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Richard is a high energy, value driven, school assembly and educational conference presenter. He shares his passion for bully prevention education to audiences in both the United States and Canada. More than 600,000 students, teachers, counselors and administrators have heard his message. Each of his bully prevention and safe school programs offer an exceptionally creative and content rich presentation on self-esteem, character building, anti-bullying, cyber bullying, success skills and positive behavior support. His school assemblies and educational conference programs offer tools teachers, administrators, parents and students can implement to prevent and reduce bullying issues.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oakland University in Communications and Marketing, he is an award winning educational speaker and author. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Detroit News, Fox News and was part of a national bully prevention expert panel on Voice America.
Born with a birth defect (his right arm is missing three fingers and shorter than his left), he has never let this so-called disability prevent him from living his dreams.
At age 11, Richard taught himself ventriloquism and at 12, he began to sharpen his business and presentation skills by producing and marketing a weekly show in his parent’s garage. He would charge 10 cents to get in and 25 cents to get out.
In his early years Richard worked at Sears as a credit authorizer and performed ventriloquist shows and puppet shows throughout Michigan. When he decided to leave the so called “real job” and start his own entertainment company, his boss told him that “he would be back,” but he was wrong. Throughout the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Richard’s company grew and so did his conference keynote speaking engagements and ventriloquist shows.
At a teacher’s conference in Lansing, Michigan, a teacher suggested that Richard start speaking at schools presenting self-esteem and diversity awareness programs. Soon after he produced his first bully prevention program, “I Feel Good,” a program that promotes self-esteem, self-respect and understanding and couple years later he added a conflict resolution, anger management program.
Richard is a published author and member of International Bully Prevention Association, Association for Conflict Resolution, National Self Esteem Association, Michigan PTA, Michigan Education Association, National Speakers Association and Charter member and former President of the Central Macomb Optimist Club.
Richard’s mission is to change the world “one duck at a time.” By motivating students to appreciate and respect each other, inspiring teachers, school staff and counselors to want to continually offer a daily bully prevention message, promote parental bully prevention involvement and give students the tools needed to get involved, speak up and put an end to this international crisis.
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