Rick Robare

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Rick Robare is a successful businessman who, after more than 20 years in Information Technology, has chosen to focus more of his energy on helping others attain a higher level of success in their personal and professional lives. He works with business owners, families, and at risk youth acting as a teacher, mentor and guide through the process of making their dreams come true. At the same time he is fulfilling what he believes is his life purpose. Rick employs a method that brings forth a higher level of self discovery where the answers to tough questions are found by confronting the issues head on in an empathetic and constructive manner. His method has proven to be successful for issues such as business planning, inter-personal communication, team building, even addiction recovery and procrastination.
Rick Robare is a successful businessman who, after more than 20 years in Information Technology, has chosen to focus more of his energy on helping others attain a higher level of success in their personal and professional lives. He works with business owners, families, and at risk youth acting as a teacher, mentor and guide through the process of making their dreams come true. At the same time he is fulfilling what he believes is his life purpose. Rick employs a method that brings forth a higher level of self discovery where the answers to tough questions are found by confronting the issues head on in an empathetic and constructive manner. His method has proven to be successful for issues such as business planning, inter-personal communication, team building, even addiction recovery and procrastination.

Rick, who was the 9th child in a family of 14 children, has three kids of his own. Throughout his years of being a father his focus has been on his family and his business. The unconditional love Rick has given his children has shaped them to be kind, compassionate, and successful individuals. His oldest daughter is an elementary school teacher, the middle son is in culinary school and his youngest boy is still in elementary school. He often says that the greatest role he has in life is that of a father and it’s obvious from the relationship he has with all of his kids.

When he isn’t working Rick enjoys spending peaceful minutes with his family, exploring the outdoors and writing. He finds that the time with his family keeps him connected to unconditional love, the outdoors remind him of the beauty that can be found everywhere and writing keeps him close to his true nature. While the simple, direct and honest manner in which he lives his life has a tendency to intimidate some people, the majority of people find him to be refreshing, inspiring and kind.

As mentioned before, Rick’s business background is in the Information Technology arena, specifically providing IT management and software development to small and medium sized businesses throughout the United States and software implementation projects. While his business is Information Technology, the reason for his success has been a result of his uncompromising commitment to customer service and his focus on the greater good of his business, the customer’s and his employees. Rick started his career in IT while working for ACSI, an EPA testing laboratory in the Chicago area, then moved to Communication Development in Rockford, IL. Finally, before starting his own business, River Valley Technologies, Rick was the leading Account Representative for Industry Software, Inc., a developer of production control and accounting systems for metal finishing companies.

His position as President of River Valley Technologies gave Rick the time to volunteer in a variety of business and community organizations. Through his service to the community high school, the local scouting organization and as President of the Chamber of Commerce Rick was able explore his passion, public speaking, which no doubt is his true gift and purpose in life.

While Rick is not professionally trained psychologist, he has more experience in overcoming obstacles and tragedies than most people will experience in their lifetime. By combining his life experiences, the training as a professional coach and his 20+ years as a business owner he brings forth an uncanny ability to intuitively understand what motivates people and how to solve problems. Furthermore Rick has the unique ability to inspire people to take action that focuses on the greater good of everyone involved.

His ability to effectively communicate concepts and feelings creates a wonderful space where group learning actually becomes exciting. In this environment people become inspired to achieve more in every facet of their lives. Ultimately families, communities, and employers all derive benefits from having happier, more balanced and satisfied people in their lives. These concepts are the ones that Rick drives home, regardless as to whether he is discussing the need to provide over the top customer service or coaching a couple through the process of rekindling their love in order to prevent a divorce.

Rick understands that everything in our life is intertwined and he refuses to believe that change should only be pursued in one aspect of our lives. Change is only successful if when it can be sustained over a long period of time and it is implemented in all facets of our lives He strongly rejects the belief that change has to start at home and replaces what he considers to be an antiquated theory with one that is more enlightened and successful, “Change starts inside of us and only when it is reflected in all of our actions will it take hold and shine brightly every minute of every day in both our personal and professional relationships.”

If you truly want to make a positive and dramatic shift in the customer service skills of your organization, increase employee performance and satisfaction, recognize more from your investment in information technology, and improve the people skills of your management team and staff, Rick is the speaker/trainer than can help to make your efforts successful.

Rick Robare is a successful businessman who, after more than 20 years in Information Technology, has chosen to focus more of his energy on helping others attain a higher level of success in their personal and professional lives. He works with business owners, families, and at risk youth acting as a teacher, mentor and guide through the process of making their dreams come true. At the same time he is fulfilling what he believes is his life purpose. Rick employs a method that brings forth a higher level of self discovery where the answers to tough questions are found by confronting the issues head on in an empathetic and constructive manner. His method has proven to be successful for issues such as business planning, inter-personal communication, team building, even addiction recovery and procrastination.

