When an insurance salesperson wrote to the St. Petersburg Times about the boy selling newspapers in front of the Publix Market across the street from his office, "Watch that boy, he's going places," neither he nor I could have imagined what that journey would be.
The places would be 43 states, 2 territories, and 22 countries on 4 continents. It would involve working for small businesses to Fortune 500 companies as a direct employee or consultant in retailing, manufacturing, and construction. It would include meeting with governmental officials, royalty. C-level executives, owners, and front line employees.
Time and time again Rick was amazed at the untapped talent he found att all levels of each company. He decided to focus on developing programs that would draw out the hidden abilities within each person by founding Max Impact, a leadership and business strategy development organization.
Most of his career was with Kmart Corporation during its heyday. In 2002, he left them to concentrate fully on developing people skills and organizational strategy. He founded Max Impact where he uses his vast experience to connect individuals to their dreams and teams connect to a shared vision.
Rick’s presentation style of blending humor, real life examples, and easy to implement ideas has made him a popular speaker at seminars, workshops, and conferences.