About Tim

My Story

Thank you for visiting my site and learning about Purpose Mountain.  Allow me to share a bit about myself and my journey.

For the past 25 years, my entire adult life, I’ve been relentlessly following my vision to discover and fulfill my life’s purpose in service to humanity and our world.  Since childhood, I’ve had a passion for wild nature and the great mysteries of life, consciousness, and soul.

As a boy I had an incredible zest for life, which at times got me into all kinds of trouble.  Yet as I looked around me at the adults in my world, none of them seemed to be fully alive, their spirits seemed dampened… to say the least.  I remember wondering, “Is this all there is for me when I grow up?”

I experienced my fair share of childhood trauma including abuse, bullying, and divorce.  As a result, I realized that the American dream was a pipe dream, and after playing by the rules and graduating from university, I went out in search of truth.  I needed to find a pathway that didn’t just serve me, but served the greater culture and the world itself.

Fueled by my passion for nature and the great mysteries of life, I sought out indigenous wisdom by living and learning from Native American communities, families and elders, including the Navajo Nation of the desert southwest, the Oglala Lakota of the Great Plains, the Odawa people of the Great Lakes, and the Spokane Tribe of the Inland Northwest.

The wisdom I found guided me to look back inside to my own soul, as well as outside to the soul of nature.  The deeper I looked in each direction, the more overlap I found.

Guided by vision and purpose, I immersed myself in deep nature connection and earth based mentoring, studying with the best visionary mentors and wilderness schools.  Eventually I founded my own, along with my wife Jeannine.  In 2005 we started Twin Eagles Wilderness School, which is still running strong today.

As I served thousands of people to develop a spiritual connection to nature, my learning didn’t stop.  In order to find the success I did, I had a tremendous amount of fear, resistance, and doubt to move through.  I joined the men’s movement and a men’s group and practiced emotional maturity amongst a circle of initiated men until I found myself as a leader in that work.

I faced enormous frustration through my journey, as I was never able to find a single path that gave me everything I needed. I explored every human potential workshop and personal development seminar I could find, continuing to face myself over and over.  I studied and practiced depth psychology and took a multi-year journey with therapy myself, all the while still honoring the old ways of indigenous wisdom. By putting all these pieces together, eventually I was able to heal and transform my deepest wounds, and claim the golden gifts that had been there all along, just waiting for me.

I realized that no single body of work was whole in itself, but that each had something deeply significant to offer.  The real magic came when I brought together the timeless wisdom of indigenous teachings with a cutting edge understanding of the human psyche.  I was able to finally birth my wholeness as a human being, and fully step into my purpose making my greatest contribution for the betterment of the world.

I’ve brought the best of all of this together into my work here at Purpose Mountain.  It’s my great honor to offer this service to you.  There is nothing more important to me than connecting with purpose, and guiding others like you to do the same.  Thanks for joining me in this profound journey for ourselves, our communities, and our most precious Earth.

From the heart,


Tim’s Bio

Tim Corcoran is the founder of Purpose Mountain, where he serves as a certified Nature Based Purpose Guide to support people who hear the call from wild nature to discover their purpose, those with a burning desire to live their vision and a willingness to work with resistance and fears through the Ecology of Self and Voice Dialogue.

Tim also serves as co-Director of Twin Eagles Wilderness School, an organization he co-founded with his wife, Jeannine Tidwell, in Sandpoint, Idaho in 2005 dedicated to facilitating deep nature connection mentoring, cultural restoration, and inner tracking.

Tim is a leader of men’s groups and holistic rites of passage for males, guiding and initiating men and boys into the new paradigm of the mature masculine.

Since 1999, Tim has dedicated his life towards consciously furthering this vision of living in balance with the Earth, community, family, self, spirit and soul.

Healing the cultural rift between the mainstream and indigenous cultures, transformational consciousness work, the spiritual journey, ancestral work, deep nature connection, family and holistic health are all deep commitments in his life.

Tim is a heart centered father of two brilliant boys and husband to a magnificent wife, and lives in pristine Sandpoint, Idaho.

What Influencers & Leaders are saying about Tim

“For over 20 years, I have had the honor to witness Tim Corcoran’s journey to a path of deep leadership and authentic, nature-based mentoring. I have felt his commitment to service, to learning, experiencing directly and gaining the power that comes from a journey of deep connection to nature, himself and people. He has truly followed the heart-trail of deep initiation and has always showed with courage, vulnerability and humility. If you’re looking for purpose, for your vision, for your meaningful path, Tim is going to get you there through the mentoring journey of connection to yourself, your calling, the people in your life and the power of nature within and around all of us.”
Jon Young

Founder, 8 Shields Institute

“Tim Corcoran is a long time apprentice to both wild nature and the wild human heart. He guides with sincerity, sensitivity and passion.”
Jonathan Gustin

Founder, Purpose Guides Institute

“Tim brings a unique set of skills to guide others. I don’t know any other man who is as rooted in the power nature brings and the depth available in our human existence. Tim’s commitment and skills in the leadership and personal development realm continue to catalyze deep change for others.  We live in a world of disconnection from ourselves, others, nature, and purpose. Tim has the skills to help you reconnect on all those levels. If you want to bring all you have to your life – work with Tim.
Owen Marcus

co-Founder, EVRYMAN and Author, Grow Up: A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence

“Tim Corcoran has developed himself as a masterful guide through both the inner and outer landscape. If you are seeking your higher purpose or looking to release patterns of fear and resistance, I highly recommend Tim. ​He is a passionate inner tracker and will travel with you to the unknown and back. His time in nature has honed his fearlessness and joy for life. You couldn’t find a better guide.
Mark Morey

Founder, A Connected Leader and Institute for Natural Learning

“Tim Corcoran understands progress as it unfolds in nature and in spirit. Today, the countless time and energy invested in mentoring others brings him to a mountain top called purpose. The role of purpose is to bring you to a perspective filled with Wisdom. When one clearly sees purpose as a companion rather than a goal to continually strive for, they become gifted as guides. You trust these guides wholeheartedly. As long as I have been honored to know him, I trust Tim wholeheartedly. His work will bring you to another level.
Tony Ten Fingers, Wanbli Nata’u, Oglala Lakota

Author, Lakota Wisdom