Todd Leader is a Registered Psychologist and Registered Social Worker who has spent the last 26 years leading service development and transformation, as well as health promotion, particularly in the areas of mental health, addictions, and primary health care. He has also been teaching in the Faculty of Science at Saint Mary’s University for the same 26 years. He has earned the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award; Faculty of Arts, and the 2016 Overall Excellence in Teaching Award, from the Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association, and health services under his leadership have earned two international best practice awards, and a leadership award for excellence in women’s health. He has also led the transformation of a mental health and addiction program to achieve the best wait times in Nova Scotia (down from 8 months to 1 month for adults, and from 5 months to 1-7 days for adolescents). His work has always been about real change, not just holding leadership positions.
Most recently, Todd was appointed by the Nova Scotia Minister of Health and Wellness to the Ministerial Panel on Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions, and is the incoming President of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, and Vice President of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers. In addition, as you will note on this website, he has recently authored a book that is a how-to guide and a call to action for improving the mental health and addiction system…beyond the theory, and beyond the same old approaches used in the past.
Todd has learned a lot about leading real change, and has taught, coached, and mentored many people to become more effective leaders. He has learned about how to address the psychological underpinnings of an effective leadership team, to achieve collective accomplishments that could not have otherwise been reached. He has learned how to develop inter-agency, inter-organizational, and inter-departmental partnerships that achieve synergy and deep collaboration, not just information-sharing.
If you want to move to the next level of real achievement as a leader, or to improve the skills and effectiveness of your team or your collaborative partnerships, Todd Leader can help. This is where the theory ends, and real transformational leadership begins.