Regarded as the "Dean of NFL Referees", Jim Tunney's 31-year NFL career has earned him a nomination for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2012 Class.
As a National Football League Referee for over a 30+ year tenure, his approach to making their crew (T.E.A.M.) the best it could be was by building chemistry among the crew. He was also privileged to be on the field to observe the T.E.A.M. building philosophies of legendary NFL Coaches Don Shula, John Madden, Vince Lombardi, George Halas, Chuck Noll, as well as many others. Jim was on the field for 3 NFL Superbowl's, 2 of them back-to-back.
Involved in leadership all his life, Jim has a core belief that leadership is more about responsibility than ability. Honesty, creating a positive climate, and trusting people are the important character traits of a leader. All too often, unfortunately, people with those strengths lack the courage or initiative to “step up.”
Jim's career has not only played the role of an NFL referee in his life. He is at heart, an educator, a success trainer and now a well known speaker and author.
Jim is an accomplished speaker having won The Cavett Award, the "Oscar" of professional speaking. It is presented annually to the professional speaker whose career has earned "outstanding credit, respect, honor and admiration in the National Speakers Association and the speaking profession."
A past president of the National Speakers Association, he is a charter member of its most prestigious group — the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame — and holds every professional designation of the NSA.
He has worked with major corporations and associations all over the world to build teams, set effective goals, and increase productivity.