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Coaching Staff

Tim D. Tivis, Founder and CEO

Tim has 30 years of sales training,leadership consulting and business development experience. Tim has successfully created four businesses which include a software development company, an institutional investment company managing over 60 million dollars, a financial services practice specializing in investments and insurance, and The Pinnacle Training Group. Tim’s awards include “Rookie of the Year” in 1984 for sales and service with The Southwest Division of a Fortune 500 company; President of the General Agents and Managers Association of West Texas, and a member of the Top Performing Sales and Service Group for 2 large financial services organizations for 1999-2001, 2003 and 2005. Tim is the author of 2 books “Keep Your Eye on the Ball - Building Successful Business Relationships”, and "The Extraordinary Team Dynamic-Targeting High Performance for Extraordinary Results"and multiple turn-key video training series. Tim has worked successfully with numerous industries across the country including banks, associations, insurance companies, mortgage companies, municipalities, hospitals and school districts and independent entrepreneurs. Tim graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA in Finance and a BBA in Marketing (1984). He is married to Jodi, his wife of 29 years and they have two sons Brandon and Jordan.

Jacky Howard

Jacky has over 22 years experience in retail and direct sales. He prides himself on his ability to create long term business relationships and attributes this success to his commitment to consistently providing customer service beyond expectation. He has received numerous sales awards including being recognized as one of Lubbock’s “top 10 percent” real estate producers for 2006. Jacky has shared his passion for customer service and has introduced unique marketing techniques through training programs in a variety of industries. These include food service distributors, banks, real estate and direct sales companies. Jacky believes the principles and expectations he applies to his business practice, are also applicable to life. Jacky is a graduate of Texas Tech University. He and his wife Sharee have been married 16 years. They are the proud parents of a daughter named Lexi and a son Luke.

Julie Canon, Business Development Specialist

Juile has an extensive background in marketing and business relationship development. She began her career as a flight attendant with Continental Airlines based in Los Angeles California. She has served as Vice President of Marketing of a community bank and served as Chair of the Business Development at the College of the Southwest. Julie developed her own training and consulting business that focused on enhancing personality strengths and styles, building teams, and creating effective listening and leadership skills. Julie's awards include nominee for the Governor's Award for Outstanding Young Women, The Free Enterprise Educator of the Year, Outstanding SIFE Advisory Board Member and listed in Who's Who for American Teachers.