Are you getting Straight A’s in life?
WHO I AM
My career spans 35 years in the hi-tech, commercial real estate, telecom, sports and entertainment and executive coaching where I held progressively senior positions both nationally and internationally with companies like Xerox, Regus, SkyDome (Rogers Centre), and TCS Telecom. I have over 83,000 hours in leadership roles.
I’m the Founder and President of Straight A’s Inc., an International provider of Executive Coaching and Leadership development. I have done hundreds of key note speaking engagements including many of the largest companies on the planet. I have been published in numerous magazines and papers. Known as “The Networking and Leadership Guru” by The Globe and Mail and Breakfast Television and “The Career Guru” by the Huffington Post and Toronto Star, I educate, entertain and share my wisdom with thousands every year.
I live in Toronto with my wife and have two children. I played professional hockey in Europe and enjoy many other sports. I use my name as an acronym for my purpose in life which is to Touch, Inspire and Move people to take action through their purpose with passion in achieving their goals.
I have 2 international bestselling books, “Tapping the Iceberg” which focuses on getting Straight A’s (Attitude, Aptitude, & Action) in life through unleashing your possibilities and “G3” The gift of You, Leadership and Netgiving”. We have sold over 100,000 books. I have been on many boards and spend countless hours working with Charity’s & Communities. My focus is all about “Giving”.
It’s all about “Netgiving”… the attitude of “what can I do for you”. “Giving” is an attitude. I use my name TIM (Touch Inspire & Move) as my acronym for my “What” and the “Why” of my “What”.
You must also Take care of you… you are your greatest gift. This is not selfish. The greatest gift you can give to you, your family, your company & your community is to be the best you.
My main focus is Executive Coaching. I also do Key Notes & Team Building Sessions with Leadership Teams. I also write books… I have 2 international bestsellers that have sold over 100,000 copies.
Who I Coach… Executives, Celebrities, Entrepreneurs, Olympic & Professional Athletes, Corporate High Potentials.
I’m an Accountability Partner & Trusted Advisor to the people I coach.
I work with individuals in leadership positions, typically executives and senior managers, to help them enhance their performance, develop their skills, and achieve their professional goals. My primary focus is to support and guide my clients in improving their leadership abilities, decision-making skills, and overall effectiveness
It’s all about evolving together…
I focus on identifying their goals, both personal and professional, clarify and define specific objectives that the client wants to achieve within a given timeframe.
I provide guidance and support in developing various skills crucial for leadership success. This may include communication, emotional intelligence, strategic thinking, conflict resolution, team management, and more.
As a trusted advisor I work with them on improving overall performance by addressing specific challenges and areas of improvement. I help clients leverage and focus on their strengths and overcome limitations.
In addition to individual coaching, I also support clients during career transitions, such as promotions, job changes, or retirement planning. I aid in succession planning by preparing high-potential individuals for future leadership roles within an organization. It’s important to note that executive coaching is a confidential and client-centered process. I tailor my approach to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual client, providing a safe and supportive environment for growth, development and evolving to the next level.
SVP HR Multibillion Dollar Company
“Through one’s lifetime you come across numerous consultants. Most of them quite good and knowledgeable in their respective area of expertise. And then one day life gives you the privilege of meeting someone you know will have a deep and lasting impact on your life, your career and the Company you work for. Tim Cork is that someone. Definitely he is a trusted advisor because he has the ability to become a part of your team.
Tim is an intricate part of the Human Resources Department and Leadership Team of our Company. Tim has the ability to bring you to the next level. He makes you think. He makes you and the people he interacts with look and feel great through personal and intellectual growth. Tim is not a cost; he is a real investment with a return on investment that you can easily measure”.
Federal Court Judge of Canada
COO Multibillion Dollar Company
“Tim Cork has helped me to understand how best to recognize and leverage my leadership strengths which enables me to become a more inspiring and engaging leader for my team and for my organization.
His exceptional listening skills coupled with his candid and insightful feedback abilities have become a key element on my leadership journey. At the heart of everything he does for both me and my team is his ability to connect with candour while he illustrates that he is doing so because he truly cares about the impact, he has on me and my team to be great leaders. Tim truly cares and it is contagious with everyone he touches.”
