Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta- based non-profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. Through Growing Leaders, he and his team provide public schools, state universities, civic organizations, and corporations with the tools they need to help develop young leaders who can impact and transform society.
Tim trains high school and college students with the skills they need to become servant leaders at school, work home and the community. Since founding Growing Leaders, he has spoken to more than 300,000 students, faculty and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country, including Stanford University, Duke University, the University of South Carolina, the University of North Carolina, Florida State University, and Baylor University. Tim has also provided leadership training and resources for the National FFA Organization, and multiple athletic programs including, the University of Alabama, Auburn University, the University of Texas and the San Francisco Giants.
From the classroom to the boardroom, Tim is a dynamic communicator who uses principles, images and stories to strengthen leaders. He teaches leadership for corporations such as Chick-fil-A, Inc., The Home Depot, American Eagle Outfitters, and Cox Communications among others. He has also taught courses on leadership and mentoring at nine universities and graduate schools across the U.S. Committed to developing young leaders on every continent of the world, Elmore also has shared his insights in more than 30 countries — including India, Russia, China, and Australia, among others.
Tim has written more than 25 books, including the best-selling Habitudes: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes®, Life Giving Mentors, Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child, and Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future. Recognized as a thought leader on the emerging generation, Tim has been quoted in articles on Generation Y and generational diversity in the workplace in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, Huffington Post, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, TLNT.com and Portfolio.com.