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Executive Leaves Telecom Industry to Become Animal Whisperer
After spending 20 years in the corporate world, Tim attended an animal communication workshop upon the request of his wife. Little did he know that event would change his life.
Tim Link, CEO and president of Link's Wagging Tales, is a former telecom executive turned Reiki master and animal communicator
Link works with clients around the world who have lost an animal and helps to reunite them
He also helps pet guardians understand their pet's behavioral issues and engages with animals that are transitioning, helping their guardians to heal throughout the process
Link believes we all have the ability to communicate with animals and stresses the importance of taking time each day to connect with the animals around you, using opportunities that often we take for granted
Tim Link, CEO and president of Link's Wagging Tales, is a Reiki master for both humans and their animal companions, as well as an animal communicator and consultant. Nominated for a Healthy Pets Game Changer Award by Lucia P., Link also works with clients around the world who have lost an animal and helps to reunite them.
He has success stories involving dogs, cats and horses, and he even works with turtles, snakes, bearded dragons and wildlife, like monkeys. Another important aspect of Link's work is engaging with animals that are transitioning and helping their guardians to heal throughout the process.
"I can give them some guidance and give them some pointers as well as give them some guidance so when they go to see their veterinarian, they have maybe a better idea of what they're looking at so they can have a better conversation, a better plan to put together," Link says.
Leaving the Corporate World for Animal Communication
Link wasn't always the "animal type" — he spent 20 years as a telecom executive, trying to get corporate executives to "spend $20 million worth of their money on future technology for cellular phones." That is, until an animal communication workshop changed his life:
"I went to an animal communication workshop, just a little half-day workshop to teach you how to breathe, how to open your mind, how to open your heart, to be able to connect with the animals at a deeper level, communicate with them, get information back and try to have a better conversation, a better understanding of what was going on in the animal world.
I had no preconceived idea that this was going to be my path and my purpose in life … So I learned breathing techniques and how to open my mind, how to center myself and how to connect with the animals.
And during that workshop, we worked with live animals and pictures of animals, and each and every time I received information, usually a couple words or a couple of pictures, I thought, 'Well, that's kind of interesting.' And little did I know that every single time it happened, I was getting information."
He began working with his own animals and friends' animals until, little by little, word started to get out about his success in finding lost animals and resolving behavioral challenges in kitties.
"[M]y message came through loud and clear that this is why I'm here, to help people and their animals build the best relationships they possibly can and have the great bonding that they can possibly have … So I hung up my little internet shingle and said, 'Here I am. Come and get me,' and it's been the whirlwind ever since."
Everyone Can Communicate With Animals
Link believes that we all have the ability to "communicate and connect with animals, receive information back from them and send messages to them, both visually and verbally." However, many of us lose this gift as we grow older:
"At our very early ages, when we're 4, 5, 6 years old, we don't know any better. So we talk to our animals and we get information back. We connect with everything that's energetic around us, and we don't question it. By the time we get into our school age years, and we're taught a particular way to communicate and connect and verbalize, we tend to lose some of that."
Now, Link works with veterinarians around the world, including those who have very scientific minds. He's had many instances where dogs go missing from boarding facilities, and these science-minded vets call on Link for help:
"[T]hey get in a fix and they say, 'I don't know what else to do,' especially when we're talking about lost and missing animals. I can count numerous cases where they've had an animal in their care, maybe it's an animal that's been boarded at the facility or been in for some shots or medication or whatever, and someone took their eye off the animal and the animal goes scooting out the door.
Well, any way they can get that animal back, because they don't want to have to explain that to their client, that they've lost their animal, they're open to it.
And so when I come in and help them out, and hopefully we have some success and get the animal back and everybody's fine, they're like, 'I don't know what you do and I don't fully understand what you do, but I'm good with it. You're my go-to guy because you saved me on that one.'"
Supporting Your Heart-Bond With Your Animals
Link describes the relationship between animals and their guardians as a heart bond. "We have that heart connection with them if we bring them into our life and into our care," he says, and this is what he loves most about being an animal communicator. "The biggest thing is building the best relationship and helping animals and their human companions."
Link helped the nominator, Lucia, to find her lost dog Bebe — in Romania. He also works with clients in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and North America, proving that the bonds humans share with their animals have no borders. He stresses the importance of taking time each day to connect with the animals around you, using opportunities that often we take for granted:
"I think the key thing for people and their animals is just to connect with them, spend more time with them, but really connecting. We have animals around us all the time, and oftentimes we get distracted, whether it's by the computer or life or we're taking our dogs for a walk and we're texting while we're talking — these types of things.
This is your golden opportunity to really connect with them at a deep level, understand what their wants and needs truly are, and in return, have them better understand what you need from them to build that great bond and that great relationship."
At his website, Wagging-Tales.com,1 you can find out more about Link's animal communication services, workshops and books, as well as access guides to meditation and breathing techniques to help you better connect with the animals in your life.
Healthypets Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Dr. Karen Becker cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Your pet's medical protocol should be given by your holistic veterinarian.