CERTIFIED SPEAKING PROFESSIONAL
Tim Richardson has been a full time professional speaker since 1988. He has also owned two other businesses and been the host of a radio talk show interviewing authors, business owners, and community leaders.
Tim 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, he taught courses in communications. Tim earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) given by the National Speakers Association in 1997. He is one of less than 7% of the 4000 member organization to have that designation. The Jacksonville Business Journal recently selected Tim as one of North Florida’s rising business stars.
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. He also served on an award winning Quality Circle Team and received several company suggestion awards. Tim has worked as a seminar leader with CareerTrack, North America’s largest seminar company and as a contract trainer for Creative Training Techniques International.
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.
Tim is author of Jump Starts: Wit and Wisdom to Super Charge Your Day, co-author of Transformation Thinking: Tools and Techniques That Open the Door to Powerful New Thinking and contributing author to Meditations for the Road Warrior and Grand Stories. He recently completed Notes from the Lighthouse: A Father’s Letters of Love to his Son. He also regularly writes articles or has been interviewed in publications like Nursing Quality Connection, Creative Training Techniques Newsletter, Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise, and the Jacksonville Business Journal.