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:
I live to help you “guddina”. I live to help you achieve.
Photo Credit: Son Van