Todd Davis

Todd Davis

  • Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, FranklinCovey
  • Responsible for FranklinCovey’s global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.
  • Author, Get Better -15 Proven Practices to Build Relationships at Work
  • Advisory Board Member, HR.Com, Institute of Human Resources

Travels from Salt Lake City, UT

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Todd Davis is the author of Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. He is also a co-author of Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conversations to Ignite the Unlimited Potential in People.

Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, talent development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing. He has been with FranklinCovey for over 20 years, and currently serves as chief people officer and executive vice president. He is responsible for FranklinCovey’s global talent development in over 40 offices reaching 160 countries.

As a former director of FranklinCovey’s Innovations Group, Todd led the development of many of FranklinCovey’s core offerings containing the company’s world-renowned content, and continues to contribute to the development of new offerings. Davis has also served as FranklinCovey’s director of recruitment and led a team responsible for attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent for the company, which included over 3,500 employees.

For over 25 years, Davis has delivered numerous keynote addresses and speeches at leading business, industry, and association conferences, such as the World Business Forum (WOBI), SUCCESS Live, the Chief Learning Officer Symposium, the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and He has also presented at corporate events, and for FranklinCovey clients, many of which are Fortune® 100 and 500 companies. His topics include leadership, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, employee engagement, talent management, change management, and building winning cultures.

As a respected global thought leader and expert, Davis has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Inc., Thrive Global, and Monster.

Davis has served on’s Advisory Board for the Institute of Human Resources and is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Video of Keynote at Success Annual Conference

Book and Speaking Endorsements

“Relations are a crucial element to a healthy and vibrant life. Todd’s Get Better presentation offers  fifteen transformative practices that will bring a higher level of health and strength to your personal and professional relationships.”— Jillian Michaels, wellness expert, entrepreneur, and eight-time New York Times bestselling author

Get Better will help you do just that – get better in all of your relationships – at work, at home and in your community. A must-read for anyone looking to improve in how they ‘relate’ to others.”— Larry King

“This is a wonderful, insightful book, full of great ideas that can change your life and release your potential.”— Brian Tracy – Author – “No Excuses – The Power of Self- Discipline”

“If you want to win and work, succeed at home, and live a happy and fulfilled life, relationships are key. In Get Better, Todd humbly shares his life experience, along with the principles, practices, and pattern necessary for improving our daily associations with those who matter most and who have the greatest influence in our lives. Get Better is the best ‘relationship read’ of the year!”— Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author, Your Best Year Ever

“At its heart, GET BETTER is about making wiser choices. You’ll discover how the choices you make affect how you see the world and how others see you. But even more important, you’ll learn how to improve those choices in ways that deepen relationships, elevate your well-being, and maybe even change the world.”— Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE

Get Better is a practical guide for building high-impact, high-performance relationships – and it’s a valuable reminder for leaders that real change starts from within. — Douglas Conant, Founder, ConantLeadership; former CEO, Campbell Soup Company; New York Times bestselling author of TouchPoints

“I worked with Todd for a number of years at FranklinCovey and observed him practice what he teaches in Get Better. Here is someone who doesn’t just offer theory and good ideas. He speaks about real applications that he has implemented for many years.  He is a unique, authentic, personable speaker who makes you feel like he’s just talking to you. Todd has so much to do with why FranklinCovey is a great place to work.”  Carol Fetzer, CEO, Forte Speakers, former Director, FranklinCovey

“These 15 strategies are truly engaging and practical. Relationships are a hidden power in organizations— – not in the traditional “who you know” sense, but in the HOW you RELATE to people sense–which can enhance or inhibit productivity and contribution. Todd has done a magnificent job in Get Better in identifying this asset and guiding the reader in how to develop and nurture their own professional relationship skills.”— Julie Morgenstern, Productivity Expert, New York Times bestselling author of Organizing from the Inside Out

“We are better together and together we accomplish amazing things. This powerful book provides the blueprint to develop the relationships we need to get better and build a better tomorrow.” —Jon Gordon, best-selling author of The Energy Bus and The Carpenter

” Chief People Officer Todd Davis takes this advice into the 2020s and adds his own unique spin with Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. Want to know what it means to carry your own weather and avoid the pinball syndrome? You’ll just have to read this engaging book!”— Alexandra Levit, author of Blind Spots: The 10 Business Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe On Your New Path to Success

“When stripped to its core, an organization’s culture is revealed to be constructed of the many relationships within that organization. The nature of those relationships dictates the culture’s direction. In Get Better, Todd presents common stumbling blocks which damage our relationships and hinder our success. Get Better offers practical and proven practices that will drive a culture to positive and productive results.”— Joel Peterson, Chairman, Jet Blue

“I have always believed that the workplace can only improve through the strengthening of relationships between people. Todd’s Get Better teaches us how to make these relationships meaningful and sustainable. It will provide you with ways to unlock the potential of people and to create high-performing teams.”  — Kimo Kippen, Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide

“At Zappos, one of our Core Values is to Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit.  As the name implies, Get Better, will encourage readers to do just that by challenging the status quo of their professional relationships.”— Tony Hsieh, NY Times bestselling author of “Delivering Happiness” and CEO of, Inc

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