Biography

As President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications, the internationally-acclaimed speaker presents to the top companies worldwide. Dr. Rick is also a favorite among professional and collegiate sports organizations. Rigsby—a former award-winning professor—spent over two decades teaching at various colleges, most of those years serving at Texas A&M University. In addition to academic duties, Dr. Rigsby was hired by legendary football icon R. C. Slocum as Chaplain and Life Skills Coach for the Aggies football team.

A former award-winning journalist, Dr. Rigsby is a regular contributor on numerous national television and radio programs.

Inspired by a genuine conviction to help people realize their full potential, Rick Rigsby brings a combined four decades of experience and expertise to the set of How Ya’ Livin’? This transformative podcast encourages, inspires and challenges people at every level to dream bigger, stretch beyond comfort zones and achieve the impossible!

A Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author, Dr. Rigsby is the author of Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout and Afraid to Hope.

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I have seen many speakers in my days but Dr. Rigsby was the WOW factor that all the others were missing. He took our group through so many emotions just talking about "Lessons From A Third Grade Dropout" while relating it to our business! His message was strong and something I will never forget. I bought his book and will be passing his message onto all of my employees. I applaud Volkswagen for bringing him to us and also Dr. Rigsby for delivering a memorable and meaningful message. Thank you! Make an Impact!
– Dan Murphy - Volkswagen of America
Rick Rigsby brought the house down with his power-packed keynote speech! He takes you on an emotional journey of highs, lows, laughter and victories. He is – by far – one of THE best speakers we have ever had!
– Bonnie L. Godsman, CEO, GAMA International
Dr. Rick Rigsby’s keynote speech and training was beyond what our firm could have hoped for! So Inspiring!
– Brian Chase, Managing Partner, Bisnar Chase Law Firm
Your dynamic stage presence and interactive approach made each member feel as if you were speaking with them personally. You captivated the audience with your real life stories and examples and shared your heart with compassion. Your message was profound and rang clear in the hearts and minds of all in attendance. Dr. Rigsby, thank you for standing up for what is right, sharing it with others and making a positive difference in the lives of all with whom you come in contact!
– JOSHUA BLEDSOE - North Carolina FFA Association
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the excellent job that you did at our strategic alignment meeting Your message was right on target and the delivery was outstanding. You truly made an IMPACT on our team as evidenced by the points from your message that have been quoted in several of our meetings The personal stories that you shared were powerful and allowed us to connect with you on an individual level. Your genuineness was evident and it left our team inspired and ready to tackle challenges.
– CARL BASDEN - BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.
Many folks, myself included, really resonated with his message of getting back to the basics. In today's society, many have forgotten human decency and he gave us all that little nudge to be better people. He engaged the audience perfectly for a dinner keynote and was quite entertaining.
– Valerie Brodsky - BAE Systems

Booksby Dr. Rick Rigsby

Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout

Afraid to Hope

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