The three core strategy centers of…


Positive, practical strategies and skills to turn your challenges into opportunities.

Leadership and Planning Strategies

This proven methodology is all about strategy: it strategically facilitates planning AND equipping you to lead yourself and others through change so you can more effectively achieve your goals, individually and as a team.

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“Previous facilitators were not nearly as effective as you. You galvanized us and your methodology was much more precise.”
Joseph Avena
Senior Director, Information Systems, IPRO

What is the change that requires attention?

This is one of those questions many are quick to answer, yet the real change that needs to be addressed may be revealed through some reflection or a deep dive.

Be Your Best
“To be prepared is half the victory,” wrote Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish novelist, poet and playwright. And foundational to being ready to plan and to lead is to anchor in your identity. Now’s the time to ensure your brand is all that is should be, and that your own identity is clear and you know your greatest strengths.

Decision-making Strategies

These five steps produce smarter, better options and solutions, and therefore, a more strategic plan. The “Solo Time” step is uniquely key to the success of this model.

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“In the five years I worked with Rick, I counted on his advice and good judgment, and it never failed me.”
Joan Fallon
Vice President, External Affairs, Tufts Medical Center and the Floating Hospital for Children

Winston Churchill said, “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

Brainstorming and decision-making begins with listening. To be equipped with all that’s needed for this process, who needs to be part of this process?

…To listen to you?

…And to be heard?

Be Your Best
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it,” wrote W. H. Murray, Scottish mountaineer and writer.

Consider these questions with boldness:

What have others done successfully?

What path forward requires the greatest amount of courage?

Communication Strategies

Seven powerful strategies for your organization and you, so you can be more influential, achieve your goals and build trust-based relationships with your teams, clients and customers.

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“Rick is a true communications pro.”
Nickolas Stavropoulos
President, KeySpan Energy

How much more is there to know about your audience (customers, clients, partners, team-members, managers, etc.)?

Do you know what drives their decision-making? Do you know their personality language?

Be Your Best
What more can you do to understand how others listen and how they respond to anyone, especially you?

What more might you do to understand how others hear you?

What happens when I “plan to be my best?”

You’ll discover how to move forward with new advanced strategies, skills, energy and focus.

You’ll trade the uncertainty of what you’re experiencing for the clarity and confidence that comes from a plan full of insight.

Please read on, then contact me for a complimentary demonstration of one of the PLAN TO BE YOUR BEST programs.

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll gain when you work with Rick:

  • Learn and apply the leadership tools successful executives use when change challenges everything
  • Gain an understanding of how the stress of change adversely affects us all, and why these strategies effectively provide an antidote
  • How to foster effective strategy development, align employees with strategy, and direct operational execution
  • The top ways to plan and lead yourself and others through change, no matter how tough things get
  • How to overcome “change exhaustion” and be more efficient, energetic and productive
  • How to use your emotional intelligence to increase self-confidence and greater personal resilience
  • How to make better, smarter decisions
  • How to be fearless in your planning and in the execution of your plan
  • How to communicate more effectively with the people who mean the most to you

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