Rick Lent, Senior Consultant

Rick Lent is a Senior Consultant for the Authentic Leadership Institute, a leadership consulting firm committed to creating leaders and organizations with a deeper purpose and the courage to transform their business impact.

Client work with the Institute has included the World Food Programme.

Rick has spent the last 25 years facilitating meetings around the world in business, non-profit organizations and communities. He has facilitated effective meetings of all sizes that bring people together for strategic planning, organizational restructuring and societal issues. He has helped nonprofit boards redefine strategy, resolve governance issues, and improve their teamwork.  Rick also coaches leaders on improving the effectiveness of the meetings they run every day.

Rick’s innovative use of meeting structure improves the way people talk together and helps groups of any size address complicated issues to build commitment to action. Among the organizations in which Rick has supported significant meetings are: USAID (multi-stakeholder pandemic preparedness), UNICEF (country-wide health crisis), Ashland (design-build contracting), ArchstoneSmith (organizational change), Logitech (vision and strategy), the WK Kellogg Foundation (strategy), Johnson & Johnson (post-merger alignment), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (NGO partnering). He has also worked with numerous civic, religious and nonprofit groups.

Rick delivers workshops and presentations on a structural approach to better meetings. He provides complete meeting design and facilitation services and also coaches leaders on their particular meeting challenges. His e-book, Meeting for Results Tool Kit: Make Your Meetings Work, was published in 2012. Rick shares his perspective on meetings on his blog at www.meetingforresults.com.

Prior to starting his own consulting business, Rick managed consulting and training organizations for Omega Performance Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation and the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation and continued his studies in organizational learning and development.