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Rick Warm

Rick Warm is the director of the Center for Wisdom and Leadership. Though the crux of his work has centered on leadership and the development of leaders, the last several years he has focused on the "second half of life," wisdom, the midlife transition, and eldership. Rick teaches classes and leads programs, discussion groups and workshops on these subjects through the Center in cooperation with other institutions such as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), The Healing Space (THS), and various churches and religious organizations. He has been an executive coach since 2005 and is also a leadership consultant. Rick facilitates leadership seminars and workshops, and has served as an adjunct professor of leadership at Northern Kentucky University. In addition, Rick has lived, worked, and studied for extended periods of time on five continents, giving him a strong global and intercultural perspective and facility in multiple languages. He is a lifelong musician and martial artist which contributes to his scholarship and interest in integrating body, mind, heart, and spirit into leadership development. He is also a practitioner of TriYoga, a student of tai chi and a fervent devotee of Argentine tango. Rick has an MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. The focus of his research is on leadership, wisdom, education, mastery, transformation and the hero’s journey. He is also an ICF credentialed coach with a professional certification in individual and organizational coaching from The Hudson Institute.