Performance Improvement Coach, Inspirational Speaker, TDS Performance Improvement, LLC
Vestal, NY Northeast US
I grew up in upstate New York, graduated from DeVry University in Columbus, Ohio, then began my professional career with IBM.
While at IBM, one of my accomplishments was administering and promoting IBM's employee involvement program referred to as the IBM Suggestion Program. I was involved in improving and marketing this program and helping elevate it to world-class status. This program is now known as "IBM IDEAS". I hold the internationally recognized certification of Certified Manager of Suggestion Systems (CMSS), from the Employee Involvement Association, I am a
Society for Human Resource Management Recertification Provider,
Six Sigma Green Belt, and former American Society for Quality (ASQ) Publicity Chair. The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is my professional community, which is one of many sources I use for my continual self-improvement.
My professional career spanned three and a half decades, with successful companies such as IBM, Computer Task Group (CTG), Getronics, Innovantage, and Modern Marketing Concepts. My entrepreneurial spirit served me well as a Marketing Representative, IT Service Delivery Manager, IT Consultant, Project Manager, and Director of Quality.
My parallel football career spanned 35 seasons as a player, coach, scouting representative, and currently as an analyst for radio broadcasts. I played and coached football up to the semi-professional level.
Based on the knowledge and wisdom I developed through these parallel careers, bridging my passion for coaching and commitment to performance improvement was a natural segue to launching my business.
I apply the performance improvement philosophy to my personal life and throughout my professional career, so establishing my business was a seamless transition.
Speaker is open to:
- Strengths-Based Leadership
- Performance Improvement Made Easy
From Debra Morello, Vice-President, Student & Economic Development
Thank you for doing such a great job training our staff on performance improvement today. I really appreciate how you truly listened to what we needed to cover and did an excellent job delivering the material.
From Justine Jackson, HRATT – Program Chair
We had a speaker reserved for our November meeting who had to cancel at the last minute. Tim Smith had presented to our SHRM Chapter in a previous meeting which was very well received. When I reached out to Tim and explained the last minute situation he responded very professionally and jumped in to help us out. We had wonderful feedback from our chapter members regarding his talk on Great Leadership. The presentation was timely and gave our members knowledge and skills to become great leaders and to improve their leadership abilities in the future. We hope to engage Tim in the future for a return presentation to the Human Resource of the Twin Tiers SHRM Chapter.