Welcome to Phaser Friday!
Featuring: Tim Eggebraaten,
Owner at Off Duty Chief
More About Tim & Off Duty Chief
“I am an entertaining, motivational and inspirational speaker. Before Covid-19, I traveled around the country speaking with organizations and their teams to help them find their Rhythm of Life. I use stories from life and a 25-year law enforcement career along with award-winning music to help drive the message home. I’m unique because I can deliver a powerful message with proven techniques to promote mental, physical, and spiritual health and follow it up with musical entertainment for my client at their networking event. Since Covid-19 interrupted travel, I transitioned to a virtual format, still delivering a moving message. In many ways, going virtual has increased the opportunities for people to hear my message. My ideal clients are organizations whose front line employees have potentially forgotten their purpose or focus and who may be feeling like their employers aren’t noticing them at all. First responders, dispatchers, truck drivers, banking employees, teachers, counselors, social workers, emergency managers, and nurses are just some examples of clients who have felt the message resonate with them!”
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
“I was the Chief of Police for the Detroit Lakes Police Department, and a friend who was the Chief of Police from a metropolitan police department in Minnesota asked me if I would share my leadership journey (and some tunes) with his command staff. I spoke with this team of 15 police leaders for about 60-minutes and we rode the roller coaster of emotions together – singing, laughing, reflecting, crying, and laughing again. When I got done, it was clear to me that my next phase after law enforcement would be sharing these messages with other groups of people. I had decided to retire from policing at the age of 50 because I wanted to leave at the top of my game. I had been blessed with an incredible staff of amazing professionals and I still enjoyed my work. I could feel that enjoyment beginning to erode, however, and I wanted to make sure my attitude didn’t continue to spiral downward. I had always preached that if you don’t like the path you’re on, change it! So I decided to walk my talk. “
“Learn from others in your field. Be a sponge and collaborate with other professionals. Your field may seem competitive (and it probably is), but if you start out by sharing ideas with others and helping, you will set yourself up successfully. If you’re going to use people to get ahead, you won’t last long. Find out your “WHY” early and stick with it, reminding yourself regularly what it is. “You can’t soar with the eagles if you’re hanging out with the turkeys.” I don’t know who said that originally, but it fits perfectly for the small business owner. Think like a pro, act like a pro, and live like a pro! Work hard, but honestly, none of it will feel like work if you love what you’re doing!”
Tim and Luke have known each other for almost 26 years now. If you haven’t guessed it, Luke is Tim’s son and some say his “mini-me”. They have done it all together and are now finding a commonality for talking business with each other! They are both trying to utilize their platforms and business to help others and bring a positive attitude with it. As the amazing Grandma Pat always said, “I Am, I Can, I Will”.