Rick, who was the 9th child in a family of 14 children, has three kids of his own. Throughout his years of being a father his focus has been on his family and his business. The unconditional love Rick has given his children has shaped them to be kind, compassionate, and successful individuals. His oldest daughter is an elementary school teacher, the middle son is in culinary school and his youngest boy is still in elementary school. He often says that the greatest role he has in life is that of a father and it’s obvious from the relationship he has with all of his kids.

When he isn’t working Rick enjoys spending peaceful minutes with his family, exploring the outdoors and writing. He finds that the time with his family keeps him connected to unconditional love, the outdoors remind him of the beauty that can be found everywhere and writing keeps him close to his true nature. While the simple, direct and honest manner in which he lives his life has a tendency to intimidate some people, the majority of people find him to be refreshing, inspiring and kind.

As mentioned before, Rick’s business background is in the Information Technology arena, specifically providing IT management and software development to small and medium sized businesses throughout the United States and software implementation projects. While his business is Information Technology, the reason for his success has been a result of his uncompromising commitment to customer service and his focus on the greater good of his business, the customer’s and his employees. Rick started his career in IT while working for ACSI, an EPA testing laboratory in the Chicago area, then moved to Communication Development in Rockford, IL. Finally, before starting his own business, River Valley Technologies, Rick was the leading Account Representative for Industry Software, Inc., a developer of production control and accounting systems for metal finishing companies.

His position as President of River Valley Technologies gave Rick the time to volunteer in a variety of business and community organizations. Through his service to the community high school, the local scouting organization and as President of the Chamber of Commerce Rick was able explore his passion, public speaking, which no doubt is his true gift and purpose in life.

While Rick is not professionally trained psychologist, he has more experience in overcoming obstacles and tragedies than most people will experience in their lifetime. By combining his life experiences, the training as a professional coach and his 20+ years as a business owner he brings forth an uncanny ability to intuitively understand what motivates people and how to solve problems. Furthermore Rick has the unique ability to inspire people to take action that focuses on the greater good of everyone involved.

His ability to effectively communicate concepts and feelings creates a wonderful space where group learning actually becomes exciting. In this environment people become inspired to achieve more in every facet of their lives. Ultimately families, communities, and employers all derive benefits from having happier, more balanced and satisfied people in their lives. These concepts are the ones that Rick drives home, regardless as to whether he is discussing the need to provide over the top customer service or coaching a couple through the process of rekindling their love in order to prevent a divorce.

Rick understands that everything in our life is intertwined and he refuses to believe that change should only be pursued in one aspect of our lives. Change is only successful if when it can be sustained over a long period of time and it is implemented in all facets of our lives He strongly rejects the belief that change has to start at home and replaces what he considers to be an antiquated theory with one that is more enlightened and successful, “Change starts inside of us and only when it is reflected in all of our actions will it take hold and shine brightly every minute of every day in both our personal and professional relationships.”

If you truly want to make a positive and dramatic shift in the customer service skills of your organization, increase employee performance and satisfaction, recognize more from your investment in information technology, and improve the people skills of your management team and staff, Rick is the speaker/trainer than can help to make your efforts successful.

Thank you so much, this is the first time in over 4 months that I really feel like I am still alive. I can’t believe that after talking with you I sat down and looked over some of the things I wrote down and rethought a lot of what we talked about. I have to say your Lion King moment really hit me. (in a very good way) I know I have a ways to go, but it is a good start. HM

“Rick’s program has been key to me being able to come to terms with and make a decision with a MAJOR life change—one that will TOTALLY change the direction of my life—for the better, no the best. It is obvious to me that six months of work offered the knowledge, acceptance, and tools to make an incredible change in the way I think. This alone offered me a quantum leap in my ability feel the impact of my decisions, which he guided me to. I breathe deeper, most of my anxiety is gone, my energy is slowly returning and I have no doubt that I am DEFINITELY on the right path! THANK YOU!” EC

I am really enjoying our coaching process…Your intuition, your experiences, your warm heart… and yes, your training you all come together in making you a wonderful coach. Working with you I have learned what the experience of unbridled joy and passion feel like, and I LOVE IT!! Not only that, for the first time in years I am getting a lot of things done successfully and easily.” SJ

“You seem to have this ability to intuitively flow with what whatever happens each and every moment and it makes me want to learn to be as present as you, but without your experiences. How you learned to balance those qualities and package that with your out of this world wisdom is beyond me. I just want to give you a huge “thank you” for the insights and understanding of my road blocks and the way they were impacting my life. Just when I would start to wonder how I could get through them you offered me the tools that capitalized on my strengths so that I could break through another, or maybe just walk around it without giving it much attention at all. I have already turned my marriage around and my husband has been so impressed that he’s hired you to work with his employees in their communication with each other. ” AG