Rick Denley

Rick Denley

Toronto, Ontario
Personal & Business Growth through courageous leadership & Change | Peak Performing Leaders | Author
Rick Denley, a Leadership visionary, change catalyst, and growth expert. With over three decades of experience leading Fortune 500 companies like Schneider Electric, Emerson Canada, and Phoenix Contact, Rick has driven hyper-growth and embraced positive change. As a renowned keynote speaker and author of the best-selling book "Reinvent Yourself," he has inspired thousands to achieve their full potential. Rick's unique coaching style and practical frameworks empower individuals and organizations to navigate challenges, and setbacks, and create their own reinvention stories. Engaging with Rick means unlocking remarkable growth, resilience, and leadership excellence. Get ready to embrace change, ignite transformation, and achieve extraordinary results with Rick Denley.
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Board Meetings & Strategic Advisory
  • Career Development
  • Conference
  • Conferences & Summits
  • Consultant & Coach
  • Corporate Audience
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Economic Development


Rick Denley is a renowned keynote speaker on leadership, change and growth. He has inspired thousands of people around the world with his insights, stories and strategies on how to reinvent themselves and achieve their full potential. He is also the author of the best-selling book Reinvent Yourself, which offers a practical and proven framework for personal transformation. Rick shares his own journey of reinvention, from his humble beginnings to his successful career as a corporate executive, to his decision to leave it all behind and pursue his passion for helping others from stages all over the world. He reveals the challenges, setbacks and breakthroughs that shaped his vision and mission, as well as the lessons he learned along the way. He also provides tips and tools for anyone who wants to follow his example and create their own reinvention story.

He has been the innovative growth leader of three Fortune 500 companies for over three decades, including Schneider Electric based in France, Emerson Canada (US Company), and Phoenix Contact based in Germany. Rick moved away from the corporate world briefly to take leadership of a fledgling system integration firm during the challenging recessionary years of 2008 and 2009. Creating a new recessionary-proof service-based revenue stream, he set the company up for a successful acquisition by a major and much larger competitor. Rick is recognized for his unique hyper-growth leadership coaching style of not only acknowledging and embracing but driving positive change. Rick has captured much of his learnings in his coaching style shared in his best-selling book Reinvent Yourself. ‘A blueprint to help you through whatever mess, mission or movement you’re on.’

Today, Rick continues pursuing his passion for developing innovative thought leaders by assisting them in understanding how to lead individuals and teams through today’s challenges by punching through growth barriers, all the while reaching their peak performance. Always looking to help others, Rick’s philanthropy efforts come from literally stepping in the ring as an undefeated amateur boxer, raising funds and awareness for cancer research. Rick is regarded as one of the a top authorities on CHANGE & GROWTH LEADERSHIP. Rick is a proud Torontonian, father of two adult sons Evan and Max. He has a slightly odd passion for challenging his mind and body in difficult sporting events. Rick is known for educating, energizing and moving audiences into action! Event attendees, please welcome to the stage Rick Denley!




Rick Denley - Transformational Growth Coach

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Sales Summit 2021 Live

Rick Denley Topic Presentations

adaptive growth strategies for a disrupted world

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  • The world of sales has dramatically changed, in a short period of time, and companies are struggling

    Over 50% of buyers have drastically changed how they make purchases and reinvented their buying process. Sales professionals are falling behind.

    These customers are more informed, empowered, and demanding than ever before. They expect personalized, seamless, and omnichannel experiences from the companies they buy from. They also want to be challenged by sellers who can offer them new insights and solutions that match their specific needs and goals.

    The results for many companies include low sales productivity, margin degradation loss of market share and high customer churn.

    How can sales leaders and professionals adapt to this new reality and thrive in a disrupted world? How can they overcome the common challenges and problems that hinder their growth and performance? How can they create a culture of winning that fosters resilience, innovation, and collaboration?

    In this keynote talk, Rick Denley, a renowned sales expert and author, will share his insights and best practices on how to achieve adaptive growth in a complex and uncertain environment. Rick will address the four key elements of adaptive growth:

    • Customer-centricity
    • Value creation
    • Digital enablement
    • Agile growth leadership

    The 5 learning objectives for attendees include:

    • Creating a culture of winning that motivates, empowers, and rewards sales teams for delivering exceptional customer outcomes.
    • Addressing the new buyer’s model that requires sellers to engage customers across multiple channels, stages and touchpoints.
    • Building resilience for success that enables sellers to cope with stress, uncertainty, and change.
    • Leveraging sales technology to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and intelligence.
    • Developing a growth mindset that fosters continuous learning, improvement, and innovation.

leadership your way

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  • Statistically, 10% of us are relying on natural leadership characteristics. A larger portion have learned needed skills to become exceptional leaders, while there are a larger number who still need to acquire stronger leadership expertise and confidence in order to effectively lead teams though today’s complex challenges.

    The question becomes not if or when you will lead, but HOW you will lead. Rick’s keynote helps develop and hone leaders natural leadership styles while bringing them confidence to achieve outstanding leadership results. Helping leaders conquer fears of how to lead and incorporating their own stories to bring credibility and results in any situation. Rick examines the different leadership styles and how and when they can be adopted for positive impact!

