About Train of Thoughts


Train of Thoughts, set up in 2002, is led by Tim Redpath, MBA, a Management Consultant based in Ottawa, ON.

Photo Credit: Etienne Ranger.

Tim’s background is marketing, sales and business leadership. His skill as a management consultant was acquired through 25 years of experience with international corporations, is helping them take complex issues to market through an analysis of market needs, strategic planning, organizational capacity and an understanding of communication challenges. Tim has worked with senior management teams and business owners to develop organizational capability. He has identified and developed new brands, messaging and value propositions. He has worked extensively on the preparation and generation of marketing campaigns that not only deliver leads and build brand awareness, but also generate a return on corporate investment. Underpinning those campaigns has been a shrewd knowledge of business drivers, marketing techniques and all aspects of marketing communications and a keen awareness of business and marketing trends and hot buttons.

Now based in Ottawa, he has worked successfully for organizations on both sides of the North Atlantic, on projects as diverse as developing strategic business plans in evolving markets, auditing international sales & marketing operations, corporate communications campaigns to generate new business and customer care programmes.

Tim has extensive strategic and tactical experience as well as significant management skills with proven leadership ability with diverse and disparate teams. Experience in leading marketing organizations through a changing environment, and in corporate brand development and promotion, are critical skills that lend themselves to many projects.

Prior to setting up Train of Thoughts, Tim’s experience included national and international marketing work for Mitel Telecom and Kone Elevators in the UK, Mitel Corporation and Kanatek Technologies in Ottawa, Canada in a number of senior positions.

Tim is an occasional lecturer at the Sprott School of Business (Professional Programs Division) at Carleton University, Ottawa, where he lectures on marketing. He is also a published creative writer and an experienced public speaker.

Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

Tim Redpath is a past chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and an active supporter of the Chamber.

Community Foundation of Ottawa

Tim Redpath is a proud  member of the board of governors of The Community Foundation of Ottawa and vice chair.

Sprott School of Business

Tim Redpath is a lecturer at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, Ottawa. For information on course availability.

Algonquin College

Tim Redpath is pleased to coach members of Algonquin College’s marketing team for the Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition (OCMC).

Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation

Tim Redpath is a supporter of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation.

Ad Astra

Tim Redpath was a proud supporter of Ad Astra – a group dedicated to the objective of raising $150,000 to build a school in Kathmandu, Nepal in memory of Sean Egan who died on the slopes of Mount Everest on April 29th 2005. The Child Haven school was opened on March 12th 2008!

Child Haven International

Tim Redpath is a supporter of Child Haven International which assists children and women in India, Nepal, Tibet and Bangladesh, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support.


Tim Redpath mentors students from the engineering faculty at the University Ottawa on entrepreneurship and starting a business.

TEC Canada

Tim Redpath is a chair within the Ottawa business leadership community for TEC Canada.