"The force of the thought-provoking voice." Executive Director for the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards® and President of Premier Budgeting International™.
Tim Carthon (http://www.TimCarthon.com) is a long-time educator and a young, hardworking, creative visionary. He is aptly named “The force of the thought-provoking voice” for his amazing ability to help others see things from angles they never knew existed and turn them into a voice for thought-provocation through what he calls the “simpleness of simplicity.” A specialist in the fields of education, Greek fraternities and sororities, relationships, and credit/budgeting, his unique blend of these four (4) subjects is something marveled at by long-time educators and education administrators throughout the Midwest.During his 12+ years of public and private education, he found that many of the negative, self-destructive mindsets which caused many students to not reach the levels of academic success of which they were capable were, in part, the result of fractured home lives. This prompted him to begin to systematically focus on the different pieces of the puzzle that could actually and positively change the seemingly inevitable negative direction of the lives of damaged youths.He subsequently wrote two books; 1.) “Credit: TOP SECRET; the Secret Credit and Finance Handbook”, which helps young people learn how to navigate through the credit system BEFORE they do damage to their credit, and, written in novel format, 2.) “Extreme College Experiences; and How Students Should Have Dealt With Them”, which gives incoming students a bird’s eye, mental view of different negative situations through which students have gone at different colleges and various solutions those students could have used to deal with those situations.Tim Carthon is currently the Founder and Executive Director of the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards® and a CMSD Educator. He is also President of Premier Budgeting International™, a Cleveland, OH-based consulting firm, and a graduate of Central State University.Being active in Greek life since 1992 and step show choreography since 1995, Mr. Carthon has shaped entire generations of Greek-letter organization members and performances. As a member of Kappa Kappa Psi® N.H.B. Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Phi Alpha® Fraternity, Inc., he has built a critically acclaimed reputation throughout the Greek fraternity and sorority world for his ground-breaking step show choreography, his knowledge on Greek-letter organization affairs, and navigating the politics of the relationship between organizations and college administrations. His performance concepts have been used to win countless national competitions, including the Sprite® Step-Off, and have even warranted interest for his National Greek Awards™ to be televised nationally on Black Entertainment Television (BET).Through deep reflection and analysis of his years as an educator, the relationship between high schools students, their home lives, and their collegiate transition, Tim Carthon realized that he could make an even more extraordinary impact in Greek-letter organizations, and the educational institutions and communities in which they reside, by not just dealing with the actual members of organizations, but through focusing on training the future members of Greek-letter organizations prior to them reaching that level of education. And, from his reflection and analysis, two things occurred: 1.) He began writing his 3rd book which deals with relationships; something he hopes will help at-risk students dodge the “negative relationships trap” and thereby give them a better chance of creating a stable home in their future, and 2.) His coveted “3-Tier” Stepping Mission™ was born.Tim Carthon’s one-of-a-kind "3-Tier" Stepping Mission™ is a unique “3-Tier” system of events and programs combined to systematically train young students in four (4) subject matters and four (4) character traits ranging from Leadership to Patience (our “Positive 8” System) using Greek-letter organization collegiate role models and a well-known field of performing arts only synonymous to them: Stepping. His “3-Tier” Stepping Mission™ is supported by many educators and public servants such as Ohio Senator Nina Turner (Minority Whip, 25th District), the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Urban League’s Greater Cleveland Chapter, the Cleveland Council of Black Colleges, and the list goes on. And with it, Tim Carthon has become an even more powerful educational voice for at-risk students, inner-city youth and families, and Greek-letter organizations and members nationwide.
Seminar #1, Part A: Research, Research, and More Research
Seminar #1, Part B: Your Initial and Subsequent Approaches
Seminar #2, Part A: Choose Your Organization(s) Wisely
Seminar #2, Part B: Be “Elite”
Seminar #1: Membership Selection
Seminar #2: Well-oiled Infrastructure
Seminar #3: Organizational Perception
Seminar #4: Work, Work, and More Work
Seminar #5: Public Consistency
Seminar #6: Limited Events, Event Diversity, and Focus
Seminar #7: Power Player Network Building
Seminar #1: Tim Carthon's "Checkmark" Theory
Seminar #2: Good and Bad's Dangerous Relationship
Seminar #3: 8 Sheep and 2 Wolves; Unfair Odds
Seminar #4: "Same Sex"; It's not what you think...
Seminar #5: "I know, but...": Relationship's Death Words
Seminar #6: 2 > 3: Tim Carthon's Relationship Math
Seminar #1: The American Dream, A.K.A., The African-American Nightmare
Seminar #2: Gain "True Wealth" easily
Seminar #3: Midnight Millionaires: The Pot at the End of the Rainbow
Seminar #4: Financial Failure Prevention Through Thought Reinvention
Seminar #5: The Premier Budgeting A,B,Cs and 1,2,3s
Seminar #6: Prevention and Thought Reinvention
Seminar #7: Learning Financial Discipline
Seminar #8: How to Quickly Raise Your Credit Score
Seminar #9: How to Get Almost Any Credit Application Approved
Seminar #10: Credit Reporting
Seminar #11: The Pains of Credit Counseling
Seminar #12: Wealth or Riches? Choose Wisely
Seminar #13: A Change of Thought, Not a Change of Heart
Seminar #14: Discipline: The "21 Rule"
“Tim is a dynamic speaker. He combines passion, professionalism, and candor that audiences can identify with and relate to.” ~ Kirk Hawkins, CLC, CELC, Founder/President at Maximum Output, LLC
“Always professional and conducting himself in an upstanding manner, Tim Carthon’s attention to detail and work efficiency is consistently awe-inspiring. A greatly inspired, creative, and energetic visionary.” ~ Garry Hicks, Financial Consultant at Datatel
“Tim Carthon is fully committed to providing quality programming to youth that enhances their understanding of themselves, improves their leadership skills and gives them a solid understanding of how to navigate and receive support in college…his vision and leadership have been invaluable to the youth.” ~ Danyll Jones-Lockhart, Director of College Access and Educational Outreach at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland
“Mr. Carthon is a highly effective professional with strong classroom management. I would highly recommend him.” ~ Tina Brandt, 24-year Social Studies Educator Mrs. Brandt’s “Educator Ratings” for Tim Carthon (Scale of 1-10): Educational Effectiveness: 10 ~ Classroom Management: 10 ~ Student Engagement: 10
“Tim Carthon is an excellent educator who works diligently in his efforts to help students grasp concepts and develop a sense of self.” ~ Parthenia Croskey, 16-year Mathematics Educator Mrs. Croskey’s “Educator Ratings” for Tim Carthon (Scale of 1-10): Educational Effectiveness: 9 ~ Classroom Management: 10 ~ Student Engagement: 9
“He demonstrates firm classroom management skills and also develops a good rapport with the students. Finally I know that, when I return to class, the students will be thoroughly taught the subject material. ‘Mr. C’ is awesome!” ~ Diane Burke, 20-year Language Arts Educator Mrs. Burke’s “Educator Ratings” for Tim Carthon (Scale of 1-10): Educational Effectiveness: 10 ~ Classroom Management: 10 ~ Student Engagement: 10
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