I worried that interviewing Tim Krause about his book Finding Theo would be sad. That could not have been further from reality. Tim’s interview was inspirational as he discussed the people that helped Theo.  Ordinary individuals who assisted in extraordinary ways from the point of the mountain bike crash to his recovery. Theo was told that he may never walk again because he had broken his neck. Tim interviewed many of the individuals involved in Theo’s recovery. They wanted part of the purpose of the book to be a thank you to everyone that assisted.

Although Theo walked out of the hospital 8 weeks after surgery that was not the end of his battles. He would still face physical and mental battles. We end the interview with Tim telling us how Theo is doing today. I won’t spoil it for you.

I have shared our interview from CBA Unite 2018 in Nashville below.


Finding Theo

Theo Krause gains speed as he drops into a ravine on a remote Colorado mountain biking trail. Rounding a bend, his bike hits an awkward bump, hidden by the shadows, that catapults him head first into an aspen tree, splintering his neck. Staring at the sky, paralyzed, he thinks, “This is where I will die.”

A mountain rescue team races in while a helicopter crew positions for a dangerous airlift. Hours later and five hundred miles away, Theo’s mother takes a phone call. The news is devastating. Her son will never walk again.

Finding Theo is a father’s raw account of his son’s courageous battle for life. It is also a deeper story of discovery about the people whose lives became interwoven with Theo’s: the son of an Iranian immigrant who found him beside the trail, medical professionals–one, the sister of a Columbine High School massacre victim–and the cast of friends who guarded his soul.

Long after the last page turns, Finding Theo provokes questions about the meaning of “miracle” and the way the world was made to work.

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Timothy KrauseTimothy Krause

Timothy Krause spent thirty years in the world of high technology, ultimately serving as Chief Marketing Officer of one of the world’s largest suppliers of telecommunications products. The son of a preacher, Timothy lives at the crossroads of science, religion, and the arts. FINDING THEO represents the culmination of a journey precipitated by a horrifying accident in which these worlds collided. Today, he is a Deloitte Consulting Game Changer. Timothy also provides leadership, business strategy, marketing, and business development advice as an independent consultant, and is a popular motivational speaker.

He is a Director of the World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth. Timothy is a passionate supporter of Our Friends Place, a Dallas based nonprofit dedicated to helping young women break the generational cycles of abuse, neglect, and poverty. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from William Jewell College, which in 2015 awarded him its highest honor for distinguished alums, the Citation of Achievement. He holds an M.B.A. in business management from the University of Dallas. Timothy met his wife Jorja, a music education major, during a college choir tour. Together they have raised two children, lived and worked abroad in Paris, France, and currently reside in Dallas, Texas.

To learn more, visit: www.findingtheo.com

A percentage of book proceeds for Finding Theo will be donated to the Craig Hospital Foundation (www.craighospital.org/foundation) and Our Friends Place (www.ourfriendsplace.org)

Timothy Krause website