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Buying Your Own BS

Gay men just can’t! They can’t commit. Letting go of the thrill of the hunt is asking too much. And, God forbid you/they let their guard down and become vulnerable, that’s just too scary. So who besides me is tired of hearing this type of dialogue coming from the outside world? Come on. Don’t be…

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The Mask You Live In

I was going to write a blog post, but this seemed more appropriate to share! This is an epidemic in our culture for men and boys. No wonder we gay men, feel it at even a deeper level. Let the healing begin and the masks come off. Thanks Jennifer Siebel Newsome for this brilliant piece…

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No action is action!

  Admit it. There are some days you just don’t want to shit! I get it! Been there done that, and it’s usually followed by a heaping kick ass of “See what a loaf you are! You didn’t get a damn thing accomplished!” It’s the proverbial beat yourself up moment which does so much for…

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Experience…Is it really what you wanted?

There’s a lot of interesting quotes about experience. “The journey is the destination.” “What you experience is more important than what you have.” “Without the experience there is no learning.” Yes, yes, and yes! I wholeheartedly agree with those statements. Nonetheless, as gay men, I’m curious…”Is this experience as a gay man really what you…

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What's it really costing you?

  Let’s talk money. No, scratch that. Let’s talk bottom line costs. In the world of a tight economy, trying to stretch our dollars and cents, and living life without over extending ourselves, it’s often hard to enjoy life because it seems everything costs something. I would argue, it’s actually costing you more not to…

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Authenticity…A New York State Of Mind!

I happen to be in New York City today. Loving the sensory overload and love watching people. What I’m noticing is a lot of the people are truly just being who they’re. Whether they’re a skateboarder holding onto the handle of a taxi flying down 24th street, or a doorman saying hello to everyone as…

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What's Not Working?

Let’s have a bitch fest! C’mon. You know you want to! Let’s get it all out. My job sucks My boyfriend doesn’t suck My energy’s constantly drained My friends want to much from me My family doesn’t get me My paycheck doesn’t go far enough Dammit, nothings working! OK! We get it and bully for…

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Why do you tug-of-war?

Let’s be honest. We all do it. That crazy little thing called the tug-of-war between the logical head and sappy heart. Admit it! You’ve been there, done that. It doesn’t matter if you’re… Debating whether to stay in the dead-end job, or leap at being an entrepreneur Fighting the demons about leaving a rocky relationship,…

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Hypnotic Beliefs!

Can we just be honest with one another? If not, then don’t bother reading further. I’m not really interested in you being here if you’re not going to get something out of this. Not because I think I’m some prophet from on high. Of course I’m pretty damn tall when I’m wearing my drag heels,…

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Why I Am Letting Go Of The Past!

No I’m not Catholic, so this is not a confession. And, I’m not trying to atone for my sins. I’m simply taking a deep breathe and letting go of the past. I’m letting go of all the pieces of my heart that I Iet someone else break, so that my heart can be whole again.…

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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.


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.