Ted Powell, Jr. is an expert consultant with over 20 years of experience facilitating Stop at Nothing’s High Impact Leadership Seminars, Peak Performance seminars, leadership team development, and individual executive coaching. Based on three decades of experience serving hundreds of companies in many different industries, Ted facilitates the improvement of an organization’s success, while enabling employees to lead more fulfilling lives. He also empowers groups to realize that they can create healthy, active, and productive environments. “It’s great to watch people come together within teams in ways they never imagined. And to learn that they can create without the burden of those internal dynamics and dysfunctions that tend to impede everyone’s progress,” says Ted.
His motivation to speak publicly was inspired by the diagnosis of his wife Nancy’s aggressive breast cancer, at which time her prognosis was unknown. During this information void, Ted lived in a state of helpless fear until he met a wise oncologist who challenged him to start living in the “unknowing”—to accept the questions for which there were no answers, and to grow his inner strength so he would be prepared for any outcome pertaining to his wife’s condition. Thereafter, Ted spent more time praying and meditating and less time thinking, so that he could be the strong leader his family and organization required.
Ted Powell, Jr. has given hundreds of speeches and numerous speaker training sessions. In October 2014, he was a featured TEDx speaker in Jacksonville, Florida, where his audience responded enthusiastically to his message about how to live joyfully in a chaotic world despite constant bombardment by negative thought patterns and information overload.
Ted grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia, and continues to apply his organizational development experience to his personal life, where it’s contributed to the health and well-being of his wife and three college-age children: Laura Jane, Teddy, and Scott. He and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida.