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    "Hard Conversations for Avoiders"  Most of us avoid hard conversations because we are uncomfortable with confrontation. This presentation examines why we avoid, the costs of our avoidance, how to overcome our avoidance and finally how to have the actual hard conversation. It is a presentation that will provide skills that will help in both your professional and personal lives.


    "It's Always the People" This presentation works through a three step process to help you make better hiring decisions so as to build culture and reduce the costs of turnover. It works through how to build a profile of the unchangeable qualities you are looking for, how to gather that information when interviewing and how to process that information interview to select people who will thrive in the position, your culture, and your customer experience expectations.


    "Follow the Leader" Do the people you are charged with leading believe you want to and can make them better? This presentation focuses on critical leadership people skills that most people struggle with such as hiring, tough discussions, terminations and public speaking. Skills that separate. Skills that show you care. Skills that will make them better.


    All presentations provide a different voice and perspective on the common challenges that come with leading people and building culture. And each can be tailored to your organization.

    About Tim


    Tim has woven his unique career experiences as a prosecutor, retailer and teacher into an actionable leadership philosophy focused on helping people and organizations thrive and grow.

    As the Chief Human Resources & People Officer for Family Video, Tim led the hiring and leadership development training system programs that supported over 750 retail locations and 10,000 employees. Currently, he is a Principal with Clover Lane Partners, a Management Consulting Firm and also teaches "Introduction to Law" at Loyola University Chicago.

    Tim received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Notre Dame and lives near Chicago.

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  • The Golden Choice Method

    The Golden Choice Method is the cornerstone of Tim's philosophy of empathetic leadership.


    The people you lead will follow you when you care enough direct and honest with them and you are skilled enough to deliver even hard messages in way that helps them grow. In addition, the people you lead will be even more committed to your leadership when you teach them how to do the same thing for others.


    Empathetic, hard conversations are one way to open others to growth and positive change. Avoidance cripples leadership and destroys teams and cultures. The costs of avoidance are real and severe.


    Tim will provide new perspectives on leadership philosophy and human nature and behavior and he will give you practical tools that you can use every day to continue to grow as a leader.

  • "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."


    Theodore Roosevelt

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