Carol Rickard, LCSW
I have spent the last 25 year educating people about health and fitness. Initially as an exercise specialist in a hospital based wellness program and then transitioning in to the health care field.
My passion is in giving people the tools needed to manage life rather than life managing them. I grew up grappling for ways to cope with the challenges of my own childhood, losing a father as a teenager and having a mother whose health was very bad. By the time I was 25, I’d lost both of my parent. Along the way, I I have been determined not to end up following my parents path. Health and Wellness has become my area of life focus. I take great joy in having a positive impact on people‘s lives.
My education background includes a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in the field of Leisure Studies and a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. I am currently licensed as a clinical social worker in New Jersey where I reside. I am the author of Creating Compliance and Life Tools Made Simple. My area of expertise is in health and wellness. I have presented my work at conferences throughout the Mid-east.
Stress Away! A New Approach to Managing Stress
The Power of Words! Communicating Effectively
LifeTools: Coping Skills that Help Us Live Well
The Wellness Tool: A Simple Approach to Living Well
Creating Positive Changes in Your Life!
My approach is simple! Have people leave at the end of a presentation with something they can take and use to make a positive impact in their lives. Energy and passion are a big part of the experience. I involve people in my presentations so that it is an interactive experience rather than a one way process. I love to incorporate door prizes, just to surprise people! My presentation style is one that can hold peoples attention. I love to make a difference in people’s lives and this carries over to my presentations.
“Excellent speaker & motivator. Kept my attention 100% of the entire session. Important that Carol used humor as part of the group process & allowed audience participation (very enjoyable) throughout the session.”
“Excellent presentation style. Great energy, very knowledgeable. Should be considered for Keynote or End Note.”
“Really interesting, held my attention. Invite Carol to speak again!”
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