Who is Tim Ringgold?

Tim Ringgold is the Owner of Sonic Divinity Music Therapy Services and author of Sonic Recovery: Harness the Power of Music to Stay S.O.B.E.R.  Tim is also an award winning international speaker, having shared the stage with some of the top minds on music, the brain, and personal development, including Tony Robbins. Tim was the first person to give a TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012. Tim is also a former Regional President of the American Music Therapy Association. He has provided music therapy to thousands of teens and adults to help them lower stress and reduce pain. His mission is to empower people to reach for music when they are stressed so they can create outcomes they desire both at work and in life.

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Decrease Stress to Increase Success

Tim teaches audiences how to easily and quickly TURN OFF STRESS to achieve optimum performance.

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Reach for Music to Reduce Stress FAST!

Your audience’s mental wellbeing is as much of a factor in their performance as their training and skillset. Mental illness and substance abuse combined accounted for the leading cause of disease burden in the US since 2015, and rates of each are increasing annually, and chronic stress is the number one culprit. 

In this music-filled, interactive keynote, your audience will sing along, shake along, and relax to live music as well as learn 3 ways they can reach for music on a daily basis to decrease their stress. Regardless of who is in your audience, the healthier they are, the more successful they will be at fulfilling their goals, mission, and dreams.



V.E.R.O: The 4-Step Formula to Overcome Anything.

All of us underestimate our own potential, particularly when it comes to resilience. In today’s stress-filled world, resilience is an attribute that all employees have to exhibit if they want to stay healthy and productive. The rate and pace of change in technology, operations, and culture are unprecedented, leading many to overwhelm and burnout.

In this “Keynote Concert,” Tim plays his way through a simple and easy to implement formula for overcoming adversity in a ‘cafe style’ delivery. Your audience will be inspired, entertained, and educated all at the same time as Tim shares 5 songs including a finale that will have everyone on their feet singing along – GUARANTEED.

Praise for Tim

Tim has the ability to speak from the heart even in front of our national sales force. He connects with the crowd instantly, and weaves inspiration and motivation through his master storytelling and ability to get EVERYONE to participate.

– James Wetrich, President, U.S. Wound
Care Division, Molnlycke Healthcare

Working with Tim is an absolute treat. His unique blend of humor, passion and science-based credibility invokes such an emotional response within the audience, one cannot truly appreciate his essence until seeing Tim in action in person.

– Nikkisa Abdollahi, Curator & Organizer, TEDxYouth@BommerCanyon

I work with some of the very best speakers, top book authors,and entrepreneurs in the world. There are very few people I have ever seen that can hold people’s attention better and inspire others more than Tim Ringgold.

– Joe Polish, Founder, Genius Network Mastermind Group and Piranha Marketing

Tim’s ability to connect with participants of all ages – 4 to 64 – was amazing. His thorough knowledge of his subject matter was awe-inspiring and the participants at our meetings gave Tim rave reviews.

-Christa Dardaganian, former Director of Educational Strategy, National Hemophilia Foundation

I was beaming from ear to ear watching him move our tribe into one cohesive rhythm and voice within a matter of a few short minutes. Tim’s message about how to get back into the rhythm of work was so well received.

-Giovanni Marisco, Founder, Archangel

What a gem! Tim is passionate about wellness and recovery and is vulnerable and transparent with his audience. Two years later, we still hear from conference attendees the ways Tim positively impacted their lives.

-Pam Reed Presnall, Director of Development and Community Education, Mental Health Association of Orange County

I cannot say enough how refreshing Tim is! He is extremely easy to work with, and I can’t put into words the energy Tim brings to the room. He engages the audience directly through a variety of senses.

-Kim Fuller, CMP, Event Manager, Newport Academy

Tim was powerful and motivating, and his efforts to connect with our audience showed in the overwhelmingly positive response. As a conference planner for over eight years, I can honestly say Tim’s presentation has been one of our best received

-Lori Gooding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Conference Chair, SER-AMTA Annual Conference