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Tim Manson - Innovative Horizons. Killeen, TX, US

Tim Manson Tim Manson

Owner/President | Innovative Horizons


Tim Manson is an Inspirational Speaker whose passion is empowering individuals to overcome adversity, helping them to have a larger vision f





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Tim Manson is an Inspirational and Motivational Speaker whose passion is empowering individuals to overcome adversity, helping them to have a larger vision for their lives and to create their greatest future. Consider Tim's story of overcoming the adversity of Multiple Sclerosis will inspire you to overcome the obstacles life places in your path. Tim works with organizations dedicated to maximizing their organizational effectiveness by enhancing the efficiency of their
employees. Tim teams up with his clients to create a culture of Performance, Accountability and Service in today's competitive marketplace. He is an experienced leader, educator and consultant in the corporate world, as well as the Department of Defense. He is a Certified Training and Development Specialist and an Equine Assisted Training Specialist. Tim retired from the US Army Reserves as a Major in 2000. As a United States Army officer as well as a defense contractor, he conducted thousands of training programs for soldiers and civilians of all ranks, as well as evaluating training programs and supervising military trainers. Since leaving the military Tim has provided training expertise in both the U.S. and internationally. . He has conducted numerous training programs for clients such as the United States Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guard, the Student Loan Marketing Association, the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, the Vinnell Corporation, EER Systems Inc., the Computer Sciences Corporation, Frye Electric, The City of Waco, The Ft. Hood Area Association of Reators and Laboratory Tops Inc., just to name a few. Tim is a pioneer in the exciting new field of Equine Assisted Professional Development and offers his E.A.G.L.E.S experiential training program that partners with horses as active participants who help to facilitate the leadership, team building and communication learning experiences for the human participants. By examining equine behavior and how the horses react to us, we can better understand what may be more effective in our own human relationships. Learn more about these programs at

Industry Expertise (6)


Professional Training and Coaching

Corporate Training

Training and Development


Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (3)


Confidence and Courage

Turning Adversity Into Action!

Accomplishments (5)

Distinguised Toastmaster (personal)


This is the highest educational award given by Toastmasters International. I have earned this award twice in 2009 and 2011.

Certified Training & Development Specialist (professional)


Copletion of a 60 hour Train the Trainer certification program conducted by The Business Training Source.

Officer, United States Army (professional)


Commisioned Infantry officer with 20 years service. 20 years active duty and 10 years reserve duty. Served from December 1978 to 1998.

Equine Assisted Training Specialist (professional)


I partner with horses to provide corporate training programs in the areas of leadership, communications, team building and personal growth programs. This experiential training system uses an understanding of equine psychology and equine body language to help bring about organizational and personal change. See more information at

President of the Board of Directors for the Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A). (professional)


Equine Experiential Education Association (E3A) is an international professional membership organization offering training, certification, business development and resources for the implementation of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programs by educators, coaches, professional development trainers and other facilitators. We provide the necessary resources for the promotion and implementation of quality, successful, professional equine experiential education programs and businesses.

Education (1)

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri: BS, General Agriculture 1978

Upon completion of graduation, I went into the army from R.O.T.C to become an Infantry officer with a 20 year career.

Affiliations (1)

  • Toastmasters International, American Society of Training & Development

Testimonials (3)

Barbara Dewes, Senior Sales Consultant | Corporate Visions, Inc.

"This program gave me a great insight into how I operate in a group, as well as how several folks I work with operate. I've uncovered even more value in my corporate team members." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thomas Andrew, Colonel, Commander | U.S. Air Force,

"Your consistent exemplary performance and professional approach in support of our organization clearly mark you as a superior performer." , --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jacqueline Lackney, Assistant Station Manager | American Red Cross

"This program combines the multifaceted nature of the horse and an extensive understanding of what modern corporations look for in training. It was not until I started reading about Innovative Horizons that I began to understand how little I got out of these other trainings.The results are not just tangible—they are immediate and gratifying. I believe the E.A.G.L.E.S. program will revolutionize adult training programs in a corporate setting and bring to the 21st century what Deming brought into the 20th century." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sample Talks (1)

Create Your Greatest Life!

Our most popular keynote, in this lively, sometimes serious and sometimes humorous presentation, Tim asks the questions: Where are you now? Where do you want to be? Are you living up to your fullest potential? Tim Manson shows participants how to do just that and uses six strategies to help his audience Create Their Greatest Life!