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How Learning Can Lead to Success as a Consultant Featuring Todd Cherches

How Learning Can Lead to Success as a Consultant Featuring Todd Cherches

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. 

We discuss:

  • How to get people to see what we’re saying [01:47]
  • The “I can’t draw” syndrome [02:26]
  • What if Superman and Batman are already taken [04:39]
  • Twin bookworms separated at birth [06:18]
  • The three B’s kind of guy [08:05]
  • Standing on the shoulders of giants [10:04]
  • How to accept defeat with grace [12:39]
  • How we are all managers and leaders [15:45]
  • It’s not a path, it’s a rollercoaster [17:15]
  • The many ways in which one could use their literature background [19:32]
  • You can’t coach people against their will [20:50]
  • The combined wisdom of a millennial and a baby boomer [22:12]


Todd 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 & Schuster, 2020).

Learn more about Todd at www.toddcherches.com.

Brief Description of Gifts

Free PDF download of Todd’s book recommends list, “Todd’s Top 52 Books to Help You Become a More Visual Leader.”

Free PDF download of a chapter from Todd’s book, the “Passion/Skill Matrix.”

URL for Free Gift

Book list link: www.toddcherches/subscribe

Passion/Skill Matrix chapter: www.toddcherches.com/passion

About the author, David Shriner-Cahn

David is the podcast host and community builder behind Smashing the Plateau, an online platform offering resources, accountability, and camaraderie to high-performing professionals who are making the leap from the corporate career track to entrepreneurial business ownership.

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