BEd (Primary) - University of Tasmania 2010
Having grown up in country Victoria, Timothy wanted to change the world from a very young age. From near death experiences, battles with mental health and the hardships of surviving institutionalised abuse; to the highs of marriage, premierships, individual sporting honours some can only dream of, his journey is relatable, heartfelt and inspiring.
His organic and positive presence, coupled with an experienced voice in the public forum, one of Timothy’s presentations is a must have as your event, workplace, team or school’s next event or professional learning day.
Alternatively, Timothy's personal care allows him to mentor and coach people from all walks of life, be it elite sports people, teachers, leaders, start up business owners or those who are looking to find that edge from within.
Now calling himself a Tasmanian, he takes pride in being children's book author. Currently writing and living in Launceston. 'Billy The Brilliant', 'I'm The Best!' and 'Nowhere Else' are titles that explore the adventures of Billy, a character that resembles the author himself. His writing is imaginative, engaging and analyses the adventures of being a kid in a playful, yet sensitive manner.
All this said, he is an innovative and passionate educator, a leader, a mentor and coach who has delivered workshops and motivational speeches across three states on education, leadership, culture, mental health and well-being. A unique story teller catering for audiences from school aged children through to businesses, sporting clubs and leadership teams within the community.
Contact today to see what Timothy could do for your team, school, club or community event.
"With the last three years being the most challenging and rewarding, your presence offers balance and perspective like no other. Developing both a more values aligned purpose and "action", my future is bright, regardless of external expectations. I know there are some very fortunate people out there who will benefit form your positive presence and expert empathy. that makes me happy."
Professional athlete / Mentee
"One on one time with Timmy is a medicine that everyone needs. Deeper conversation, finding out potential through exploring inner leadership first, and how relationships are the single most important investment, has been the cornerstone to my growth. Anyone looking for change or inspiration to chase their destiny needs to have Timmy in their corner. He just gets it - and I can't say that about many. The type of Professional Learning you've been craving is just a call away!"
School Leader / Mentee
"I really appreciate your honesty and integrity. If don't have connection and authenticity, what do we have. You have helped me get back in touch with me, my strengths and my needed boundaries. He is a privilege to work with and I trust and value his feedback. Most importantly, I love his ability to empower me for who I am. 'I can and I will'. The success I have had recently has so much to do with the work I have done with you. Thank you so much"
Professional athlete / Mentee
"The staff sat and took in every word. His messages and story both left each of our team in a reflective, state of awe. The room was filled with a sensitive safety. It goes without saying, Timothy's visit brought a much need look at what we are currently doing and what we need to prioritise moving forward. Timothy models his values with incredible authenticity and our staff gained much from his story, attention to being more so that we can, as a team, focus on what matters. We cannot wait to have him run another workshop and model his vulnerability again next term. You have got to get him in!"
Junior School Middle leader
"Our students thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Timothy Bristow. He is an engaging and inspiring speaker for students of all ages. ‘Billy the Brilliant’ is a wonderful book and discussing it with the author brought its message of resilience to life. Timothy’s personal stories about individuality and chasing your own dream will stay with the students for a long time. It is of particular benefit for boys to meet a sporting role model who also has a passion and ability for writing. The magic show that Timothy’s students put on added to the excitement."
Librarian - Georgiana Molloy Anglican School
"Today was just amazing. Loved the structure, loved your personal story. You could hear a pin drop, the audience was entranced. So powerful! Our youth need these role models more than we know. We need him back for more of this."
Counsellor, St Patrick's College.
"Timothy Bristow visited our school to talk to our students about being an author and to share his book, Billy the Brilliant. The students ranged in ages from 5 – 10 years and they were totally engaged throughout the pre
sentation. The main messages, of chasing your dreams and the importance of resilience, made an impact on all of the students. It was great for the students to see that authors can be “everyday people” who even play AFL! Our Year One students were inspired to write their own stories about chasing a dream and we are so excited to hear the connections they are making with Timothy and his book to their stories during this process."
Teacher - St. Mark's Anglican Community School
"We were delighted with the student response to presenter Tim Bristow for Children's Book Week. He ably demonstrated that you can be an author, active elite sportsperson and teacher and his support crew of three young magicians had instant appeal. The success of Tim's focus on resilience and encouragement to follow your own dreams was made notable with the immediate return of a large number of very positive student feedback forms, many, complete with their own illustrations."
Youth Services Librarian