Dr. Todd C. Jenkins Jr.
CEO and Founder of Bowtie Development
Dr. Jenkins known as “Dr. Bowtie Todd”, is the founder of Bowtie Leadership & Development, a company dedicated to bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance. He serves as a trainer, consultant, motivational speaker, life coach, and conversationalist.
Dr. Jenkins is a certified Leadership Management International Facilitator, Coach, and Speaker with more than 10 years of training and development, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion work experience. He has worked with several clients, 1:1, small and large businesses and organizations throughout the world such as Korea, Taiwan, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. He has spoken to crowds as large as 30, 000 and trains groups inside fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and various non-profits. He spends his life dedicated to helping others see their greatness through education, exposure, and best practices. His inspiration, energy, and motivation have been said to move mountains.
Bio: Dr. Jenkins was born and raised in the inner city of Columbia, SC. The eldest of thirteen siblings and a first-generation college student, he is a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his B.S. in Psychology and B.A. Sociology. He earned his Master of Science from Illinois State University and Doctorate from University of Arkansas. Throughout his undergraduate and professional career, Dr. Jenkins has served in various leadership roles and on multiple boards within higher education, professional organizations, non-profits and business in his community, both locally and internationally.
Dr. Jenkins continues to explore his strong passions through research and practices in leadership training and development for individuals and organizations, youth services and development, and intercultural conversations. In particular Todd’s doctoral dissertation focuses on Management, Leadership, Supervision, and Retention as it relates to the Minority and Millennium Professionals. Outside of work, he is active in his community, an international traveler, and spends his time enjoying family and friends.
Why the Bowtie? “Bowtie” is the art of communication to bring people together through education, exposure, & best practices in a sophisticated way; one conversation at a time. Our company carries out a B.O.W.TIE mission, philosophy, and practice. I am blessed to be able to do this through Bowtie Development Leadership training, coaching, and motivational speaking. – Dr. "Bowtie" Todd
Dr. Jenkins motto is inspired by St. Augustine; “The world is like a book… those who do not engage, unravel, and connect to better one’s self and others, only read one page”.