Todd Huston knows how to overcome incredible challenges. When his legs got caught in the propeller of a boat at age 14, his life was radically changed. He battled to keep his legs with numerous surgeries, but bone disease eventually forced him to have one leg amputated.
Todd became a psychotherapist and clinical director of the Amputee Resource Center in California. He also worked in psychiatric hospitals for adults, adolescents and children. He used his professional skills and personal experiences to help patients achieve more in their lives. He also trained healthcare professionals and authored articles in working with individuals coping with disabilities.
Then Todd did the unimaginable, to prove that you can overcome challenges he completed a world-record-setting Summit America expedition by climbing to the highest elevations of all 50 states in only 66 days 22 hours and 47 minutes, shattering the original record by 35 days!
Todd has been featured in thousands of publications throughout the world, including Sports Illustrated, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal as well as the popular book, Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Second Helping. He has appeared as a special guest on CBS Year in Sports and Robert Schuller’s Hour of Power. Todd has been interviewed on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, TNN, Inside Edition and Extra, plus numerous radio programs. Most recently, Todd was invited to be a contributor to Huffington Post.
Several distinguished honors have been awarded to Todd including U.S. Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Americans, the Henry Iba Award for Outstanding Citizen Athlete, the Class Act Award, The Power to Dream Achiever Award and the American Red Cross’ Everyday Hero Award.
Todd is the author of the book More Than Mountains: The Todd Huston Story and has hosted inspirational radio and television programs.
“More Than Mountains – The Todd Huston Story”
With this powerful keynote presentation, Todd motivates and inspires anyone to believe they can overcome life’s many challenges and provides content for the audience to apply immediately in their lives. He uses awe-inspiring slides and stories from his life and expedition. You will travel to the highest mountains of North America, including the 20,320-foot Mount Denali in Alaska. His talk will have your audience laughing and crying through real-life challenges. They will leave with insight and inspiration to overcome their individual challenges by finding the opportunity in every challenge.
“Leadership Lessons for Winning”
Leadership that takes everyone to the top. Todd uses lessons from mountaineering and world-record mountain climbing to teach your audience principles of leadership.
“No Excuses Safety Training”
Mountain climbing is the most dangerous sport on this planet. Todd uses his mountain climbing knowledge and experience to teach and illustrate safety principles. His NO ICE slogan keeps safety in the minds of everyone in the audience. A popular program for manufacturing, utility, energy and other industries where safety is the utmost importance, teaching how ignorance and complacency lead to excuses for injury and life-threatening accidents.
More Than Mountains – The Todd Huston Story: One Leg, Fifty Mountains, an Unconquerable Faith Pacific Press Publishing Association; First Edition edition (January 1, 1995) Follow Todd’s inspiring story of loss and overcoming obstacles with determination and faith. Buy Here
“You did an outstanding job, Todd. Really. Your message was on target and your delivery was of the highest quality. Our audiences loved you!”
Nido R. Qubein, President, High Point Unversity and Past-President of the National Speakers Association
“Todd was a HUGE HIT at our Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers Conference. I received comments from a bunch of the Vendors and Attendees about what a great choice I made by scheduling him as our Keynote Speaker for the Kick-Off Luncheon. The inspiration and sense of humor throughout Todd’s presentation, coupled with the Kentucky Headhunters Concert that night, made the opening day of the Conference a great success. Plus, working with Julie was a joy and made event preparations go smoothly.”
Jack R., Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers
“Todd inspired students to be their best, set goals, and dream as they prepare for their futures. Todd kept the full attention of the audience. Todd and Julie were great to work with and very interested in learning more about the audience prior to the conference in order to meet our specific needs. I have already referred Todd to others.”
Kelley T., Program Director, FBLA
“Todd’s presentation was fantastic! He showed our group how we could use his experiences to overcome our own challenges and reach our goals – and I found myself repeating many of his inspirational stories in the days following our conference. We are so glad Todd was our opening speaker!”
Lorrie H., Financial Women of Texas
“Todd’s NO EXCUSES safety presentation is the best I’ve ever heard! And as a linesman for over 20 years, I’ve heard a number of them. He has a great sense of humor, which coupled with his compelling life story, really keeps the audience’s attention. He brings home the idea of safety from a completely different perspective with his I.C.E. method. Even months after his presentation, I still think about the various lessons I learned from him. When I go to work I find myself paying closer attention to details to ensure all of my employees are able to go home to their family and friends at the end of the day – it makes you think about what you and your employees have to look forward to in life. Furthermore, he helped us to realize that no matter what we’ve gone through in life, we can overcome the challenges. More people need to hear Todd’s message and safety presentation! I would recommend him to ANY group!”
Jose G., Municipal Electric Safety Exchange Convention
“We consider two-thirds positive feedback about a speaker a landslide. TODD GOT 100%”
Steve M., Umatilla Electric Banquet