Rick  Brinkman, ND

Rick Brinkman, ND

Co-author of the international bestseller, Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, Dr. Rick Brinkman has been sharing his human behavior insights and practical communication strategies in his trademark entertaining and educational style since 1980. Following medical school, he went into private practice and his success there led him to further study communication and the effect it has on our quality of life. His communication programs receive high marks in topics pertaining to sales, customer service, safety and leadership where he is invited back for repeat performances across the U.S.

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Dr. Rick Brinkman is best known for his Conscious Communication expertise conveyed to millions of people via keynotes and trainings, radio, television, print interviews, and numerous award-winning books, videos and audio programs. His energetic, larger than life keynotes are perfect for any organization, association, conference, or event. He has spoken for groups as intimate as 25 CEO's on a sunset cruise to as large as 8,000 conference attendees.

Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Rick earned his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR. He opened his practice specializing in mind / body medicine. His success with his patients led him to further study communication and how it can profoundly affect quality of life.

Tom Peters-In Search Of Excellence Trainer
Dr. Rick expanded to public practice becoming a trainer and professional speaker on communication, health, and wellness issues. In 1988 he was one of only 15 people the Tom Peters Group approved to do In Search of Excellence & Thriving on Chaos seminars.

International Best-selling Author
In 1994 he co-authored the international bestselling book, Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, published by McGraw-Hill. In its third edition (2012), it has sold 2,000,000 copies in 23 languages. In 1998 he co-authored the McGraw-Hill book, Life by Design, Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, which is available in three languages. In 2002 McGraw-Hill released his third book, Dealing With Relatives: Bringing Out the Best in Family at Their Worst. His latest book, Love Thy Customer, has been selected as McGraw Hill's business book of the year 2006. In addition he is the author of four audio and two video training programs on customer service, communication and life management. His audio tape "Dealing with Difficult People" is on Columbia House's all time top ten best seller list.

Awards Recipient
Dr. Rick has received numerous awards including Funniest Speaker of the Year by the Sales Forum and the Institute for Management Studies Distinguished Faculty Award.

Who's Who Client List
His message is well received by people in all industries at all levels. Clients have included the Astronauts at NASA, LucasFilm, Sony Pictures, IBM, Texas Instruments, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Army, Navy, IRS, Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Wells Fargo, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and many others.

Dr. Rick imparts sophisticated knowledge with a light- hearted touch. Using every day situations, character sketches, and sound effects, he creates a larger than life presentation that fills your people with comic and cosmic "shocks of recognition" and insight. In short, his techniques produce results-oriented action for your organization because the substance of Dr. Rick's content is embedded by humor into memory.

    "It has been our pleasure...to have Dr. Rick Brinkman speak to our employees four times in the last two years. His ability to adapt the subject material to the specific need of the audience was uncanny."

    - St. Elizabeth Medical Center

    "I never thought a communication program could change behaviors that took a lifetime to develop. But it's been 9 months and things are still different around here."

    - Tektronix

    "There is no one more professional than Rick. His humor was on the mark, we loved him."

    -CA Assn of Nurse Practitioners

    "You were...terrific, sensational, dramatic, funny, entertaining, thought provoking, educational, spectacular, and the hit of the program. Our people loved you!"

    -Leisure Tours