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Speaker of the Month: Todd Sampson

Todd is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. He is the former national CEO of Leo Burnett and currently sits on the Board of Directors of both Fairfax and Qantas. He is also the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, one of the largest environmental movements in history reaching over 1 billion people in 5500 cities worldwide.

Todd started his television career on the critically acclaimed ABC series GRUEN, which is still one of the most popular shows on television today. He is now the writer, producer and host of several international documentaries including Discovery Channel’s REDESIGN MY BRAIN which won Documentary of the Year, BODYHACK which has been nominated for Best Factual Series and Most Outstanding Documentary of the Year and more recently LIFE ON THE LINE. One reviewer colourfully captured Todd’s unique approach, “If Bear Grylls, Louis Theroux and Brian Cox had a love child together, it would be Todd Sampson.” Todd has also climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

More importantly, we just listened to Todd speak at a recent event- Wow, just wow. His approach on understanding the way the brain thinks is transformative. He leads his daughter at age three to play all sports with their left hand as a science experiment – we LOVE this. And yes, she is the most competitive player in her age group in netball, tennis and and and. Did you know if you start to clean your teeth with your left hand for 60 days it will become normal? NORMAL!!! This guy can’t even be summarised. Astonishing. Overcoming fear, overcoming the loss of one of the five senses… he will blow your delegates and your mind. We can not recommend him more for an audience searching for a little more! LIFE CHANGING.

Marianne Edmonds

LOUD talent:
Killer budgets, security, fencing, moving thousands of people, moving immovable things – logistics are Marianne’s forte. Good job she can talk under wet cement.

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