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Hiring Rick Clemons to speak or be on your podcast is a bold move!

Embrace The Power Of Living An Unapologetic life.

Rick's bold, fun, energy immediately grabs audiences and makes them realize they're about to go on a ride...a wild, in your face, make you think make bold moves and live life without apologies

Audiences from all walks of life - entrepreneurs, dreams, doers, LGBTQ, mid-life wanderers, and corporate audiences - are captivated by Rick's simple, down to earth, let's not complicate things approach to busting through the muck to clean up the closets of our lives - professionally and personally.

His engaging storytelling, raw authenticity, and practical strategies for clearing up confusion, boosting possibilities, and creating confidence, motivate audiences to make inspiring bold moves to live lives on their terms and to build their unapologetic dreams and teams.

His take you to the party, the pulpit, the wake and back to the party keynotes are the perfect kick-off for any conference or event.


Bust out of your status quo life!

There's not an individual on the planet who isn't hiding in some kind of closet...and Rick's not JUST talking about sexuality. He's talking about the status quo closets that cause us to make excuses, feed our fears, and live a life of apologizing when no apology is truly needed.

No more hiding, pretending, and not being who you're meant to be in world. Rick invites audiences to step off the hamster wheel of the status quo, challenges their misguided expectations, and guides them to take the risks that seem scary all while embracing their own uniqueness,

Rick masterfully unlocks the correlation between closet dwelling and attempting to live a successful, authentic life proving beyond a shadow of  doubt that the two cannot coexist in any realm of reality.

Tapping into over 30 years of guiding people out of destructive closets closets of their life, Rick's humor, tell it like it is, time to wake up and be you approach...

  • Empowers audiences to clearly define their unhealthy status quo existence
  • Break the patterns of pretending to be who they aren't and be uniquely who they are - personally and professionally
  • Teaches them a simple, yet powerful, 6-step process for uncloseting their full potential

Mastering a NO FEARS, NO EXCUSES mindset.

Creating a NO FEARS, NO EXCUSES mindset is tough. However, once you  embrace it, you’ll be a master bold move maker - no apologies necessary.

Whether you’re trying to get your dysfunctional team on the same page, navigating a chaotic detour in your personal life, or taking a stand to live your truth, you can't do it until you slay your fears and excuses.

Teaching from his heart and soul with personal stories of embarrassing failures and humbling successes, Rick guides audiences through a simple process for creating a daily practice and mindset of - no fears, no excuses.

Using his straight talking, humorous, no BS approach, his mindset makeover will have you taking action on the thing(s) you've been contemplating, complaining about, and avoiding like holiday fruitcake (unless you like holiday fruitcake). During this presentation Rick introduces audiences to a...

  • Provocative exploration of why we procrastinate, and how to break the habit
  • Humorous look at why we settle for chaos instead of thriving in it
  • Simple formula for losing the excess fat of fears and excuses - no radical workout required
  • 5-Step playbook for conquering fears and excuses even when life's bullies tell you that you can't



Creating an unapologetic, no apologies lifestyle.

You say you want to live life on your terms, be your own boss, build your own destiny. BRAVO! Now stop jerking yourself around and giving yourself lip service and do something about more apologies.

Hold on as Rick takes you to the party, the pulpit, the wake and back to the party using sassy, tough love and insightful wisdom that only a bald-headed guy can deliver. You'll either get out of your own way, or out of the rest of the audiences way as they rush forward into their inspired life.

Designed for rebels and dreamers, entrepreneurs and idealists, during this unconventional keynote, Rick takes you on a journey to...

  • Disrupt the apology generator that plays havoc in your own mind for no good reason
  • Slap down the critics who really haven't earned the right to be in your head
  • Stop saying "I'm going to..." and actually take kick ass action to do what you say you are going to do
  • Put a halt to the not good enough voices that vote you off the island before you've even try to do what you most want to do

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Life Uncloseted is a weekly, interview style podcast where the mantra is “Stop it already! No more mediocre living. Dreaming and not doing. Apologizing for living your life your way."

Host Rick Clemons – bold move badass, status quo disruptor, and coming out expert – sez “Live Your Life Uncloseted dammit!” Sharing the slips and falls of his own life, as well as the lives of his guests, from coming out, to dumping corporate cubicles to strike your own paths, there's no end to the truths that set you free when you live your life uncloseted.

Each episode is a bold, fun, in your face, provocative storytelling ride that explores how to escape your bullshit, explore your fears, and unabashedly elevate your f*cking self-expression to live your LIFE UNCLOSETED.

40 Plus: Gay Men. GayTalk. - is a short format podcast that challenges gay men to do the stuff that scares the crap out of them, even when it's for their own good.

