About Rick

Rick’s a speaker, author, podcaster, and life strategist. You probably already read that under his logo.

But, that’s just stuff he does.

What he is, is a guy who found his way out of the closet. After a lot of struggle and pain. Yet, he did it.

He came out, his life got better, and suddenly he came out of a boatload more closets. Closets he never knew he was in – financial, physical, and spiritual.

He’s taken what he learned from his journey, built two well known personal development brands – The Coming Out Coach and The Gay Man’s Life Coach – and is now mentoring people from all walks of life on how to bust out of their closets, build kick ass confidence, and own their unique space on the planet.

He’s become a curator of uniqueness, exploring how being unique keeps things interesting and inspires our finest display of who we are as humans. He can regularly be found hosting his own podcast, The Coming Out Lounge, writing articles for Huffington Post and Your Tango, and speaking at colleges, universities, and personal development conferences like Camp Good Life Project and We Are Bravehearts. He’s been a featured expert on the Ricki Lake Show and is regularly sought after as a podcast personality and guest blogger. His first book, Frankly My Dear I’m Gay will be published in the Spring of 2016, by Motivational Press.

Rick’s passionate about helping people playfully and strategically dig into their uniqueness, to pull out what is begging to be activated and more purposefully integrated into their lives and work. He does things differently for clients and audiences by hosting a safe and stimulating place to give their confidence and uniqueness a try, outside the confines of the closets where they’ve been hiding their individuality.

Now for the fun stuff! In my own words.

I really hate these About pages. But, if you don’t get to know me, or at least get a glimpse of me virtually, you may not want to work with me or have me speak at your event. And after you read this section, you may be afraid to have me speak at your event. However, there’s a fun side to me that you’ll miss if you only read the top section of this page.

I’m an irreverent (not always), witty, in your face teddy bear. I’m 6’4 and on any given day I carry about 2.5 super models on my frame. Do the math, I’m not going to tell you how much I weigh because it shouldn’t matter. I’m also a deeply caring, trusting, loving human being to those who are also deeply caring, trusting, and loving human beings too.

I hold two Guinness World Records that I know of, and believe that 5 others are still being confirmed. But, I’m not holding my breath waiting to receive the certificates. I’ve got to much wine to drink, which keeps me busy trying to break the most consumed wine in one life time world record. Obviously, That’s one of my passions.

Other passions of mine are spinning and cycling. Both are done on bikes – one stationary the other mobile. And neither are motorcycles. I taught spin class for about 10 years until the knee blew out. At least that’s what I say. The real reason I don’t teach anymore is the novelty of being known as the singing spin instructor wore off. If I can’t perform for you then I simply must go find another audience. I’m a Leo which means I need lots of attention and the spotlight.

Speaking of attention, I caught the eye of two different people, and they both agreed to marry me – at different times of course. Obviously, one decided to divorce me because…well the innuendos are there in the top of this page bio as to why we got divorced. I now live in Southern California (keeping it secret so the stalkers can’t find me) with my husband, and the occasional grandfish that our youngest daughter has us watch when she’s traveling. Yes, I twice over procreated and have two beautiful daughters which I know for some of you will leave big dialogue bubbles over your head with huge question marks in them as to how a gay man made that happen.

All kidding aside, I do passionately enjoy helping others build their confidence and uncover their uniqueness so that they can be the shining lights on the planet they are meant to be. Just don’t overshadow my light. LOL!