Tim Huff is President of Turknett Leadership Group and an Executive Coach who has a passion for helping leaders and executives at all levels tap into the greatness that exists within themselves to lead their teams at their full potential and live their lives intentionally and unapologetically. With over 30 years of high-stakes leadership experience in the U.S. Army as well as multiple Fortune 500 companies, he has a unique background that allows him to empathize with his clients’ leadership challenges as he helps them in their journey of transformational change. Prior to becoming President of TLG, Tim was the VP of Leadership Development within the company.
As a Certified Executive Coach, Tim enjoys coaching and advising individuals as well as teams in values-based leadership, effective behaviors, healthy relationships, executive presence, and high-performing team dynamics. With a strong business and Information Technology background, he understands the pressures placed on today’s executives as well as the value of excellent leadership in an organization. Tim’s mission is to help all leaders be at their best for their teams!
Hiking, running, and enjoying good wine.
I’m not much of a foodie, but I do enjoy a perfectly prepared cheese burger with some crispy fries.
I like all kinds of music, but I’d say my favorite of all time is Pat Metheny Group (jazz). Then again, recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Kenny Chesney.
No contest: Saving Private Ryan. Runner up: Forrest Gump (Yes, I’m a Tom Hanks fan!) I’m also a sucker for all the Marvel movies.
Patience. I’m told that I have an extraordinary ability to be patient with people and situations. Not often the easiest thing to do, but makes a big impact on others when I show off this super power.
I should say it’s something intellectual like 60 Minutes, but it’s actually Parks and Recreation. Funniest TV show ever!
I’d have to say Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. I have lots of books I love (fiction and non-fiction), but I’d say this book is one that had a big impact on my life.
“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” It’s kind of cliché, but his story has been motivating for me during times when I’m tempted to give up on something. - Jimmy Valvano
Is open minded to try different ways of thinking, energetic to learn something new, and courageous to step out of their comfort zones.
It would probably be this one: In my most recent (current) role as the head of IT for the Global Products division of Owens & Minor, I led a large - scale IT Managed Services transition across 200+ business critical applications saving over $2 Million in savings per year.
Probably has to be Empathy. Since I’ve experienced so much as a leader, from making life and death decisions in Afghanistan, to encouraging a new manager who’s making their first presentation to executives, I know what it’s like to be in the high - stakes leadership arena. I can truly empathize with my clients in the world they’re living and help them level up as a leader.
In order to get as much fulfillment out of the life we’re gifted with, it’s important for us to unapologetically be our authentic selves.
Humility and service.