TIM FORTESCUE 

COACH AND Managing Director, u.s. western region 

Tim@owntheroom.com

Tim is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after communication coaches in the Silicon Valley. As Managing Director of the Western Region, Tim leads Own The Room’s San Francisco expansion, working closely with executives to help them communicate their company's story to the world. 

As a coach, Tim has worked with numerous tech founders and CEOs to prepare for media appearances and high-profile presentations. During his time at Own The Room, Tim has coached keynote presenters, sales and marketing teams, nonprofit organizations, and even a BCS National Champion college football team.  Before joining Own The Room, Tim was an award-winning sales rep at Eli Lilly, Cephalon, and Phadia, and held development roles at the University of Michigan, raising millions of dollars in philanthropic support for the UM Health System and College of Engineering.

Throughout his extensive corporate and nonprofit career, the greatest impact on Tim’s professional development resulted from his volunteer work as a high school basketball coach. He believes that building around the strengths of an individual, rather than breaking them down and starting from scratch is the key to growth – whether he is coaching a high school athlete or a Fortune 500 executive.