After many years in practice as an IT consultant, four books, and dozens of articles, Rick has become an acknowledged thought leader in the field of IT consulting.  Rick focuses on the human relationship skills and consultative behaviors that IT consultants must master to succeed. Technical skills are essential to success for IT professionals, but they’re not sufficient. Mature relationship skills are required to thrive in today’s agile IT environments.

Rick has spoken to thousands of IT professionals across the U.S. and around the world, including invitations to address the Software Developer’s University at the Xi’an High Tech Development Zone in China, The Amadeus Airline Control Center in Munich, and the Intel Solutions Center in Bangalore, India.

Rick trains consultants in

  • Business Context
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Facilitation
  • Collaboration
  • Influence

Rick is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, corporate events, and individualized training sessions.  His “Consulting Skills for IT Professionals” sessions have been presented around the world, to clients like Intel, Microsoft, HP, Sprint, Ericsson, Deltek, Avenade, and many others. He presents annually at Project Management Institute’s Professional Development Days.

Rick’s sessions are engaging, entertaining, and valuable. See our client testimonials page for recommendations of Rick’s programs by attendees.  Rick is available to speak at your event on the critical connection between consulting skills and IT success, or to facilitate training exercises on these critical consulting skills for your attendees.