What Our Clients Say

Many years ago, I started a business that grew to have fourteen manufacturing sites around the world, two thousand employees and a half a billion dollars in revenue. I thought I was a good leader…until I met Tim. Tim’s style of leadership and motivation were and are special. I watched Tim help others redefine their potential. Tim’s inspirational leadership and counsel transformed my leadership and helped make a number of millionaires within my team. Tim showed me how to develop a team of winners and motivate them to the success they all wanted but needed guidance finding. I have worked with McKinsey, BCG, and others. None provided me with the roadmap to accountability and purpose that Tim brought. My bottom-line is to call Tim. Tell him you want Mike Miller’s cell phone number. I will drain my vocabulary of superlatives about Tim for as long as you can listen.


Mike Miller

Retired, Founder, CEO, and Chairman, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions LLC

Tim is excellent at what he does. More specifically, Tim has a gift of being a skilled listener and questioner. He communicates and interacts with you in a way that helps you feel in control, even while you are partnering with him to create solutions. Tim can walk into an environment, diagnose and dissect what is going on and why. The outcomes of working with Tim for my team are that we are all much stronger communicators who have much deeper relationships. Most importantly, there is far less tension and much better work being done.


Teri Nichols

Spherion Staffing 

I was tasked to build and command a new U.S. Air Force Special Warfare Schoolhouse. One of the first people I called was Tim. He stopped what he was doing and flew right out. In a short period of time, Tim quickly walked the campus, met with my staff, and helped streamline our processes. He observed, asked questions, assessed, and proposed solutions. Tim also continued to advise me over the next year. Tim was instrumental in helping us increase our standards and meet our required graduation rates for the first time in 10 years!


Chris “TUC0” Wright, Lt. Col (Ret)

U.S. Air Force Special Warfare

Working with Tim was transformative. Tim's guidance and unique perspective enhanced my professional skill set and had a profound impact on my personal life. His approach was insightful and pragmatic. He offered solutions that were tailored to my specific needs. Not since my time playing football at Stanford, have I worked with a coach who pushed me to truly become the best version of myself like Tim did. The skills and strategies I learned through our collaboration have empowered me to navigate complex situations with greater confidence and effectiveness. Whether it's improving team dynamics, honing leadership abilities, or achieving a healthier work-life balance, Tim's expertise was invaluable. I highly recommend Maxum Consultants to anyone looking to elevate their career and enrich their personal life. Tim's commitment to fostering growth and development is remarkable.


Craig Jones

Whatnot Works

I thought my time spent with Tim was invaluable. Tim’s guidance was extremely clear, helpful and has made a difference in my daily practice. Tim is nimble, perceptive, astute and remains solidly in the moment. His use of validation, interpretation and teaching of skills is absolutely masterful.


Nadja Lopez

William James College

We hired Tim because our youth sports program was struggling. Tim helped us diagnose our organizational problems and implement solutions. Tim is a brilliant listener. We had several “problem,” employees that Tim successfully engaged with without putting them on the defensive. He has a gift for being able to get employees to “buy-in.” Tim specifically helped our people take ownership of their roles and hold themselves accountable. Additionally, as business owners, it’s difficult to look in the mirror and take inventory of one’s contribution to a company’s success and/or failure. Tim helped us pull back in areas and it changed our trajectory. Tim’s depth of knowledge on leadership and driving excellence is inspiring. We credit Tim with saving our organization.


Julie Mullin

Michigan Chill Soccer Club - Hope Sports Complex 

I participated in a communication workshop under the guidance of Dr. Tim Wakeham. The experience was transformative and has empowered me to communicate with greater confidence, authenticity, and empathy. What sets the workshop apart is the holistic approach. I learned valuable techniques to convey my ideas clearly, listen actively, and engage in meaningful conversations. The interactive nature of the workshop, coupled with real-world examples, made it engaging and relatable. The workshop is a game-changer for anyone looking to elevate their communication skills.


Dr. Lavonya Douglas

Lion Heart International Consulting

Tim has been the driving force behind our journey from a small business to the top 1% in our industry. Initially hired to improve relationships with key employees, Tim's impact went beyond expectations. Our production doubled, and we achieved unprecedented success, while working less. Tim's coaching transformed my staff into happy team players. His guidance strengthened our team's adaptability, contributing to sustained growth. Tim doesn't just provide answers; he empowers leaders to identify problems and craft solutions. His adeptness at addressing negative behavior facilitates open dialogue without causing discomfort. With an incredible memory and insights, Tim is a coach who not only enhances financial figures but also improves individuals both personally and professionally. For any leader seeking positive change in team dynamics, I wholeheartedly endorse Tim – a coach who makes you a better leader.


