Bio for Todd Bouldin


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R. Todd Bouldin is passionate about helping others to become their best selves, whether in their personal life or as a leader in an organization. Todd is a non-practicing attorney who serves as a facilitator, coach and trainer for individuals and Fortune 500 companies globally. Todd’s experience has spanned a diverse array of industries and sectors, both public and private, where he seeks to empower organizations and individuals to deliver their best results based on their sense of vocation, personal fulfillment, and organizational narrative and brand.

Todd retains residences in the San Francisco Bay Area of California and Nashville. He acts as a learning and talent development consultant to a number of industries:

  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Care and Life Sciences
  • Automotive
  • Tech and Start-Ups
  • Professional Services Organizations

Todd’s passion lies in the development of the next generation of leaders, and he has a particular expertise in the leadership of Millennials as workplaces transition to new generations.

Todd has spoken in the United States and throughout the EMEA as a facilitator and speaker in the areas of:

  • leadership development
  • customer experience
  • talent performance and employee engagement
  • communication and presentation skills

Todd has been honored to serve these clients previously or presently:

  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Amgen
  • BMW
  • Amgen
  • Blackrock
  • Deloitte
  • Willis Watson Towers
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
  • The Kennedy Center
  • Avis Budget Group
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Amerigas
  • Citibank
  • TrustE
  • Mazda
  • The US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • MacMillan Learning
  • Pepperdine University
  • General Motors
  • L’Occitane en Provence
  • Honeywell

He is:

  • An executive coach with Hand & Associates, Los Angeles and Better Manager, San Francisco
  • Certified as a facilitator of the SDI inventory, DISC, Have a Nice Conflict, and Situational Leadership
  • Licensed by the Bar of the State of Tennessee and the State of California for General Counsel
  • A Subject Matter Expert for the MBA program at ACU, Dallas, Texas
  • Certified Professional Coach, iPEC (candidate)

Before beginning this work, Todd served at Pepperdine University in a full-time capacity as Special Assistant to the Provost and as a member of the Graduate School of Education’s Organizational Leadership faculty, and also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of political science and government relations during these posts. In these posts, Todd taught hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students the fundamentals of American democracy and political leadership, and inspired many to public and nonprofit service.

While at Pepperdine, Todd combined his entrepreneurial and strategic skills with his passion for film to create academic programs that would incubate and produce entertainment “that matters” through the telling of stories that transform the mind and spirit. As the former coordinator of Pepperdine’s entertainment and media initiatives, Todd co-designed the University’s first ever Master of Fine Arts degree in screen and television writing and led the effort to create the University’s Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture. Todd also served as the Technical Advisor to Director Jon Favreau for a congressional scene in the Marvel Studios release, Iron Man 2, in which he also appeared as a featured background actor. He also appeared in the indie political thriller Dragon Day. He also has been a featured background actor in over 70 TV and film productions including Parenthood 2, Bridesmaids, The Hangover 2, The Mentalist, Grey’s Anatomy, Glee, The Closer, Parks and Recreation, CSI NY, Brothers and Sisters, Mike and Molly. Todd’s IMDB profile is here.

Before entering academics, Todd managed several political campaigns and government offices. He was the policy intern to the Second Lady of the United States in 1993, legislative director to U.S. Representative Bob Clement from 1995-1997, deputy campaign manager for U.S. Representative Jim Cooper in 2002, and a Counselor to Vice President of the United States Al Gore in 2001.

Todd received his Bachelor of Arts from Abilene Christian University, his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Todd was Managing Editor of The Tennessee Law Review and studied European policy at the University of Bonn, Germany.

Todd is the author of the book Divine Disruption: Advent Reflections for the Digital Age, and the co-founder of the tech start-up TrendPo. He is a member of the Alumni Council, the University of Tennessee.

Todd is an avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers, the Golden State Warriors and USC Trojans football teams. He enjoys hiking the Bay Area, independent film, acting, international travel, writing, reading history, and dining in the world’s finest restaurants and dives. Todd is a Yelp Elite for 2012-2017 based on his extensive restaurant reviews on the Yelp site.

For more information about Todd and his business, Todd Bouldin Enterprises, please email Todd at Todd@toddbouldin.com.

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