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Todd Cherches

CEO at BigBlueGumball

New York, United States

Todd Cherches is the CEO and cofounder of BigBlueGumball, a NYC-based management consulting firm specializing in leadership development and executive coaching. He is also a Founding Partner of the Global Institute For Thought Leadership ("GIFT") and a member of Marshall Goldsmith's "MG 100 Coaches." Todd is a three-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of leadership in the Human Capital Management master's degree program at NYU, and a Lecturer on leadership at Columbia University. Todd is also a TEDx speaker (“The Power of Visual Thinking”), and the author of the book, "VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life" (Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster, 2020). In 2021, Todd was nominated as a finalist for the Thinkers50 "Distinguished Achievement Award" in Leadership.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: New York City
Speaking Topics: Leadership, Management, Visual Thinking, Visual Leadership

Todd CherchesPoints
Academic20
Author65
Influencer116
Speaker10
Entrepreneur20
Total231

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 25 years
Last Media Training: 03/10/2021
Last Media Interview: 08/01/2021

Areas of Expertise

Culture
Design Thinking 38.22
HR 30.13
Innovation
Leadership 34.18
Management 39.75
Business Strategy 30.91

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
Higher Education & Research
Media
Other
Pharmaceuticals
Professional Services

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Publications

1 Adjunct Professor
NYU School of Professional Studies
NYU School of Professional Studies
January 05, 2011
Three-time (2016, 2018, 2020) award-winning professor.

Designed & deliver a top-rated graduate course entitled, "Leadership & Team Building (aka "Transformational Leadership & Team Building") for the School of Professional Studies (SPS), Division of Programs in Business (DPB) Human Capital Management master's degree program.

Recognized as a thoughtleader in the area of Experiential Learning, as well as peer-to-peer faculty pedagogy observation, assessment, and coaching.

Served as program moderator for new student orientation, as well as frequent panelist, guest speaker, and workshop presenter for NYU-SHRM student chapter and the NYU Wasserman Career Center.

Proud recipient of a 2016 NYU “Teaching Excellence Award,” presented by the NYU School of Professional Studies; a 2018 “Impact Award” presented by the NYU Center for Academic Excellence & Support (CAES); and another "Teaching Excellence Award" again in 2020.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Business Strategy

5 Article/Blogs
In All Honesty: Three Quick Stories About My Dad on Fathers'​ Day
LinkedIn
June 19, 2021
While reading Ron Carucci’s terrific new book, “To Be Honest: Lead with the Power of Truth, Justice, and Purpose,” I continuously found myself thinking about my father, as he was the most honest person I’ve ever known. With this being Fathers’ Day, I just thought I’d share these three brief stories about my dad, Harvey, who passed away five years ago.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

A Valentine's Day Love Letter to Horrible Bosses Everywhere
LinkedIn
February 12, 2021
So, there I was, sitting at my desk typing up a memo when, all of a sudden, I hear my boss’s office door swing open behind me. As I turn around to see what’s going on, I instinctively duck to avoid the object flying at my head. A box of pens hits the wall above my desk and breaks open, spraying twelve brand-new blue Paper Mate medium ballpoints in all directions.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD: OVERCOMING THE STRESS AND ANXIETY OF NEGATIVE THINKING
LinkedIn
February 06, 2021
We can’t always control what happens to us, but we do have the power to control how we think, interpret, and respond. Irrational thought patterns and overly hasty emotional reactions are among the leading causes of stress and anxiety.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

Can you guess what all of these books have in common (other than the fact that I read them all this year)?
LinkedIn
December 29, 2020
Those of you who know me may be aware that I have a habit of reading around one business book per week, as I've been doing since 1998. If you do the math (and I will happily let you do the math, as I was an English major), and if my calculations are correct, that works out to approximately 1,100 business books read over the past 22 years.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

How to Get a TEDx Talk: a few quick tips & resources to help you get started
LinkedIn
August 06, 2019
Since delivering my first TEDx Talk -- at TEDxChelseaPark here in NYC in June 2019 -- many people have reached out to me with questions about how they might someday get the opportunity to take the TEDx stage.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

1 Book
VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life
Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster
May 12, 2020
VisuaLeadership is the art and science of applying visual thinking and visual communication tools, tips, and techniques to help business professionals turn their vision into reality. Through the use of visual imagery and drawing, mental models and frameworks, metaphor and analogy, and storytelling and humor, VisuaLeadership will better enable you to get others to "see" what you're saying, and help you to become a better communicator and presenter, a more innovative thinker, a more efficient manager, and a more visionary and inspirational leader.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, Management

