Rich has designed and delivered leadership development programs spanning a wide array of industries, including high tech, data & analytics, government, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, retail, manufacturing, and non-profit. Additionally, Rich has worked with clients in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia to develop leaders ranging from first-line supervisors to C-suite executives.
Before joining CCL, Rich was with T-Mobile USA, responsible for leadership and organization development during a time of explosive growth and cultural change within the company and the industry. Prior to evolving into individual and organization development, Rich had a long career as an energy systems engineer and project manager for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects with the Southern California Gas Company, the Washington State Energy Office, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
As the Coaching Practice Leader for CCL’s San Diego campus, Rich is primarily responsible for leading the design and delivery of coaching solutions in America’s western region. Rich’s specific area of interest is helping individuals and organizations achieve Direction, Alignment, and Commitment by having Better Conversations Every Day. He also has a passion for designing leadership development programs that have a societal benefit in a way that allows companies to develop their leaders while they change lives around the world.
Rich holds an M.A. in holistic health education and a B.S. in mechanical engineering. His graduate work was a highly experiential study in facilitating behavior change that resulted in individual, group, and organizational well-being.