Ricardo “Rick” Whitted resides in Orlando, FL with his wife of twenty years and their three children. He received his B.S. from Stetson University, and his M.B.A. from Nova Southeastern University. For more than two decades Rick has worked in the banking industry. Starting as a part-time bank teller in college, he gradually advanced to managed multiple regional and national teams for a Fortune 100 company. With a gift for identifying and developing talent, Rick has consistently built top performing teams throughout his career. As a result, he has received national recognition and awards from his employer repeatedly.
Stepping away from the financial industry briefly in the mid-90s, Rick owned and operated his own business. Along the way, he has amassed dozens of young and seasoned professionals a like, that claim him as a personal and professional mentor.
He is candid about what it takes for professional development, personal growth and building a lasting life story through what you do. His counsel is sincere, direct, simple and leaves one without excuses. It is based on two core principles:
While there are many competing voices talking about leaders and leadership in the business world; there are very few speaking directly to the workers on the workplace floor about personal ownership of their career decisions. Through his instructive book Outgrow Your Space At Work: How To Thrive At Work and Build A Successful Career, and his On Your Way To Work Podcast show, Rick has emerged as a clear and distinct voice on career and workplace issues.
In his companion tool—the CareerWhitt assessment—Rick offers a deep dive into the values and emotional motivators that drive our career decisions. Through this assessment, Rick also provides workplace analysis, insight and tools to help employers improve employee engagement, reduce costly attrition, and identify long term employees at the pre-hire stage.
He is available for speaking engagements; and provides workshops and seminars on topics such as:
Rick is best when he is teaching and coaching. His workshops are always in motion, hands on and interactive. You won’t leave without learning something you didn’t know before—about yourself!