Who we are

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes leaders truly great? Is there a formula for good leadership that consistently delivers results when applied daily? Leadership expert and executive coach, Rick Vandermyden, believes that there is.

With well over a decade of coaching, speaking, and most-importantly, real-world business experience, Rick teaches and applies the mindset, principles, and strategies that will take your life and business to the next level. Rick is a Facilitator and Executive Coach and Keynote Speaker  with the John Maxwell Company and The John Maxwell Team. He is passionate and committed to growing leaders that are ready and willing to make a positive impact in the world.

Rick is also a successful entrepreneur with 16  years of experience in real estate and is currently the owner of Keller Williams Realty in Folsom, Ca. Even in the worst real estate market in history, Rick’s business’ improved by large margins (32-98 % increase) and the businesses continue to grow and exceed expectations. Rick has experienced both obstacles and triumph in business, and he knows that personal and professional growth are the key to bigger and better results.

Convinced that why and how you do what you do trumps everything else, Rick’s business and teaching backbone are the relationships that he builds and the environment that he designs. Rick will teach you how to create a leadership culture that will revolutionize the way your company operates. Though it will be delivered with warmth and humor, Rick will share real-world solutions to the most difficult challenges that face your company. Rick’s encouragement will inspire and equip you to grow yourself and your team, and improve your results.

Some of Rick’s recent coaching, training, and consulting clients include:

  • Absolute Results Productions (Canada)
  • AugustineIdeas
  • American Pacific Mortgage
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Bouchier Contracting Ltd
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms
  • California Bankers Association
  • California Dental Association
  • California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionist
  • California WIC Association
  • CSE, Inc
  • Datron World Communications
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc
  • Equip
  • Expedia (USA)
  • Expedia (Europe)
  • Friar Tux
  • Gateway Unified School District
  • Guatemala Department of Social Welfare
  • Harvard Integrations
  • Hendrick Motersports
  • Intertape Polymer Group
  • Jon Casey Construction
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • Lancaster ISD
  • Laos Chamber of Commerce
  • LHUB (Singapore)
  • M.A.R.T.A.
  • MHMR of Tarrant County
  • Paceline Collision Center
  • Planet Fitness
  • Sagicor (Jamaica)
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District
  • SAP
  • Servant Leadership Institute
  • STAR Physical Therapy
  • Telios
  • The John Maxwell Company
  • The Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS)
  • University of San Diego Women’s Basketball
  • Vivaki (Dubai)
  • Waste Management
  • Wells Fargo

Rick enjoys biking recreationally and competitively, but his greatest joy is in spending time with his beautiful family. Married for twenty-five years, Rick and Sue are busy raising two beautiful teenage daughters, Courtney and Tori.


Success is knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.

John C. Maxwell