CTO and Digital Officer Sports & Entertainment Company
“Tim is not just an executive coach; he’s a thought leader, a motivator, and a mentor. His words have the rare power to stir, inspire, and ignite the spark of leadership. His bestselling books are brimming with insights that have proved instrumental in shaping leadership styles.
What sets Tim apart is his unique concept of ‘NetGiving’. Instead of emphasizing solely on networking, Tim encourages ‘NetGiving’, a concept where one focuses on what they can provide to others rather than what they can gain. This approach has the ability to transform professional relationships while also fostering a culture of generosity and reciprocity within any organization”
CEO 100 Year Old Company
“As a long-standing mentor of over a decade, Tim continues to impact at the highest level, to achieve results. Whether facilitating a solution to a difficult challenge or giving the motivational support needed for continued learning and personal growth, Tim has helped achieve enormously. He brings commitment, attentiveness, genuineness and a great sense of humour to an outstanding level of service and care to his clients.”
Thanks Tim for being the person you are above!!! Love working with you!
COO, Healthcare & Lagest Food Company Globally
“Tim Cork has been a game changing coach for me over the past six years.
His style makes it easy to open up to while also allowing for concrete and measurable actions to occur, resulting in personal growth that benefits both the individual and organization.
Of the many positive ways that Tim has added value to me personally, the one that really stands out was his ability to unlock my self awareness, authenticity and vulnerability, heightening my EQ capabilities which ultimately led to an unbreakable bond with my team, a purpose-driven vision that clients, consumers and associates rallied around and unprecedented business results that ultimately took us from 3rd to 1st in the marketplace.”
C-level Executive Commercial Services
“I originally worked with Tim on a one-on-one basis. This allowed me to flourish as the leader. I was able to focus and keep my bearings with Tim’s assistance and guidance in leading a 500 million national organization. Tim with his vast experience and hands on knowledge in similar senior leadership situations became an integral extension of the senior leadership team. He came up to speed quickly on what myself and the team were trying to achieve and pushed us to an even higher level then what we thought could have been achieved. I look forward to continuing to work with Tim to push myself and the team to greater results in the future.”
Corporate Director of Talent Management
“Thank you for helping us develop our future leaders into the type of people who will integrate excellent values into the organization. This in turn, will have a major impact on employee engagement and retention and ultimately help us continue to attract high quality individuals to our organization. Tim, your authenticity is a breath of fresh air and your enthusiasm is contagious. It’s been great to see the amazing transformation in our leaders.”
CEO Public company
“Tim Cork is a leader’s leader. He engenders trust, challenges conventional thinking and most importantly he cares. Tim has a wonderful capacity to meet his clients where they are, whilst daring them to think and act bigger. It isn’t enough for Tim to make leaders better leaders, he will make them better people.”
SVP Large Bank Canada
“Tim knows how to read people, an audience better than anyone and he can relate. I’ll never forget asking Tim to come speak to my team of about 150 people. He was so successful because he knew exactly how to approach us and had a good sense of how he could help us. What made it even more fun is that one of the ways he got the audience to trust him was by cleverly and constructively having fun at my expense. Tough to do well, you have to be a master craftsman to pull that off.
He is very insightful and has a knack for presenting simply, and clearly invaluable life lessons. It seems he is hardwired with every thing in his body to be of service and helpful to others.”
Career Columnist ROB Globe and Mail
“With Tim as your teacher, it’s easy to learn to score Straight A’s in life and you’ll be entertained in the process.”
ME AND MY CHO (CHIEF HAPPINESS OFFICER)
Her Key Attributes…
She has a positive attitude
She is disciplined
She is dedicated
She is humble
She loves to play & have fun
She has great energy
She is an early riser
She is present in the present
She listens and seeks first to understand & is very curious
She thrives on making a contribution & getting results
She loves praise and recognition
She gets “GIVE” & she gives unconditional love.
What a great recipe for all Leaders !!
NEVER TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY
NEVER TAKE YOURSELF TOO SERIOUSLY
THIS IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO
FLY WITH THE EAGLES
THIS IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO
FLY WITH THE EAGLES