Dr. Tim Gardner is passionate about helping people live their best lives in every area. Since the early 1980s, Tim has worked extensively as a leader and innovator in the fields of human relationships, organizational culture, and leadership development. An entertaining and sought-after keynote speaker, Tim has presented to audiences across North America, including business and education professionals, military personnel, mental health professionals, and not-for-profit leaders.
Tim brings his straight-talking, highly interactive and humor-laden style to create environments effective for lasting personal and team change, blending the latest in scientific research with unique individual data. He is honored to serve people, especially the church.
Tim has served as director of culture and leadership development for a large home services company with over 2300 employees across the United States. He also served as educator and executive coach for his own leadership development company. Tim is a licensed psychotherapist, marriage and family counselor, and the founder of two professional counseling centers. He was twice elected to his local school board, serving as board president three times in eight and a half years.
Tim’s educational experience has been focused on the social sciences, beginning with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and finishing with his doctorate from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. He has published three books, two curricula, and dozens of magazine and journal articles.
Tim and his wife, Amy, have three grown children and make their home in central Indiana. They are active in multiple causes related to mentoring disadvantaged children and serving those in need. They enjoy traveling, serving in their church, gardening, and outdoor concerts with friends. Tim plays racquetball, practices yoga, and holds a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo.