About Rick

I’ve been told I’m a passionate, insightful, and witty coach…see what you think!

I really hate these About Me pages.

But, if you don’t know about me, or at least get a glimpse of me virtually, you may not want to work with me.

For me that would really suck, because I love partnering with gay men to kick their lives into high gear, and if you want to wear high heels doing it, fine by me!

So, I’m going to tell you a little bit about me. I’m…

  • Strong, warm, and a good listener
  • Challenging and like to help you think “outside of the box”
  • Going to let my Diva show up, every so often, telling you to “get over it gurl, sir, man,”
  • A big dose of “make ya think” so we “get stuff done”

In other words I’m a Kick-Ass Fairy Godfather…so to speak.

I like to have fun with my guys, while catapulting them forward to dig deep into “what” they really desire and “why.” Of course, during all that fun and digging deep I want to see them succeed.

Rick has been instrumental in helping shift my life from one of worries to one of possibilities. The changes over the last several months have been exciting. Rick is a great listener but is not afraid to push when he feels that it is needed. Walls have come down and a new world has been opened up for me personally and professionally in less than four months..

Gordon D., Michigan.

I’m often told I move to a different beat and that I’m a rebel. To that I say, “Yep!” If I could’ve chosen my parents, no offense Mom and Dad, I would have been the offspring of Tina Turner, Steve Jobs, Meryl Streep, Tony Robbins, Oprah, and Depak Chopra all rolled into one. And, I still turned out to be a little bit like each of those fantasy parents.

I was born in Colorado and grew up all over the U.S., because that’s how we rolled as a family. Thank God! All those move kept my mind-open and my curiosity for life alive and well.

I tried to be heterosexual for 38 years, which worked until it didn’t. When that broke, so did I. That’s also when I started living and being me.

Through divorce, coming out, and saying good-bye to a globe-trotting executive career, I woke up. Ok, I was jolted into my new reality.

And Now?

I’m here! Living my passion, fulfilling my purpose, and doing what I love.

I partner with gay men to help them become confident, love deeper, step into careers their passionate about, and live fulfilled, authentic lives.

In fact, Ricki Lake hit me up to be a guest expert on her show about coming out and living authentically as a gay man! A moment I realized, “Wow, I’m so damn blessed to be sharing my gifts in this manner.”



I believe we never stop coming out. I also believe that coming out doesn’t discriminate.

Coming out is a human condition not a sexual identity crisis! We’re all coming out of something, everyday in every way.

That’s why I do this work. Everyone’s coming out of something everyday. And, for me it’s not work! It’s a deliciously satisfying mixture of play, discovery, curiosity, and “high fives,” each and every day with beautiful gay men from all walks of life!

Everyday, I have candid, powerful, vulnerable, moving conversations with gay men about their lives, what’s important to them, and how they can bring their desires alive – one-on-one or in group sessions!

I believe you gotta be open, vulnerable, and a little bit scared to step into the ring to build more confidence, pursue your passions, and live your purpose.


My clients tell me I’m a straight-forward, no fluff, big bear hugs, get things done, wise sage, trustworthy, kind of guy. Wow, they love me, they really love me. I’d like to add that I also make it really safe for gay men to get raw, down, and dirty with themselves so that kick-ass stuff can happen their lives.

Rick has been extremely valuable in helping me look at things in a new way, in order to develop an action plan for my life. He offers a mix of experienced Life Coaching, with a keen intuition for what isn’t necessarily being said, bringing to the surface those issues so they can be examined, broken down, cast aside or used to catapult me forward. I highly recommend him to anyone who desires to start living his most purposeful, fulfilled, authentic truth.

Will A. – New York

Here’s the deal, you’ve got to be ready to play, and play full out. I can’t do it for you, nor will I. That’s all I ask. I’ll work and play as hard you do and no more.

That’s pretty much it! I think I’ll call it a wrap, other than to invite you to sign-up for my newsletter which always has something quirky, interesting, and useful for getting your gay man’s life moving and grooving to cool beat!

Oh, and one more thing, if we’re not a match, it’s OK. You gotta kiss a lot of frogs to you find your Coach Charming!