Not for the faint at heart, each week host Rick Clemons - a brash, bold, loving Daddy Bear of a guy - kicks butt, diving into muck of gay men with 15 - 30 minutes of raw, real talk about gay men's junk - the penis and balls between your legs to the junk between your ears, we explore the size of every thing that matters...because the size of everything in your life does matter!

From sex and relationships, to fears and vulnerabilities, career challenges to body image, it's a no holds barred approach guaranteed to get you uncomfortable in your gay self, so you can strip away the toxic, gay man's rules we keep in the closets of our lives that truly do not make us as fabulous as we can be.


Part memoir, part self-help book, Frankly My Dear, I’m Gay takes readers on a light-hearted, poignant, humorous, and multi-faceted journey out of the closet, with nationally known author, blogger, podcaster, speaker, and Coming Out Coach, Rick Clemons

Embracing the trips, falls, and triumphs of learning to walk in a new set of heels, Clemons brings a fresh perspective on how to be uniquely you as a flag-waving, or quietly standing on the sidelines, member of the LGBT Community. Calling upon his own, and client’s experiences, Clemons doles out amusing yet sincere insights and advice for navigating a mutually respectful divorce, raising children as a gay parent, and tips for learning how to date, mate, and be in a healthy same-sex relationship.


Short Bio

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Rick Clemons is a well-known culture disruptor (in a good way), closet buster (men’s coming out coach), and bold move strategist – inspiring gay men to live life with no excuses, no fears, no apologies. Tapping into his 25+ years’ experience in personal development, Rick leverages his status as a late bloomer - coming out of the closet at 36 and stepping into entrepreneurship at 43 - to lovingly kick other gay men in the ass to thrive in their own lives without apologies – professionally and personally.


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Rick Clemons is a well-known culture disruptor (in a good way), “closet buster,” and bad ass bold move strategist. Tapping into his 25 years’ experience in hospitality, technology, branding, marketing, and personal development he’s created a no B.S. approach for success - live your truth with no apologies. As a result, individuals, teams, and organizations embrace his approach, busting out of their suffocating closets to make the bold moves, live life on their terms, and build their dreams without apologies.

Long Bio

Option 1:

Rick Clemons is a well-known culture disruptor (in a good way), closet buster (men’s coming out coach), and bold move strategist – inspiring gay men to live life with no excuses, no fears, no apologies. Tapping into his 25+ years’ experience in personal development, Rick leverages his status as a late bloomer - coming out of the closet at 36 and stepping into entrepreneurship at 43 - to lovingly kick other gay men in the ass to thrive in their own lives without apologies – professionally and personally.


He is a Professionally Certified Coach, frequent contributor to Huffington Post, YourTango, The Good Men Project, author of (Frankly My Dear I’m Gay), podcaster (Life (UN)Closeted and 40 Plus: Gay Men. Gay Talk), and an international speaker who uses his signature 6-Step process to motivate and inspire audiences to break out of the closets of their lives. He loves wine, his two grown daughters, and his husband, in that order but don’t tell the hubby where he fits in the pecking order. Visit his website at


Option 2:

It’s been said he takes you to the party, the pulpit, the wake, and back to the party. They’re right. It’s all true. That’s exactly how Rick Clemons wakes people and organizations up to disrupt their lives and cultures that aren’t working for them; guiding them to bust out of the closets of their lives that hold them hostage. He provides a loving yet firm kick them in the ass to audiences make the bold moves they need to make without apologies.

He unexpectedly launched his entrepreneurial destiny, leveraging his past lives in hospitality, branding, marketing, and technology, discovering that coaching, consulting, speaking, writing and podcasting turned him on. He’s a world record holder, cyclist, and spends more money on wine than his daughters (that’s B.S., but close to the truth). Everything he knows about guiding people and organizations out to live unapologetic lives, he learned from coming out of his own closet. That’s no B.S.

Rick's Intro

Rick’s the guy behind the "no excuses, no fears, no apologies" movement.

Over the past 20 years he’s been helping people and organizations get real about the suffocating closets they live in, while having the distinct pleasure of lovingly kicking them in the booty to make their bold moves without apologies – personally and professionally. From leadership to creativity, sexuality to parenting, and truth telling to living by your own rules, his motto is “bust a bold move - no excuses, no fears, no apologies.”

He’s survived raising two daughters (thus the bald head), broken two world records, and once upon a time did something unbelievable at a whorehouse in Texas.

Please join me in welcoming, one of the best huggers in the world, speaker and no apologies expert, Rick Clemons.



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.


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!

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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.

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.