These two words hang in our kitchen above the round table where we gather as a family, everyday. My creatively-gifted and inspired wife penned these words on solid, reclaimed wood. I know, because I struggled for over an hour to hang it level. Captured below is a gem from all of the media coverage on the passing…Read More
We wonder why the performance is lackluster. We hypothesize on why the strategy didn’t work.We theorize on why earnings didn’t increase. And we argue reasons for why the sales didn’t climb. But, rarely do we spend any time asking “why didn’t she or he grow”? Recently, two prominent business news publications ran feature articles on…Read More
I can’t imagine it. If it existed, it would be very rare. You may think it’s not, but it is. A person who is motivated, successful, and growing in one aspect of their life, but lazy, undisciplined, and challenged in all other aspects of their life. Growth is far from being a one-dimensional talent or…Read More
We are half way through a 4-part, mini-series on writing a plan for personal growth. The plan is called The Path to LIFT™, where LIFT is an acronym that serves as a self-guided formula that is easy-to-remember and easy-to-execute. Folks, I believe we are building something big here together. LIFT has the broad potential to…Read More
Last week, I kicked off a brand new series on writing a personal growth strategy, called The Path to LIFT. If you’re new here, welcome to our mini, 4-part journey to personal growth. You can check out Part 1 here, and please do make sure you subscribe here to receive Parts 3 and 4 in…Read More
In my office on one of my many shelves, I display a ceramic plate with an outline of my daughter’s foot when she was barely able to walk. Inscribed on the plate; “Daddy, Walk straight cuz I’m following.” Proverbs 13:20. From the moment children are born, all parents come to a fast realization that they…Read More
Family movie night! Summer is the time of year (winter break, too!) where my three older children (ages 5, 7 and 9) can stay up later with Mom and Dad and see a family movie! Not only quality time together, but a chance to hopefully pour into our children with powerful personal growth messages that…Read More
This is a letter that my daughter wrote to her teacher of two years at our local public elementary school who recently announced that she will be retiring. She wrote the entire letter herself without any adult supervision. She wrote the entire letter without an anyone asking her to. No second drafts. No re-write. No…Read More
With Mother’s Day weekend fast approaching, I have given time and thought to my one word to describe Mom. Not only my mom and my wife (mom to our children), but all moms. Sacrifice might be what she does, but it’s not the outcome. My one word is potential. If a leader is a ‘dealer…Read More
Three of my four children can swim on their own now without the life jackets, arm floats, or needing to hang on to me so tightly that their fingernails dig into my arm. I remember how difficult it was at the start. While I was waist height in the pool, they would tip toe to…Read More
Founder Todd Garreston
With over 15 years of experience leading market share growth initiatives of top consumer brands in Fortune 500 and privately-held business environments, Todd Garretson advises and helps organizations identify new growth potential, craft strategy that moves people to action and enhance overall performance.
Having a passion for helping people and organizations to unlock dormant growth potential, Todd writes and speaks for audiences in three core areas: business growth strategy, leadership and personal / professional growth.
Residing in Atlanta, GA with his wife, Lauri, and their four children, weekends and free time are spent with family, coaching youth sports, and sharing his passion for fitness and nutrition.