Todd Sampson was the Chairman of Leo Burnett, the most awarded agency in Australia, whose clients include AAPT, Amstel, Australia Post, Caltex, Canon, Colgate Palmolive, Colonial First State, Diago, Energy Australia, Fairfax, Heineken, Macquarie Bank, Nestle, NRMA, Procter & Gamble (Herbal Essence & Max Factor), Rabobank, Samsung, Scope, Vero Insurance and WWF.
Todd is also the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, which won the coveted Titanium at Cannes and Yahoo Chair for Innovation in 2008. That same year Earth Hour was awarded B&T's Creative Campaign of the Year in Australia and in 2009 it became the biggest environment movement in history with over one billion participants. The Financial Review called Todd the most influential advertising executive and a News Limited poll ranked him as the most influential leader in Australia. He has also been named one of the most influential men under 45 by Men's Style and nominated for GQ's 'Man of the Year'.
He is also the breakout star of the smash hit ABC show Gruen Planet, a regular host of Channel 10 news program The Project, and the host of ground-breaking documentary series Redesign My Brain, which won the 2013 AACTAs for the Best Documentary of the Year.
Away from work, he enjoys mountain climbing and has completed an unguided ascent to the summit of Mount Everest.
Client Comments for Todd Sampson
- Todd was absolutely loved by both Telstra Wholesale and their customers in Sydney and Melbourne. He was engaging and inspiring!
- I have been to a lot of conferences and heard a lot of speakers, but that was the most inspirational and honest speech I have ever heard.
Macquarie Bank Global Investments
- He was fantastic! Everyone loved him and followed him out of the hall, buzzing with questions. He was so friendly, down to earth and engaging. He was not only inspirational, but funny and approachable and a leader through practice. He stayed on for a long time just chatting. We couldn't have been happier.
- Todd was excellent, such a lovely guy. His message was very powerful and he really validates it by his own example in his personal and work life. It was really great of him to stick around after the event and speak to the queue of people who patiently waited for his attention. He is a very warm and compassionate person and his intelligence and sense of humour was evident throughout his presentation.
Topic SynopsesBrain Power
The premise of Todd's award-winning Discovery Science series Redesign My Brain was simple. For over 70 years, science has told us that our brains are fixed. You are born with the brain you have, which develops rapidly until the age of seven, and then it starts a steady decline from age 30 until you die and there was nothing you could do about it. But science has now proven that to be false. In fact, modern science has shown that our brain is plastic and that we all have the ability to improve it at any age and at any time. This presentation will show you how to boost your brain power.
Todd will not only take you behind the scenes of this extraordinary scientific journey, he will also provide you with the practical tools, strategies and techniques to improve your brain. We are all capable of more than we realise, and modern science is showing us how.