“He did a fantastic job. In three and a half hours he not only familiarized our people with the psychology of change, but also walked them through how the proposed changes for next year will impact them and our clients.”
Christine Herb, VP Professional Services

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"We saw value starting the next day [...] Within a week, I was able to take a subset of our leadership through his prioritization process and we were able to drive significant clarity into our portfolio, even postponing projects that did not squarely align with our strategic goals."
Kristi Earhart, Acquisitions and HR Project Management
Holiday Retirement

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"Twelve months later we were still referring to many of the outcomes to continue to channel behavior in a positive manner. This 90-minute presentation changed how we do projects in a very positive way."
Steve Hufford, Enterprise Architect
Portland General Electric

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Project Execution Improvement Workshops


We provide a wide range of educational services. Most are detailed on this site. 


One of the best places to looking for information on a wide array of topics is on one of the blogs we maintain. On this site, we have the Back From Red Blog. This blog contains hundreds of articles on dozens of topics to help your organization run better. If that is not enough, you can also look at Todd's LinkedIn blog where, in addition to his work, you can what he has shared from other's. Or, Check out his blog on ProjectManagement.com. it is a little more specific to project management.

Books and Whitepapers

Todd has also written two books and contributed to many others. His latest book is Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives And Project Managers Turn Corporate Strategy Into Successful Projects. It looks at the six gaps present in organizations—missing a common understanding, project misalignment, disengaged sponsors, poor change management, inappropriate governance, and lackluster leadership—that keep projects from running successfully.

His first book is the #1 bestseller in Amazon's project management books, Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure. As the name implies, this book focuses on rectifying project failure s from the project viewpoint. It shows the effect people have on failure and how to address those issues.

In addition, Todd has contributed to other books. In Gower's Handbook of People in Project Management (2013), he wrote Chapter 2 "Successes and Failures of People in Projects." For Naomi Caieletti's book Transform Your Project Leadership: For Professionals Leading Projects or Company Initiatives (2018), he wrote Chapter 7 "Leaders Listen". And very early in his publishing career, he wrote Chapter 4 "Book Review, The Toyota Way" for the book Toyota, a Saga of Success (2008).

These are available around the world in bookstores online and on the local corner. Of course, you can always default to Amazon.  

Whitepapers are available only from us.

Keynotes and Presentations

We also provide numerous keynote and track sessions for conferences and professional organizations. They offer education through lecture and extreme interaction with the audience. Depending on your needs I am sure we have a presentation to enliven and educate your group. Our keynotes hot people in the gut, carry emotion, and show vulnerability. They make people think and reflect. And in the "What Would You Do?" presentations, the audience debates the given topic as the presenter poses various conditions and dilemmas that face people daily. This creates an educational, interactive, and entertaining presentation that builds cohesiveness in your group and relationships that last long after your event.


For in-depth learning, we offer a variety of workshops. At the corporate level, these are heavily customized to address specific issues inside the organization but are often founded on one or more of our standard offerings. For conferences, these are 2-, 4-, or 8-hour workshops.

Our online and blended Executive Project Management classes are six-session courses given over the course of three to five months. They are offered through Successful Projects. These classes include:

  • Filling Execution Gaps in Your Organization,
  • Balanced Scorecard for Project Teams,
  • Organizational Change Management for Project Teams, and 
  • Strategy Execution.

These courses come in a wide range of formats to meet your needs. They can be given for an individual, a group of students, or focused on one company to train a department or group.

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