Rick Rigsby

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Best-Selling Author of Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout and Award-Winning Journalist

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Texas, United States

Best-Selling Author of Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout and Award-Winning Journalist

Nearly 300 MILLION PEOPLE globally have viewed Dr. Rigsby’s sensational speech in the viral video titled, “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout.”

Keynote Speaker

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.

How Ya Livin’?

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!


As Rick says, most people I meet are asking themselves the same unrelenting question, ‘I wonder how great I can actually be?’ What a privilege to help people make such profound discoveries!


A Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling author, Dr. Rigsby’s books include, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout and Afraid to Hope.

Making an Impact

We live in an era of astonishing technology, instant information and rampant social networking. Despite the epidemic advances that ushered in a new millennium, cultural critics argue that society has never been more shallow in communication and more superficial in appearance. In fact, Dr. Rick Rigsby argues that for many organizations, appearance—or what he refers to as impression—has become the new corporate wardrobe. We invite you to rediscover what is really important and meaningful—not only in your professional career but in your personal life as well. Join Dr. Rigsby as he shares the wisdom of past generations—wisdom that will inspire, motivate and empower you to make an impact rather than an impression!

The Essence of Greatness

It’s been said that the definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result. Does this definition describe your work performance? Your leadership? Your life? Are you tired of functioning at the same level? Have you wondered why others are enjoying great success while you are just trying to make it through the day? Dr. Rick Rigsby suggests that the key to greater effectiveness is closer than you might think! In a powerfully motivating presentation, Rick explores the attitudes and tendencies of great people and how they approach work and leisure. Immediately, you’ll be motivated to make changes and adjustments that will elevate you to a superior level of performance. Discover the Essence of Greatness . . . and eliminate the insanity!

The 21st Century Leader

In a global landscape characterized by constant change, today’s business leader is obligated to leverage existing demands with a greater commitment to professional development or risk becoming ineffective, obsolete and eventually replaced. Dr. Rick Rigsby’s brilliantly crafted speech is a prerequisite for today’s revolutionary business environment. Dr. Rick challenges leaders to excel at enhancing skill sets required by a new generation of employees. Rick argues that dynamic and effective leadership today must expand its focus to include technological expansion, knowledge acquisition, diverse demographics and increased globalization. Dr. Rigsby will empower you to discover how a leader’s journey to superior performance is reserved for the leader who is intentional, strategic and above all, willing to grow!

Mastering the Basics

Innovative technology requires understanding the relationship between competitive advantage and mastering the basics. Organizational success depends on the effective execution of core competencies. Ask any high achiever and they’ll tell you that meticulous attention to detail is the difference between good and great. Dr. Rick Rigsby’s father — a third-grade dropout and the wisest man he ever encountered — convinced Rick that “the basics” must never be relegated to the basement of the professional portfolio. Cultures are transformed when individuals commit to routine greatness! Join Rick as he delivers a captivating speech designed to ignite your imagination and awaken your creativity. Prepare to discover the extraordinary by Mastering the Ordinary!

The Responsibility of Leaders in Times of Uncertainty

There are certain moments in history that compel those in leadership to rise to another level. In our present landscape … a global pandemic, racial unrest and political division combine to create such a moment. And, if you’re a leader … it’s an opportunity of a lifetime! It’s been said that great people do things others don’t. And great leaders look for moments such as these … to do what others won’t. Dr. Rick Rigsby argues that nothing—absolutely nothing—prepares one for leadership like a season of instability that produces an environment of uncertainty. In a captivating and uplifting message, the acclaimed motivational speaker and best-selling author offers a clear assessment of current affairs and a common-sense approach to meet the challenges of a critical season. Join Dr. Rigsby and be inspired to become the leader you’ve always desired to be!

All Rick Rigsby Books

Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout: How the Timeless Wisdom of One Man Can Impact an Entire Generation
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Afraid to Hope: Discovering the Courage to Dream Again
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Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout: How the Timeless Wisdom of One Man Can Impact an Entire Generation
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Afraid to Hope: Discovering the Courage to Dream Again
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