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Byron Ricks  

Has a gift for storytelling and interactive, high-energy delivery connects with and captivates his audiences.

Byron Ricks, MA, is an expert in human behavior, a certified corporate trainer/facilitator and author who specializes in helping people increase their levels of self-understanding and workplace performance. His professional background includes positions as public affairs manager, regional academic coordinator, human resource management, sales, and director of administrative services. He has experience in management, and on leadership teams responsible for implementing performance management standards, recruitment, interviewing, and staff development. His extensive knowledge and experience in setting behavioral and learning objectives, and administering assessment tools has lead to his success working with companies, state, and local governments.

A few companies Byron has worked with include:

    Simon Property Group

    JC Penney

    Pitney Bowes

    Time Warner


    RTI International

    Pepsi Bottling Company

    Shulte, Roth and Zabel Law Firm

    Cherokee Nation

    Boehringer Ingelheim

    Fannie Mae.


State and local governments include:



    Federal women’s Association

    State of Indiana Department of Administration

    Texas Lottery Commission

    Defense Logistics Agency

Ricks’ community work include First of America Bank Small Business Development Committee, the Board of the Coalition for Minority Business Development, Youth Works Board of Directors, Women & Work Conference Board, Career Options Advisory Council, and the Eli Lilly MBD Committee.  

A communication specialist, Ricks’ has conducted results oriented keynotes and seminars for more than ten years. Participants have consistently given Mr. Ricks high marks and positive feedback for his energized presentations, and most importantly each participant takes techniques, theories, concepts and ideas with them that will help them hone their skills for greater effectiveness in their personal and professional lives.

Accreditations –

Accredited Speaker - Rockhurst University, Kansas City

Certified  Facilitator, Development Dimensions International

Certified Trainer, Ball State University, Indiana

Accelerated Learning, American Society for Training and Development

Train the Trainer, American Management Association

Proactive Employee Selection & Retention, National University, San Diego

Performance Management, National University, San Diego

Certified Mindex (Critical Thinking) Style Profile Facilitator


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