Tim’s early career was spent in the engineering and project management sectors. His work became increasingly focused on international development and he spent many years living and working in Africa and Asia for governments and international organisations directly both and as a consultant. His natural flare for strategy and making organisations work saw him move into senior leadership roles. For nine years until early 2014, Tim was CEO of national children’s charity Spurgeons, leading a team of up to 750 staff and 500 volunteers. In 2014 Tim set out on his own as a leadership coach and organisational change consultant; he has worked with a wide variety of organisations including two stints as interim CEO. As a long-standing client of Waverley, Tim was invited to become an Associate and bring his blend of leadership experience, passion and insight to the Waverley team.
Tim’s first degree was in Engineering Design at Warwick University. Ten years later he took a year off and went to Manchester University to gain a Masters in Project Management. In 2003, he studied part time at University of London for a Postgrad Diploma in Change Management. He is also certified as a Transformational Narrative Coach.
Both as a consultant and as a leader, Tim has extensive experience working with individuals, groups and organisations. He has a successful consulting practice helping organisations become more healthy and life-giving places to work, particularly through developing culture and accompanying leaders and their organisations through significant change. An experienced mentor and coach – particularly with senior leaders – Tim has a very personable and engaging style, helping people to feel safe, go deep and draw out the best they have to bring. Creating ‘space’ for people to really think, to notice what’s really going on and have deep conversations are all important elements of the way Tim works. He has a very creative style of facilitation, using a multitude of ways to get groups to engage, listen to each other and find ways to move forward.
Examples of recent work
Tim has undertaken projects for the British, German and Australian governments and many international organisations. He has a range of coaching clients in the not-for-profit sector, business community and religious organisations. Examples of recent consultancy work include; coaching change teams in the NHS; a leadership development programme for a large international charity; culture change projects for a national debt organisation, an international peace building charity and an international renewable energy company. Tim is currently part time CEO of Torch Trust, alongside his coaching practice giving him ongoing experience of organisational leadership to continue enriching his mentoring of other CEOs.