Rick Simpson (Hello, Self… Episode 9)
Rick Simpson was the guest of host Patricia Leonard on this episode of Hello, Self...Rick shared how he worked his way up from humble beginnings to a long and successful career. He and Patricia discussed the skills he acquired along the way, learning to read and manage people of all levels, advocating for those he saw had potential, his own Hello, Self.. moments when he knew it was time to retire, and much more.
Rick Simpson, was a recognized leader and talent development professional in a large distribution company in Indiana for many years. He was instrumental in expanding the growth of the company by directing the establishment and management of distribution centers in three cities.
Rick, worked his way up the career ladder by being offered growth opportunities as a result of his strategic thinking, developing and mentoring talent and creating collaborative work environments. He was the type of leader that believed in being a resource for his teams; not a boss.
After many years with the company, he decided to retire and soon found out that retiring was not about stopping life. After, finishing all the odd jobs for family, Rick decided to seek employment that had more flexible hours still allowing him the space for the living that he desired. After forty-two years in the corporate environment, he now works part time transporting autos for a dealership in Seymour Indiana; where he lives with his wife Tammy.
Another note about Rick. He is a car lover and likes the sporty ones.
About Hello, Self…
Hello, Self… is a biweekly podcast focused on inspiring stories of turning dreams into reality. Join coach and author Patricia Leonard and her guests as they share life-changing Hello, Self… moments.
Hello, Self… is brought to you by Patricia Leonard & Associates and is based on the new book by Patricia Leonard, Hello, Self.., available here.
Patricia Leonard, Host of Hello, Self…
Patricia Leonard is President of RUNWAY TO SUCCESS, a division of Patricia Leonard & Associates located in Nashville, TN. She is a MESSAGE ARTIST speaker, career & business coach, author and magazine columnist. Patricia consults with clients on leadership, empowerment, career management, entrepreneurship and the power of language. Her work is focused on helping clients find their runway to success!
She has a professional background in management, human resources, corporate training, business consulting and talent development. Patricia has worked with companies in the service, music, banking, manufacturing, publishing, warehousing, healthcare, academic, retail and financial industries, and has taught management classes as an adjunct professor.
Patricia has a degree in Human Resource Management, is certified as a Career Coach and Consulting Hypnotist and is MBTI qualified.
Her volunteer energies are focused on Women in Film and Television-Nashville, where she is a Board Vice President; Dress for Success as the Advisory Board President; and International Coaching Federation-Nashville where she held Board roles for several years.
Patricia is the author of Wearing High Heels in a Flip Flop World, BECOMING WOMAN…a journal of personal discovery, THE NOW, HOW & WOW of Success, Happenings, a full year calendar of inspirational messages and a spoken word album titled, I AM…
She enjoys songwriting, creating poetry and has written a one-woman show and artistic speech she performs titled Hello, Self…, about a woman in midlife reinventing herself, which led to her new book by the same name, available here.
On the personal side, Patricia, describes herself as a woman, lover of life, mother, grandmother, career professional and message artist; AND in that order! Her goal is to continue inspiring others, of any age, to START NOW creating and expanding their Runway to Success.
She believes that life is a gift, the way we wrap it is our choice.