Let’s Talk: 5 Practices to Improve Your Conversations

Surely only boring people went in for conversations consisting of questions and answers. The art of true conversation consisted in the play of minds. Ved Mahta, All For Love. I was parented by a wonderful introvert and computer programmer who is my father. Dad engaged in real conversation with only a few people, but when he did, […]

Energy: 5 Steps to Getting to Know Your Genes and Being Your Best

With the advent of more popularized versions of genetic testing such as and 23andme, more people than ever are getting to know their genetic makeup and becoming aware of potential risks for their health. I am an huge advocate of this, both for ancestry and health purposes. For example, I found out that I’m […]

Introducing 2MBoldn! Leadership & Learning by Todd Bouldin

  Welcome to the new 2MBoldn website and blog! 2MBoldn is my new business which brings together all of my services and contributions to leadership development and purposeful living that is alive, energetic and present for all the people and things that matter most to us. Since 2006, I have been writing on this blog, […]

The Winning Startups: Who Are They?

I am honored to serve as a coach and trainer for some of San Francisco’s most successful startup companies through coaching company Better Manager. Here is a list of the most exciting and successful startups in several US and international cities as compiled by Harvard Business School Professor Jeffrey Bussgang on his blog Seeing Both […]

The Turnaround Team: The Success Formula of the Philadelphia Eagles

On this Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the 6 time champion New England Patriots at the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis. The Eagles have never won a Super Bowl Championship, but they enter this contest in a strong position to do so after a remarkable 2 year turnaround that led them towards […]

I Don't Read: On Leadership and Curiosity

“I don’t read.” I hear leaders confess this quite often in my coaching and training work with them. With the publication of the new book Fire and Fury this week about the Trump White House, an allegation has been made repeatedly and consistently that President Trump does not like to read. This is likely overstated, but […]

If I Had a Day in Provincetown: My Favorite Things to See, Eat and Do

Imagine an idyllic New England village by the sea with beautiful homes and  quaint shops. There are sail boats float in the harbor. Lobster and New England clam chowder is readily available. Beaches and sand dunes are abundant. The town is alive with diversity, art, good food and playful celebration. Regardless of age, weight, race […]

The New Interview Questions: Are You Ready?

Thoughtful interviewers increasingly are asking more questions that ask the candidate to reveal more of themselves and less about the resume or qualifications. They primarily are looking for alignment with the organization’s culture when they ask these. Here are five such questions that asks the candidate to share more of their values and working style: […]