Sharing the Power of Mindfulness On-Air and Online: An Interview with Tim Ray

Tim Ray was always ahead of the curve. In the 1980s, as a college student, he recognized and embraced the connection between mind and body as the key to holistic health long before the idea took a collective hold on society. He also saw the business possibilities this mindset presented.

Tim is the founder & CEO of United Intentions, a non-profit with a wide range of educational products and programs offered through its media platform, UI Media Network, its children’s program, Imagine If…, along with its other online resources: all focused on helping people of all ages to create and realize their life’s intentions. In the midst of his entrepreneurial journey, he began to make a name for himself as a radio host through his UI Media Network. We asked Tim to tell us more how he brought this business model to fruition and his resulting success as a radio host.

Mark: What led to your popularity as a radio host?

Tim: It was all pretty coincidental actually. A handful of years ago when United Intentions Foundation was just starting out as just a two-person venture, a local podcaster asked me to do an interview on his podcast. I never had done a live interview before and was pretty nervous. But the moment we went live, I took to it like a duck in water. I wouldn’t say I was especially good at it right out of the gate, but I loved that initial thrill and have enjoyed live radio ever since. And by the way, I have gotten a lot better based on the tapes from when the show first started. (laughs)

Mark: Can you remember a moment when you really knew that UI Media Network was special?

Tim: Hmmm, it’s hard to narrow it down to a moment as I truly enjoy each show and each one is unique in its own way. But I think what draws people is that we discuss topics that aren’t part of mainstream radio or tv programming such as MK Ultra Survivors with Elisa E or Out of Body Experiences with Thomas Campbell and the Alien Agenda with Jimmy Church. The information shared on these shows is so empowering as we move through our life journey. I also love the shows I host where the guest and I share great enthusiastic about the topic and we seem to have a dance on air sharing our thoughts and beliefs for all to contemplate. It really is a magical time for me when I go live and really gets me excited   to head out the door each day.

Mark: You have interviewed some incredible guests like authors Gregg Braden and Bruce Lipton. What is that like?

Tim: Those interviews are so rewarding. They are like an interactive audio and visual book that I am experiencing and I get to ask the author anything I want as we move through the hour. I am always grateful to be able to get inside the author’s head and heart, so to speak, for those moments in time and it helps me learn and grow each day. It’s funny though that I find myself reading less books. And I think that’s because I feel so satisfied with this new opportunity to grow and explore the edges of my beliefs and help form new ones each day.  

Mark: What is an example of an obstacle you’ve faced and overcome that has helped make you especially relatable to your audience?

Tim: Early on in my marriage, with two young children, and a job as vice president of a $100 million company, I spent a great deal of time traveling around the country. In the span of six weeks, I found myself getting divorced, losing my job and having to sell the house I could no longer afford. Before I knew it, I was living in my buddy’s basement wondering what just happened. Once reality set in, I found myself at a crossroads and knew I had to make a decision. I could go back to working for “the man” or follow my dream of starting my own business. I taped my new business plan to the basement wall and started my entrepreneurial journey. Today that start-up is a multi-million-dollar business that has allowed me to create and spend my time with the United Intentions Foundation. And sharing my story with you.

Mark: You have referred to yourself as “spiritual.” Have you always been that way or what was the turning point?

Tim: I was raised Catholic but it wasn’t until I was 18 and a freshman in college that I took a world religion course and the world literally open up to me. All these other and older religions that I was never knew about growing up. I found myself going down the rabbit hole of exploring not only other religious beliefs but metaphysics to OBEs to NDEs to the alien agenda. My mind was wide open and I couldn’t get enough of these ideas that were so outside the mainstream. I eventually woke up to the fact that I was too lost in my head and the way out was through the heart. These days, that is my guiding mantra.

Mark: What part of your work and service gives you the most satisfaction?

Tim: As a, I most enjoy that I get to create something from nothing every single day alongside the Foundation’s unique and talented team. From intention to reality, we start, from scratch, our e-books, intentional planners, Fast Track products, the Imagine If program for kids that helps our community to create, track and manifest intentions.  And all our services and products help manifest what you truly desire. We have accomplished some remarkable feats so far and our tribe deserves some accolades for their commitment to getting the good word out there.

Mark Stephen Pooler

Mark Stephen Pooler is a Professional Speaker, Author, host of Business Innovators Radio and contributor to Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine covering Influencers, Innovators and Trendsetters in Business.