Rich graduated from King's College with a degree in Psychology. He briefly pursued a job in marketing due to his connections and experience in the music industry. Returning to his original desire to make a difference, he worked as a therapist for seven years in children's mental and behavioral health, initially concentrating on pre-teen behavioral clients and later transitioning to early development within the Autism spectrum. Rich served four years as program director for a therapeutic summer camp.
Needing a change for himself, he began studying with The Tad James Co., and received certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy®, and Hypnotherapy. He started his business focusing on self-empowerment, personal and professional development, and leadership and team training. He was invited by Jim Britt and Jim Lutes to be a co-author in the international book series, The Change – Insights into Self-Empowerment, the fastest growing book series in the world focusing on self-empowerment, personal development, and life transformation. His chapter, "Transform Pebbles Into Mountains" is featured in book five.
Rich joined fellow co-author of The Change Larunce Pipkin to launch Vortex Mastermind, a performance enhancement program designed for entrepreneurs, business leaders, and key players. This 6-week high-performance program was developed to have all the benefits of private coaching with the strengths and support of a mastermind group. You can learn more about Vortex Mastermind and download FREE trainings from their "Bankrolling Your Mind" series here. Larunce and Rich are currently scheduling conferences and seminars as well as writing a new book
In addition to coaching, Rich is a musician and co-owner of Sector One Entertainment, a company that formed to bring music, art, and culture to the forefront of the community. As a collective unit, Sector One Ent. has provided quality events in Northeastern Pennsylvania for over ten years. It also organized and hosted the largest independently produced music festival for seven years and donated more than $15,000 to local and national charities.
Rich is an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Honor Member, and believes in serving others within his community.
His personal motto is simple: Lead By Example Through Excellence.