Tim Drake has seen success – and failure – in business over several decades, and has learnt from both.
He spent more than a decade in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, ending up as Client Services Director of a global advertising agency. He then became an entrepreneur, and co-founded a retail business that achieved a turnover of £17 million, and was called by 3i’s “a gem of a company.”
Selling the business in 1992, Tim has built up a portfolio of interests. He set up, and chairs, three Think Tanks for Chief Executives, including the Sports and Leisure Industry, with CEO’s from brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Adidas.
Tim is the author of several books. Most recently “You Can Be As Young As You Think”and “How to Make a Difference”. Both books get to the heart of personal and group motivation. Tim helps his audiences unlock natural enthusiasm to fulfill their potential in both personal and work lives. His central message is that tapping into your inner youthfulness and desire to make a difference will energise both you, and the organisation you work for. Colleagues want to feel pride and a buzz in their work. Customers too are looking for a sense of purpose – as well as freshness and openness – in the organisations they deal with. Tim helps them find this, and make a difference.
Typical subjects Tim talks about include:
Peak Performance – Daily
Business isn’t about climbing a mountain or winning a race, it’s about being enthusiastic and effective, day in and day out. It’s about finding meaning in your work, and enjoying building something worthwhile. Developing, through a few achievable steps, a Young Brained mindset that makes you more innovative, customer aware, and keen to drive things forward.
Sharper Leadership & Teams
Individuals and teams can operate far more effectively, and fulfil much more of their potential, if they can re-find their Young Brains. Tim demonstrates simple steps to get rid of Old Brained anxieties, fears, doubts – and negativity – and get back to their enthusiastic, energetic youthful selves.
Young Brained Service
Customers today can smell at fifty paces whether they are valued by your organisation. Great service is the result of pervasive Young Brained enthusiasm providing genuine value for them, day in, day out.
“It was an excellent presentation – very well received, and I am sure it touched a chord with many, many people in the audience. It was very interesting and our delegates really warmed to him and the detail of what he had to say – he pitched it just right and had taken a lot of trouble to make sure he responded to the brief.” Tim Drake spoke at the Interchange & Consort Hotels annual conference in Marbella, January 2011
“Tim Drake is quite simply one of the nicest speakers we have had in the past few years. You can’t help but warm to him, he is exceptionally professional and yet still a pleasure to work with. Using his Brain Age test and Six Wisdoms of Youth, Tim challenged our delegates with insightful and relevant questions, to dare to dream and be open to change, whilst having fun and throughout maintained the perfect balance between humour and serious content. With Tim you are guaranteed great results. His commanding intellect and engaging style make him a compelling choice as a keynote speaker.”
The Entrepreneurs’ Forum
“Just a short note to thank you for your excellent presentation in Bristol yesterday. The evaluation of your session was tremendous; everyone gave it the top marks and wrote comments such as “brilliant speaker” and “inspirational”, so very many thanks. Our client also felt that the session was just what was needed for that audience and we all admired your easy style of presentation. I do hope that we may have an opportunity to work with you again.”
Bristol Healthcare Trust
Your speech was spot on in terms of style, content and timing. All the feedback I have received has been positive and the fact that you were able to correctly identify the key issues which we are dealing with, both in terms of business focus and people development made what you had to say highly relevant.”
Marsh Financial Services
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