About Me

About Tim Stiffler-Dean (stifflered):

You learn a lot about how to serve people in a professional capacity when you’ve spent so many years serving those same people in a toilet-scrubbing capacity. I’ve been following my passion of serving communities and facilitating growth since I first began working with the open source Joomla development community in 2006. Since then, I’ve fulfilled my desire in becoming a person of encouragement for people around the world, and it’s only getting better from here.

I’ve spent days washing dishes and nights writing code, pain-filled hours as Manager of a deteriorating restaurant and joyous ones behind a coffee bar slingin’ espresso. I’ve won awards and competitions at three different companies for being a leading team member, and have brought communities together that achieved amazing goals. I’ve scraped basement walls that were completely covered in feces, gained certifications faster than my colleagues, served hot-dogs at a prize-pig competition, and performed on stage for some of the most powerful people in the US.

My life, like many of the lives of people I serve, has been full of ups and downs and a million opportunities. It would be easy to say I’m a “multipotentialite”, but I loathe that word and its lack of focus.

I do have a focus. That is; my passion, desire, and greatest intent has all been found in connecting people with other people, ideas, tools, communities, and moments of peace that will help them achieve their goals.

In fact, I gave a TEDx Talk once about those things:

 

 

Whether I am running a Minecraft server to give people a place of creative outlet to wind down at the end of the day, brewing a cup of coffee for a customer that is going to spend the day researching a cure for some terrifying disease, or writing code that helps a team of mechanical engineers integrate their proprietary software with a custom Project Management System so that they can stay productive and efficient: my purpose is always to serve people in whatever capacity I can be most effective.

I live to help you “guddina”. I live to help you achieve.

Photo Credit: Son Van

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