power to be podcast

The Power To Be Todd Lawson

Season 2, Episode 12


Meet Todd Lawson, an avid world traveller, publisher, writer, photographer and storyteller, not to mention his sporting pursuits in stand up paddle boarding, skiing and biking, all of which he can do in the outdoor playground of Whistler, BC where he currently resides with his family. In addition, he is a humanitarian who has ridden his motorcycle across Africa in an effort to support remote communities battling mosquitos and malaria. And above all, he is a loving husband, father and son.

As this week’s guest, Todd shares about his 25+ year quest for freedom. Diversity and unknowns, being a student of his calendar, travelling without a map and facing fear are just a few ways Todd learned to bring freedom into his life. You’ll learn how the mosquito nets he was delivering throughout Africa became a symbol - he was able to gift others with freedom simply by helping them rest easier without pestering mosquitoes or malaria fears.

Today, Todd is the Publisher, Producer and Photo Editor at Mountain Life Media, one of Canada’s most respected outdoor media companies. His intention in both work and life is to share with others what it means to really be successful. Three words he has come to live by are “go for it”. He is continually pushing those around him to take risks, dive into unknowns and live the life they really, truly want to live, with no regrets.

Join me this week, and learn more about Todd’s Power to Lead.

About Todd

Todd is a life-lover. He believes in (and supports) passion, diversity and the work hard, play hard mantra. He keeps an open mind and an open heart in all of his endeavours, and approaches his colleagues and clients and through a lens of respect and kindness. An avid world traveller (63 countries on 5 continents), husband, father, son, publisher, writer, photographer, storyteller, paddler, skier, hiker, biker, humanitarian, adventure-seeker and lover of life and all its wonderful ways. Todd has spent the past 25+ years of his life in a quest for freedom in the worlds of sport, travel and the outdoors. 

As Publisher, Producer and Photo Editor at Mountain Life Media (one of Canada’s most respected outdoor media companies) he brings to the table a solid track record of brand, team and community-building, while staying true to the company mission of connecting people to the magic of the mountains. Lawson wears many different hats while spreading the Mountain Life message with integrity through traditional, award-winning print publications and the rapidly-evolving digital and social media space. 

Todd is the Co-Founder and president of the Rise & Sean Foundation (formerly Sean Lawson Young Travellers Foundation), adventure ambassador for SeaLion SUP and an International Ambassador for the Against Malaria Foundation. He lives in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada with his beautiful partner-in-life Christina, and their amazing nine-year-old daughter Seanna.

“I wouldn't be who I am today without all of the people who have crossed my path, and I'd like to thank each and every one of them for being a part of my life. I have an amazing crew of friends and a very supportive family whose passion and spirit always inspire me to strive for the best life possible.” - Todd Lawson


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