Dr. Tim Elmore is a parenting expert, the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an international organization created to teach parents, educators and youth workers how to mentor Generation Y into tomorrow’s leaders. He and his team coach middle school, high school and college students on the skills they need to become successful in life and reach their potential to transform society. He also hosts parenting events in communities throughout the U.S., sharing insight, encouragement and practical steps on how to creatively parent teens today. Popular topics include identifying and overcoming damaging parenting styles, speaking the same language, understanding your teens’ greatest needs, and equipping them for today’s society.
An author, keynote speaker and youth development expert, Tim has written more than 25 books, including the best-selling book series Habitudes™: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, Life Giving Mentors and Nurturing the Leader Within Your Child. His latest book, Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future, explores the characteristics of this young generation and the parenting approaches needed to prepare them for success in life.
Tim has delivered leadership training and keynotes to academic and corporate organizations in more than 30 countries as well as athletic organizations including the University of Texas Longhorns, the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. He has taught courses on leadership, parenting and mentoring at nine universities and graduate schools across the U.S.
Tim has been featured in national publications and radio stations across the country on topics of parenting and coaching next-generation leaders. He is the proud father of two teenagers.
is a revolutionary book that draws shocking conclusions about the future of the youngest of the Millennial generation…those influenced heavily by the “I” – the Internet. This group of kids is dangerously over-confident and severely underdeveloped, a combination that often causes hysteria over the smallest obstacle.
Using credible research, as well as his own experiences, Tim outlines the perfect storm of parenting styles, teaching philosophies and impacts of technology that have created the characteristics of Generation iY , those he says are “destined to failure” without our intervention. Unlike other books on this subject, however, Tim uses his considerable experience to provide strategies and tactics for preparing Generation iY for adult life.
Habitudes is a collection of 52 images that form leadership habits and attitudes. This groundbreaking tool teaches life and leadership principles through images. They enable you to lead yourself and wisely influence others. We've all heard it before: a picture is worth a thousand words. We have found that most of us are visual learners. In fact, Dr. Leonard Sweet, noted educator and futurist, says that "images, not words, are the language of the 21st century."
There are thirteen images in each of the four books in the Habitudes series. They are based on our belief that leadership is a 360-degree proposition. The leadership journey begins with self-leadership. Then we lead those above us and around us. Next, we lead those under our care. Finally, we learn to leverage our influence to change culture.
Here is some more personal information about our HowToLearn.com Parenting Expert, Dr. Tim Elmore:
My 3 favorite books are:
- The Bible
- The Making of a Leader, by J. Robert Clinton
- Leadership and Self Deception, by the Arbinger Institute
My three favorite quotes are:
- "There comes a special moment in everyone's life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission, a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment he finds greatness. It is his finest hour." --Winston Churchill
- "Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I am permitted to hold for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” --George Bernard Shaw
- "Children have a much better chance of growing up if their parents have done so first." --Susan Peters
About Growing Leaders
Growing Leaders is a non-profit organization which serves parents, public schools, state universities and civic organizations, as well as corporate and faith-based organizations. Our mission is to develop young leaders who will transform society. Our goal is to equip and mobilize one percent of the world’s population under the age of 25 (30 million students) to think and act like authentic, life-giving leaders. We will do this by helping them discover their purpose, equipping them for leadership and showing them how to use their gifts to serve the world around them. We are about youth leadership development. For more information, please visit Growing Leaders.