I’m Todd Palmer, and I’m on a Mission to Improve Lives

When I was $600,000 in debt and 60 days away from closing the doors of Diversified Industrial Staffing, I hated everyone and everything (including myself). I felt helpless and I was constantly fighting a losing battle with my Itty Bitty Shitty Committe.

After hitting rock bottom, I gave up and hired my first coach. Ultimately, I had to hold tough conversations and make the difficult decisions that would turn my business and life around. Looking back, I’m grateful that my business collapsed when it did. It happened for me, not to me.

With the help of my coach, I was able to transform my company into one of the fastest-growing companies in America, making it to the Inc. 5000 list 6 times.

I’m on a mission to improve the lives of my clients, EO Forums, and audiences by sharing the strategies I’ve learned and used for over 20 years. My coaching style is individualized, focusing on the leader within you. I help by guiding leaders and entrepreneurs to discover what’s holding them back from achieving the success they can have in life and business.

I’ve had the honor of serving on behalf of the American Staffing Association (ASA) as the Industrial Section Council Chair and as president of EO Detroit – a group of successful CEOs with combined revenues in excess of $100 Million dollars.

My book, The Job Search Process helps individuals create, conduct and complete their job search within as little as seven days. In From Suck to Success, I encourage you to confront your limitations and embrace growth opportunities.

Todd Palmer - Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker

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Crains Detroit
Inc. 5000


I have worked with thousands of amazing people

“Todd is a remarkable coach. When he coached me, I was at the ceiling in my career, trying to figure out where to go next. I had a ton of head trash that was clouding my judgement and holding me back. Within one session, Todd helped me get to the root of my issue, bring clarity to my situation, and make the decision I needed to make about where to take my career next. Since that decision, I am more successful and happier than I’ve ever been. I strongly recommend Todd for any business owner, CEO, or Executive who is looking for coaching and/or to increase their performance.”

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Dan Bubniak
Dirty Hands
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“Mr. Palmer was able to navigate our complicated company and help us uncover what we really wanted out of our 23 year old business and grow it in that direction. He helped us institute standard business practices without losing our unique business personality. Through his guidance we were able not only to value the mistakes we have made, but also to find humor in the blocks we had placed in our own way. Since then, we have continued to grow another 20% in sales and 100% in our profits. Todd Palmer is an asset. The tools he shares are effective and his practical approach to business is actionable and sustainable.”

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Jacki Smith
Conventry Creations

“I felt very isolated in my company and in my life. I struggled alone and couldn’t see a way out.”

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Steve Janke
Brelie Gear Co

“I built a job for myself within my business. Instead of working on the business I was working for the business and this meant work consumed my life. I could not determine how my time was spent because I was putting in 60-70 hours a week keeping my business afloat.”

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Ron Casado
All Brick Designs Inc.

“I had a goal to help my leadership team become self-sufficient and I was struggling with feelings [owner’s] of guilt because they achieved the goal but I wasn’t needed as much.”

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Erin Arnold
NextStep Networking

“I have had the privilege of participating in workshops led by Todd Palmer, and it has been an enlightening experience. Todd emerges as a genuine leader, dedicated to assisting fellow leaders in navigating the intricacies of both business and life challenges. His innate ability to disarm biases is truly remarkable, fostering an environment conducive to open dialogue and meaningful growth. His approach is not just about imparting knowledge but also about fostering a deeper understanding and empathy towards diverse perspectives, making him an invaluable asset in any professional or personal development setting.”

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Stephanie Waldrop
Employee Benefits International

From Suck to Success

In From Suck to Success, Todd uses his own experience in professional purgatory to propel your business upward by embracing Massive Curiosity coupled with Massive Accountability.

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