Nov 18, 2022
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Turning point at 50
It was after Todd turned 50 that he began pursuing a new direction for his life in a way that combined his natural speaking ability with his enthusiasm for mentoring younger professionals.
He completed training and became certified by the John Maxwell Team as a motivational speaker and leadership coach. Then, he started his own company providing training to a variety of businesses and other organizations where he encourages employees to lead efforts toward meaningful engagement and building trust.
“I’m on a mission to revolutionize company culture and leadership,” Todd explained. “I’ve been involved in some lousy work situations as well as some really great companies. What made the difference was the amount of engagement taking place among the staff.
“The scope of business is changing quickly for companies large and small,” he added. “If businesses aren’t shifting, then they’re going to be in trouble. I guide them toward more engagement while helping them shift toward more productive hybrid work models.”
COVID changed the business landscape for every company by forcing many staff members to work from home. While many employees and companies were skeptical about the situation at first, they discovered employees liked the flexibility to work from home and firms learned the staff could often be more productive by working remotely.
“Consequently, we are really losing the connectiveness that once defined effective workplaces,” Todd explained. “The smiles, handshakes, hugs, lunches with coworkers – people who work remotely miss out on all those positive opportunities for interpersonal connections.”
It’s even more challenging for companies with remote staff working overseas. Those relationships are difficult for people to develop trust with each other, he added.
“Sadly, people often make judgements based on what I call the iceberg effect. They form opinions based on the 10% of what they can see,” said Todd. “Yet, most of who we are lies below the surface and that is only visible through close human connections.”…to be continued