For more than 30 years Richard has pursued his passion of unraveling the riddle of human behavior and how we can learn to take greater control of the hidden forces that shape our lives.
As an entrepreneur he’s the creator of MindTrap games and more than 30 other products that have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Richard would describe himself, first and foremost, as an ardent researcher. His programs and workshops are science-based and guaranteed to ensure positive results and a demonstrable return of investment for every participant.
Through relentless research and both personal and observational experience, Richard created a series of behavioral change programs under the banner of 29 DAYS™, which is modeled by the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change, a popular platform that has been adopted by many health and wellness organizations.
In the 29 DAYS™ programs participants embark on a fascinating journey of self-discovery by traveling through the four phases of behavioral change; awareness, commitment, action and sustainability. His latest program, 29 Days … to managing information-overload and stress! is an interactive online experience that is guaranteed to help every participant increase their productivity and efficiency while dramatically reducing any levels of anxiety and stress.
People often try to transform their lives through willpower, resolutions and motivational hype, but these are short-term fixes that fail to address the real driving forces behind our deeply ingrained habits and behaviors. Real change doesn’t happen by attempting to climb mythical mountains, reciting incantations or self-denial, it happens through a shift in awareness, insight and understanding. Under the right guidance people get the mystical “Aha” of a better, simpler and more efficient way of doing something, and within that realization is sewn the seed of new behaviors, habits and beliefs.
Richard is also a prolific writer, and his latest book The Challenge of Choice … making “good” decisions when it really matters! is the basis behind his engaging and insightful workshops that take participants on a fascinating journey into the inner workings of the human mind where they will discover – through first-hand experience – how their choices, judgments and life-defining decisions are really made. This understanding, together with the aid of The 7 Steps to the Anatomy of a Good Decision, will insure that when it comes to making those life-defining choices, a “good” decision can be made every time!
Richard is also deeply immersed in the science of health and longevity. He's an American Council of Exercise personal trainer, a Health and Wellness coach and martial artist. As he enters his 61st year, he can honestly say that his knowledge and practice of health and wellness has enabled him to achieve the best physical health of his life.
Richard and his wife Michele live in Canada and share a passion for fitness, food, and fine wine … "usually" in that order.