Todd Leader
Psychology, Social Policy and Mental Health Expert
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Todd Leader is a registered psychologist, social policy & mental health expert who has spent the last 26 years leading service development & transformation. Todd Leader has developed a style and skill set that are dynamic, entertaining, and always thought-provoking leading real change, and has coached many people to become more effective leaders.

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Community Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare

TODD LEADER BIOGRAPHY

Todd Leader is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Social Worker who has spent the last 26 years leading service development and transformation, as well as health promotion, particularly in the areas of mental health, addictions, and primary health care, while also teaching in the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary’s University. He has earned the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award; Faculty of Arts, and the 2016 Overall Excellence in Teaching Award, from the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association, health services under his leadership have earned two international best practice awards, and a leadership award for excellence in women’s health.

Todd Leader has also led the transformation of a mental health and addiction program to achieve the best wait times in Nova Scotia (from 8 months down to 1 month for adults, and from 5 months down to 1-7 days for adolescents). His work has always been about real change, not just holding leadership positions. Most recently, Leader was appointed by the Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness to the Ministerial Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions and is the incoming President of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, and Vice President of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. He has recently authored a book that is a how-to guide and a call to action for improving the mental health and addiction system and goes beyond the theory and the same old approaches used in the past.

Todd Leader has learned a lot about leading real change and has taught, coached, and mentored many people to become more effective leaders. He has learned about how to address the psychological underpinnings of an effective leadership team, to achieve collective accomplishments that could not have otherwise been reached. He has learned how to develop inter-agency, inter-organizational, and inter-departmental partnerships that achieve synergy and deep collaboration, not just information-sharing.

If you want to move to the next level of real achievement as a leader or to improve the skills and effectiveness of your team or collaborative partnerships, Todd Leader can help. This is where the theory ends, and real transformational leadership begins. If you are looking to educate, inspire, and motivate your team, your community, your conference or workshop participants Todd Leader is your speaker. With 25 years of experience, he has developed a style and skill set that are dynamic, entertaining, and always thought-provoking. Never trapped by slides or notes, his public addresses are always free-flowing, adaptive to the audience, and impactful.

Transform your Mental Health and Addiction Program

  • The mental health and addiction system has struggled to meet the needs of the public. It is not because of a lack of compassion or intelligence among the staff, management, or health care providers. Services can be improved dramatically just by adjusting the way programs are integrated, the ways policies and procedures are developed, and the way administrative decisions are made. Transformation requires a paradigm shift. Todd Leader helps you achieve this shift to elevate your program into a leader in Canada. He will help you take mental health and addiction system improvements beyond talk and into action.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Develop Client-Centered Services

  • Do you deliver a public service? Are you and your staff client-centred, but still hear dissatisfaction from clients, the public, and the media? By changing how we think about client-centred service, it is possible to improve wait times, increase client/public satisfaction, enhance the responsiveness of services, and achieve positive media coverage? It’s been done. Todd Leader will help your program more effectively meet the needs of your clients and public and become the pride of your community or jurisdiction.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Develop Healthy Public Policy

  • We have the evidence and ability to keep healthy people healthy, through public policy. Want to learn how? Would you like your department or your government to be the one known for having made real improvements for current and future generations, instead of being cynically seen as just another collection of promises and sound bites? Todd will help your safety and health and wellness team create and manage organizational policies and campaigns to make sure that your staff stay safer, are healthier and are more productive towards making health a priority.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Develop Effective Partnerships and Collaboration

  • Most organizations have struggled to develop partnerships between departments, or with external agencies or organizations. This is because of a few common processes, which can be eliminated through training and facilitation. You can develop partnerships that produce deep collaboration, and levels of achievement that could not be reached with each department or organization working separately or in a traditional partnership model. In traditional partnerships, we don’t always create more effective or more efficient work than we could do separately. Often, 1+1 only equals 2. In an effective, collaborative partnership, 1+1=3. Todd Leader will help you and your organization achieve synergy on all levels and produce great outcomes together.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Developing Leadership

