In counseling individuals and consulting with organizations over 25 years, Richard Chang has learned that both successful, satisfied people and exceptional business enterprises derive their energy and initiative from a single source: passion.
Dr. Chang presents seven simple steps to discovering the things you really care about, deciding where you want them to take you, and developing a plan to get you there. When followed by individuals, this plan leads to greater personal and professional fulfillment. When followed by organizations, it provides direction and improves performance at all levels.
Richard Chang has been driven by his passion for achieving personal and business excellence throughout his life. This passion has led him to compete and excel in a variety of sports, to create and build start-up companies, and, ultimately to write The Passion Plan™—A Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering, Developing, and Living Your Passion and The Passion Plan™—Building a Passion-Driven Organization.
Today, Richard is CEO of an international performance-improvement consulting, training, and publishing firm and counts Citibank, Fidelity Investments, Marriott, Dupont, Nortel Networks, and Universal Studios among his clients.
Richard is the author or co-author of more than twenty books on business and personal development. In addition, he has served as the chair of the board of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and as a judge for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
A sought-after resource, Richard has made numerous presentations to organizations around the world and has been featured by national and international press and media, including CNNfn, Making It!, WGN-TV, USA Radio Network, Investor's Business Daily, Gannett News Service, Knight Ridder, i-village.com (an AOL affiliate) and ka-ching.com (an Oxygen Media affiliate).
Richard received a B.A. in psychobiology from UCLA, an M.A. in counseling psychology from Chapman University, and a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the United States International University.