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Could misguided masculinity be causing college dropout rates?


College graduation rates suck! On average only 59% of students who start college finish. Do the math. That means dropout rates are 41%. Many factors feed these statistics. Lack of pre-college preparation. Fear of amassing tons of student debt. Pressure of being a first generation college student. Overcrowding of classrooms with no personal attention. Depression,…

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5 Pillars of Masculinity That Trumpism Doesn’t Reflect


Masculinity. Is it physical? A state of mind? An exercise of intellect? Defined by the words you use? Noted by your actions? A learned trait or a genetic twist of your DNA? The answer is “Yes and…” Just like Improv, there is always a “Yes and…” when answering the question of what is masculinity. It’s…

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3 Easy Steps To Give Yourself Permission To Do Anything


I’ve been sitting here for a couple of weeks trying to get a new program started for my business. I wouldn’t call it procrastination. I’d call it permission phobic! Yes, permission phobic. We all suffer from this. It’s a little disease that we learned in elementary school and stems from needing permission to speak, permission…

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10 Brutally Honest, Non-Scientific, No Guru Needed, Ways To Get Your Shit Together!


  Admit it. Or not. It’s totally up to you. But you don’t have your shit together, at least not all the time. Once you realize that, you either a) pretend it doesn’t exist like the muffin top starting to form around your waist, b) freak out and max out your credit cards on self-help…

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Honoring Women On International Women’s Day 2018


Never stop encouraging women to make their bold moves! This is for all the women on the planet this International Women’s Day.

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5 Simple Questions To Pump Up The Positive Vibe!


Happy Friday Everyone! There seems to be a lot of negativity floating around these days. That’s ok. It happens. Especially when there is change and uncertainty. Yet, it’s all happening for us. So stay positive. Easier said than done! Rather than take a bath is victimhood and self-pity, why not ask yourself these 5 Powerful,…

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Weekend challenge…can you be unique?


It’s practically the weekend. For some of you, it is already the weekend. Regardless of where you fall on the international dateline, this weekend I’d like to invite, not scratch that, challenge you to do something different this weekend. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be like bringing work home, or studying for a final…

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You Clone Me, You Clone Me Not!


It’s that time. Love you…Love you not! Well maybe it’s Sweetheart time and not “Love You Not” time. Yet, ironically, many will feel unloved this Valentine’s Day. Maybe even yourself. If so, I want you to explore a possibility for this lack of love that you may be feeling. Here’s what I believe may be…

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Sanity Savers…It Only Takes 5


Let’s be honest with each other, we all have crazy, chaotic lives and the last thing we need is more stuff to do. Right? So here’s what I’ve done to keep myself sane. At any given time, I only allow 5 true Sanity Savers, in my life. You might be asking, “What’s a Sanity Saver?”…

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5 Ways To TRULY "Belong" (Instead Of Just "Fitting In")


Don’t hide who you are just make others like you. You’ve heard people say it, from your kid to your co-workers (and maybe you’ve said it yourself) — “I just want to fit in.” Seems logical; after all, every human craves connection, right? Definitely. But, I’m here to tell you, word choice matters a great deal in our pursuit of connection. Why? Because there…

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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.