What I Like to talk About

Hard Conversations for Avoiders

Why do we avoid difficult conversations? What are the costs professionally and personally? How can you overcome this avoidance and have effective hard conversations? This interactive presentation answers all three questions and provides practical skills that you will immediately be able to use and teach.

Culture in the Time of Covid

A positive, energetic, collaborative culture is why talented people stay and companies thrive. And the opposite is true for organizations with negative cultures. We humans are wired to connect, to seek feedback, to feel like we belong. How are you making your people feel in this time of Covid? How are you keeping them connected from day 1? Make no mistake, this is a leadership issue and even more critical during this isolating time.

The Power of Little Wows!

What separates you from your competition? Is it your product, prices, location? No, what separates you is how you make your customers feel, how they enjoy the experience of doing business with you. And it is the cumulative effect of trainable little wows that leads to the holy grail for any business or organization - customer loyalty.

My Background

Born and raised in the Chicago area. Undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. Law Degree from Notre Dame Law School. Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, Chief Human Resources and People Officer for Highland Ventures Ltd, Adjunct Professor Loyola University Chicago. 


"We greatly enjoyed having Tim Reynolds speak to our networking groups. He is professional, engaging, and our attendees learned specific ways to consider their company's culture--especially during the challenging times of the pandemic. Tim has a wonderful background that immediately establishes credibility. We would love to work with him again and enthusiastically recommend him as a speaker."


Rhonda Seelinger, Marketing Director for Naperville, Oak Brook, Northwest/Schaumburg, Windy City and North Shore Business Networks


"Tim spent a great deal of time during the planning stages getting to know our group and the goals for our forum. His program felt customized specifically for Synergy and our members, and the attendees walked away with some tangible takeaways to implement immediately in their own businesses.


Tim gave great tidbits of information and included a lot interaction with the group to keep everyone engaged. I would recommend Tim to any group looking for a speaker who will engage their audience and provide actionable takeaways."


Julie Bishop, Executive Director Synergy Solution Group

Events Calendar - Past, Future Speeches

Event Name Event Type City State Date
INCCRA January 2021 Virtual Professional Development Opportunities W Illinois Jan 19, 2021



, Illinois


$3,000 - 5,000


I  began my career as a prosecutor in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General then joined a developing family business called, Family Video. At that time, the business consisted of 35 video stores in 3 states. During my tenure with the company, Family Video’s business diversified and expanded to over 750 stores in 21 states, with more than 10,000 employees.


I served in many positions at Family Video, including as District Manager and Regional Manager. During that period, I came to understand and learn, first-hand, the common challenges managers face on a daily basis.


Later, as the company’s Chief Human Resources and People Officer, I trained, coached and mentored thousands of managers on a wide range of practical skills that would help them, and the business, to thrive. 


I am an experienced speaker that has made hundreds of keynote presentations to managers and business leaders. I also teach “Introduction to Law” at Loyola University Chicago. 

I hold a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Notre Dame Law School.

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