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Rick has been a public speaker for most of his life.  Employing an engaging and educational speaking style, he is the consummate leadership and business storyteller.  He is passionate about leveraging his 30+ years of leadership experience in Fortune 100, Entrepreneurial and Not-For-Profit organizations as well as the Military and Academia to help you make leadership a way of life.

He is a member of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Speakers Bureau as well as the co-facilitator of the Chamber’s annual Leadership Institute.

Most Popular Presentation Topics

Leading Through Change

How can organizations, regardless of industry, cope with the fast pace of change in today’s dynamic global economy?  Why do people resist change and what can leaders do to engage their organizations around the changes affecting them?

How to Think Like a CEO

What we Believe, we Think and what we Think, we Do.  What we Do drives the Desired Results we want to achieve.  To achieve lasting desired results we must change the way we think to influence what we do long term.  Learn the impact of Attitude on making this happen.

Leading Yourself Though Effective Goal Planning

Goal setting and achievement doesn’t just happen.  Learn the 10 Steps to effective goal setting and how it can literally and positively change the way you live, both personally and professionally.

Leveraging Business Alignment for Sustainable Sucess

Alignment is the crucial element in all we do whether executing a business plan, launching a new product or finding a new job.  Hear how this process of business alignment has helped businesses, not-for-profit boards and leadership teams achieve more than they thought possible using the business alignment process.

Generational Diversity

With four generations in the workplace, successful leaders today must have the flexibility and adaptability to effectively communication and help motivate across all four generations.  this presentation is as popular to the Generation X and Generation Y audiences as it is to Baby Boomer audiences.

Your Topic

Have a specific idea or theme you would like your organization to hear around Leadership and Business? We will customize the presentation to meet your needs, focusing on the most critical topics for your audience.

Who Has Heard Rick Speak?

Professional Associations
  • Financial Executives International – “Is the company you want to work for, really the company you want to work for?”
  • American Payroll Association – “Change Management”
  • American Business Women’s Association – “Leading Yourself to Success”
  • The Center for Women Business Owners
    • “How to Think Like a CEO”
    • “Why Don’t They Understand”
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals – “Everyone has Leadership Potential”
  • Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors
    • “Leading You and Your Business”
    • “Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace”
  • NIBA The belting Association
    • “Aligning Your Business for Sustainable Success”
    • “Managing Multiple Generations in the Workplace”
Community Organizations

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce (a Five-Star Certified Chamber):

  • Women in Business – “Lead Yourself to Extraordinary Success”
  • General Membership meeting – “The Total Leadership Process”
  • Young Professionals Network:
    • “Leadership During Times of Change”
    • “Managing Relationships”
  • Business Advisory Council (Small Business/Home Office):
    • “Leading You and Your Business”
    • “Leadership During Times of Change” or Click here to view the video
    • “So the Recession is over – Now What?”
  • Business Resource Network (Formerly Business Advisory Council)
    • “Customer Loyalty-Keep Them Coming Back for More!”
  • Team Business-2-Business:
    • “The Leadership Development Process”
    • “Effective Business Networking”
    • “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”
    • “Why Don’t They Understand?”
  • Not-For-Profit Network – Click here to view video clips from “Leading You and Your Organization”
  • Speakers Bureau Speakers Series:
    • “Keeping Your Business Aligned with Your Purpose”
    • “Leveraging Your Attitude to Effectively Manage Objections”
  • Leadership Roundtable – “Tracking Team and Committee Goals”

Lemont, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

  • Young Professionals Network – “Selling Across Generations”

Downers Grove, Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • “Effective Communications”

Glendale Heights, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

  • “Attitude is Everything”
Career Transition Groups
  • Executive Networking Group
  • Barrington Career Center
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Jobs Ministry:
  • TrainZitions for Military Veterans (Keynote Address) – November 2010

Upcoming Speaking Events

March 8, 2017

YPN Networking Breakfast

The Craftsman by Two Brothers

16 W. Jefferson Ave., 2nd Floor, Naperville, IL

March 8th, 2017

Speakers Bureau Power Hour

Naperville Chamber of Commerce

55 S. Main St. Suite 351, Naperville, IL 60540

May 6th, 2017

Geneva Women’s Network

Kane County Cougars

34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva, IL

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