Dr. Rick Brinkman is best known for his Conscious Communication® expertise conveyed to millions of people via keynotes and trainings, radio, television, print interviews, and numerous award-winning books, videos and audio programs. Dr. Rick has been touring nationally and internationally since 1980 sharing his human behavior insights and practical communication strategies.
He is known for his unique presentation style of Educating through Entertainment using stand up comedy and story telling to not only entertain, but have people remember and act upon the communication skills he teaches.
In 1994 he co-authored the international best-selling book, "Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst". It has been translated into 23 languages and a third edition was updated and rereleased in 2012.
He is also the co-author of three other McGraw-Hill books, "Life by Design", "Bringing Out the Best in Yourself", "Dealing With Relatives: Bringing Out the Best in Family at Their Worst", and his latest book, "Love Thy Customer". In addition he is the author of four audio and two video training programs on customer service, communication and life management.
Dr. Rick has received numerous awards including Funniest Speaker of the Year by the Sales Forum and the Institute for Management Studies Distinguished Faculty award. His audio tape "Dealing with Difficult People" is on Columbia House's all time top ten best seller list. In 1988 he was one of only 15 people selected by the Tom Peters Group to present the In Search of Excellence and Thriving on Chaos programs.
He has served on the faculty of ACPE, American College of Physician Executives and has been featured as a communication expert in the Wall St. Journal, O Magazine, CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, and many others.
His clients have included the Astronaut Corps at NASA, the Under Secretary of Defense and his staff, LucasFilm, Sony Pictures, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the FBI, Wells Fargo, Carolina Health Systems and countless associations.
- Conscious Communication® Secrets - Increasing your Influence, Persuasiveness & Effectiveness
- Conscious Communication® - How to Bring out the Best in People (Even at their Worst)
- Dealing With People You Can't Stand - How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst
- Leadership in Action - Influence Positive Behavior...Increase Motivation & Morale...Increase Productivity
- Life by Design - Managing Time with Conscious Organization
- Love Thy Customer - Create Delight, Prevent Dissatisfaction, Please Your Hardest-to-Please Customers
- Managing Priorities & Time - Managing Time with Conscious Organization
- Meeting Magic - Accomplish More-in Less Time-and enjoy it!
- SAFETY FIRST! Conscious Communication to Inspire Safety
- Service Leadership - Inspiring and Delivering Great Service
Communication, Leadership, Team Building, Customer Service, Human Resource, Generations, Management, Conflict Resolution
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"You were terrific, sensational, dramatic, funny, entertaining, thought provoking, educational, spectacular and the hit of the program. Our people loved you and as a meeting planner I loved that." - LEISURE TOURS."
"Not only has your book changed my life in terms of the skills, but just by keeping it propped up on my desk it has strangely changed the way people respond to me."- Fran Hansen
"Our leaders loved your program and feel empowered with skills to inspire and motivate their teams." - 3M
"Thank you for participating in our health and safety day. Your presentation was the highlight of the day." - Astronaut Corps NASA