Timothy McLean is a counselor, therapist, and consultant, president of C+F Institute for Transpersonal Studies、co founder of the Japan Transpersonal Association, Faculty of The Enneagram Institute and Facilitator The Work of Byron Katie. For more than 25 years Tim has been leading retreats, seminars, and trainings on psychology, personal growth, communication, and leadership for businesses, educational and medical institutions in the United States, Asia, and Japan (in Japanese and English). Since 1999 Tim has worked extensively as a forum and education resource for The Young Presidents Organization http://www.ypo.org and the Entrepreneurs Organization http://www.eonetwork.org/ in the USA, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. He has personally coached hundreds of company presidents and CEOs in forums for profound inquiry, discovery, and personal growth in their business, family and personal lives.
Tim’s seminars and workshops assist individuals, teams, and organizations to discover their essential qualities and develop their unique capacities through highly effective methods of self reflection, communication and team/leadership development. Outstanding among these methods are the Enneagram of personality types, an incredibly precise and profound map of human consciousness and The Work of Byron Katie, a simple and powerful method of inquiry and awakening. The Enneagram helps us identify and understand our limiting patterns and our highest potentials. The Work of Byron Katie shows us “How” to question our stressful thoughts and limiting stories and discover the peace, freedom, and creativity that is always available.
Tim’s business clients include, Canon, Daimler/Mitsubishi Fuso, Estee Lauder, Fuji Television Network, Fuji Xerox Business Institute, Nihon Unisys, Kikoman, Nikkei BP, NHK Television Network, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sanrio, Sumitomo Group, Toto, Tsuneishi Heavy Industries, Machida Municipal Hospital, The Kai Clinic Okinawa as well as many YPO and EO member companies.
Tim is also an authority on traditional Japanese culture and spirituality and leads retreats on Zen practice for modern life and walking Pilgrimages to the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku. Tim has worked on numerous projects for intercultural cooperation between Japan and other countries including the Enneagram Institute of New York to introduce the Enneagram of Personality Types to Japan, with Dr. Andrew Weil facilitating the development of Integrative Medicine and as a facilitator of the revolutionary inquiry method, The Work of Byron Katie for a clearing the mind of stress and opening the heart to inspiration.
Tim has a Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University, a BA in East Asian Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an extensive professional training in Transpersonal Psychology and Process Oriented Psychology. Tim is an international faculty of the Enneagram Institute and president of the Enneagram Institute of Japan and a certified facilitator and mentor for The Work of Byron Katie. He serves on the advisory boards of the Kai Clinic, Okinawa, and the Japan Transpersonal Psychology Association.
Tim is co-author in Japanese of Psychotherapy and Meditation, The Ways of Healing, Transpersonal Therapies, and Knowing Who You Are. He is co- translator of The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson and Loving What Is and A Thousand Name for Joy by Byron Katie. He has appeared many times on Japanese television and radio programs and has worked as a consultant for a variety of television programs including the award winning NHK specials, The Brain and the Mind and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Tim McLean has been living in Japan since 1981. He currently resides in the Izu National Park area southwest of Tokyo with his wife Yoshiko Takaoka, a counselor, writer and workshop facilitator.