Rick grew up in Berkeley in the 50s and 60s, graduated from SF State and Saybrook Institute. After a career in psychology, corporate training manager, president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association, and a long-time Toastmaster, Rick founded the company Powerspeaking in 1985 with the goal of helping business people build their confidence, and their careers. Rick retired in 2016 after thirty rewarding years.

He has had three books and hundreds of articles published, is married to Mary McGlynn, and father of Katy McGlynn-Gilbert.

Rick captivates his audience with his no-holds barre provocative story telling. He is energetic, emotional, straight to the point, and will ask the questions that no one dares to ask. His style of writing and interviewing will take you on a journey that will make you laugh, gasp and maybe even cry. Just when you think Rick has explored all the angles, he will take you to a deeper level of thought that will turn introspective at life’s big questions all at the same time. For the latest on his new book, click here.

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