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Tim Elmore: Millennial Expert & Generation Z Expert

Dr. Tim Elmore, CEO and Founder of Growing Leaders, is a best-selling author and international speaker. A world-renowned expert on Generation Y and Generation Z, Dr. Elmore uses his knowledge to equip educators, coaches, leaders, parents, and other adults to impart practical life and leadership skills to young adults that will help them navigate through life.

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Who is Tim Elmore

Growing Leaders founder Dr. Tim Elmore is passionate about understanding the emerging generation and helping adults teach them how to become leaders in their schools, their communities and their careers.

As a youth leadership expert and thought leader in his field, he educates adults to help them understand the challenges and experiences today's generation faces and connect with them in a way that resonates. Dr. Elmore believes, by cultivating leadership abilities in young adults and encouraging the adults who guide them, Growing Leaders can be the catalyst for emerging generations that will truly change the world.

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Dr. Tim Elmore teaches leadership courses and speaks at schools, universities, business, and athletic programs. He has trained thousands of leaders in partnership with nationally renowned schools and organizations like the San Francisco Giants, Home Depot, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, University of Alabama Athletics, Duke University, University of Texas, Chick-fil-a, Cici’s Pizza, Delta, and more.

Dr. Elmore has also authored more than 30 books including: Habitudes®: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults, Generation iY: Secrets to Connecting With Today’s Teens & Young Adults in the Digital Age, 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid, Life Giving Mentors, and Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child.

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Popular Leadership Topics by Tim Elmore

  • Generation Z: New Kids on the Block
  • Marching Off the Map: The Art of Leading Change
  • Artificial Maturity in Today's Students
  • Timeless Leadership principles: Habitudes Experience
  • The Primary Colors of a Leader


Tim Elmore is a great communicator. His material is relevant and helpful. I enjoyed his leadership teaching so much, I asked him to teach our entire staff.

Andy Stanley

Founder & Senior Pastor
North Point Community Church

Tim Elmore has served on my staff since 1983 and has worked with students even longer. He is able to help you wrap your arms around the subject of leadership. No one teaches leadership better than Tim Elmore. I recommend him as a teacher and a mentor.

Dr. John C. Maxwell

Founder of The John Maxwell Company
Author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

As a university dean, I believe anyone who cares about the future of this generation should digest the materials from Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders. He understands what students need and how to deliver it in a relevant fashion.

Mary Gerardy

Dean– Wake Forest University

As we all know, our workforce makeup continues to evolve each year. With the Millennials becoming the largest portion of our population, and the fact that multiple generations make up today’s employees, our leadership styles have to be more adaptable than ever. Dr. Elmore’s presentation helps you recognize the key differences between generations in a very common sense and easy to understand approach. The session was very engaging and challenged the way we need to think and approach our roles of a leader with today’s workforce.

Curtis Wooten

Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Delta Global Services– subsidiary of Delta Air Lines

"I have attended (and facilitated) a lot of “Generations in the Workplace” trainings in the past but, in my opinion, yours was the best I have ever heard."

Karen A. Redic

Human Resources Manager, Wal-Mart

Generation Z Insights

"We need to let our kids take appropriate risks in our “safety first” world. But, when they choose something odd or even crazy, stay calm. Whatever you do—don’t freak out at the seemingly strange decisions teens feel empowered to make today. From tattoos, to piercings, to decisions about friends, to gender fluidity—kids growing up today are living in a very new world."

Read more about Dr Tim Elmore's expert insights on Generation Z by clicking the link below.

Millennial Insights

"According to a new study from Arkadium, Millennials prefer online news when it has images or visuals accompanying that news. Eighty-five percent of young adults will continue listening or reading content if it includes visuals. As a result, any successful content provider will use an image or two to keep the user engaged."

Read more about Dr. Tim Elmore's expert insights on the Millennial generation by clicking the link below.

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Leadership Development System: Habitudes

Designed by Generation Z expert Dr. Tim Elmore, the Habitudes leadership training curriculum is a fun, creative and engaging way for the next generation to learn and practice leadership.