Tim Levy is an Australian author, television personality, corporate consultant and self-help advocate.
Levy was born and raised in Sydney. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a BSc in Computer Science. He lives with his wife Angela and their three children in Austin, Texas, in the United States.
Tim Levy began his career in the field of 3D technology, design and strategy, and in 1996 started his own technological marketing company for clients including Roland DG, Sony, and IBM. He spent some years in California's Silicon Valley as an executive and Vice-President of Production for E.on Interactive, responsible for sales, marketing and online strategy for customers like Hewlett Packard, Lucent, Acer Inc., 3Com, and Electronic Arts. Levy ultimately moved to private consulting for corporate executives; one such project for Roland DG ultimately became the "Australia's International Solar Boat & Hydrogen Car Challenge".
The Sydney competition was put together by Levy after several attendances as an Australian ambassador at Southern California's Solar Cup, the largest solar boat competition in the United States.
Levy created the Car Kids series of children's audiobooks, which started out self-published but were ultimately picked up and published by the ABC and BBC Audiobooks. The audio books led to a series of live-performances throughout Australia. Levy followed up on their popularity by authoring a series of environmentally-themed children's books, Travel Kids, published by Random House.
Levy entered the television industry following a television deal against Time-Warner. He created and produced a children's television show, Groovedelicious/The Life Unlimited, which was aired for three seasons on Australia's Foxtel and Nine Network. The show was designed as a comedy entertainment magazine TV format and was aimed toward younger teenagers. Levy helped organise the Junior Rock Eisteddfod Challenge youth competition and hosted it in five cities across Australia.
Levy has embarked on several book tours across Australia and North America, and is engaged as a motivational speaker and private consultant for corporate executives including through Vistage International.
- 2003 Car Kids ISBN 0-759-32154-X
- 2005 Olive and the Grey Water Affair ISBN 1-741-66043-2
- 2005 Squeak: the boy with No Voice ISBN 1-741-66049-1
- 2005 Sandra Collage and the Fossil Fuel Fiasco ISBN 1-741-66027-0
- 2005 Orson McNeal, 100% Pure ISBN 1-741-66033-5
- 2010 The Life Summit: Map Out The Life Of Your Dreams In 6 Easy Steps ISBN 1-600-37694-0
- 2013 The Fast Book Handbook
- 2013 Creativity and Innovation: Accessing and Optimizing Your Inner Visionary, Entrepreneur, Artist and Muse. ASIN B00EX50QFM
- 2013 The Google Gamble: The CEO's Guide to Traffic, Conversion and the Mysteries of S.E.O. ASIN B00DB2GNDM
- 2013 The Entrepreneurial Handbook: How to Hyper-Grow Your Business + Get Stuff Done Quickly, Cheaply and Ultra-Efficiently ASIN B00BSWA9H8
- "Tim Levy – Career Overview". Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- "Tim Levy – About". Retrieved 8 May 2012.
- "Telling stories is the write stuff". Northern Territory News.
- Chelsea Clark. "Taking the Mickey or the next Walt". The Daily Telegraph.
- Joe Buda. "Tim Levy: Helping to Provide Focus and Clarity". San Antonio Informer. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "Book Review: The Life Summit – Author in Austin April 17 & 18". Austin Post. 17 April 2010.[dead link]
- "California Solar Boat Race Sparks Similar Race Down Under". Environment News Service. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "The solar generation sets sail.(International Solar Boat Challenge)". ECOS. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- Jake Dew (23 September 2008). "Solar Sailors". The Gold Coast Bulletin.
- "Elanora powers on to national event". The Gold Coast Bulletin. 18 October 2007.
- "Come aboard for the Solar Boat Challenge". The Gold Coast Bulletin. 25 August 2007.
- Hawthorne, Michelle (25 August 2007). "Solar Powered Boats and Beyond". Sep99, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p25, 2p. Australian Primary & Junior Science Journal.
- Nick Price (18 November 2006). "Bright students' solar success". Geelong Advertiser.
- "On the right course". The Courier-Mail. 10 July 2008.
- Bridie Jabour (10 May 2007). "It's best under the sun". The Gold Coast Bulletin.
- "Partnership for Success". City of Penrith. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "Riviera's Solar Challenge Pits Media in Fierce Competition". Riviera. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- "Car Kids". Good Reading. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
- Sally Carbon and Robert Kabbas. "Read Me". Sunday Herald Sun.
- "Audio Time". Reading Time Vol 49 No 3. Children's Book Council of Australia.
- Sally Murphy. "Children's Audiobook Review: Carkids Junior: The Litle Red Gnome Goes Fishing". Aussiereviews.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012.[dead link]
- Car Kids 4: Sandra Collage and the Fossil-Fuel Fiasco! Allen & Unwin
- Car Kids Dymocks
- Car Kids 3: Olive and the Grey Water Affair BibliOZ
- "Holiday reading". The Advertiser. 13 December 2005.
- Tim Levy Random House
- Tim Levy Amazon.com
- Orson McNeal, 100% Pure Google Books
- The Manly Daily
- That's Life! July 2003
- That's Life! December 2003
- Studio Bambini Autumn, 2003[dead link] Random House
- Sarah Nicholson (20 February 2008). "In the groove". The Courier-Mail.
- Wakeup with the Wagners (24 September 2012). "Tim Levy". NBC 3 News.
- "Tim Levy". CBS 5 News.
- Get Smart[dead link]
- The Empowerment Summit
- "Tim Levy". The Balancing Act, Lifetime.
- Official website
- Australia's International Solar Boat Challenge
- Australia's International Hydrogen Car Challenge
- Video link