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Dr. Jenkins known as “Dr. Bowtie Todd”, is the founder of Bowtie Leadership & Development, a company dedicated to bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance. He serves as a trainer, consultant, motivational speaker, life coach, and conversationalist.
Dr. Jenkins is a certified Leadership Management International Facilitator, Coach, and Speaker with more than
10 years of training and development, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion work experience. He has worked with several clients, 1:1, small and large businesses and organizations throughout the world such as Korea, Taiwan, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. He has spoken to crowds as large as 30,000 and trains groups inside fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and various non-profits. He spends his life dedicated to helping others see their greatness through education, exposure, and best practices. His inspiration, energy, and motivation have been said to move mountains.
Bio: Dr. Jenkins was born and raised in the inner city of Columbia, SC. The eldest of thirteen siblings and a first-generation college student, he is a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his B.S. in Psychology and B.A. Sociology. He earned his Master of Science
from Illinois State University and Doctorate from University of Arkansas. Throughout his undergraduate and professional career, Dr. Jenkins
has served in various leadership
roles and on multiple boards within higher education, professional organizations, non-profits and business in his community, both locally and internationally.
Dr. Jenkins continues to explore his strong passions through research
and practices in leadership training and development for individuals
and organizations, youth services
and development, and intercultural conversations. In particular Todd’s doctoral dissertation focuses on Management, Leadership, Supervision,
and Retention as it relates to the Minority and Millennium Professionals. Outside of work, he is active in his community, an international traveler, and spends his time enjoying family and friends.
In January 2020, Dr. Jenkins received recognition as a Top 25 Influencer in Business, along with names such as Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart,
state senators, and prestigious business leaders by Arkansas Money and Politics Magazine. In 2019, he was selected
as one of the Top 100 Diversity and Inclusion Executives under 50 by Diversity MBA Global magazine,
“40 under 40” by Arkansas Business Journal, Top 12 of Ones to Watch by Celebrate Magazine in 2017, the Rodney Momon Award recipient, Paul Harris Fellow, and included in the “30 under 30” 2016 list of Top Minority-Owned Businesses. He has been featured and contributed to several research articles, podcasts, and book chapters around building inclusion and engagement within organizations and communities.
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