Tim Smith, ACC

Tim Smith

At heart, Tim is perceptive, analytical, and deeply motivated to make a difference. Tim works as a coach, facilitator, and consultant and has 20 years of wide-ranging, training and development experience. He spent the majority of his corporate career in the learning and development function for one of the country’s largest insurance and financial services companies. Tim seeks to bring his ‘Fortune 50’ experience to help clients learn, develop and achieve. He thrives on partnering with business leaders to identify obstacles to advanced performance, and then working with them to implement creative solutions. 

As a coach, Tim creates a safe, supportive environment; flexing to meet each client's individual needs. Inquisitive and insightful, Tim partners with clients to discover impediments to their success, and the powerful actions to overcome them. He often draws on his knowledge of emotional intelligence, and experience with leadership development. He encourages commitment and supports accountability, moving clients consistently toward their desired outcomes. 

As a facilitator, Tim uses a friendly and interactive style to quickly build rapport with participants. Even his training sessions and presentations are interactive. He often weaves in personal stories of success and failure that apply to the topic or situation. 

As a consultant, Tim seeks to understand the client’s desired future state, as well as the current level of performance. After identifying this gap, he seeks to understand the underlying causes. Tim leverages intuitive analysis and perceptive critical thinking to organize and prioritize the various contributing factors and make sure that proposed solutions address each cause. 

Tim is a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®), and finds this an incredibly powerful tool for raising self-awareness and creating understanding between people. He has worked with the tool since 2004 and has debriefed hundreds of clients in small groups, workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions. Tim often builds components of MBTI® into his work. 

When he isn’t working, Tim enjoys time at home and with family. He is an avid hiker and backpacker and has recently started to explore mountaineering.

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Proudest Professional Achievement and Why? 

Leaving the security and stability of a corporate setting to pursue the dream of running my own company.

Proudest Personal Achievement and Why? 

Applying the skills and living from the concepts that I help leaders develop. Being a better human, man, husband and father because I "practice what I preach".

Three words someone else would use to describe me:

Insightful, Analytical, Resilient

I consider a day a success if:

I have contributed meaningfully to the greater good.

The toughest challenge I’ve ever faced is:

The transition from working in a corporate setting to entrepreneurship and self-employment.  

Favorite Quote:

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
—Theodore Roosevelt