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Tim Eggebraaten

After 28 years in the Criminal Justice field, Tim will speak and sing to your organization and help you find your own "Rhythm of Life." Tim will teach you techniques to make a real difference in life.

Fee Range: $10,000 and Below

Tim Eggebraaten has been a police officer since 1992 and had many different roles during his career with the Detroit Lakes, MN Police Department – DARE Instructor, Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, K-9 Handler, and Chief of Police from 2011 – 2016. Tim retired from the DLPD in November 2016 after 24 ½ years in law enforcement and 3 years as a correctional officer in Clay County, MN. Tim and his wife, Denise, have three sons and make their home in Detroit Lakes.

Like everybody else, Tim faces the challenges of balancing family life with the rigors of the career and trying to keep himself physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. The emotional roller coaster of police work started to catch up with Tim during his tenure as Chief of Police and it reached a critical point when one of his best friends and partners took his own life on May 13th, 2012.

Tim began talking about his own career path and leadership journey in 2016 and found that talking with others about personal and emotional topics really helped in his own healing process and learned that others can benefit from knowing that they are not alone in their own journey. He is passionate to share his learning to help individuals work through critical thinking moments in their life, to recognize the tools to orchestrate a rhythm for success, and the value of finding the balance in each day.

Tim will talk (and sing) with your organization about keeping the harmony in our lives and finding that balance so that we can truly be successful in all aspects of our lives. Tim has spent many years performing as a one-man-band and will use the power of music during his presentation to inspire and move your audience.
Speech Titles and Descriptions:

Taking it to the Street
Tim knows the importance of paying attention to the rhythm of life.  Having worked in law enforcement for 25 years, he is an expert at Working the Beat; and has learned through experience, the value of discovering the harmony in it all. We all face challenges which create our own beat in life when balancing family, careers, and struggling to find time for ourselves and our physical, mental and spiritual health.  Prepare to be energized, inspired and entertained as “The Off Duty Chief” shares strategies and tactics for working YOUR BEAT!


  • Strengthen your Critical Thinking skills to lead teams and motivate those around you.
  • Develop your Emotional Intelligence: self-awareness, social-awareness, self-management and relationship management for a clear view of what’s happening on your watch.
  • Understand the warning signs that you have lost your balance and steps to get back on track.
  • Identify and evaluate difficult situations and how to best navigate when outside of your comfort zone.
  • Establish a path for rallying the right troops at the right time to move you through the hard times.

Tim Eggebraaten knocked it out of the park for us. He was both entertaining and engaging. Tim had us all laughing one minute and crying the next. As a former police chief, he has seen things that most of us can’t even imagine, yet he continues to search for the positive in each situation.  Tim’s message inspired us to find balance in our own lives, by focusing on the positives and learning to appreciate the “Normans” that pop into our lives. 

Johnson Memorial Health Systems, Dawson

Tim Eggebraaten is nothing short of amazing! His stories reach your soul and make you think about your rhythm! I have never seen my staff so engaged in a presenter before! Tim is invigorating, heartfelt, and hands down one of the best presenters I have seen. I have been in education for 13 years and feel my rhythm is pretty good, but after listening to Tim I am revisiting things to make it even better. 

Principle - Elementary School

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