2 Executives
Executive Coach - Marshall Goldsmith's MG 100 Coaches
100 Coaches
January 01, 2021
Marshall Goldsmith, the world's #1 executive coach and leadership thinker, launched his 100 Coaches (#MG100) program to personally mentor the next generation of top executive coaches in the world. The MG100 includes leading academics, best-selling authors, corporate executives, and top executive coaches who have made the commitment to “pay it forward” by helping others to achieve positive, lasting change for themselves, their people, their teams, and their organizations. I am honored to have been selected by Marshall and to join this diverse community of amazing colleagues in service of helping business professionals around the globe to maximize their potential so as to make a positive difference in the world.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

CEO & Cofounder; Executive Coach & Management/Leadership Consultant
BigBlueGumball
February 03, 2010
With an expertise in leadership development, management training, and executive coaching, my focus is primarily around the areas of performance management, organizational effectiveness, communication, motivation, influencing, teambuilding, innovation, and presentation/public speaking design and delivery.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

1 Influencer Award
Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards
Thinkers50
August 01, 2021
THINKERS50 2021
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

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Tags: Management, Leadership

1 Keynote
The Power of Visual Thinking | Todd Cherches | TEDxChelseaPark
TEDx Talks
July 29, 2019
How do you get an idea out of your head and into someone else's so that they can "see" what you're saying? In this enlightening and entertaining talk, Todd Cherches shares his personal story to show how you can change perceptions -- and change the world – through the magic and the power of visual thinking.

Todd Cherches is the CEO & Co-founder of BigBlueGumball, an innovative NYC-based leadership consulting, training, and executive coaching firm, as well as an adjunct professor of leadership at NYU and Columbia. A popular blogger and keynote speaker, Todd is the author of VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life (Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster).

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

6 Media Interviews
Todd Cherches – VisuaLeadership
Thrive Loud
August 05, 2021
Todd Cherches is the CEO & Co-founder of BigBlueGumball LLC, an innovative New York City-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development, management training, team building, public speaking, and executive coaching.

Consultant, trainer, executive coach, TEDx speaker, keynote speaker, panelist, professor, author, blogger, and thought leader in the field of leadership and visual thinking.

His patented VisuaLeadership approach will not only help you to see – and to communicate – more clearly, but will enable you to envision a future that you never even dreamed possible.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Business Minds Coffee Chat with Todd Cherches | Ep. #77
Jay Scherr Business Consultin
July 01, 2021
Todd Cherches, CEO and co-founder of BigBlueGumball, adjunct professor of leadership at NYU and Columbia University, TEDx and keynote speaker, and author joins me on this episode. We talk about Todd's encounter with David Ogilvy, his work on television, horrible bosses, the power of relationships, the Two G's, reframing and reinventing ourselves, how to get someone to see what you're saying, the power of storytelling, and more.

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Tags: Management, Leadership

The power of visual leadership with Todd Cherches
Partnering Leadership
June 01, 2021
In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Todd Cherches, CEO of BigBlueGumball and author of VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life. Todd Cherches shared experiences that transformed him as a leader. He also talks about the power of visual leadership and how it can improve communication as well as inspire those you lead.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

Ep. 78: The Power of Visual Thinking | Todd Cherches
ROI Online
March 05, 2021
Are you having trouble communicating with and leading your team? Maybe you need a more visual approach to things.

In this Feature Friday episode of the ROI Online Podcast, CEO, consultant, leader, and author Todd Cherches talks about how to leverage visual thinking tools and techniques to thread the needle for your business.

Todd Cherches is the CEO and cofounder of BigBlueGumball, a NYC-based consulting firm specializing in leadership development, public speaking, and executive coaching, as well as a Founding Partner of the Global Institute For Thought Leadership. He is also a three-time award-winning Adjunct Professor of leadership at NYU, and a Lecturer on leadership at Columbia University. Todd is also a TEDx speaker, and the author of "VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life" (Post Hill Press/Simon

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Tags: Design Thinking, Management, Leadership

Dorie Clark and Todd Cherches - The Power of Visual Thinking
Dorie Clark
February 05, 2021
Dorie Clark & Todd Cherches talk through visual leadership and communication. Learn more at dorieclark.com and toddcherches.com

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Tags: Management, Leadership

Interview Series | Guest: Todd Cherches
Hacking HR
July 31, 2020
Interview Series | Guest: Todd Cherches

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

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