Actionable Motivational Speaking

Ted tailors his keynote and seminar presentations to support your team's specific needs.  He uses humor, stories, and examples from his years of service and leadership as a Marine Officer coupled with his leadership experience in Corporate America to provide actionable steps that are sure to motivate and to help your team succeed.


Topics Include: 

  • Leadership
  • Leader Development Strategies
  • Transition and Transformation
  • Developing Human Capital
  • Creating a Positive Culture
  • Mentoring and Developing an Internal Mentoring Program
  • Veteran Recruiting, Integration, and Retention
  • Building Your Strategy - The Operational Planning Team
  • Depot To Depot Author Talk
  • Take Time To Think Author Talk


  • As the Program Manager for the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, I focus on assisting service members as they transition from active duty to the private sector.  Given Ted's success in the Marine Corps and his own successful transition, I thought he would be the perfect person to book as the keynote speaker for our capstone event.  Ted engaged the entire audience with his story and the valuable lessons he learned on his journey from 30 years in the service to begin a new career in corporate America. He did this with humor and his approachable and friendly manner. The feedback that I received was that he was one of the participant's favorite speakers during the whole 12-week fellowship. - Tim Dekryger: Program Manager, Hiring our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

  • When I connected with Ted I saw that he was getting ready to publish a book about his long and distinguished career within the Corps as well as The Home Depot after he retired, I immediately invited him to be a presenter in support of the Society of American Military Engineers’ (SAME) Leader Development Program (LDP) ( []).  Ted’s friendly, engaging speaking style was exactly as I remembered, and his presentation on transitioning from technician to leader was absolutely what those of us on the LDP Task Force were hoping for.  We are already looking for ways to have Col. Studdard be even more involved in next year’s program, and I am glad to have reconnected with an old friend that I hope to stay in touch with for the foreseeable future!  - Michael R. Nosbisch, CCP PSP FAACE: Sr. Vice President, Western Region | Management Solutions

  • As the inaugural chair of the Veterans Resource Network, I had the distinct pleasure and honor to host Col Ted Studdard as this year’s keynote speaker at our annual Veterans Day celebration. His message on organizational agility, leadership, moral courage, and the value of veterans was absolutely spot on! He was absolutely sensational and received a standing ovation at the end of our program. I can’t thank him enough for not only speaking at our event but also for his commitment and passion to our veteran community. Thank you! – Andy Lee: Atlanta Federal Reserve

  • “With his exemplary military background and his experience in leadership positions at Home Depot, Ted Studdard not only brings great credibility to his presentations, he engages his audience and gets attention. Ted was among the highest rated speakers at our conference where delegates said they liked his use of narrative storytelling and helpful tactics for good leadership. We’re careful to only invite the best speakers, and Ted was amazing.” - Robert Grupp: Director, StratCommWorld  

  • "Col. Ted Studdard’s keynote to transitioning military, veterans and spouses at the Annual Workforce Readiness Summit and Resource Fair in San Diego, was compelling and engaging. Ted mesmerized everyone in the room with his personal experiences and lessons of humility that prepared him for his transition from the armed forces to the civilian workforce and a great career at Home Depot. His story telling style helped attendees vividly visualize his personal challenges and [emotionally] connect with his solutions." - Maurice D. Wilson: President/National Executive Director, National Veteran Transition Service Inc. aka REBOOT

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