A bit about me…
….I really enjoy supporting young people and helping them gain insight into why their thoughts, emotions and behaviours may be unhelpful to themselves and other people. Working with parents, teachers and coaches, I can also help them to better understand the mind of young people, thereby increasing the chances of successful relationships and improved psychological well-being.
Tim Buckle is a professional cyclist representing Great Britain and England at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games in the early 2000’s. He spent 4 years as an international athlete and then transitioned into the Team GB coaching staff and cut his teeth as a regional development coach. In this role, he developed a methodology that engaged and developed not only the young athletes physically but gave rise to a new way of thinking about cycling based around the importance of ‘playing the game’ and also placing a greater emphasis on the development of the person through their sport. Tim has worked closely with Professor Steve Peters professionally and personally for 14 years and during this time has been instrumental in creating the foundations for the GB Cycling under 16 program.
Recent Clients / Sectors
• Elite sport
• Education – teaching staff and students
• Young people experiencing bereavement
• Model introductions to city business clients
• Emergency services
• Corporate sector
• Public services
Areas of Expertise
• Working with young people
• Working with parents, carers & teachers
• Entertaining and interactive keynotes & workshops
Tim was in the entertainment business and had regular walk-on parts in Phoenix Nights and Coronation Street.
What Others Say About Tim Buckle
I would like to thank your organization and Tim Buckle for the excellent workshop delivered to our staff and trainees.
Tim delivered to our group with a passion and understanding of our specific requirements. Multinational, multi-cultural, different ages, experiences and objectives were no issue and all participants took away a great
deal from the workshop.
The young athletes were engaged and keen to learn more, the coaches reflecting immediately on their role.
Tim worked with us to develop a programme of support, based on the Chimp Model. He explained the model to the group of affected students, and helped them to understand why they felt the way they did, and why they were experiencing particular feelings, and the actions that could stem from these. This doesn’t really do justice to Tim and his impact on the group; his interaction with the group was expert, his ability to engage, inspire and shift thought patterns is outstanding, and his character and warmth really facilitated the student’s ability to start to process the impact of what had happened. He also worked with our staff to introduce the chimp model and how it could support their work in the classroom and beyond, and this has helped all of our teachers and support staff to better understand how young people think and behave, and what we can do to help them, and to help themselves.
Tim delivered to our group with a passion and understanding of our specific requirements. Multinational, multi-cultural, different ages, experiences and objectives were no issue and all participants took away a great deal from the workshop. The young athletes were engaged and keen to learn more, the coaches reflecting immediately on their role.
“If the prime aim of a speaker is grabbing a room’s attention from the word go then Tm achieved that in spades. Finding the perfect balance of energy and vibrancy with some real ‘get into your head’ thinking about the mind and people’s psychology, Tim was the perfect start for our conference. The ‘Chimp Paradox’ offers a thought-provoking but easy to understand approach and provides a reminder that looking after our own minds first is as crucial as trying to help others with theirs.”
“Tim made me understand how thoughts and feelings can hijack my mind and behaviour”
“Chimp session – it went into lovely detail about “chimp” as I’ve heard of it before”
“Tim Buckle gave me a few things to think about”
“Resonates with what I experience and trying to look at what more I need to do”
“Chimp session – outlined many things that I am already aware of but gave me a more proactive intention to deal with them”
“Inner chimp – makes sense now!”
“Tim Buckle – very helpful information very useful”