Todd Sampson

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Todd Sampson is an articulate and captivating keynote speaker who engages listeners with his humour, and his insights into advertising, marketing, creativity, management and personal achievement.

Todd started as the CEO of Leo Burnett, a company which has been awarded as the 7th most creative advertising agency in the world. In his time as CEO, the company won Agency of the Year an impressive 12 times. Todd has now stepped back into a role as non-executive chairman.

Being ranked as one of the most influential executives by News Limited and the Financial Review, Todd was also voted to be one of Men’s Styles most influential men under 45, as well as being a nominee for GQ’s Man of the Year.

Todd is a highly skilled strategist and comes from a background as a Head of Strategy and Managing Partner, which has seen him heavily involved in leading some of the most lucrative and innovative agencies worldwide.

He is also a well-known television personality and has appeared in numerous popular TV shows including Gruen Planet, and the previously aired Gruen Transfer. Additionally, Todd was the subject of a documentary named Redesign Your Brain in 2013 which won Best Documentary Television Program at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards. He regularly guest stars as a panellist on The Project which airs on Channel Ten.

Todd is the co-creator of Earth Hour which was officially launched in Sydney in 2007 after years of planning. In 2008 the initiative went international with over 35 countries, 400 cities and all 7 continents getting on board. This environmental movement has been acknowledged as one of the best ideas in the world and in 2009 over 1 billion people participated, which lead to the campaign winning the Yahoo Chair for Innovation, the Titanium Lion at Cannes and was also awarded B&T’s Creative Campaign of the Year in Australia.

When Todd Sampson isn’t saving the earth, he likes to explore it, and is an avid mountain climber. His most impressive expedition to date was an unguided ascent to Mount Everest which took two months to complete. He encountered many intense obstacles on this adventure including over a dozen snow storms and snow blindness, nearing starvation, two avalanches, plunging into a crevasse, three tragic deaths and personally losing 15 kilograms of body weight.

Todd stars in a new series BodyHack, 9pm Tuesdays on Network Ten.


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Todd Sampson’s Keynote Speaker Topics

BRAIN.POWER

Todd Sampson is the writer, host and human guinea pig of the award-winning Discovery Science Series called Redesign My Brain

The Premise of the series was simple. For over 70 years, science has told us that our brains are fixed. You are born with the brain you have, it develops rapidly until age 7 and then it starts a steady decline from age 30 until you die. There was nothing you could do about it. But science has now proven that to be false. In fact, modern science has now shown that our brain is plastic and that we ALL have the ability to improve it at any age and at any time. This presentation will show you how to boost your Brain Power.

Todd will not only take you behind the scenes of this extraordinary scientific journey, he will also provide you with the practical tools, strategies and techniques to improve your brain. We are all capable of more than we realise …and modern science is showing us how.

To discover more about this innovative new presentation, visit Todd Samspon’s BRAIN.POWER.

Power of Creativity

Creativity is one of the last remaining competitive advantages companies have today. This presentation is a celebration of the power of creativity in solving any problem, big, small, social, political, economic or environmental.

It works from the premise that ‘creativity has the power to change the world, but fear has the power to stop that from happening. The most successful leaders and organisations of the future will be the ones that can successfully balance both’.

The presentation is built on real life experience and explores innovative ideas, creative techniques, cultural change and problem solving. It weaves together real stories about the creation of Earth Hour, being a CEO of a leading company and climbing Mount Everest. The consistent take out has been “that has inspired me to think differently about how we work and be braver in my decisions”. Ultimately a combination of creativity, idea generation, leadership, culture change, problem-solving, innovation, bravery and adventure all wrapped up into one real life personal journey. It also offers practical and useful advice in a unique and plain-speaking way.

Todd’s Other Keynote Topics inclide:
Advertising/ Marketing and Branding
Leadership
Teamwork


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Todd Sampson

  Travels from:
Sydney, Australia

  Contact:
1300 884 485+61295183944

  Specialty Areas:
Change Management Speakers, Inspirational Speakers, Keynote Speakers, Speakers, Motivational Speakers, Leadership Speakers

  Date of Birth:
1970

  Place of Birth:
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

  Alumni of:
Cape Town University, Queen’s University

  Employed by:

  • Leo Burnett Australia


  Affiliations:

  • Redesign My Brain (TV Program)
  • Earth Hour Initiative
  • ABC TV
  • Gruen Transfer (TV Program)
  • Gruen Planet (TV Program)
  • The Project (TV Program)
  • BodyHack (TV Program)
  • Network Ten


  Awards:

  • Titanium at Cannes
  • Yahoo Chair for Innovation (2008)


Documentary:
  • Redesign My Brain (2014)
  • Redesign My Brain2 (2015)


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