Todd Leader

Todd Leader

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Inspirational Speaker | Psychology | Leadership Consultant And Mental Health Expert

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TODD LEADER BIOGRAPHY

Todd Leader doesn’t just talk the talk. He has achieved real outcomes and demonstrated his ability as a leader, time and time again, and also has developed an engaging and motivating style that can help you benefit from that real-world experience and knowledge. Todd Leader is a Registered Social Worker and a Registered Community Psychologist, with a decades-long career as a multiple-award-winning transformational leader in healthcare and social services. He has also been a multiple-award-winning university educator for more than 30 years.

Todd Leader has been a member of the Nova Scotia Ministerial Advisory Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions, President of the Public Health Association of Nova Scotia, President of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Health Association, and is currently Vice President of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.

Todd Leader’s contribution to his community has also been recognized by a declaration in the Nova Scotia Legislature. He has earned the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award (Faculty of Arts), and the 2017 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 built and led built public sector services that include addiction and mental health, primary health care, chronic disease management, health promotion, cancer care support, therapeutic child and youth care, and a drug task force, among others. Todd has also led and sustained 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) without relying on new money. His work has always been about real change, not just holding leadership positions. 

Todd Leader has taught leadership, group dynamics, health psychology, prevention and treatment of addiction, drugs and drug education, leading community and social change, and was a co-developer of a graduate diploma on mental health and addictions. His 2016 book “It’s Not About Us; The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada”, and his engaging style, continue to influence leadership and client-centered system change across Canada.

As a person with lived experience, Todd Leader is currently writing his second book about a near life-ending medication-induced mental illness and the lessons he was fortunate enough to learn about stigma, discrimination, suicidality, and medication side effects. He is now sharing those insights and practical lessons with workplaces and communities looking to address stigma in a way that goes beyond the oversimplified “let’s talk” mantra.

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. If you are looking to educate, inspire, and motivate your team, your community, and your conference or workshop participants Todd Leader is your speaker. His training and public addresses are always inspiring, highly engaging, free-flowing, adaptive to the audience, thought-provoking, and impactful. This is where the theory ends, and real change begins.

Books

It’s Not About Us
It’s Not About Us
It's Not About Us: The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada

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Todd Leader Topic Presentations

Leading With Mental Health: Strategies for Cultivating Resilience and Peak Performance in Yourself for Your Team

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  • As a multiple-award-winning transformational leader in healthcare and social services, Todd Leader understands the unique challenges that leaders face in managing their own mental health. In his presentations, Todd provides leaders with practical strategies for those in positions or who are do not feel they have an environment where they can be vulnerable to ask for others to help them manage their stress and their own mental health while leading others.

    Through his presentations, Todd draws on his extensive experience and expertise to provide leaders with strategies for reducing stress, managing anxiety and depression, and fostering resilience. He emphasizes the importance of self-care and self-awareness, providing tools and techniques for leaders to prioritize their own mental health and well-being.

    Todd’s presentations are designed to empower leaders to cultivate a culture of self-care and well-being in their organizations. He emphasizes the importance of setting an example for team members, and he provides leaders with the tools and techniques they need to manage their own mental health in order to lead effectively.

    If you’re a leader looking to manage your own mental health and achieve peak performance, Todd Leader’s presentations offer a unique perspective that will help you prioritize your own well-being while leading others. With his practical advice and relatable style, Todd will empower you to take control of your mental health and lead with confidence and resilience.

Fostering A Resilient Workplace: Mental Health As A Strategy

Client-centered Service Delivery: Strategies for Improving Public Service and Enhancing Community Pride With Todd Leader

Creating A Culture of Care and Compassion: Using Empathy and Human-centered Design To Build Stronger Human Connections

Transform Your Mental Health Program

Developing Healthy Public Policy: Strategies for Improving Health and Wellness in Organizations With Todd Leader

Overcoming Moral Injury: An Integrative Approach With Todd Leader

Strategies for Achieving Synergy and Community: Developing Effective Partnerships and Collaboration

Leading for Results: Customized Change-oriented Training for Succession Planning and Transitions

Managing Mental Health: Strategies for Thriving in Challenging Times With Todd Leader

Developing Team Effectiveness

Testimonials

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

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