The Power of the Pause: How a Reset Brings Sanity Back to the Workplace
Our workload and schedules are fast-paced and ever-changing. With work demands, project deadlines, and frequent meetings, leaders are hard pressed to find time for productivity and personal pauses in their work and personal life. Strategic pauses build momentum and help prevent poor self care, burnout, and even emotional health related issues. All have an effect on productivity and employee turnover.
This presentation is about rebuilding workplace morale, teamwork, and a highly engaged staff. Tim will help you discover how pausing leads to profits. He’ll share research to support his presentation points and show you ideas to help you lead well. This presentation will provide tools and strategies to bring your workplace back – back to do what you do best serving your customers, supporting each other, and operating at peak levels.
I also lead workshops, training programs, planning sessions, and conduct surveys related to my speaking focus.
Tim Richardson is President of Total Development Resources, Inc. and is a full-time presenter, trainer, and facilitator. He also served as Director of Training for the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, where he was responsible for customer service excellence training, leadership training, and team development for over 700 employees. He designed and delivered a Five Star Customer Service training program and then recruited a team of five trainers to help train the entire organization.
Previous to his career as a professional speaker and trainer, Tim worked for IBM Corporation in the Marketing Division. He was recognized for his outstanding contributions at IBM with the President’s Circle Award for team service, given only to 1% of IBM employees. Early in his training career, Tim delivered CareerTrack’s “How to Give Exceptional Customer Service” seminar all across North America. He also worked as a consultant with the Bob Pike Group where he conducted two-day public seminars and in-house train-the-trainer seminars as a Sr. Training Consultant.
Tim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Florida Southern College and a Master of Science degree in Marketing Communication from Florida State University where he taught courses in Public Speaking, Fundamentals of Speech, and Professional Interviewing. He also is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie public speaking course and served as a graduate assistant as well.
In addition to his business responsibilities, Tim is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the founder of the North Florida Professional Speakers Association where he served two terms as president. He has also served NSA as a volunteer committee chair, as winter workshop co-chair and chair and has frequently presented at NSA conventions, conferences, and chapters. Tim was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation in professional speaking, in 1997. He has also been nominated for the prestigious CPAE – Speaker Hall of Fame.
Tim is author of Jump Starts: Wit and Wisdom to Super Charge Your Day, co-author of Transformation Thinking: Tools and Techniques That Open the Door to Powerful New Thinking, and contributor author to Meditations for the Road Warrior, and Grand Stories. He was founder and president of the Bill Walter Melanoma Foundation and co-founder and board member for the Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation. Tim regularly coaches youth sports, has been a scouting volunteer, and lead organizer of an annual Christmas party for disadvantaged children.