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Who in the hell is Todd Schnick?


Simple: he’s 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 improving both business acumen and lifestyle design, making you happier and more successful.


Broadcasting in New York City

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 six books (find the sixth here for FREE), and lives with his wife Stephanie and dog Shiloh in the Chicago Loop.


With Stephanie at a joint inspired by the Stones

Todd has co-founded a family foundation, is a writer, foodie, bibliophile, pretend triathlete, and viewer of too many documentaries.


With Shiloh in front of our building in Chicago

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 Intrepid (Apollo 12) over the Moon in 1969

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. TWITTER
  3. FACEBOOK
  4. INSTAGRAM

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

 


Some of Todd’s favorite interviews:

  1. Tom Peters
  2. Mike Eruzione
  3. Gary Vaynerchuk
  4. Seth Godin and Hugh MacLeod
  5. Jeff Cohen (Chunk from The Goonies)
  6. Simon Sinek
  7. Chip Conley
  8. Guy Kawasaki
  9. David Heinemeier Hansson
  10. Jeff Shaara
  11. Stephen Hunter
  12. Robert Scoble
  13. Susan Cain
  14. Kevin Kelly
  15. The Minimalists.
  16. Colin Wright.
  17. Kat Cole.
  18. David Meerman Scott.
  19. Tom Rath.
  20. Adam Grant.
  21. Shawn Achor.
  22. Sean Minor.
  23. Chris Guillebeau.
  24. Ryan Holiday.
  25. David Allen (GTD).
  26. Peter Shankman.
  27. Julien Smith.
  28. Mitch Joel.
  29. Michael Dubin, Dollar Shave Club.
  30. Shane Parrish.
  31. Daniel Pink.




Todd’s Recording Studios:

ATLANTA STUDIO (by appointment only)
Glenridge Highlands
5555 Glenridge Connector
Suite 200
Atlanta GA 30342
Free Parking
On “MARTA” (Red Line to North Springs, Medical Center stop, 20-minute walk to studio)

CHICAGO STUDIO (by appointment only)
Merchandise Mart (history)
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza (Wells + Kinzie)
Suite 1225
Chicago IL 60654
Parking at Kinzie + Wells (We validate!)
On the ‘L’ (Brown + Purple Lines, Merchandise Mart stop)


“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.


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


Click book cover below to read Todd Schnick’s latest book for free:

Be happy


Cool Tools + Apps:

  1. FOLLOWUPTHEN
  2. OAK 2.0 (APP FOR MEDITATION)
  3. DROPBOX
  4. MAILCHIMP
  5. ANYLIST (APP FOR SHOPPING LISTS)
  6. OVERCAST (PODCAST APP)
  7. MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 13-INCH, EARLY 2015)
  8. iPHONE X
  9. SAMSUNG FAST CHARGE WIRELESS CHARGER

Intrepid Contributors (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 in 2007, named after the lunar landing vehicle from Apollo 12, the Intrepid, which landed on the Moon in November, 1969.

Graduated Trinity Prep high school in 1987.

Graduated The Florida State University, with degrees in History and Political Science, in 1991.

Aide to Congressman Cliff Stearns (FL) from 1992-1994.

Worked at the Republican Party of Florida from 1995-2000, serving as Political Director during the 2000 Presidential election.

Executive Director, Nevada Republican Party, 2001

Executive Director, Georigia Republican Party, 2002

Lobbyist, 2003

Partner, The Strategum Group, 2004-2006

Launched current business, The Intrepid Group, LLC in January, 2007.

Married the former Stephanie A. Lloyd on 12.12.12.

Moved to Chicago in February, 2016.

Launched The Todd + Stephanie Schnick Foundation in December, 2018.



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