Opening Keynote Session

Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

Most people seem to be better at doing or directing than thinking or leading. Yet today’s challenging financial climate necessitates high level thinking. This session is based on research from Tim’s Putnam published book Transformation Thinking and will teach credit union leaders how to think innovatively and creatively. In this keynote, Tim provides tips and techniques to increase personal brain power, while demonstrating how to unlock the block to thinking and stop the blocks that prevent taking action. In a fun, interactive, and engaging style, Tim will challenge credit union professionals to think deeply and use that thinking to advance their chapters and the credit union movement.

About Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson, a full time professional speaker since 1988, has also owned two other businesses and been the host of a radio talk show interviewing authors, business owners, and community leaders.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Florida Southern College in 1984 and a Master of Science degree in Marketing Communication from Florida State University 1988.  While at FSU, Tim taught courses in communications. He earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) given by the National Speakers Association in 1997.

Previous to starting his company, Tim worked for IBM Corporation in the Marketing Division.  He was recognized for his outstanding contributions at IBM with the President’s Circle Award for team service, given only to 1% of IBM employees.  Tim has worked as a seminar leader with CareerTrack, North America’s largest seminar company and as a trainer for Creative Training Techniques International (the Bob Pike Group). Tim also worked as Director of Training for a luxury Five Diamond resort. In addition to his business responsibilities, Tim is active in several professional organizations.  He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the founder of the North Florida Professional Speakers Association where he served two terms as President.  He is founder and president of the Bill Walter Melanoma Research Fund and co-founder and board member of the Jeffry Roth Cycling Foundation. He also serves on a task force to help reduce childhood obesity and is a fund raising coordinator for the Boy Scout district where lives.

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