Principal & Author


Bachelor’s Degree
Business Administration
California State
University Fullerton

Master’s Degree
Human Development
Fielding Graduate University

Doctoral Degree
Human and
Organizational Systems
Fielding Graduate University


He is the author or co-author of several books and training resources including:
  • Have a Nice Conflict
  • Working with SDI
  • Working with Core Strengths
  • Becoming a Leader We Need with Strategic Intelligence.

Dr. Tim Scudder is a principal at Core Strengths in Carlsbad, California. He is the world’s leading expert on Relationship Awareness Theory and the author of: SDI 2.0, Results through Relationships, Have a Nice Conflict, and The Leaders We Need. Tim is Core Strengths’ primary researcher and author. He also serves on the board of the Alliant International University California School of Management and Leadership.

Tim has a great method for teaching the Core Strengths materials. He really opened my eyes to different communication methods I may not have even know I was using. I will definitely take this back to my team and start implementing Core Strengths immediately.
Jennifer Smith, Education First
International Society for Performance Improvement

When relationships work, there isn’t a problem that can’t be solved.