Kevin Mullin

Greater Lansing Endodontics

I work in high-pressure elite sporting environments where the margins are razor-thin. Leading in these complex settings can be challenging, so I reached out to Tim to further develop my leadership skills. It has been the best professional (and personal) development decision I've made. Tim’s guidance has significantly improved how I listen, communicate, and empathize. He is masterful at understanding individuals, their situations, and their goals, and he creates progressive and realistic skill-development plans backed by evidence-based research. I have greatly appreciated his approach to teaching, which is filled with curiosity and collaboration. This has led to a deeper sense of self-discovery and transformation for me.


Brandon Siakel

Olympic Sports Performance Coach

Tim is an exceptional leadership coach. He was a guiding force of insight and wisdom for me. Tim's impact went beyond mere insights. He ignited a transformation in my thinking. His gentle yet firm approach nudged me to venture into uncharted territories, fostering growth and experimentation where improvement was possible. Tim's partnering was a blend of nurturing my strengths and challenging me to evolve in areas I could enhance. What set Tim apart was his remarkable ability to listen deeply, his unwavering encouragement, and the genuine care he extended. His authenticity resonated in every interaction, providing a refreshing departure from the norm. In an industry oversaturated with consultants, Tim stood as a rare beacon of light. If you're sincerely committed to your personal and leadership development, Tim's guidance is a game-changing opportunity.


Andrew Cataldo

Primary Prevention Physiotherapy

Tim is a very intuitive and empathetic listener. He has a keen ability to trace problems and issues to their root cause. Tim is also a caring and creative partner, skilled teacher, and excellent communicator. We always came up with great solutions and everyone grew from the insights he provided. I can’t say enough!


Sherry Hughes

Houghton Housing Commission

I have worked with Dr. Tim for over a decade. He is the most intentional person I have had the pleasure of working with to date. His ability to listen and communicate is second to none. He harmoniously balances his strong scientific knowledge base with a disarming curiosity to help you safely uncover the root causes of problems. Through his use of patient attentiveness and humbly collaborative recommendations, he always made me feel understood as a professional and person.


Adam Nelson

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation/Catholic Central

Tim is incredibly strong in helping us be focused on our most important details while also having a view of the big picture. He also pushes us to grow when it is appropriate. Tim is very approachable and invested in the success of his coaching. He was especially outstanding at culture, teamwork, and explaining behavioral causes. We threw our most challenging topics at him, and we successfully overcame them. Tim is skilled, helps us achieve lasting results and will help many.


Erin and Marcus Meyer

Gator Cleaning Solutions

I hired Tim because things were very busy and tense at a restaurant that I owned and led. I worked with Tim to create onboarding and retention programs that helped me train and keep my best people. Tim also helped me be a better communicator especially in the areas of setting expectations, empowering, and holding staff accountable. I think Tim is excellent. He listens, empathizes, supports, and teaches. He also helped me put together a self-care plan to stave off burnout. I’d work with Tim again in a second. I highly recommend him.


Todd Auger

Racer’s Bistro

I run a multimillion dollar business and purposefully surround myself with people smarter than me. Dr. Tim is no exception. This man is is exceptional at hearing the meaning behind what you are saying. Dr. Tim also helps you identify your unproven assumptions and contradictions. He partners with you to create an implementation plan that is customized to meet your needs. Every time I talk with Tim, I gain valuable insights that I take into the following week. If you are remotely considering someone to help you become not only a better leader, but a better person…Dr. Tim is the right person. Do not hesitate. Dr. Tim will absolutely help you. Get ready to be transformed!


Christian Mullin

Shore Smiles

I had high expectations for professionalism, attentiveness, and knowledge. Tim demonstrated all of these characteristics. Tim's questions helped many in our group gain self and social awareness. He also provided collaborative advice that we benefited from. Tim delivered and exceeded our expectations.


Lisa Kingkade

Milford Public Schools

Tim did a wonderful job of listening and diagnosing to help me gain leadership awareness so that I could communicate more effectively. Tim did this by creating a safe environment and then slowly helping me reflect on the leader I am and then comparing it to the leader that I want to be. I am a much more empowering leader because of my partnering with Tim. I also feel like the weight I carried as a leader has decreased. I actually feel lighter, and work seems easier!


Nikki Irwin

The Cleaning Pros