My Favorite Things of 2015: This Year's Hot Toddy Culture

As I reflect on my favorite things of 2015, one question keeps haunting me: Why would anyone care? It is a tradition that I have repeated each year, and I’ve come to enjoy the opportunity to reflect on what mattered to me during the past year. I am very aware that some of my friends […]

Divine Disruption: Advent Reflections for the Digital Age — My New Book!

I long have loved the seasons of Advent and Christmas, and this year I have published a collection of reflections entitled “Divine Disruption” about this season in honor of the person in my life who loved Christmas most, my late mother. The title is inspired by the current notion of disruption that is prevalent in […]

My Fall Speaking and Facilitation Schedule

I’m thrilled to be working with some new clients this fall as well as ones such as Avis Budget Group that have been with me for a while. I will continue my work in customer experience training for Avis Budget, and I will be doing the same for a large automative dealership operation called Automotive […]

My Restaurant Reviews: Favorites from a Foodie

I confess I’m a foodie. I travel a lot and am privileged to eat at some of our nation’s best restaurants, everything from dives to 5 star dining. I work hard to review most every restaurant I try, and you’ll find them all here. I rarely eat at chain restaurants, so you won’t find those […]

Todd's Speaking and Training Schedule: Summer 2012

The summer is off to a busy start, and I’m so grateful for all of the opportunities to speak, train and serve organizations throughout the country to improve leader and organizational performance. My specialties include: Leadership development Emotional intelligence and employee communication Conflict Management and Prevention Customer Experience My current bookings are as follows, and […]

In San Diego for a Week: Relationship Awareness and Conflict Conference

I am on the road a lot these days as a customer experience facilitator for Avis Budget Group, but I’m excited to take a break and join my company Personal Strengths Publishing for the 40th anniversary annual conference in San Diego. I love my work in relationship awareness and conflict management with this company, and […]

"Telling Claire": My Role as a Military Chaplain, and an Acting Update

I am grateful to be acting in principal roles in two different projects this weekend. The first is a moving short film called “Telling Claire” that is the story of children who lose their military parents to the conflict in Afghanistan. I serve as a military chaplain in the short film, depicted here. The film […]