10 Children’s Books with a Special Growth Message

By Todd Garretson / December 18, 2014 / Comments Off on 10 Children’s Books with a Special Growth Message

Have you’ve spent the last 45 – 60 days pouring over end of year budgeting, annual reviews and strategy work for 2015?  If so, my guess is that you’re ready for a break? The Holidays are a terrific time to pour into something else – children!  And there is no better way to spend time…

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3 Words That Will Change Your Marriage Forever

By Todd Garretson / November 28, 2014 / Comments Off on 3 Words That Will Change Your Marriage Forever

Over 500 years ago, Hernan Cortes took 600 Spaniard warriors on boats to the Yucatan Peninsula on a quest to conquer Mexico.  They arrived with very little in terms of weapons, armor or resources, but they had a very clear strategic direction. Amazingly, it was 3 words that Cortes proclaimed to his men that ultimately…

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Why We Can’t Wait for 2015  [Poll Results]

By Todd Garretson / November 3, 2014 / Comments Off on Why We Can’t Wait for 2015  [Poll Results]

Will you be at the polls on Tuesday?  Election day is fast approaching and our country’s direction hangs in the balance. Two weeks ago, over 200 executives went to the polls to vote on a different kind of direction – the top strategic challenge their companies will face in 2015.   If you were one of…

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Will You Go There With Them?

By Todd Garretson / September 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Will You Go There With Them?

This is not the first time I’ve posted an article with a heading picture of my kids, nor will it be the last.  If nothing else, a picture of children having this kind of fun evokes a certain uncapped potential for growth that can be very invigorating and fulfilling. Children exemplify what it’s like to…

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Two Words that Will Change Your Life

By Todd Garretson / August 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Two Words that Will Change Your Life

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…

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Why Didn’t You Grow?

By Todd Garretson / August 8, 2014 / Comments Off on Why Didn’t You Grow?

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…

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Where Did the Time Go?  [FREE DOWNLOAD]

By Todd Garretson / August 1, 2014 / Comments Off on Where Did the Time Go?  [FREE DOWNLOAD]

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…

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The Path to Lift: A 4-Part Formula for Growth  [Part 3]

By Todd Garretson / July 25, 2014 / Comments Off on The Path to Lift: A 4-Part Formula for Growth  [Part 3]

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…

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The Path to Lift: A 4-Part Formula for Growth  [Part 2]

By Todd Garretson / July 19, 2014 / Comments Off on The Path to Lift: A 4-Part Formula for Growth  [Part 2]

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…

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How To Write a Personal Growth Strategy [Part 1]

By Todd Garretson / July 10, 2014 / Comments Off on How To Write a Personal Growth Strategy [Part 1]

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…

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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.