About Rick

Award winning speaker and author Rick Gividen has engaged and entertained audiences at national and international conferences for over 15 years.

His career has been anything but ordinary – Army officer, attack helicopter pilot, university Department Chair, business owner, private consultant, author and speaker.  His experiences in military, academic, private sector and government settings led him to identify essential elements for personal and organizational success.

Such a pleasure listening to you. Great use of humor.  Loved how we can change our perceptions of the past.  I really enjoyed it.

Polished, entertaining speech.  It was a serious topic that you used entertaining material to make a point with.  You were fabulous.