Speaker Bio

From the moment he steps on stage, Michael Timms captivates audiences with his authentic style and animated delivery. Michael tells compelling stories backed by solid research that teach individuals simple ways to dramatically improve their performance as a leader. He makes the case that leadership development must be a top priority for organizations that hope to thrive in the challenging times ahead.

As author of the book Succession Planning That Works, and his upcoming book How Leaders Can Inspire Accountability, Michael has a special interest in helping organizations create a culture that produces better leaders.

Michael is a Leadership Development consultant and principal of Avail Leadership.  He assists organizations develop leading-edge workforce strategies and provides training and advice to help them execute those strategies. Michael has an MBA specializing in HR Management from Utah State University, and was previously a consultant at Deloitte and an HR director in the construction and manufacturing industries.


The Talent Revolution: Lead It Or Lose It explores the tectonic changes occurring in the labour market today, and illustrates how developing employees is the key to thriving in the new reality. Average companies view leadership & career development as simply one of many talent management activities. At exceptional companies, leadership & career development is the engine that drives their entire talent strategy.

How Leaders Can Inspire Accountability reveals the latest research around what levers CEO's and other executives can pull to infuse accountability into the fabric of their organization's culture to get the right behaviours, and the right results, more often.

What Really Motivates takes a hard look at how well the traditional approach to motivating people is working and explores four alternative methods based on current scientific research. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to motivate themselves and others – at work, at home, and in the community.

Watch Michael in Action

Talent Crisis Triple Threat

Leadership Competencies


Purpose Driven & People First

Don't Hit The Iceberg

What People Are Saying