  • If you want to get past the theory and improve your skills and effectiveness as a leader, either for your current job or your career goals. This is change-oriented training, not knowledge-oriented education. Todd Leader will inspire your audience for the leadership team in your organization. One size does not fit all, so the training session or presentation will be customized specifically to your needs, and you or your team will become more effective and get noticed for it.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Developing Team Effectiveness

  • Todd Leader will help your leadership, project, or team to work to its true potential and achieve its best results yet. Teams at work don’t always function as well as they can to achieve an organization’s results. You may have great people on the team, but their ability to function as a collective is what will distinguish them from being a good team or a great team. This requires specific practices, based on experience and social psychology research on group dynamics, which can be developed through training.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Todd is an excellent teacher and mentor. He lectures on real-world leadership skills and instructs how to facilitate change. As a professor, Todd takes the time to address individual students and coach them on how to grow as a leader.

Collette Robert

Vice President Equity & Wellness

Saint Mary's University Students' Association

Todd is one of the most humble people I know and is a leader in every way. Not only does he lead others, but he also promotes leadership in those who want to become one and in those he sees potential in.

Meghan Symonds

Student

Saint Mary's University

Mr. Todd Leader is a pioneer in effectively empowering employee and student leadership abilities…he consults all of his students, individually empowering them to explore and actively engage in creating change beyond the classroom. Mr. Leader is a powerful, changing force in the community, a leader, and an inspiring individual.

Sylvia Gawad

Account Manager

Royal Bank of Canada

Todd Leader’s strengths lie in his ability to develop self-agency and spark inspiration in every one of his students he teaches…shifting students thinking to systems-focused, using evidence-based practice, and fostering leadership skills, his students are not only inspired to change the communities they live in, but they have the tools to make an effective impact.

Nicole Hart

Todd is compassionate and client-focused in such a unique way that embraces the determinants of health both from a micro as well as macro perspective, dissolving barriers that may restrict access. Todd is extremely insightful and knows how to motivate and lead staff, who may be part of his team. For any program interested in having a direct impact on improving the health of those requiring services, I highly recommend Todd Leader.

Gary Goodwin

Nicotine Addiction Treatment Specialist

South Shore Health-Addictions and Mental Health Services

Todd is a strong and influential leader with an exceptional ability to motivate. He is insightful, pragmatic and connected to the needs of the community. Todd is a champion of health promotion and of finding practical, long-term solutions to the challenges in the health care system.

Kate Johnston

Prevention & Health Promotion Specialist

IWK Health Centre

IN THE MEDIA

PODCASTS

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS

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Todd Leader CAN DELIVER CUSTOMIZED PRESENTATIONS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF EXPERTISE & TOPIC THEMES

Expertise in

  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health & Mental Wellness
  • Peak Performance & Productivity
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Team Building & Teamwork
  • Business Management

Speaker Types

  • Community Development
  • Conference Keynote
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
  • Education & Teachers
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Health and Safety
  • Healthcare
  • Inspirational
  • Lifestyle & Health
FAQs ON BOOKING Todd Leader

Todd Leader keynote speaker is an expert presenter and has a wide range of experience speaking to a wide variety of audiences and organizations. Todd Leader delivers keynotes, workshops & training sessions. They may also host or emcee events. Hire Todd Leader from Halifax, Nova Scotia for your event to inspire the audience to take action and make change in their work and their lives. Your workplace will benefit from our keynote speaker and their keynote talks and speeches will shift the mindsets or behaviours for the audience members in Canada. 

Interested in Booking Todd Leader for an event?

