An actor, clown, emergency nurse, associate professor, and leader in a large health system, Tim has worked in 24 countries outside of the U.S. He's run 65 marathons, including a handful of ultras and a 100-mile run for fun and fundraising. Plus, he has a deep affinity for rubber chickens. His global experiences have exposed him to both extreme suffering and extreme resilience. His presentations and workshops pull from an array of experiences that hone in on the core human tenets of resilience, well-being, and creativity.
From keynotes to commencement remarks, from workshops to lectures and coaching, Tim’s work is interactive and unique.
As a nurse, Tim Cunningham knows what it is and how it feels to care for fellow human beings in crisis. He is also a master storyteller, and the stories he tells take us inside some of the most challenging circumstances people face—life-threatening disease, loss, and hopelessness. Yet his presentations are energizing and deeply joyful, for Tim lives and radiates the compassion, hope, and resilience he describes in his tales.
Marcia Day Childress / Director, Programs in Humanities/ Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities/ University of Virginia