Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization created to develop emerging leaders. Since founding Growing Leaders, Elmore has spoken to more than 300,000 students, faculty, and staff on hundreds of campuses across the country, including the University of Oklahoma, Stanford University, Duke University, Rutgers University, the University of South Carolina, and Louisiana State University. Elmore has also provided leadership training and resources for multiple athletic programs, including the University of Texas football team, the University of Miami football team, the University of Alabama athletic department, and the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club. In addition, a number of government offices in Washington, D.C. have utilized Dr. Elmore's curriculum. From the classroom to the boardroom, Elmore is a dynamic communicator who uses principles, images, and stories to strengthen leaders. He has taught leadership to Chick-fil-A, Inc., The Home Depot, HomeBanc, and Gold Kist, Inc., among others. He has also taught courses on leadership and mentoring at nine universities and graduate schools across the U.S. Committed to developing young leaders on every continent of the world, Elmore also has shared his insights in more than thirty countries--including India, Russia, China, and Australia.
I would encourage schools and school districts to partner with Dr. Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders to help educators and students enhance their leadership skills. While working with STAR Teachers across Georgia, Dr. Elmore inspired these teacher leaders by making a personal connection with each of them and focusing on application of Habitudes in everyday situations. The teachers left the workshop with concepts and skills to use in the classroom the next day! If educators want to improve the quality of leadership skills in students, Habitudes are a must!
- Dr. Diane Ray
I'm so grateful for your ministry. Studying your books, interacting with Habitudes, and restructuring our ministry priorities (around leadership) has produced kingdom fruitfulness here in NYC. This past year we had more students come to faith in Christ than we've had in the last 11 years. Our student leaders are winning prestigious awards. And I have discovered and developed (albeit only partially) the leadership gifts God has given me. I can't imagine having this level of responsibility and leadership without your ministry. Over the last few years, we have applied the principles of leadership development that we've learned, and have come to a new place in our development. In addition to a growing community of leaders (last semester we had 125 student leaders in NYC) we are seeing an increasing number of students whose leadership development is significantly higher than we were working with before. As a result we are finally developing a pool of multipliers. So far our training has focused on equipping 1st time leaders or under-developed ones. As we head into a new season with developing multipliers, I was wondering if you had any ideas, resources, best practices, or suggestions that we could apply here in NYC. We are already using Habitudes and I'd love to learn as much as I can about developing multiplying leaders.
- Jason Gaboury
I mistakenly assumed that the best case scenario would be that I would open the book "Habitudes" and receive wisdom and understanding through the content of the book. How surprising it was for me, to be blessed by the style and method of the author as well. "Habitudes" has spoken deeply to me in many ways. Through the insightful exhortations that are based upon those amazing photographs - the author Tim Elmore has exceeded my expectations in imparting to me not only the truths found in the book, but also he has inspired me to seek to communicate to others via the modality of visualization. It's as if he not only has written "Habitudes" the book for me, but also "Habitudes" the style for me. And for that I am truly grateful.
- F. Ontiveros