INSPIRATIONAL HISTORIAN. LEADERSHIP EXPERT. CULTURAL EXPLORER.
Dr. Rick Chromey is a historian, inspirational speaker, best-selling author and educator. His mission is to help people interpret history and navigate culture in order to create trusted, transformative change. In 2022 he was hired by American Cruise Lines as a historian and quickly became one of the cruise lines top-rated guest speakers featuring presentations on Lewis and Clark, Oregon Trail and western/northwestern history.
Rick has penned over a dozen books, including his latest: "GenTech: An American Story of Technology, Change and Who We Really Are (2020)." In this work, he challenges conventional ways we view American generations and reveals how technology better frames "who we really are." Furthermore, his four-decade experience as a professor and youth pastor has given him special expertise in how to motivate students, staff and employees, classroom and parental discipline, leadership development and creative communication strategy.
Rick is available for keynotes, workshops, speeches, talks, and any unique speaking (or training) need. Lately, he enjoys sharing about Lewis and Clark history and leadership insights into how these captains led their Corps of Discovery to accomplish something more difficult than going to the moon and back (without a map!). He speaks about Lewis and Clark and/or Oregon Trail history to children, teens and adults.
POPULAR TOPICS and WORKSHOPS:
* Rise of the iTechs: Reimagining our Understanding of Gen Z
* Meet the Robos: The Future is H.A.I.R.Y. (Understanding Americans Born Since 2010)
* Talking T-E-C-H: How Generations Interact
* Leading With Style (Understanding Your Unique Leadership Personality)
* Motivate Me! (Inspiring Productivity in Staff and Volunteers without Gimmicks or Guilt)
* Why Kids (Really) Misbehave (for teachers and/or parents)
* Motivate Me! (Inspiring Learning and Positive Behavior Without Gimmicks or Guilt)
* Sticky Learning (Creating a Learning Environment that Attracts and Grows Students).
Dr. Chromey is available for both in-person and virtual speaking events. His speaking fee is negotiable and ultimately determined by audience size and the number of presentations requested. His goal is to work with you and your team to create a positive, powerful and productive educational experience. All presentations employ creative and highly visual "Keynote" presentation technology, engaging conversational moments and helpful handouts for take home resources.
Travel and lodging not included in speaking fee.
Rick also travels NATIONALLY (not just 500 miles from his home in Boise) and GLOBALLY. Interested vendors are strongly encouraged to visit Rick's website: www.rickchromey.com
"No place for typical sleepiness or boredom...people are encouraged and changed. Rick had them wanting more. He was informative, relevant and entertaining. The conference attendees were lined up in the hallway trying to get into his workshop."
— Michelle Asous, Preschool Teacher Adventure Conference, Houston, TX
"What a great time of laughter and tears as we grew together as a team....He was able to share powerful and relevant information to encourage and train us to better serve the children and parents...I would highly recommend Rick!"
— Linda Byron, event planner, Bakersfield, CA
"It was a delight...and an asset...to have [Rick] at our events..."
— Dr. Deborah J. Miller, Association of Christian Schools International
"Dr. Chromey is a person of great initiative, industry, integrity, and innovativeness. He is especially gifted in cultural exegesis, and brailles the culture for new trends and movements with savvy and skill."
— Dr. Leonard Sweet, author/speaker and historian
"Rick's presentations are interesting, insightful and packed full of information...quite honestly, he's a one-man show! I highly recommend Rick as a consultant and trainer."
— Diana Papili, owner/trainer, Results From The Inside Out, Boise, ID
"Rick has a way of weaving humor and soulfulness into his stories of success, achievement and living a better life."
— Jason Romrell, Toastmasters International
"Rick absolutely hit a home run with [his] cultured discussion...[he] reinvigorated my passion to work with those who have made poor decisions leading to addiction, homelessness and prisons..."
—— David Baumgardt, counselor at Veterans Administration hospital, Boise, ID
"Without a doubt, Dr. Chromey is an entertaining, energetic, gifted and powerful speaker. His teaching style is refreshing, motivating and fun! He had over 100 of us on the edge of our seats wanting more for two days. You know he is a good speaker when people are still discussing the message, he gave three or four weeks later...I'm pleased to recommend Rick for any speaking engagement or leadership coaching role."
— Nathan T. Wyatt, Business Consultant and Strategist, Boise, ID