Rick is an International Speaker, Author, Blogger, Facilitator, and the President of RickAmitin.com, a company dedicated to advancing personal empowerment and equipping people to live their dreams. Rick is a Certified Behavioral Analyst and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Rick's work has taken him across the United States, and he has spoken in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Greece, Okinawa, and El Salvador. Rick has presented to individuals, small organizations, and institutions with thousands of members.
Rick overcame a difficult childhood. Abandoned by his father, having three stepfathers before he was nine years old, and an emotionally strained relationship with his mother provided many obstacles to his well-being. Leaving home at 15, Rick began the search for his identity.
Rick's raw-polished approach to sharing his story, mixed with his deliciously wholesome sense of humor, his hard-earned wisdom, and his skills, delivers life-changing experiences for his clients. Rick will make you laugh, cry, and gasp as you walk with him into a life of deep satisfaction and fulfillment.
In his book, If Only I Had A Dad; Finding Freedom From Fatherlessness, Rick speaks directly to his grandson, who would also share the plight of abandonment by his father. Rick is determined to provide a different life experience for his grandboy. Through deep research, Rick discovered that fatherlessness is a pandemic. He decided to publish the book to assist anyone in identifying the real cause of all the messiness, find the power on the other side of pain, and be the person they never thought possible.
In his Design To Shine community, Rick walks people through the process of owning their hearts. He reveals the difference between their two stories; the one that somebody else wrote for them and the one they write for themselves. The space between stimulus and response is the sacred ground in all of our lives. This space is where we learn to love ourselves, honor ourselves, and enrich our lives.
Rick resides in Lakeland, Florida, with his wife, Tina, of 39 years. Rick is a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loves the water's edge, a good book, the company of good friends, meaningful conversation, and remains a lifelong student.
Rick is available for retreats, seminars, speaking engagements, and personal sessions.