Since 1997, Tim JohnPress has been a trusted advisor to executives, elite teams and high-growth business owners helping them identify opportunities and leverage challenges to scale theirleadership effectiveness and businesses. An enduring student of humanity his relationship-driven, Socratic approach to working with clients has helped hundreds of executives, business owners, and athletes achieve their next-level. Tim’s unique background of electrical engineering coupled with lifelong self-actualization studies and 35 years of martial arts teaching offers clients the right balance of pragmatic activity and enlightening inquiry. His clients appreciate his down to earth professionalism and “no-fluff”, collaborative coaching style that leads to co-authored, actionable solutions and extraordinary results.
Tim has designed, led and coached multi-year engagements on integral leadership, integral strategy, high-performance teamwork, business optimization and organizational transformation. His clients include executive leaders at Google, MasterCard, The University of Notre Dame, Dolby Labs, Marriott, Microsoft, Honda, The University of Texas, MD Anderson, VF, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and National Instruments in addition to working with law firms and small businesses.
Tim served as Field Engineer for Astronautics Corporation managing the operation and performance of the U.S. military’s top secret communication systems in Central Texas. Additionally, Tim worked as an engineer in the high tech sector for several years designing integrated circuits for companies such as Motorola and technology startups. From 2001-2005 Tim was a featured leadership and coaching columnist for the Austin Business Journal.
Tim earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, is a graduate of Coach University and holds certifications in numerous coaching disciplines. Additionally, he is a Master Level instructor in multiple eastern disciplines including the martial arts of Tae Kwon Do, Tukong Moosul, Integral Yoga and Ipsun Tai Chi. His hobbies also include restoring vintage muscle cars, gardening and writing. He and his wife make their home in the Austin, Texas area where they enjoy working, training and raising their daughter Aliyah.
A seasoned Executive Leadership Consultant, Personal Coach and business owner, Tova has a rich background in individual and organizational dynamics. She has over 15+ years’ experience developing and coaching executive leaders and leadership programs, as well as working with business owners and entrepreneurs. Tova’s broad knowledge base in human behavior and development coupled with business expertise enables leaders to accelerate personal growth and business performance. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and developing consciously competent leaders generates leaders, teams and organizations that perform with improved clarity and focus enabling them to craft extraordinary and sustainable bottom line results.
A lifelong student of humanity, Tova’s passion and the central focus of her life has been how human beings grow and develop in wisdom and personal effectiveness. She has a talent for creating a compassionate and focused environment within which people readily stretch into their potential. Her grounded presence, keen intuition and razor sharp focus enable her to get to the root of things expeditiously, finding ways for clients to be open to change even when presented with the most challenging circumstances. A hallmark of Tova’s coaching is that it is profoundly transformational, providing an integral, effective and sustainable approach. Clients find that for the first time they are truly capable of mastering their leadership.
Tova provides executive and personal coaching, education, facilitation and consulting services. She is certified in The Leadership Circle 360 and Pulse Survey Assessment. A sampling of Tova’s clients includes Pixar Animation, Quicken Loans, Honda, Wells Fargo, Cypress Point Wealth Management, Luminex Corporation, Texas Reliability Entity, Austin Sign Works, Notre Dame EMBA Program, The University of Texas Medical Science Center San Antonio, The Medical University of South Carolina and various prestigious law firms in the greater Dallas and Austin, TX area.
Prior to her coaching career, Tova graduated summa cum laude with her BA in Psychology from
Wheaton College in 1989. After completing her training at The New England Center for Autism in Framingham, MA she dedicated her early twenties to educating and managing severely autistic adolescents and adults. In her thirties, as a certified muscular and massage therapist she ran a successful full-time private practice. She currently resides with her husband Tim and daughter Ally in Austin, TX.