Rick Lewis - Entertainer Speaker Author
1 : Professional Misbehaver.
2 : World's Funniest Waiter.
3 : 49 year-old man on a 12 foot unicycle.
4. Author of "7 Rules You Were Born to Break."
Rick Lewis has been performing professionally since the age of eight, appearing in television commercials and a dinner theater production of the musical stage play, Mame.
Hooked by these early experiences in front of audiences Rick continued to work professionally as an actor, dancer, acrobat, and musical theater performer until he was in his early twenties. He then attended Webster University's renowned theater arts program. He left Webster to join the cast of a Broadway touring production of the hit musical Barnum, with which he traveled internationally for a nine-month period, playing in over 70 cities.
It was Rick's experience with Barnum that led him to build his own solo physical comedy act, incorporating his skills in theater and circus arts with his background in dance and athletics.
At the same time, a strong interest in personal growth led Rick to begin training as a personal development coach under the guidance of his own mentor. In time, he began to weave his comedic skills and growing experience as a personal growth trainer into a fully developed program that uses comedy and theater to help educate, motivate, and inspire individuals and groups to achieve greater clarity, professionalism, and satisfaction in their business and personal lives.
Rick's observations of human behavior in relationship to his experience with audiences from all industries and walks of life formed the basis of his latest book, "7 Rules You Were Born to Break," and is now the core focus of his corporate meeting presentations.
Rick has authored three books on personal growth and owns and manages Lighten Up Productions, Inc., the umbrella agency for the development and contracting of his own presentation work.
Rick currently lives in Vancouver, BC with his wife and three children, traveling extensively throughout North America giving presentations for corporate events and conferences.
He has performed various versions of his routines at over 2,500 events and gatherings over a period of 30 years.
Individuals who break the 7 hidden rules and engage in Intelligent Misbehavior provide tangible value to the organizations they are members of. This is because the same practices that bring benefit to individuals also create growth in organizations.
When being authentic is supported in any organizational setting over the need to fit in, communication channels open while misunderstandings and conflict decrease.
When an organization's members are supported and encouraged take chances and engage reasonable risks rather than focusing on avoiding mistakes, innovation can occur.
When individuals are willing to ask for help, overcoming the rule of independence, then teamwork becomes a possibility within a group.
When the determination to achieve and reach goals is stronger than the need to remain comfortable, productivity results.
Workers who accept their significance within an organization bring accountability to their group and transcend the 5th rule, pretending we don't matter.
When building relationships is valued over the desire to force compliance from others and to stay in control, exceptional leadership emerges.
When leaders are willing to risk their approval rating instead of being run by the need to be popular, the integrity of the or