Who is Tim?
Born and bred in Brisbane, Australia, Tim grew up living a healthy, active lifestyle like most Aussie kids. But in his adolescence, the road to good health became an uphill battle, and before long, faced with a multitude of health issues, suddenly good health seemed out of reach. At his darkest hour, weighing in at 120kg Tim realised his lifestyle fuelled by poor diet, alcohol, corporate life and partying was likely to send him to an early grave.
The pivotal moment came whilst practising law when Tim came across a quote in a case he was working written by a parent that had lost their child. The quote read, “the hardest thing a parent has to do is bury their own child”. At this point, it dawned on him that his bad choices could potentially lead his parents to be doing the same. It was time to stop and make change, the fire within began to burn at this point, there was no turning back. If not for him, he was change his life for the people he loved.
The next day, putting his best foot forward, Tim embarked on what he thought was the impossible, lacing up and running a very slow and extremely painful 2.2km. It was the hardest 28 minutes of his life, but there was no looking back, the old Tim was 2.2km behind him, and he realised at that point that his future possibilities would be endless if he was just willing to keep on moving.
In that moment something within him had changed forever and since that day, he has only become stronger and more determined. To date, Tim has achieved countless feats of mental and physical endurance and today he is one of Australia’s leading amatuer ultra-endurance athletes and has travelled the globe competing in countless multidiscipline events.
Tim’s story of poor choices and waning health throughout his adolescence is not unfamiliar to many, but the choices he made to turn his life around, will today play a role in helping people at their lowest of lows reframe their narrative and to write their new chapter. For Tim, it’s about changing the health of the world one step at a time. It’s the story of an average guy, doing big things to inspire others to make big changes just by putting their best foot forward every day.
Let’s Move Together
The decision to change your life will never be the easy choice to make. It will take sacrifice, courage, commitment and all of the other cliches, but what Tim’s story tells us is that change is possible. The purpose is to lead by example, to walk side by side with others and to ‘march the march’ to a better life as part of an army crusading for a better tomorrow.
In partnership with Fair Go Foundation, Tim will take on his biggest challenge yet, in a quest to achieve global movement and break down his own barriers. We invite you now to join Tim as he runs the world forging forward for a better and healthier tomorrow.
For Tim, what started as a hobby has become a passion. He has turned his back on the corporate world to help others through his countless coaching roles in triathlon, running and S+C. He is a mentor and public speaker, but most importantly he is an advocate for movement as medicine. His goal is to help others find the joy in active living – whatever that is for each individual, and to support and guide people through this life transition period and beyond.
Own Your Own Show
Tim is all about owning your life, celebrating successes and learning from failures.
Own Your Own Show provides the background to Tim’s story and how he has overcome significant weight and health issues to inspire people to want more and chase their own goals!!
He is regularly invited to speak at companies, business forums and schools as well as working closely with Elite, Age Group and professional athletes.
Interested in having Tim speak at your next event?