Re-thinking the modern economy
Todd’s clear-eyed insights decipher the economic forces shaping today’s rapidly shifting global, geopolitical and societal trends.
Helping people adapt to the rapidly changing 21st century economy through storytelling.
Former host of 'THE FUTURE OF' Podcast
Economist, Speaker, and Author
Todd is a leading expert and visionary in his field, inspiring international audiences to re-think the modern economy, and directs leaders to re-imagine how to survive and thrive in an every-changing world.
As “The Modern Economist”, Todd demystifies current complex, colliding economic factors and interprets their impact, illustrated by relevant and memorable examples valued by industry leaders. His expert assessments map global trends to deliver a fresh, insights-fuelled outlook that enables his audiences to adapt to the emerging economic forces affecting their world, industries and careers.
With three TEDx Talks under his belt, over 2,500 presentations, and four books—audiences enjoy a well-researched presentation with compelling examples, metaphors and images replacing the traditional deluge of charts and graphs, and a modern approach to current economic trends that take into account the past, present, and most importantly the future. Take-aways for attendees help steer forward planning for business, operations and talent management strategies.
The proof is in the testimonials —distinguished speaking opportunities, prestigious venues and year-over-year return appearance requests.
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The Problem needing solving: the global economy is a whirlwind of volatile events and confusing information. How can businesses and industries think about these events in new and clearer ways, and how can they prepare for an uncertain the future?
Credibility: as a professional bank economist for over 25 years, I understand what is helpful — and what is not. I use language that is clear, accessible and fun for audiences. Charts, graphs and jargon are replaced with story, metaphor and image.
Transformation: for all of us, lack of understanding gives rise to fear. My keynote will bring clarity and insight to the tempest of the global economy.
Listeners will come away with:
- a clear understanding of forces at play in the global and national economies;
- new ways to think about government and economic policies, and a challenge to reconsider expectations;
- a list of issues that we must address if we are to rebuild, re-imagine and evolve our economy.
CLIENTS CAN CUSTOMIZE the presentation to include any or all of the following sub-topics:
- The future of work and our changing relationships with our jobs
- Adapting to sudden changes in the economy
- A description of current and near-term economic conditions
“Todd is a compelling storyteller, translating economic trends into relatable tales. He leaves corporate leaders and executive teams with lasting impressions."
“Todd’s perspective on adapting to change and his holistic view of what makes an economy thrive was inspiring to our team. He’s a unique and memorable guest speaker whose ability to connect with our audience and leadership team made our session a huge success. I highly recommend Todd for his thoughtful content, clear and energetic delivery, and joyful collaboration.”
“Todd is a fantastic speaker and communicator. Using powerful images and story, he was able to convey economic information in a truly unique and relatable way. It was extremely useful to our organization."
“Todd spoke to an audience of high level executives and government officials interested in bi-lateral trade with Canada. Through his use of images and story, he was able to engage our audience and convey the importance of the commercial links between Canada and Ireland. It was a truly unique presentation and the guests continue to comment on how much the enjoyed the presentation and information Todd brought to life. I'd highly recommend him for any kind of event."
“Todd is an engaging speaker who takes complex topics and breaks them down into easy-to-understand information. There's never a dull moment in Todd’s presentations as they are filled with illustrations and metaphors that keep his audience entertained. Todd is the kind of speaker your conference cannot afford to miss out on."
“Todd brings insights to business leaders that allow them to strategically shift their thinking and focus, helping their businesses develop and thrive while preparing for the future. He is an approachable, friendly speaker who is always available to help the companies he works with."
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“The economy can feel terrifying and mysterious. We are constantly deluged in data and statistics. I help make sense of it all through clear language, image and metaphor.”