Timothy R. Clark

Timothy R. Clark MormonTimothy R. Clark is a global authority in the field of organizational transformation and change leadership. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes nicknamed the Mormon Church, and has served in numerous callings, including as a bishop, bishop’s councilor, high councilor, primary teacher, and scout leader.

Dr. Clark was born in Provo, Utah, on August 28, 1964. The family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he graduated from Skyline High School.  In high school, Clark was an all-state football player and heavy weight wrestler.

Clark did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University.  At BYU he was a first-team Academic All-American football player. Clark  interrupted his football participation and education to serve a two year mission for the LDS Church to Seoul, Korea.  He completed three majors at BYU in International Relations, Political Science, and Korean. He earned a master’s degree in Government and Economics from the University of Utah, and then went on to earn a doctorate in International Politics from Oxford University, where he was both a Fulbright and British Research Scholar.

Dr. Clark worked as a staff intern for the United States Senate, where he learned the difference between a statesman and a politician.  He also worked in a steel mill for eight years, with five of those years as plant manager. This is where he obtained his second education, “the education that transitions you from knowing to doing.”

He has taught as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University, and lectured as part of the Oxford Conclave on global ethics. Dr. Clark was President and CEO of Decker, a San Francisco consulting firm, and CEO of Novations SDC, a consulting and training firm based in Boston. He is founder and chairman of TRClark Partners, providing advisory services in strategy, large-scale change and transformation, and executive development. “He also writes the syndicated column “On Leadership” for the Deseret News, and is a powerful and highly acclaimed keynote speaker. He is the author of the critically claimed book, Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global age as well as authoring The Leadership Test: Will You Pass?”  [1]

In addition to conducting research, Dr. Clark advises, trains, and speaks to senior leaders who are leading major organizational change initiatives. He is also a highly sought-after coach to CEOs and other senior leaders.

Dr. Clark is married to the former Tracey Angela Watkins of Idaho Falls, Idaho. They are the parents of six children and live in Alpine, Utah.

Dr. Clark has said,

As a Mormon, I follow an ethical code of conduct that applies in every setting and is non-negotiable. Business is largely based on economic principles, but underlying the economic principles there must be moral principles. Otherwise, we have no solid basis for relationships and sustainable performance. I have always been taught to value people for their inherent worth. So winning in business and leadership is all about helping others grow, develop, and contribute. As an international management consultant, I measure my success by the success of those I advise.

*Dr. Clark’s Blog