Tim McCormick

Never Be Average

Teaching you the winning secrets of elite athletes to perform at your best every day

Tim McCormick has created a proven Game Plan for success in the business world that focuses on the secrets that premiere professional athletes use to reach their highest goals and achieve career excellence.

He has a commanding stage presence at seven feet tall and will inspire your audience to “Think Big” with his energetic style and delivery.

Tim’s inspiring program will convince you that NBA stands for Never Be Average. He provides winning strategies from his thirty years as a professional athlete, broadcaster and consultant. You will gain valuable insight from his experiences competing with and against some of the greatest legends in sports history.

This powerful motivational message of growth is focused on the fundamental principles that it takes to dominate the competition in sports and business.


Tim McCormick’s Motivational Keynote and Leadership Workshop

  • The ‘Never Be Average’ Game Plan
  • The Fundamentals of Pro-Impact Leadership
  • Coaching for Teens

“I would rank Tim McCormick’s presentation the absolute best that I have heard and he wasn’t even trying to sell us anything like so many other speakers.”
Robert Pugliese, Premier Wealth Management

“Tim’s Never Be Average Message transcends basketball and is applicable to all aspects of life.The audience could have listened for hours.”
Kevin Morris, Principal Financial Group

“Tim McCormick’s unique blend of energy, humor and passion will inspire everyone from 16 to 60 years old.”
James Robinson, Cambridge Financial

“Tim’s presentation was so much fun, yet incredibly helpful to anyone looking to take their game to the next level. The response we have received has been so positive, we are looking for more opportunities to use his services.”
Scott Widder, AIM Investments


  • Sanders, Morris, Harris
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Iowa Area Credit Union
  • Blue Cross
  • Allianz Insurance
  • Michigan Townships Association
  • Dycom International
  • Unasource Health
  • ING Financial Services
  • Progressive Group Alliance
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • NC Association of Financial Pl.
  • Bank One
  • AIM Investment Group
  • Hayes Lemmerz, International
  • AFLAC Insurance
  • Michigan Assoc. of CPA’s
  • Cambridge Investment
  • Nike
  • Continental Western Insurance
  • National Basketball Association
  • Kensington Financial
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Frimo International
  • NCAA
  • United Way
  • Remax Classic
  • Siemens
  • Boys Scouts of America
  • Lincoln Financal
  • Michigan Association of CPA’s
  • Carnival Cruiselines
  • McDonalds
Travels From:  Michigan
$5,001 to $10,000


Tim grew up in Clarkston, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in communication.

He spent ten seasons in the NBA as a player. He was drafted by Cleveland with the #12 pick in the 1984 draft and was traded to Washington and then Seattle. Tim played for the Seattle Supersonics, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, and New York Knicks.

Tim has worked as a consultant with NBA players over the last two decades teaching strategies to improve performance and achieve greatness. He also runs the NBA Players Association’s TOP 100 Basketball Camp for the elite 100 high school players in the nation. Tim provides color analysis as a broadcaster for ESPN. Tim and his wife Michelle live in West Bloomfield, Michigan with their two children.


Tim McCormick’s motivational and highly entertaining program teaches the winning secrets of elite athletes.

Share Tim’s thrilling ten year journey throughout the NBA as a professional basketball player. Your audience will laugh and be inspired as he shares the lessons learned from teaming up with superstars like Dr. J and Charles Barkley.

Tim provides insight into the bigger, stronger and faster mentality of professional athletes like Michael Jordan and the humorous challenges of being schooled as a rookie by legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabaar.

The letters NBA represent a standard of excellence in professional sports. They also stand for Never Be Average, which is a special mindset that focuses on the same strategies and principles needed to compete, perform and dominate in professional sports and the business world.

Tim’s Never Be Average message will provide the inspiration for personal and professional growth in business and a winning game plan for elite performance.

Team up with Tim McCormick as he delivers his powerful and motivational presentation on the fundamentals of Pro-Impact Leadership.

Professional athletes are coached on a daily basis to elevate performance and improve their fundamental leadership skills. You will receive the same training during this interactive and energy packed team-building program. Tim provides humorous and motivational stories as well as coaching strategies from several of his leadership role models such as Pat Riley, Colin Powell and Bobby Knight.

The core principles of Pro-Impact Leadership establish a plan of action to increase communication and empower your team to achieve a competitive edge over the competition.

You will walk away fired-up and energized with the essential skills necessary to effectively lead your team to victory.

We are living in the most challenging time in history to be a teenager.

Peer pressure, academic apathy and risky behaviors are off the chart. Student leadership, school unity and self-esteem are at an all-time low. Teenagers are searching for strategies to succeed and reach their potential.

Tim McCormick is a former NBA seven footer and he has created a leadership playbook to teach students how to maximize their potential and take personal responsibility for their choices.

Tim was traded seven times and suffered through eight knee surgeries. He will share perseverance strategies for dealing with adversity.

He provides coping skills to deal with “dream killers” and discuss the CEO attitude of academic excellence.

Tim’s coaching program for teens addresses new age problems with an old-school approach to self leadership, goal setting and strength of character. Tim connects with young people and leaves a lasting message.

Areas of expertise

  • Winning Secrets of Peak Performance
  • Pro-Impact Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Increased Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Strength of Character
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