    As a result of this keynote, attendees will:

    • Understand how your sense of purpose impacts how you lead
    • Identify your born and bred strengths as a leader
    • Leverage your strengths
    • Develop your personal leadership brand
    • Understand how to become a courageous leader

people grow companies, leaders grow people

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  • Companies want to, but are struggling to grow. With over 40% of employees not fully engaged, and organizations reporting that 77% of leadership is lacking. Many of todays leaders lack the needed skills, tools, knowledge, and confidence to effectively lead people and teams through today’s complex challenges. Rick shares strategies that will retain and maximize your top talent. Attendees will will leave energized, educated and committed to growing people first.

    As a result of this keynote, attendees will:

    • Obtain a framework to align your teams passions with company purposes
    • Build a positive, winning culture where team members know it’s ok to take risks
    • Create a renewed feeling of purpose and trust within your teams
    • Be a servant leader through empathy and humility
    • Reignite commitment to the organization through COLLABORATION with management

not all leaders wear capes

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  • “It’s been rattling around in there for years, that idea, that dream, of becoming the very best leader you can be”.

    Motivational Speaker Rick Danley’s message of radical possibility combined with his ‘Blueprint to the very best you” from his best selling book Reinvent Yourself, leaves audiences not only inspired but also equipped with a plan to transform the seemingly insurmountable. His formula for achieving impossible goals demystifies daunting tasks by harnessing fear energy and creates inspiration through action and self accountability.

    Rick uses his life experiences to demonstrate and remind us it’s never too late to change and create your dream self.

    As a result of this keynote, attendees will:

    • Understand 4 critical steps to overcoming BARRIERS impeding you reaching your peak performance
    • Identify the #1 FEAR that holds you back from changing
    • Have your fire REIGNITED
    • Develop a 5 step plan of action to become the leader/hero the world needs


Inspirational Keynote, If you are looking for a speaker who will blow your team’s socks off, look no further and hire Rick Denley IMMEDIATELY! We have him speak at our Habitude Warrior Conference each year and he is one of our fan favorites. He brings energy, creativity, and a ton of knowledge. Your audience will leave inspired and full of techniques to grow exponentially! Hats off to Rick Denley!

Erik Swanson

5 Time #1 Bestselling Author & Creator, Founder & CEO
Habitude Warrior International

Leadership Your Way was a hit!, Rick was highly recommended by our advisory group and ranked first in a list presented to my committee who ultimately chose the keynote speaker for our event. He was extremely easy to work with, submitting everything on a timely basis, and delivered an energetic presentation on ‘Leadership Your Way’ at our International Conference that was relevant to the needs of the companies in our industry. He was very prepared and received high ratings from the attendees. Rick was considered to be a hit!

Tracy Weber

Senior Director
PTDA Foundation

Leading Sales Tactics for Todays Changing Times, Thank you, Rick, for leading an insightful and engaging training session on ‘The 5 Things Top Sellers Do’. It was truly a pleasure to have you with us and to learn from your invaluable insights. We were so impressed with the enthusiasm of the sales reps and the added bonus of having the marketing team and head office supporters present. Collaboration is critical to growing any company, and it is great to see that your session provided us with a unique opportunity to do just that. Your inspirational words, “People Grow Companies, Leaders Grow People,” will stay with us as we continue to improve our sales techniques and strategies. We...

John Mora

Managing Director
Plymovent Industrial

Rick delivered a dynamic presentation to the ASQLA Chapter. He was energetic and kept the audience engaged (which isn’t always an easy task on Zoom). The content was extremely informative. Members were actively participating and responded with positive feedback. I truly appreciated his breakdown of the skills required, the styles to lead and his focus on finding your own leadership style in support of being your authentic self to get results. Thank you, Rick!

Cassandra Soto

ASQ LA Chapter Secretary

I worked with Rick extensively this year on professional development and executive coaching. As a team leader and manager navigating the unfamiliar terrain of responding to the COVID pandemic, Rick was a great asset. He helped me to develop the tools, practices, and habits of leadership that helped my team and I to respond to these unique business challenges, identify hidden opportunities, and build strength in areas of weakness. Rick has a great attitude, a depth of knowledge in the field, and a passion for developing great leaders!

Sean Kirby

Triella Technologies

As a new sales leader, I was looking for someone to help me standardize our sales process and lay the foundation for enhancing the skill of the entire sales team. Rick’s program included a comprehensive assessment of each sales rep so I could better understand the strengths and development needs of the team I inherited. The assessments immediately enhanced the self-awareness of the individuals as well my own ability to coach them where they needed it. Rick helped define and fine-tune the stages of our sales cycle and provided tools that we were able to implement directly into our CRM. The development sessions where my team needed the most help were very well prepared and delivered, and it...

Kris Rogers

VP Sales
Blendtek Ingredients

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Personal, positive growth through any mess, mission or movement you’re on. Rick uses his journey, in stories format (tapping into all of your emotions from humour to empathy, always engaging) to create a blue print for your own journey of change and growth towards becoming the very best version...
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