Rich Hudson been a professional entertainer and communicator for 45 years. He is equally at home on stage and in the boardroom. During one two-year stretch as a performer and speaker, Rich gave over 750 performances to nearly half a million people.
Rich has coached leaders both in workshops and one-on-one for 25 years. For 6 years, he was an outside contractor training consultants around the country for Hewitt Associates, the world’s premier compensation and benefits consultancy. Following that Rich joined a London-based company coaching CEOs and Managing Directors of multinational companies. He has had clients in 14 countries on 4 continents with companies such as Unilever, Motorola, and Glaxo-Welcome.
Rich helped his clients develop the language and beliefs they needed for success in their business and their personal lives. At the request of one of his clients, he developed a one-on-one comprehensive communications course called Language for Leadership™. It draws from the latest research in communications theory, cognitive psychology, neurology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence. Rich is introducing an online version of that training later this year.
Here are comments of recent participants from various presentations:
“A couple months ago, Rich gave a seminar for my staff. He entertained and informed us for some two hours. He’s got a deep understanding of psychology and the use of language, how seemingly simple changes in the way things are expressed can produce big changes in people’s reactions. I’ve come across many ‘consultants’ in my 31 years in this business, and have grown to scorn them as a class. Rich is no ‘consultant.’ He’s a remarkable guy doing a lot of good in the world.“ J. Bast
“The moment I heard Rich Hudson’s voice during his presentation of Language for Leadership™ I knew it would be a life changer for me.” V. Adkins
“I would strongly encourage anyone who has to communicate regularly to pay close attention to the wisdom and real world values of Rich Hudson’s teaching.” M. Mercer
More than 40 years ago, Rich took a self-improvement class and was introduced to the powerful role that beliefs play in personal achievement. His curiosity launched a life-long interest in beliefs, behavior, and the language that creates them.
In 1972, Rich received a B.A. from Indiana University with a double major in Broadcast Communications and Music. His career in the communications and entertainment fields included work as a writer and producer, performer, composer and songwriter, recording engineer, and television audio director. He is an award-winning songwriter and was on the production team for two Emmy-award winning television programs.
In 1986, Rich began studying Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a technology that studies individuals’ internal strategies to identify the beliefs and behaviors that make them successful. Those beliefs and behaviors can then be transferred to others in what Rich calls Human Technology Transfer™. Rich is a certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP.
In 1990, as a part of his NLP training, Rich began a year-long study of confident public speakers. He looked for the beliefs, behaviors, and strategies that allowed them to be confident. This groundbreaking study is the basis of Speak Your Mind – Without Losing It™, a two-day seminar where Rich teaches the beliefs and practice of confident public speaking. Rich is the author of 70 Steps to Speaking Success, a booklet of practical tips about how to plan and present a speech. 70 Steps to Speaking Success was the subject of articles in Family Circle, Sales and Marketing Management Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, American Society of Association Executives Communication News, Boardroom Reports, The Secretary, and many others.
Rich developed that concepts of Belief Investing™ and Belief Leadership™ based on his coaching and training experience. His work with executives also convinced him that it is imperative to help children build powerful, positive beliefs, attitudes, and skills at a time when it is effortless for them to learn — during childhood.
Last year, Rich signed with Morgan James Publishing to write a book for parents entitled, The Ultimate Legacy™ — Build Powerful Beliefs to Set Your Child Up for Life.
Rich is based in Lake Forest, IL., just a 20-minute drive from O'Hare International Airport.