Richard is the CROP Organization's Director of Communications and host of The Prison Post Podcast. In this episode his co-host and friend, Jason Bryant interviews him about his reentry as a formerly incarcerated person and about his other responsibilities at CROP Organization.
Richard is a dynamic public speaker and expert communicator with advanced leadership and communication certifications with the world-recognized Toastmasters International. He is Certified Career Coach having graduated under the tutelage of Master Coaches Christina Lee and Dr. Yvette Hall of Paradigm 360 LLC. An inspiring leader and powerful orator who delivered over 60 transformational coaching seminars and workshops, Richard possesses the uncanny ability to capture a room’s attention while conveying impactful messages to any audience.
Having spent over 20 years inside the CDCR, Richard made abundant contributions as a co-founder of the Inside Solutions think tank and lead intern for the CROP Organization’s programs offered within correctional institutions. Richard graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management. He has an advanced certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) (CADC II) counselor who received a certificate of recognition from the California State Senate for his contributions to the recovery community. He is a graduate of Initiate Justice's "Institute of Impacted Leaders" and has spoken as a criminal justice reform advocate at the California State Capitol on four occasions with over 40 legislative visits. Richard is also the only known incarcerated person to earn the status of Associate Trainer from John Maxwell’s EQUIP Leadership and its Million Leader Mandate. After being found suitable for parole at his initial Board of Parole Hearings (BPH), Richard was released March of 2019.
Today he speaks at churches, recovery groups, and trains transformational and empowering seminars and workshops for the public and community colleges. Along with Jason Bryant, he is one of the Leadership Development coaches for CROP's Virtual Ready for Life Program.
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