Death strikes most people as the ultimate in “finality,” yet thinking deeply about death forces many people to consider their own life possibilities. Over the course of the last nine years, David Shechtman has gotten to know Todd Anderson, both personally and professionally. David has come to regard Todd as a thoughtful, bright, and committed person. Todd’s situation, however, has changed, and changed dramatically, in the last year. He’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer. In this podcast, David interviews Todd about what it’s like to be in his position, and what it’s like for his family.
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Episode Info: Welcome to Journey to the End of the Race. In this trailer, we introduce Todd Anderson, a man committed to living “the shit out of life” after receiving the worst possible news.
Episode Info: This episode introduces Todd Anderson to the world, including his personal history, professional experiences, and family life. And in it, he shares his story of receiving the diagnosis.
Episode Info: What if there is an afterlife for Todd? How would this affect Todd’s prospects on the future? How would he say good-bye to his family? How would he spend his final days on Earth?
Episode Info: What if there is not an afterlife for Todd? How would this affect Todd’s prospects on the future? How would he say good-bye to his family? How would he spend his final days on Earth?
Episode Info: Get to know Todd’s family. Learn about his unique connections with his wife and each of his four children. Hear him share his hopes for them after he’s gone.
Episode Info: Hear Todd’s thoughts on his personal, professional, and financial legacy to the world. He wants you to know his wisdom, wisdom that only comes when facing the end.
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>ABOUT TODD ANDERSON
Todd Anderson is a champion of diversity and inclusion. He has spent much of his career fighting for a corporate environment that encourages people to celebrate and fully engage in their differences, rather than hide them.
Todd’s passion for this work stems from his own challenges with severe mental illness, addiction and alcoholism, ADHD, and having a beautiful 7-year-old boy with Down Syndrome. His greatest desire is to inspire people to fall in love with themselves, bring their beautiful authentic selves to all areas of their lives, and create exceptionally productive and meaningful relationships through transparency and authenticity.
Todd has beaten all the odds to become a top leader in the financial services industry and believes that our differences can become our greatest strengths. Todd lives in Southern California with his wife Nicole and their four children.
“LIVE THE SHIT OUT OF EVERY DAY!”
ABOUT DAVID SHECHTMAN
David Shechtman is a committed coach with the firm Evolution who works with CEOs, high-potential leaders, and successful sales professionals on mastering Deep Change. He has an unparalleled ability to cut through the fog of complexity, confusion, and fear.
David’s experience includes two decades of work in training & development, organizational consulting, and executive coaching. His experience includes work in the financial services, high tech, healthcare, automotive, and travel and hospitality industries. Specific clients include Slack, Electronic Arts, Coursera, Collective Health, Northwestern Mutual, ADP, DaVita, Virtuoso, Elementary Robotics, and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
David partners with clients as a trusted advisor. This work includes identifying core issues, naming key challenges, and organizing action plans. His expertise comes from decades of studying the art and science of behavior change, including many deep dives with Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey construct.