Todd Mitchem

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"When Todd Mitchem takes the stage he changes the event for the better. I am still not sure how one guy can have so much energy. Bravo!"

- Susan K - Parker Wallace

Former Tech CEO, Author, and Speaker Todd Mitchem shares his views, successes and journey in a way that guides people through any adversity so they can overcome roadblocks on the way to success. 

Mitchem’s presentations have been called a “powerhouse” combination of humor, energy, learning, and thoughtful commentary.

When not speaking, Todd loves to write. Besides many articles in publications like Entrepreneur, he also mapped all the pieces that it takes to succeed in life and business by looking up to make your own opportunities, in his new book: YOU, DISRUPTED: Seizing the life you want by shaking, breaking and challenging everything.





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In this TEDx talk, Todd Mitchem discusses what is broken about social media, dating sites and our society. He offers a solution to how we can get control of our technology and use it for good BEFORE it destroys us.







  • 45-60min content customized for maximum relevance

  • Optional 2 hour workshop available for each program

Todd’s message of disruption is universal and worked for our group of both men and women as well as different level leaders. He disrupted us in the best way possible and we are seeing huge changes. We are disrupting!
— Anna V, Microsoft
Todd was able to apply his expertise and experiences to our conference with engaging energy. He is a powerhouse on stage so strap in! Todd is professional and creative in a way that few people are and always nails the desired result.
— Erik E, Sr Manager, People Development, Pizza Hut

Look Up! - How to achieve your goals by shaking, breaking and challenging your thinking.

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Adults make an average of 35,000 decisions on a daily basis. Each choice comes with a degree of impact which can change the course of a person's life dramatically. The good news is that each of us as individuals is ultimately in charge of those decisions, thus also in control of the impact.

Author, TEDx presenter and leadership expert Todd Mitchem is an engaging professional motivational keynote speaker who teaches audiences how to overcome the most difficult challenges in their own personal and work life. In his presentation, "Look Up," based on learning from Todd's new book, YOU DISRUPTED (Prometheus/Random House), he takes the group on a journey into his experiences as a leader, leadership coach, and successful entrepreneur while giving practical lessons which can be easily applied to their lives in a diverse way.

For leaders, Todd also can add his custom two-hour accompanying workshop, Look Up Leader, which is a deeper dive on how to apply the lessons as a leader in any business environment.

Key learning:

  • Tools to Look Up instantly when faced with any challenge

  • Turn a Deviation Point into a positive Decision Point

  • Overcoming challenges of team dynamics as a leader

  • Tools to quickly discern what drives your decision making

  • Apply formula: Impact = Actions/Time to achieve breakthrough results

  • Motivating, inspiring, and humorous

The Over-Customization of Technology is Turning Against Us. Here is what we do to get control. 

Is the over technological customization of the human experience damaging our ability to connect with each other truly, and could all this customization be destroying the very fabric of humanity? More importantly, what can we do about this now?

In this thoughtful, reflective and often inspiring conversation, former tech CEO Todd Mitchem discusses what he learned while designing, launching and eventually selling a disruptive tech company in the social networking and dating app space. His company grew to 300k users in less than a year (faster than Twitter at the early stage).

Mitchem shares stores from his experience including how he and his team “fixed” the terrible and impersonal algorithm in the app to be more thoughtful around truly connecting people. The audience learns what it means to use technology as a tool rather than a distraction and how to overcome the painful truth that technology has made us less connected, more addicted and overall less creative than ever before.

Audiences love this honest, funny and inspiring conversation.

This presentation is built on Todd’s successful TED talk of the same name.

Disrupt Opportunity - Dropping BS excuses and making your own opportunity now!

How does a true disruptor think, act and behave? What is the quality in a truly disruptive person that causes them to literally make opportunity when they need it? 


What leadership and life philosophy does it take to disrupt for the positive? What tools can an individual learn that will enable them to reach new success by becoming a disruptive thinker? Known as the "Thought Leader in Disruption," Todd Mitchem teaches how to do just this in his presentation based on his latest book, YOU, DISRUPTED; Seizing the life you want by shaking, breaking, and challenging everything, (Prometheus/Random House). Todd guides participants around redefining risk, obliterating crisis, and challenging the norm, to overcome roadblocks on the way to success. Through a detailed look into personal ownership, he brings the group to breakthrough results, thus becoming more powerful disrupted versions of themselves.

Key learning:

  • Tools to create opportunities for success

  • Tools to redefine risk and challenge personal thinking

  • Easy application to Reboot your work or personal life

  • Understanding the difference between Intentional Why and Habitual Why which drives results

  • Motivating, inspiring and humorous




  • BUSTLE - Is My Best Friend Toxic? 9 Signs To Look Out For, According To Experts

  • INC - How to Disrupt Old Habits and Take Control for the Life You Want

  • BUSTLE - 5 Types Of Toxic People To Cut Out Of Your Life & The Trick To Recognizing Them

  • MARKET WATCH - How Do You Turn Tragedy and Adversity Into Positive Change?

  • FUPPING - You, Disrupted

  • ENTREPRENEUR - 4 Mistakes We All Make to Perpetuate Gender Bias

  • NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Why texting could stunt your future success

  • THE SIMPLE DOLLAR - Could Waking Up an Hour Earlier Change Your Life?

  • THE HOUR - Why the 'Snowflake Test' is a Big, Big Hiring Mistake (and What to Do Instead)