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Discover 10 reasons why you’re afraid to make a bold move

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Depression Hits!


Don’t ask me why but I’m finding it humorous and ironic that I’m depressed. Spent a fantastic weekend looking at UC Santa Cruz with my daughter, her sister, and my partner. We ate and drank well – Lillian’s Italian Kitchen, Café Brasil, Penny Ice Creamery, Little Shanghai, Sones Cellars, Justin, and Pithy Little Wine Company. I even got jealous when the soda…

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All Dressed Up…And Alone!


Ever been stood up? Or, gone to a party only to find every one’s connected to someone but you? Even better yet, heard through the grape vine that your group, or what you thought was your group were planing an outing, and suddenly you found yourself all dressed up in your pretty little white dress,…

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Sould, Chould, Would, Did, DO!


There’s an irony to parental wisdom! Don’t cross the road without looking both ways Eat your vegetables for a healthy body Don’t open your eyes underwater they’ll turn red Take your time while reading test questions and you’ll get more answers right Save your money for something you really want As we grow older and…

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Mess In Your Life…So What!


Let’s be honest! If you don’t have some sort of a “mess” in your life then you ain’t living. Can I get an “Amen?” Seriously! You’d have to be living in a hermetically sealed bubble to have no mess in your life, and quite honestly, just living that way could be a real mess. Now…

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The Art Of Being A Nobody Who’s A Somebody


Stop it. You’re somebody and you’re also a nobody in someone’s eyes, so get over yourself. Regardless of who you are, you have the greatest opportunity in the world to be your own somebody in your own eyes. Ironically, you, and only you, you can feel that you’re a somebody. It’s the irony of the…

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Overcoming Adversities. One Teens Story Profiling One Generation At A Time!


A Documentary By Devon Jacob Yaffe Saturday, March 16th I met a brilliant and inspiring young man at the PFLAG Regional meeting in Los Angeles. He spoke from his heart, he shared his vulnerability, and he showed the power of putting yourself out on a limb and stretching. Of course, as a life coach, I always encourage…

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Party Like A Rock Star!


There’s passion, purpose, and power in knowing what it means to party. However, that grey matter between the ears has to get out of the way in order for the beating heart of desire to be heard. You see, no matter how much you might think, “Oh that would be fun toparty like a rock…

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How To Be A Confident Gay Man!


Whether it’s something in the air, a shift in the planets, or simply the continuing struggle to be heard and loved, I feel like all the gay men coming into my office for life coaching right now are struggling with CONFIDENCE! Love life sucks because doing relationships is foreign to them or hard Not advancing…

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Fear Less!


I’m scared. I admit it. I’m scared I won’t be a great dad. I afraid of not being loving and supporting enough to my partner. I’m even frightened at times that I won’t be able to keep my coaching business afloat. And, there are more things that I fear, that’s just the short list! It’s…

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Follow The Leader


Ever been told to, “Lead by example!” I see you shaking your head. You know it’s true. But for many of us, that thought is very scary. To lead in life seems like an enormous responsibility. For others, being the leader means being of service. And then of course, for others, they get their rocks…

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Chris Brogan

CEO Owner Media Group

Rick Clemons is the kind of guy you want to open up with. He’s smart, compassionate, and great at pulling the best story out of a guest for the benefit of the community he serves.


Meridith Elliott Powell

Business Keynote Speaker
& Business Growth Expert

Visionary, creative and cutting-edge, Rick is a true game-changer. His message is original, different, and a complete paradigm shift on obstacles and challenges. But more importantly the power of his delivery inspires audiences to take action! If you're looking for a new type of keynote speaker, someone with a unique story and innovative message, Rick is all of that and so much more!


John Janstch

Ducttape Marketing

Rick speaks with such honesty and emotion that his message is felt as well as heard.

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Don Fuller
Orange County PFLAG Speakers Bureau


"Be prepared; Clemons does not suffer fakers and he is merciless with hypocrisy. He has no time for pity. He just says find your Truth and your peace, be good to yourself and those you love, and get on with your life."


Chris Brogan
CEO, Owner Media Group -

"Rick Clemons is the kind of guy you want to open up with. He’s smart, compassionate, and great at pulling the best story out of a guest for the benefit of the community he serves."

Grant Baldwin

"Rick is a giant teddy bear. He may look rough and tough, but he’s extremely compassionate, genuine and has a huge desire to help people make bold moves in their lives."

Jessica Pettitt
Good Enough Now

There are a lot of speakers out there that can talk about these issues.  Rick provides a space for real conversation, connection, and a sense of calm that allows for relationships and change to develop and take hold towards something better together.  His experience paired with his calming energy and good sense of humor separates him from the pack.