Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast

Tim Dumas – Faith, Family, and Football

October 18, 2021 Marie Gervais Season 4 Episode 20
Culture and Leadership Connections Podcast
Tim Dumas – Faith, Family, and Football
Show Notes

Bio for Tim Dumas

Tim Dumas is the Founder of Servus Leadership, a Certified Coach with the John Maxwell Team, a Certified Facilitator with the Extreme Leadership Institute, and a Consultant with the Virtuous Leadership Institute. 

Episode highlight

When Tim Dumas’ business needed a change in direction for expansion, he hired an executive coach. Listen in on how he was inspired to become an executive coach himself and discovered that the key to leadership is magnanimity.






 “If anyone promises perfection, that’s not possible, but promising love is something, I think, far greater.” 

 “My goal is to serve the people around me in the best way that I possibly can.”

 “How one does anything is how one does everything.” 


Childhood Incidents

Tim’s grandfather taught him the value of faith, family, and football (in that order), and he hopes to be making as much of a difference to people as his grandfather did as a doctor. 

Influential Groups 

Tim was born into a church-going Catholic family, where praying together brought them closer. Playing football on his high school team taught him lessons in teamwork, trust, and work ethics.

Entering his family business, Tim discovered a lot of support and love. At MacKay CEO Forums, he was inspired by founder Nancy MacKay’s love that guides even difficult conversations in the workplace.

Temperament and Personality Influences

According to the ancient classification of temperament into four categories (sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic), Tim claims that he is 50% choleric (energetic, enthusiastic, and quick to take action) and 50% sanguine (thinking about people in every situation). 

However, being sanguine also means he aspires to please people, and he works to overcome that during decision-making. He tries to take time to sit in silence to contemplate his actions and uncover creativity and meaning instead of jumping into them quickly. 

Cultural Epiphanies

While at JAK’s Beer Wine & Spirits, Tim was taken aback by one of his regional managers who challenged him with questions. However, he realized that the regional manager was different from him in a good way, asking questions that would never have occurred to Tim due to his temperament and personality, but that caused him to grow. 

Advice to an Employer 

Tim has a growth mindset and responds well to motivation. 

More Great Insights! 

Tim loves connecting with people through one-on-one coaching with Servus Leadership, peer group coaching with MacKay CEO Forums and public speaking engagements.

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