“Richard was selected as a Top 10 speaker for the 2012 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference by the event’s attendees. His session, FOCUS: The Other F-word, was the highest rated session of the entire event which spanned three days, 40 speakers and 32 sessions. Our attendees left his session motivated, energized and in various states of happy. He added value to our event and knowledge to our attendees. We will be inviting him back.”
- Mac Smith, Director, Marketing & Special Projects, Nonprofit HR Solutions

“Richard really helped give us a clearer sense of purpose and, as a result, we were able to make significant steps to firmly establish our student organization in its first year. We even won Best GSA in Iowa! He was a great guy, very kind.”
- Miles Brainard, former Mason City High School Gay-Straight Alliance President

“I am a stay at home mom and I feel like I need to be “in control” of everything that happens here in the house. Since our workshop I have really calmed down. You made it easy to follow by breaking it down with “Prevent, Modify, Accept, and Reframe.” I find that I am more aware of the fact that I am blaming and I am able to stop that in its tracks. Really I could go on and on. I took a lot with me when I left your class.”
-Joy Olson

“I really enjoyed your seminar in St. Joe. I especially liked the suggestion that we come up with our own personal mission statement. I did this, and now I am living it! Thanks so much!”
-Pat Sneed

“The RU Leaders would like to sincerely thank you for spending time with us. You were all we were hoping for plus some. All of us were very impressed, and upon speaking to the students that attended the event, they definitely had great things to say about you. They all appreciated the way you related your points to our daily lives, everything made sense to them, which can be hard to achieve. Thanks again for all of your help, concern, and planning that went into this event. You made it successful!”
-Lacey Leitner, Student Seminar Leader at Rockhurst University

“Richard was the closing speaker at our annual Family Planning Update in 2008. We were looking for a motivational speaker that would leave conference attendees feeling good about themselves and the work that they do and Richard delivered right on target! He was the perfect ending to a full two days of heavy duty topics. He made us laugh, he provoked us to think deep and overall energized us for the travel home.”
-Leila Schlenker, Training Coordinator – Family Planning Council of Iowa

“Richard engages the audience from start to finish. His workshop presentations for us brought both young and old on a learning adventure with personal style. Participants left armed with knowledge and a ‘can do’ attitude!”
-Mary Schissel, Director – Mason City Youth Task Force

“Richard is sure to captivate any audience with his passionate inspirational message.”
-Asitha Jayawardena, Student