Todd Sampson Shows us Scientifically Proven Ways to Build a Better Brain

Todd Sampson

What kind of man would attempt a death-defying Houdini escape while chained underwater? Or a 120-metre climb up a rockface in Utah’s Moab Desert… blindfolded? A crazy man, some might say. But Todd Sampson isn’t crazy – he’s simply on a mission to prove that anyone, at any age, is capable of a great deal more than they realise. And he’s going to show you how.

If you’ve ever tuned in to ABC’s hit TV show Gruen, you’ll recognise Todd Sampson’s artfully dishevelled form dissecting the global advertising industry’s greatest hits and misses. Todd has headed some of the most successful advertising agencies in the world and is a well-known creative genius – even taking home the coveted Cannes Titanium Lion for Creative Campaign of the Year. His clever Earth Hour initiative, widely recognised as one of the best ideas ever, is officially the biggest environmental movement in history.

Todd’s impressive achievement reel also includes credits as an award-winning documentary-maker, presenter, producer, writer and adventurer. This unique blend of skills has seen him co-write, produce and host a number of critically acclaimed international documentaries including BODYHACK and Life on the Line.

As a self-confessed science-nerd with officially diagnosed ‘extreme optimism bias’, Todd continually puts himself through epic and unquestionably risky experiments in his constant quest to understand the limits of the human body. And it makes for mesmerising viewing (unless, of course, you’re his wife!).

As the writer and host of the award-winning Discovery Science Series Redesign My Brain, Todd reprised his role as a human guinea pig as he explored the scientific frontier of neuroplasticity.

The premise of this unique and ground-breaking series was simple: For over 70 years, science has told us that our brains are fixed – we are born with the brain we have, it develops rapidly until age 7 and then it starts a steady decline from age 30 until we die. Job done. But modern science has now shown that our brain is plastic and that we have the ability to improve it at any age, and at any time. A challenge Todd set out to scientifically prove in his customarily hazardous style.

Redesign My Brain, which won Documentary of the Year and is now being shown around the world on the Discovery channel, is the inspiration behind Todd’s extraordinary new keynote presentation, ‘Brain.Power’.

This unique presentation will show you scientifically proven ways to boost your brain power and build a better brain. Todd will take you behind the scenes of his extraordinary journey, and provide you with practical tools, strategies and techniques that will prove that you are capable of more than you ever thought possible.

According to Todd, “The difference between an ordinary brain and an extraordinary brain is within all our reach – we just have to reach for it.” Luckily, thanks to modern science, he can show us how!


Todd Sampson is now taking audiences on a unique Brain.Power journey, sharing scientifically proven exercises to help people build stronger and smarter brains. And that’s got to be good for business! As one of our most highly sought-after motivational speakers, Todd’s thought-provoking presentations are delivered with incredible vivacity and humour, leaving event-goers ready to tackle every new challenge ahead with renewed energy. If you’d like to talk to us about engaging Todd for your next event, get in touch with us now!