About Tim

  Trusted Advisor | Consultant | Author

My Story

After 25 years serving as senior pastor of five congregations, 2003 found Tim Owings re-inventing his professional life. After three years as a consultant with churches, Tim joined Smith Barney in 2007 as a Financial Advisor. He earned the CFP® designation in 2011. Fourteen years later, after building a very successful practice with two partners, Tim retired from Morgan Stanley at the end of June 2021. He is currently under contract with Hartford Funds as one of their thought leaders developing practice management materials for financial advisors.

 

Having worked with men and women, families, and business owners who face personal struggles, Tim offers a unique approach that teaches advisors how best to understand and support their clients. The founder of TL Owings & Associates, LLC, Tim speaks to the current need advisors face as they build connective relational tissue with clients in the age of robo-everything. In 2016, he published Cadence of Care: Imagining a Transformed Advisor-Client Experience. That work led to his speaking to advisors and managers while at Morgan Stanley and was the catalyst for launching his consulting and speaking business.

 

A native of Miami, Florida, he graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Proud parents of three adult children and grandparents to five grandchildren, he and his wife make their home in Asheville, NC.

 

Among Tim’s varied interests are reading widely, writing, supporting and consulting with advisors, and taking in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. A pianist since childhood, you will often find him at the keyboard crafting arrangements of old songs and occasionally composing a new one.

Featured Posts

Reading Faces

Reading Faces

When she sat in my office, I could not stop translating her face. The raised eyebrow was saying one thing but the upturned, impish mouth another. What I first sensed was a tough conversation soon turned into one of the most delightful visits of the day. How do you...

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Future Big – Past Small

Future Big – Past Small

Some time back, I read an article published by New York Times guest columnist Carl Richards, CFP® that offered wisdom. Titled, “Your Future Should Be Bigger Than Your Past. Here’s How to Do It,” Richards takes on a phenomenon advisors face every day. Time with clients...

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Managing an Emotional Storm

Managing an Emotional Storm

Before I answered his call, I recognized the number and felt with pinpoint precision what I was about to hear. “What are we going to do?” he asked. With surprising calm, I responded, “What are we going to do about what?” At that time, not unlike these first months of...

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A clarion call to lead with purpose, Cadence of Care offers a wise and practical guide to deepening and enriching client relationships.

- Robert B. Seaberg, Ph.D. Intersect Consulting, LLC

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Tim Owings understands what all the great ones know. People who trust you are far more important than all the product knowledge in the world.

- Don Connelly
Don Connelly Associates​

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The concepts Tim Owings shares in his book provide a comprehensive blueprint to integrate into practice.

- Marc D. Miller, Ph.D.,
Dean of the School of Business, Henderson State University