Rick is a member of the NTL Institute for the Applied Behavioral Sciences and an independent consultant whose work focuses on leadership development, executive coaching, strategy, culture and teams. He is also the Organization and Executive Development for the City of Raleigh, where he supports the organizations’ strategy through executive development and coaching programs. As the lead change agent, Rick is helping the City address the major transformational challenges of becoming a mid-sized city, creating a more collaborative culture, increasing service responsiveness and implementing various enterprise wide technology projects.
Rick’s academic background includes undergraduate degrees in Management and Marketing from Bluefield State College, dual Master’s degrees in Religious Education (Adult Education) from Fordham University and Organization Development (AU/NTL) from The American University. He will graduate in August of 2016 from North Carolina State University with his Business Coaching Certificate (ICF Accredited program).
Rick has held positions of responsibility in a variety of organizations, from the City of Raleigh to GlaxoWellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline) and from the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh to JM Family Enterprises (Toyota and Lexus Distributorship for the Southeast).
His client list includes Duke Corporate Education, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Kenan Institute for Ethics, GlaxoSmithKline, Gilead Sciences, Novozymes NA, Stiefel Pharmaceuticals, Ryder Logistics and Transportation Solutions Worldwide, Red Hat, City of Wilmington, various units within the North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, North Carolina Department of Revenue and Hendrick Motor Sports (NASCAR).
Rick has strategic alliances with Duke Corporate Education, the Duke Fuqua School of Business, Mitchen, the Talent Management Institute and First Step Management (UK) in order to deliver products and services to a wider audience. He also supports the Kenan-Flagler Business School by providing coaching to the MBA and Accounting students.
Rick is on the board of the Learning Consortium and the Talent Management Institute. He volunteered for twenty years at the Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen. He is a business coach and simulation facilitator for UNC Kenan-Flagler‘s MBA programs. He is a coach for the Caldwell Fellows Program at NCSU. He is married and has one daughter who attends East Carolina University.