Keynote Speaker

Rick is an accomplished speaker who will customize his message to meet your audiences needs using themes that include: Intentional Personal Growth, Leadership Development, Creating a Leadership Culture, and Transformational Leadership.

I understand how challenging it can be to find just the right speaker for an event. In my role with the John Maxwell Company, I have had the opportunity to speak at and host events with John Maxwell. As a result, I know the professionalism and the quality that makes great speakers great. I also understand that the success of an event, ultimately, comes down to the quality of the speakers.

My hope is that this page will help you get the information that you need to determine to make the best decision possible for your upcoming speaking engagement.

Thank you for considering me.

What You Can Expect

  • Prompt, professional replies from the Rick VanDermyden team regarding your inquiries
  • A personal consultation – I want to understand how to best serve you and your audience
  • Personal commitment to preparation and excellence
  • Follow-up communication post-event

My Most Requested Topics

I speak on topics related to leadership, team-building, communication, and personal growth. I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific goals. My focus is on facilitating the outcome that you would like to create for your event.

My most requested topics are as follows. Keep in mind that these can be presented as a keynote or workshop.

Intentional Leadership Development

Based on The 5 Levels of Leadership by John Maxwell, this program will help you and your team understand the levels of leadership as well as how to grow through each level. With a heavy focus on personal and corporate values, you will learn the role that values play in your leadership style as well as how to improve your leadership by applying values-based actions and conversations to your leadership toolbox.

Intentional Personal Development

Based on The 15 Laws of Growth by John Maxwell, this program communicates the importance of a personal growth plan. You will learn how to develop a plan for your personal growth as well as the growth plans for your team and/or department.This program is focused on the why and the how of creating a growth environment.

Creating a Leadership Culture

The creation of a leadership culture can change everything in your business. I’ve seen it happen and I’ve created it with my own teams. The right culture will create the right results every time. Ultimately a great culture starts with great people so we will cover how to find and retain the people that will create your culture. This program will help you understand what a great culture is and how to develop your ideal culture within your own company.

Getting Things Done

Time and Priority Management by identifying the challenge – a different way of viewing time and time management. Removing the barriers, proactively planning your day and offering specific changes that can be implemented right away to improve the way you use your time, ease stress and increase productivity. And learn how to win with your boss and be recognized for your work.


Rick has a thirst for personal growth and leadership development that is never quenched. You feel the energy that Rick brings into the room the instant that he steps inside. His passion lights up the room. With intense care for who you are, what you need, and how he can serve youRick teaches so that others can learn and become.