Why Choose Rick?

  1. His NUMBER ONE goal is coaching you to achieve YOUR goals.
  2. He is passionate about coaching Business Owners and Leaders to massive personal breakthroughs and achieving amazing results.
  3. He has over 40 years of business leadership and development experience in various businesses and industries.
  4. Author of “Fail Safe Planning”: Because Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail, “Succession Planning for the Rest of Us,” and “Become the Employer of Choice.”  All available on Amazon.com.
  5. Expert at business turnarounds.  As a business executive, he has led turnarounds in business units over $200 million.  As a business/executive coach, he has coached many business turnarounds and helped 100s of companies through massive improvement.
  6. Experienced with turning around difficult working environments, including proactively working with labor unions.  Implemented strategies to improve the team atmosphere and team performance at all levels via strong leadership and an emphasis on teamwork.
  7. Started Paramount Business Development 17 years ago, along with his partner, Bill, and has had continued growth ever since. One of the longest tenured coaching companies in the nation.
  8. Holds multiple certifications. Rick is certified in Profiles International Assessments, as is the whole Paramount team. He has also completed countless hours of ICF-ACTP Executive Leadership Coach Training and is a certified Genos International Emotional Intelligence Practitioner. He received Business Coach & Executive coach training from the most prestigious institutions.
  9. MBA, Professional Engineer, BSME.   Master’s Business Administration – University of Louisiana, Past Licensed Professional Engineer, BS Mechanical Engineering – Purdue University.
  10. As a Community Leader, Rick has a strong record of involvement in many community organizations including youth sports, BSA, Little League, YMCA, and Rotary International, and UMC.  He is also a Master Mason.
  11. As a Rotarian, Rick enjoys doing many community projects for the Monroe county area and participating in fundraising activities for the many local causes.  As Stroudsburg Rotary President in 2012-2013, he led the club in setting fundraising records with a huge local impact.