In this episode of Third Act, Liz talks to one of her old bosses from Accenture, Tim Breene. She had lost touch with him after he retired, but learned from a colleague that Tim was using his pretirement to serve the global poor as the CEO of World Relief Services. Tim tells Liz about his journey from hard-charging Accenture executive to finding a common faith journey with his wife, and eventually becoming the CEO of the global Christian humanitarian organization. Tim talks about what it’s like to empower local churches to better serve people and to let go of being outcome-focused.
Tim continues to harness, as he describes, the best wisdom and practices of his Christian and secular experiences for the common good. He continues to be a prolific writer on issues of immigration and refugee resettlement. His work can be found in publications such as USA Today and the Washington Post.
(02:41) The original ad man
(07:51) Finding his faith journey
(10:29) World Relief
(16:20) The Clan Culture
(18:13) Shared Leadership with Scott
(22:09) Serving marginalized and vulnerable people
(25:09) A shared calling with Michelle
(29:54) The impact of climate change
You can connect with Tim on LinkedIn here. You can learn more about World Relief at on their website.
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