Dr. Rick Brinkman is best known for his Conscious Communication® expertise conveyed to millions of people via keynotes and trainings, radio, television, print interviews, and numerous award-winning books, videos and audio programs. He has been in "public practice" since 1980, touring nationally and abroad to share his human behavior insights and practical communication strategies via highly entertaining and educational keynotes and trainings.
His clients have included: the astronauts at NASA, LucasFilm, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Loma Linda Medical Center, Texas Instruments, Merck, Sanofi-Aventis, Wells Fargo, and a multitude of organizations and professional associations.
He teaches courses on Conscious Communication® for: Leadership, Teamwork, Customer Service, and Effective Meetings, as well as Life by Design and Managing Multiple Priorities.
He is frequently utilized by the media as a communication expert and has been featured on CNN, the Wall St. Journal, the New York Times, CNBC, O Magazine, and hundreds of radio shows.
Dr. Brinkman is the coauthor of five McGraw Hill books including the international bestseller: Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst (Brinkman & Kirschner, McGraw-Hill), which has been translated into 25 languages. His other books include: Life by Design (Kirschner & Brinkman, McGraw-Hill) , Love Thy Customer (Brinkman & Kirschner, McGraw-Hill), Dealing With Relatives (Brinkman & Kirschner, McGraw-Hill) and Dealing With Difficult People (Brinkman & Kirschner, McGraw-Hill).
His latest book is Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand, Meet Less and Do More which has been published by McGraw-Hill in May of 2017.
He has an Online Course on Communication which is made of up of 7 hours of entertaining video, characters, skits and interaction. Visit http://rickbrinkman.com/CCU.
Dr. Brinkman earned his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR. Following his residency in obstetrics and psychology, he opened a practice specializing in mind / body medicine. His success with his patients led him to further study communication and relationships and how it can profoundly affect one’s quality of life.