From a young age, Tim understood the power of soft skills and doing what you love. He suffered from Dyslexia but had spelling skills beat into him by a cane in those days. Nevertheless, he loved school but also learnt early on that the real skills were developed outside of traditional education. He valued independence and enjoyed standing out from the crowd, so developed his entrepreneurial skills from a young age.
Throughout his life he challenged the status quo, many times going up against giants of industry and the so-called norms. Sometimes triumphant and many other times failing but gaining an education in the process.
Tim is a firm believer in equipping students with knowledge, while simultaneously encouraging them to single out their personal interests to ultimately help them develop their passions and purposes in life, thereby finding true happiness and self-fulfilled in life.
Tim is an honorary member of the South African Rugby Legends, Advisory board member of NOVA University, co-founder of Be Brave start up mentorship and the “Escolhe Portugal” movement (Choose Portugal). He also has many business interests ranging from Angel Investing, Property Development, Energy Distribution, Movie production and of course his biggest passion, Brave Generation Academy where he is now focused fulltime.
Tim sees himself as a citizen of the world, believing in the individual's capacity to make the world an even better place by finding his purpose and passion in life. He recently completed a World trip with his family. He has also completed an Atlantic Ocean crossing on a sailing yacht and a trans-European crossings on a Vespa with his father and sons.
Tim is driven by the belief that he has to do something to improve future opportunities for our youth. Brave Generation Academy was born with this inspiration to improve today for a better tomorrow.
Tim often says he is proud of what he has achieved but even more excited about what is still to come… and all this from someone who doesn't know his Alphabet!!!