Todd is a powerful Mental Fitness Coach for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, anxiety, depression, self-hatred, etc., where he provides one-on-one mentoring to both local and international clients. 

Described as having “a unique gift to develop trusting relationships quickly,” Todd has guided thousands to recovery, finding joy again, and other behavioral successes through the individualized support he offers to each client. 

His ability to “speak to a person’s soul and help them find their true motive to change” has been the key to inspiring others to make permanent lifestyle changes.

Adversity is the wake-up call to your Greatness!

Todd’s profound influence grew from his own personal experience — a journey from self-hatred and hopelessness to faith and recovery. 

At a young age, Todd was exposed to drugs and alcohol and quickly became addicted. Years of rampant drug abuse lead to devastating failures and a conclusion that his young life had nowhere left to go.

It all changed with


Change can come from the most unlikely of places. For Todd, that place was a neighborhood lemonade stand, when he made the spontaneous decision to become one little girl’s most generous customer. 

This simple act – and the positive reaction that came with it – provided Todd with a sense of hope that he had never felt before. Todd’s strengthening sense of purpose sparked a fervent determination to change his life and to prevent others from enduring the physical and emotional pain that had threatened his very existence. 

As he moved forward with a newfound faith and a desire to serve others, Todd learned that the human soul – on fire – is more powerful than any addiction.

Today, Todd utilizes his firsthand fight against addiction to connect with fellow addicts on an authentic level and provide hope to thousands of teenagers, parents, and adults. 

His story was recently told through a popular YouTube clip titled “The Hope of God’s Light,” which has received over 6 million views and has been translated into 3 languages. 

Todd has been married to his sweetheart for 30 years. They have four children and live a happy, busy life together.

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Motivational Speeches for recovering addicts
"Todd taught me to love myself like I never had before in my life." - Paul M
"Once I was able to get my thoughts in order, addiction just sort of fell away." - Hannah M.​
"Todd is my hero - my guardian angel." - Lindy D.
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"It's Time To Start Living"

Get a glimpse of Todd’s story and hear his thoughts on self-image, belief systems, and self-discipline by downloading this free eBook.


  • Learning about the “bully” in each of us
  • How our belief systems shape who we are
  • The power of our thoughts