Tim Dunne

    The emotional courage required to implement change requires energy, and Tim’s energy is contagious. He uses a blend of the right environment, tools, and skills to transfer the ability to source that energy to you others, so that they become their own battery. Tim has given keynote speeches on the topic of creativity and innovation at conferences in the United States, the UK, Spain, France, Italy and Turkey. Tim was also a member of the Busy Professionals Toastmasters Speaking Club in Paris and competed and won local and regional speaking competitions.

    A salesman for a decade, Tim’s clients were CFOs and CEOs of the largest residential real estate companies in the U.S. He facilitated debt strategies that were in harmony with the long-term vision of his clients. He was responsible for over a billion dollars in sales transactions. Tim’s book, Never Be Closing — How to sell better without screwing your clients, your colleagues or yourself, represents years of building and rebuilding the process of selling. There’s a natural marriage between using creativity in a structured way to solve problems – that’s what salespeople do already – and the sales process.

    Tim’s focus is creativity and innovation. Based in Barcelona, Spain, and has twenty-five years of experience in corporate selling, finance, management and facilitative leadership. His focus is breakthrough learning that invites new behaviors by individuals. Tim has brought this skill set to his consulting work with Procter & Gamble, Raytheon, Astra-Zeneca, Deutsche-Bank, BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, Cartier, Montblanc, TE Connectivity, and the World Bank.

    Tim has helped bring structured creativity and innovation to the National Science Foundation and the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils, using the Sandpit model to help academic researchers develop cutting edge research proposals to propel science and industry into the second half of this century.

    Tim has been involved with the Creative Problem Solving Institute since 1993. He is a leader on the faculty at the Institute; facilitating and further studying innovation, team building and leadership. He is also a life-member of the Creative Education Foundation. Tim helped found the CREA Conference in Italy, which is the largest creativity conference in Europe. Tim coordinated the CREA conference in Italy in 2004 and 2005 and continues to serve as a leader on the faculty there each April.

    He graduated with a B.A. in Economics in 1986 from the University of Rochester, and has earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the William E. Simon School of Business Administration.

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