Inspiring Millennials, Entrepreneurs, and
Progressive Organizations to Make Bold Moves!


Discover 10 reasons you’re not making your bold move

Embrace the Seductive Power of Making Bold Moves.

Nothing, literally nothing worth doing, ever gets done, sitting on your ass, wishing you could, would, or should make a bold move. Nor does living someone else's dream!

The problem with being bold is the fear of failing, losing face with others, and rocking the boat of certainty. Before you know it, your boldness stagnates and nothing gets done… all because we’ve not given ourselves permission to make a bold move, even if that bold move means we fail trying. Until now!

Rick makes it safe for college and University students, millennials, aspiring entrepreneurs, and progressive organizations to step into the taboos of life. Scratch the black and white thinking. Shake things up. Simplify the chaos. Redefine the culture.

Rick's style, takes you to the party, the pulpit, the wake and back to the party, with his keynotes and workshops that he's delivered to audiences around the world. The result: His, it’s simple, Be Bold process inspires individuals, teams, and organizations to take more risks, break out of mundane thinking, and create lives and cultures that thrive.

Sample Videos

Rick's 2017 Keynotes

The Subtle Art of Making A Bold Move!

Even when it scares the crap out of you.

You say you want to do it. That thing. Stop living by other people’s expectations. Pursue the unconventional path. Make your bold move. So why don’t you?

Because you keep jerking yourself around. Freezing up. Doing nothing. Listening to logic, not your gut. A week, a month, a year passes. You’re miserable, stressed, and overwhelmed. All you had to do was realize…It’s simple. Be bold.

This fun, fresh, and innovative presentation deconstructs the common fears that individuals and organizations face when contemplating risk, and out of the ordinary directions. Participants will walk away equipped to…

  • Skillfully recognize failure potholes and course correct quickly
  • Take simple actions to overcome an “I’m screwed” attitude before burning out 
  • Adopt the 4 most common characteristics every bold mover possess

Uncloseting Stagnate Cultures

Don't just wallow
in them!

Let’s be honest. We humans get stuck. Stuck in rotting situations and environments that suffocate us. Before we know it, we’ve got an IV of mundane living feeding our existence. But no matter how we got here, and regardless of the closets that hold us, our teams, or our organizations hostage, what we really want is to break free and have bold impact on the planet. The question is: How?

It’s pretty simple. Quit thinking in black and white terms; realize you’re trapped in a closet – self-imposed or brought on by others expectations; and discover the simple steps necessary to make a bold move. 

This provocative, eye-opening talk, takes audiences on a deep dive into the rabbit hole of redesigning deteriorating cultures – personal and professional - where they will learn:

  • How life-sucking environments can become the breeding grounds for producing greatness
  • An actionable model for identifying stifling closets and using what’s in the closet to create bold, positive change
  • What an “Uncloseted culture and life” is, and how to create one of their own

5 Truths For Living A Truly Uncloseted Life

No fluff. No fuss. Just The Facts

There is a rarely taught life and business skill – and if you choose to embrace it, you’ll become a master bold move maker. That skill is living a life uncloseted. Whether you’re trying to build a cohesive work team, navigate your own life desires beyond parental expectations, or taking a stand to live your personal truth, living a life uncloseted is the key to living a life well lived.

Shooting straight from the heart with personal stories of embarrassing failures and humbling successes, Rick guides audiences through a simple process for living their lives’ uncloseted.

This straight talking, no bullshit approach for continuing to break out of life’s closets while daily making bold moves, provides audiences with a…

  • Humorous look at how the human mind drives us to settle for less than our best
  • Simple formula for defining their own Life Uncloseted Manifesto
  • 5-step play book for living and creating a rich uncloseted life – personally & professionally

Want to hire Rick to speak?

2018 Speaking Engagements

March 28 - Hospitality Upgrade Executive Vendor Summit - Keynote - Los Angeles

April 20 - Namasgay Summit - Keynote - Seattle

Past Engagements Include...

Laguna College of Art and Design
Fullerton College

Mike Michalowicz

Profit First

Only a select few speakers deliver performances, instead of simply speeches. Rick Clemons is one of those speakers…ahem, performers. He engages the audience with powerful stories, spot-on lessons, and his wonderfully unique wit. Compare Rick to any Broadway performance, and I would pick Rick Clemons every single time.


Jess Pettit

Author, 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.

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Grant Baldwin

Founder, TheSpeakerLab.com

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.

Eric Mooney
Principle, Murietta Valley High School

Rick Clemons was a great addition to our College Kick-off event as a guest speaker. His keynote presentation (“Make your Quirk Work”) was rated by our student audience members as “very good to excellent.” The material truly resonated with our theme for the year and the day. In his very lively session, Rick gave our students clear tips – and most importantly, actionable suggestions — on how to implement these valuable strategies.

John Jantsch
Duct Tape Marketing

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

Greg Guy
Northwood High School, Sociology Teacher

Rick has spoken on several occasions to my High School Sociology classes regarding his life and his journey. My classes are always in rapt attention when he speaks, and always give the highest levels of feedback. He engages with the students and they connect with him. He’s a great speaker!

Taka Oshima

Rick possesses the showmanship to really drive and engage an audience. That talent combined with his unique background an passion to help others allows him to be a truly empathetic speaker. Rick’s ability to connect so well with his audience, allowed his talk to be a huge hit amongst our Japanese audience.