todd arthur heskett
Todd is a self-confessed serial-leadership-development-entrepreneur. He draws on his years of experience in the military, working for and supporting US & European corporations, living abroad for 14 years, consulting across 40+ countries and a Master’s degree in Management Development. In 2016, Todd authored a book called “Keep Your PIE Fresh” where PIE is an acronym that stands for Preparedness, Image and Effort – three keys to creating greater personal success at work. In addition to his ‘day job’, Todd is passionate about his community and leverages his experience helping veterans, and supporting non-profit organizations looking to significantly impact underprivileged lives in his community.
Last book you read?
Coach Wooden by Pat Williams. I’m not a fan of professional or collegiate sports but I am fascinated by quality leadership. Wooden’s leadership in basketball proffers lessons that transcend boundaries.
Your heroes include …?
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Rex Laceby, Lloyd Thrall, Cali Harris, Erik Thomson – these people you may never meet or hear about in the news, but all changing the lives of many.
Favourite line from a film?
“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”
– Dumbledore, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Best day at work (so far)?
The best days at work are connecting with people passionate about making a difference. Interestingly enough it happens regularly when I’m giving my time freely to non-profits.
Who make you laugh?
Jim Gaffigan makes me laugh… and Michael McIntyre.
Last journey you took?
Germany and Greece – our son’s graduation present before embarking upon University.
What’s on your desk?
Scraps of paper with notes, post-its of thoughts, mind maps of ideas to connect and engage people… it’s my laboratory of ideas to develop people.
How do you deal with stress?
Exercise…anything repetitious and long. I love the methodical movement of my legs on a trail or the rotation of my legs on my Mtn bike – everything melts away and clarity becomes my best friend.
3 people you’d like to have dinner with (dead or alive)?
Nelson Mandela, Benazir Bhutto and any of my future grandchildren. How incredible that would be…sharing the wisdom and learning the lessons of the past and future to apply to the present.
With my wife…anywhere.