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Who in the hell is Todd Schnick?


Simple: Todd is a media guy who broadcasts out of his 55th floor Chicago studio and from trade show floors across America. He interviews people, drawing out lessons that improve both business acumen and lifestyle design, making you happier and more successful.


Todd also curates a merry band of creative rebels, and presents their essays here. These writers all live and work a little differently than most. You can find the collection here.


A (contented) retired marketing strategist, (happily) retired national political operative, and (thankful) former lobbyist, Todd has published seven books, and lives with his wife Stephanie and dog Shiloh in the Chicago Loop. He has co-founded a family foundation, is a writer, foodie, voracious reader, pretend triathlete, and viewer of too many documentaries.


As for the work itself, some say Todd and his team simply tell stories. Some define his media platform as a “hybrid of journalism, storytelling, and PR.” Others have called this place “Netflix for business people.” We have no argument with that.


The company (a LLC) and the podcast were named after the lunar lander Intrepid from the Apollo 12 mission (not the Dodge car or the aircraft carrier moored on the Hudson). Being intrepid isn’t about being fearless. That cannot be done. Being intrepid is being afraid, and diving-in head first anyway. That’s the Intrepid Way….


How to contact Todd Schnick:

  1. EMAIL
  2. FACEBOOK
  3. INSTAGRAM
  4. LINKEDIN

“Thanks, Todd. That was a fabulous conversation, and I don’t just say that all the time.”

TOM PETERS

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“Enjoyed chatting with Todd Schnick because of the insightful way he reveals more about what the book is really about and why it was written.”

DR. MAX MCKEOWN

Be happy

“One of the top interviewers I’ve had the pleasure to work with.”

CHARLES G. HANNA

Intrepid Contributors (in alpha order):

  1. GUY PIERCE BELL
  2. BETH BRIDGES
  3. WILLIAM CHILDS
  4. ERICA PEITLER
  5. KATIE RASOUL
  6. CHRIS SCHAFER
  7. TODD SCHNICK

Life Chronology (A long, slow work in progress…)

  • Born in Aurora, IL in May, 1969.
  • Formed company, The Intrepid Group, LLC is January, 2007, named after the lunar landing vehicle from Apollo 12, The Intrepid, which landed on the Moon in November, 1969.
  • Graduated Trinity Preparatory School in 1987.
  • Attended a summer tutorial, Christ Church College, Univeristy of Oxford, Oxford, England, 1991.
  • Graduated The Florida State University, with degrees in History and Political Science, in 1991.
  • Aide to Congressman Cliff Stearns from 1992-1994.
  • Staff at the Republican Party of Florida from 1995-2000, serving as Political Director during the 2000 Presidential election.
  • Executive Director, Nevada Republican Party, 2001.
  • Mistaken for Val Kilmer at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, 2001. The greatest moment in his life.
  • Executive Director, Georgia Republican Party, 2002.
  • Lobbyist, 2003.
  • Partner, The Strategum Group, 2004-2006.
  • Founded The Intrepid Group, LLC in January, 2007.
  • Won two U.S.T.A. tennis tournaments, 2008.
  • Launched first podcast, 2008.
  • Married the former Stephanie Ann Lloyd on 12.12.12.
  • Moved to Chicago, IL in February, 2016.
  • Co-founded The Todd + Stephanie Schnick Foundation in December, 2018.

You are a true “pro” at your profession.

JIM BEVERIDGE

Current Portfolio:

  1. Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio Show
  2. Leadership on the Ground, The Complete Catalog
  3. Full Pre Frontal: Exposing the mysteries of Executive Function
  4. Water Talk (from WaterOnline.com)
  5. WorkHuman Radio (from WorkHuman Live)
  6. The Intrepid Way Podcast
  7. Be A Game Changer: The Intrepid Series

“Todd Schnick is a thoroughly nice man. Just saying.”

BILL BOORMAN