Are you looking to hire Todd Leader for your event? Todd Leader Halifax, Nova Scotia is a dynamic and engaging speaker that offers audiences researched content paired with expertise and a dynamic speaking ability. Todd Leader is also a Canadian corporate consultant and coach and facilitates workshops and training sessions for a corporate audience. Todd Leader is an expert keynote presenter and speaks on wide variety of topics. Hiring a great speaker for your event is important and working with a thought leader like Todd Leader from Speakers Canada’s roster will engage audiences into the content of the presentation to bring awareness and a fresh perspective for their approach to their work and their lives. Book Todd Leader to educate, motivate and activate the audience through an interactive and entertaining presentation at corporate meetings and gatherings.

Known as a popular key note speaker in Canada, Todd Leader creates life changing experiences for the participants with practical insights and strategic advice they can implement right after the session. Working with a one our leading expert speaker like Todd Leader from Halifax, Nova Scotia offers organizations a fresh perspective to assist the people of the organization. No matter if it is a government, association, or business crowd, Todd Leader is a perfect speaker for your event. Through unique practical insights for trending topics and years experience speaking to different organizations, Todd Leader focuses on changing individuals to make better decisions at work and their lives. No matter if you are holding an in person or virtual event, having an influential speaker such as Todd Leader will engage, motivate, and activate the audience to make a change in their lives and inspire action for results to meet organizational goals. Your workforce will benefit from Todd Leader’s presentations and speeches, with measurable results set to shift the people of the organization and core direction of the company. Book Todd Leader speaker for your annual general meeting, conference, summit, or convention in Canada.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Todd Leader FOR A VIRTUAL OR KEYNOTE PRESENTATION?

Todd Leader is an expert professional key note speaker with a lot of experience speaking and delivering engaging talks to organizations and audiences in Canada. Each of Speaker Bureau Canada’s talent have different ways to assess their fees, and Todd Leader speaker fee ranges depending on the size of the audience, event format (in person or virtual), event location, and if the organization booking them is a non profit, association, government department/government agency or business/corporation. The speakers we work with are flexible with their fees, and it is important for us to learn more about your event before we approach them, as it is our role to work for you, and to help you find a speaker within budget. 

Please contact Speakers Bureau of Canada and provide us with your event details so that we can contact Todd Leader to check availability or confirm the pricing and associated costs to hire a great speaker like Todd Leader for your event. As Todd Leader's agent and as a Canadian top speaker bureau and talent agency for speakers, we are able to propose each event opportunity from each host organization’s behalf to try to help you get in touch with Todd Leader and confirm them for your in person or online meeting/event. We can also provide and advise on the booking process and potentially negotiate their fee. Speakers Canada is a client focused speaker agency, and we work for you in finding good speakers for your team meetings and booking processes.

DISCLAIMER:

Speakers Bureau Canada assists companies and event planning teams seeking to hire talent like Todd Leader for speaking engagements, virtual meetings, conference appearances, training sessions and workshops facilitations. Our Canadian speakers bureau does not claim to exclusively represent Todd Leader, however they are represented by Speakers Canada, and we work with them closely for their Canadian speaking opportunities and bookings. As Canada’s top speaker bureau, we represent Canadian motivational keynote speakers and professional guest speakers that will be available on your upcoming events date and location that are withing the budget. Our talented bureau speaker booking agency can help find business speakers or celebrity speakers that aligns with each organization, audience, event theme and the topic themes you hope for the speaker to address in their presentation. 

When SBC receives a request to book Todd Leader we provide you with their speaker fees, travel costs and check their schedules. We work closely with the host organization’s event planning team and the speaker to handle the logistics and to relay or negotiate associated costs. Our talented team members then will work with our talent directly or their agent/manager/assistant to confirm the Canadian speaker fee and travel expenses, so that event planning teams can receive an official quote for the speaker appearing at the event. Speaker fees and travel costs vary per speaker and our role is to contact Todd Leader about your event, after we have connected with the event organizers to learn all the event details and/or conference program. Each booking request is unique since session durations and audience sizes can vary which may affect the speaker’s fees. If you are looking to hire Todd Leader, we recommend filling out the booking request form so a booking agent from Speakers Bureau Canada can get in touch with our talent to help you coordinate with your team to engage the speaker for a successful event.

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