Make no mistake, this is a leadership issue and even more critical during this isolating time.
  • Testimonals

    "We greatly enjoyed having Tim Reynolds speak to our networking groups. He is professional, engaging, and our attendees learned specific ways to consider their company's culture--especially during the challenging times of the pandemic. Tim has a wonderful background that immediately establishes credibility. We would love to work with him again and enthusiastically recommend him as a speaker."
    Rhonda Seelinger, Marketing Director for Naperville, Oak Brook, Northwest/Schaumburg, Windy City and North Shore Business Networks


    "Tim spent a great deal of time during the planning stages getting to know our group and the goals for our forum. His program felt customized specifically for Synergy and our members, and the attendees walked away with some tangible takeaways to implement immediately in their own businesses.
    Tim gave great tidbits of information and included a lot interaction with the group to keep everyone engaged. I would recommend Tim to any group looking for a speaker who will engage their audience and provide actionable takeaways."
    Julie Bishop, Executive Director Synergy Solution Group
  • Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • Please email me so we can talk about your leadership development or culture building challenges. I can tailor a program to your needs and present in any format - speaker, workshop facilitator, coach or consultant. Best, Tim




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