Format: Streaming Video
Time: 57:59
Handouts: Included

About This Presentation

Humans are subject to many external forms of learning, influence and motivation.  These forms include the people in one’s life, such as parents, peers or personal heroes, and other influences such as stories told by books, movies and motivational speakers.  Teachers, coaches and mentors can all play a part in shaping a person’s thoughts and feelings about the world in which he or she lives.  This module challenges the participant to move forward from reliance on external sources of personal motivation to developing internal self talk and coaching techniques.  These techniques are designed to help the leader take greater control over his or her life, direction and attitude.  In addition the session takes the participant on a tour of possibilities for continuing one’s learning and development with the goal of staying relevant as a leader in today’s workplace.

About the Instructor


Rich Drinon, M.A., is President of Drinon & Associates. He provides group training and individual coaching for leaders, mangers and other executives. He is also a professional keynote speaker. Over the past 27 years, he has conducted thousands of sessions for hundreds of organizations across North America.

Rich started his first training company, ExecutivEdge, in 1988. From that platform he launched The Crowd Pleasers, an agency which represented speakers and entertainers, and VideoEdge which produced training, instructional and promotional videos. In addition to owning businesses, Rich has worked in leadership positions for statewide, national and international for-profit and non-profit organizations. He has served as the Director of Education for the Kansas Hospital Association and as Director of Marketing for the International Association for Jazz Education.

Rich is a Journalism graduate of the University of New Mexico and has a master’s degree in Communication & Leadership studies from Gonzaga University. He is also a graduate of Grace & Glory Bible College and five Dale Carnegie Courses in Management, Sales, Human Relations & Public Speaking, Personnel Development and Customer Relations.

His magazine articles on sports, music and business have appeared in numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, Kansas City Star Magazine, The New Rock Times, New Mexico Business Journal and Kansas Business News Magazine. He currently writes a leadership column for TK Magazine and his blog Rich Drinon Leadership Communication.