Tim Drake, Business Speaker, Social and Economic change, Client Services Speaker, Branding Consultant, Tim's first hand experience of building a retail business gives him added authority as an Inspirational Speaker and Chairman/Facilitator. He gives insights into the new role of work in society, how and why consumers feel and behave as they do, which could change your approach to your business. He also gives tools to benefit from it. His personal development book Wearing the Coat of Change is five star rated by Amazon, because it helps individuals be more proactive in generating income, and to be more fulfilled as human beings. Tim 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 the first store specialising in sports shoes in the UK- Cobra Sports. Over the next fourteen years Cobra grew to over forty stores, and achieved a turnover of £17 million. 3i's called it "a gem of a company." Selling the business in 1992, Tim has built up a portfolio of interests. He set up, and Chairs, two Think Tanks for Chief Executives in sectors of the Sports and Leisure Industry, including CEO's from brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Adidas. Sharing uplifting insights from his latest book I Want to Make a Difference Timís latest book goes to the heart of our personal motivation to make sure we can all increase our energy, our focus, and our fulfilment. We, and our colleagues throughout the organisation, want to bring more of ourselves to work. We have unfulfilled potential in both our personal and our work lives. Tim helps us find the key to unlocking it. To do this, Tim gives us techniques to discover our purpose. His central message is that finding the mutual, high octane values, and a common worthwhile purpose will energise both individuals and the organisation. Colleagues want to identify with the purpose of their work, and to feel pride in it. Customers too are looking for meaning in the buying experience, and integrity and purpose in the organisations they deal with. Tim helps organisations deliver this, and make a difference.

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Background

Tim's first hand experience of building a retail business gives him added authority as an Inspirational Speaker and Chairman/Facilitator. He gives insights into the new role of work in society, how and why consumers feel and behave as they do, which could change your approach to your business. He also gives tools to benefit from it.

His personal development book Wearing the Coat of Change is five star rated by Amazon, because it helps individuals be more proactive in generating income, and to be more fulfilled as human beings.

Tim 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 the first store specialising in sports shoes in the UK- Cobra Sports. Over the next fourteen years Cobra grew to over forty stores, and achieved a turnover of £17 million. 3i's called it "a gem of a company."

Selling the business in 1992, Tim has built up a portfolio of interests. He set up, and Chairs, two Think Tanks for Chief Executives in sectors of the Sports and Leisure Industry, including CEO's from brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Adidas.

Sharing uplifting insights from his latest book I Want to Make a Difference

Timís latest book goes to the heart of our personal motivation to make sure we can all increase our energy, our focus, and our fulfilment.

We, and our colleagues throughout the organisation, want to bring more of ourselves to work. We have unfulfilled potential in both our personal and our work lives. Tim helps us find the key to unlocking it.

To do this, Tim gives us techniques to discover our purpose. His central message is that finding the mutual, high octane values, and a common worthwhile purpose will energise both individuals and the organisation.

Colleagues want to identify with the purpose of their work, and to feel pride in it. Customers too are looking for meaning in the buying experience, and integrity and purpose in the organisations they deal with.

Tim helps organisations deliver this, and make a difference.

Areas of Expertise

Combining personal, with leading edge business, experience, Tim delivers both insights and motivation. He changes thinking, which changes behaviour, which produces results.

His central message is that human changes are more important than technological changes. Customers and staff are looking for different things to what they were ten years ago. Tim believes, like you do, that most of the staff in your organisation are bringing only a small part of themselves to work. But they want to use more of their energies, and to feel pride in their work. As you'll see, Tim helps them to do so.

Creating a High Energy, High Performance Culture

Tim explains the new position work is coming to occupy in people's lives. His insights into the impacts of social change show why Staff now are looking for meaning and significance in what they do. They want to bring more of themselves to work, and to invest their time and talent productively. Tim provides plenty of practical advice on how to create a company that is a magnet for innovative, high energy, enthusiastic people.

Brands - a Basic Requirement for success in the 21st Century

In a world in which consumers and customers have infinite choices, it is almost impossible to compete without a compelling brand. Creating and sustaining a good brand - be it Internal, Business to Business, or Consumer - is a most complex task. Tim lays out the principles that connect value creation, loyalty, growth and profits, and shows how companies can create genuine new value in the most challenging of circumstances.

Creating Genuine Customer Service

Consumers today can smell at fifty paces whether customer service is genuine, or is being read from a script. There have been profound changes in society over the past decade or so, and because beliefs, attitudes and behaviours are moving on, a new sense of pride needs to be created. Tim's message - that all your people can become heroes - will impact positively on your bottom line as well as your front line.

TOPICS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

ACHIEVE PEAK PERFORMANCE

When leadership becomes a value, rather than a function in your organization, things start to happen. Fired-up colleagues are more innovative, customer aware, and keen to drive things forward. Plugging into a high energy shared vision brings meaning to work. It creates enthusiasm about creating value for customers Ėboth inside and outside the company. Once colleagues understand they too can be leaders, they will go the extra mile to make things better.

DELIVER GREAT SERVICE

Customers today can smell at fifty paces whether they are valued by the organisation they are dealing with. Great service is the result of positive enthusiasm to provide genuine value. There is reciprocity of enjoyment and engagement in empathetic service.
Empathetic service will impact positively not just on your front line, but on your bottom line as well.

Client Comments

"Tim brought enormous value to our meeting. His approach was refreshing as he was able to take both vision and theory and make it practical and accessible."

DWIGHT TIERNEY, VP, VIACOM EUROPE

"Tim's contribution was excellent. Feedback from customers was very positive reflecting the content and style of his presentation." Roger Cottell, MD ZURICH FINANCIAL RISK SERVICES

"One of the best presentations I have seen"

S.E. WALES TEC

"Many thanks for your input off-site. The whole group found your input both stimulating and thought provoking. The group were still talking about IBG's the next day!"

DELL TOP MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, IRELAND

"Tim was great. His piece was exactly as he said. We achieved our goals, which in this session was to try and understand how a great brand is made and what were the potential barriers to us becoming a great brand."

SAM RAYNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, LAKELAND

"As a seasoned conference goer I am seldom very impressed but I found the session by Tim Drake truly inspirational."

LARRY BUNT, PERSONNEL DIRECTOR, UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER.

"We know from delegate feedback that your presentation was extremely well received. Not only was it informative and insightful but it was also most revealing and entertaining."

SANDRA RUSSELL, CHAIRMAN LACA COMMITTEE

"Tim is an interesting, knowledgeable, and motivating speaker. He kept the audience's attention throughout the session, and managed to successfully combine his keen sense of humour with his in depth knowledge of business; and throughout he illustrated the points he was making with examples from his successful career. He was genuinely interested in his audience and keen to tailor his subject to their needs and interests."

PATRICK BUSHELL, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, THE OXFORD GROUP.

"Many thanks for joining us last night. 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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