Location, USA
Career or work, Leadership, Success, Projects, Leadership development, Empowerment, Motivation, Building confidence

Todd is an esteemed mentor and coach in the construction and real estate sectors, leveraging his extensive industry experience to guide and inspire professionals and teams. Specializing in coaching General Contractors, Subcontractors, Specialty Contractors, and individuals from Engineering and Architecture Firms, as well as Project and Institutional Owners, Todd is dedicated to fostering growth, happiness, and goal achievement. His passion for mentoring embodies a commitment to not just professional development but personal success and fulfillment within the building industry.

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Career journey

Todd's professional journey in the construction and real estate development sectors is marked by a trajectory of remarkable growth and leadership. After earning a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Washington, Todd embarked on his career with Sellen Construction Company, a leading commercial general contractor based in Seattle, WA. Over the span of 28 years at Sellen, he contributed to a diverse range of projects, including hospitals, office buildings, life science institutions, sports venues, and educational facilities. His dedication and expertise propelled him from an entry-level Project Engineer to Executive Vice President, where he was instrumental in overseeing Sellen’s Project Management Operations.

In 2017, Todd transitioned to Urban Visions, a prominent commercial real estate developer in Seattle, taking on the role of EVP of Operations. His journey continued to evolve, and in 2023, he stepped into a significant position as Sr. Operations Director at McKinstry, leading a new National Design/Build platform. Todd's career is a testament to his deep industry knowledge, leadership skills, and commitment to excellence in the construction and real estate development landscape.

My 'why' for coaching

Throughout my career, what I’ve enjoyed most about my work is the people and teams. I’ve been involved in prestigious landmark construction projects but what I remember the most fondly are the people I worked with. As I moved into management positions, I found enjoyment in mentoring and coaching others. I was and still am sought by people in the building industry to provide coaching. Coaching and mentoring people provides me with purpose and meaning while also being a passion of mine. I truly invest in people’s happiness and helping them achieve their goals.

Specific areas of expertise

  1. Career Path/Coaching – Coaching people to help align their skills, passions, experience, and personality with a rewarding career.
  2. Mentor – Because of my vast experience in the building industry, I am able to effectively mentor construction, design, engineering, and other industry professionals.
  3. Conscious Leadership – Training on conscious leadership methods and practices.


Core values for coaching

Mission statement

My mission is to guide people on their life path to find purpose, meaning, and happiness in their careers and personal lives.

Client's who would benefit from Todd's coaching

Clients poised to significantly benefit from Todd's coaching encompass a wide spectrum within the building industry. This includes General Contractors, Subcontractors, Specialty Contractors, as well as professionals from Engineering and Architecture Firms. Furthermore, Project and Institutional Owners stand to gain invaluable insights and guidance. Todd's extensive experience and leadership in managing landmark construction projects, coupled with his deep commitment to mentoring and coaching, make him an ideal mentor for individuals and teams aiming to excel in these sectors. His expertise is particularly suited for those seeking to navigate the complexities of the construction industry, enhance operational efficiencies, or develop leadership and management skills within these highly specialized fields.

What does helping others mean to you?

"Whenever I’ve volunteered or provided help to others, I feel that I get more out of the engagement than any other person. Selfishly, I like to help others because it makes me feel good and provides me with feelings of gratitude."

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