Todd Woodfill was employed in many different levels of management in manufacturing for over 25 years. Todd is a US Air Force veteran, served in Desert Storm, and upon his discharge began his career in manufacturing.
Todd has worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies and led facilities in the United States, Ireland, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and United Kingdom. Throughout his career he held positions from supervisor to president and has been a lifelong "learner."
For the first 23 years of his career, Todd claimed and believed he was a leader in these companies. In 2014, Todd read two books that completely changed his perception of being a leader. John Maxwell's The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and C. Gene Wilkes's Jesus on Leadership both made it clear to Todd that he was not a leader but rather a manager.
Beginning to understand the differences between being a manager and being a leader started a journey of learning for Todd that still continues today. This led to Todd's desire to impact others and help them realize their goals.
Todd studied under some of the greats in John Maxwell, Roddy Galbraith, and Christian Simpson before founding his leadership company focusing on career coaching. Todd has worked with people who wanted to grow their sphere of influence, everywhere from interns to CEOs. This soon led into being asked to deliver small group training, key note speeches and motivational talks.
In 2017, Todd's family was affected by multiple incidents of youth suicide from friends of his children. As Todd's eyes began to open to this tragic epidemic he was given the opportunity to speak with a high school group about bullying and self-image. The response was far different than what he expected and was accustomed to with his business leadership speeches. Instead of the normal thank-you's and pats on the back, Todd had the opportunity to hear stories from teens who were affected by the message and were reaching out for help. Many had considered or even had made plans to commit suicide. Todd's eyes and heart were fully opened, there was a problem and he wanted to help address it. TW Leadership immediately changed gears by creating the Transformational Catalyst program for youth along with added speaking engagements for youth and young adults.
August 20, 2018 the world was changed, Todd's family affected and their collective hearts broken. Friends who were close enough to be considered family lost their child to suicide. The question Todd grappled with was how could this happen so close to us when we are working so hard to make change? The answer he came to was that there is more that can be done. For every suicide we prevent there is another family that is not broken and hurt. For every child we save there are parents who do not have to experience the anguish. We MUST do more!
Todd decided this issue was too important to be a side business. Too important to just couple with his leadership training business. No more, Todd decided to declare war against teen suicide. The numbers are staggering and they just continue to climb, we have a responsibility to step in and do something. With this in mind Todd retooled his programs for even greater impact, completed multiple suicide prevention certification programs, has been coordinating with some state and federal agencies, and is in the process of giving up his business by turning TW Leadership into a 501(c)3 charity. The business model has changed to allow for greater impact and reach through the use of donations and sponsorships. We don't want to allow any child to not receive the message and help they need because an organization didn't have the available funds. Team with Todd today!
Todd says he has never been happier in life. Whether he is working to transform youth, being that coach through life with entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders, moving the needle on safety culture, or speaking at an event, Todd is doing what he loves!
Todd is married to Holly, whom he describes as amazing, patient, focused, beautiful and as close to perfect as exists. They have four children: Courtney, Dakota, Clayton and Dikembai. They have the pleasure of one grandchild, Laci, but have high hopes for many more! During Todd's free time he enjoys watching his children's sports activities, spending quality time with his wife, and being a part of community at his church.