David Todd: Trainer, Professional MC, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker
“I’m not untouchable – I’m just like you…”
David prides himself on helping people to take action to achieve their stated priorities in life via Simplicity, Authenticity and Relevance.
Originally from a sheep and cattle farming background David (Toddy) is married, with three adult children. He lives on an organic apple orchard that is leased out.
As a presenter, something he has done professionally since 1991, David’s style is both entertaining and thought provoking. His on going involvement with self development programmes dating back to 1987 provides him with a wide range of anecdotes to draw on that helps his audience act on what they experience.
Since the establishment of “Toddy Talks” in 2011 David’s client list includes, among others, Cardrona Distillery, Harcourts, Silver Fern Farms, Landcorp, BNZ, Mission Estate, Dairy NZ, Farmlands, First Light Foods, Lawlink, Valgroup, BrokerNet and Pioneer. He has spoken throughout New Zealand, in Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) and in Bangkok, Thailand.
David is degree qualified from Lincoln College (B Com Ag Valuation/Farm Management). In his most recent corporate role as Head of Coaching and Development for ASB Bank, his overall responsibility was for the skill set and personal development needs of the rural and commercial division’s 200 plus staff.
From 2004 – 2007 he held a Key Account role supporting ASB’s Rural Managers throughout the North Island, providing assistance for clients on a strategic basis, including governance issues. He was also involved with broader projects; chosen as the Bank’s representative at the NZ Opportunities Expo in London and to visit Uruguay to assess opportunities there.
He takes an active interest in his children’s and school activities. He invested 10 years as an Elected School Board member. David also assists with specific charities and enjoys water sports and tennis. He completed a directors course run by the NZ Institute of Directors in 2008.