“Rising Sun Consultants provides excellent customer service as they were very prompt in returning calls and getting back to us quickly as we scheduled our workshop. They customize their workshops by conducting pre-workshop conference calls, creating preliminary training agendas, and adjusting workshop goals to make sure the workshop met our specific needs. Our group enjoyed the workshop activities, discussion, and presentation by Rising Sun Consultants.”
-- Tracy Okonski, Marketing & Communications Manager, Angiotech

“I am the Director of Human Resources for a retirement community with 300 employees. We hired Rising Sun on several occasions to speak to and work with our management team. The staff was the most professional instructors I have worked with in my 25 years of business management. They listen well and have a keen knowledge of management problems and opportunities. They probe and question people about the issues in their business and challenge each individual to reflect on their weaknesses and work toward improvement through honest and open communication. Rick and Jim impressed me not only as effective teachers, but as a former manager who have lived and worked through the problems we all deal with. Consider Rick, Jim and their staff at Rising Sun Consultants for your business training needs.”
-- Greg Weaber, Human Resources Director, Cornwall Manor"

“Motivated, credible, passionate, entertaining……….these are just a few words that describe my experience with Rising Sun Consultants. I have been fortunate enough to work with Rising Sun on several occasions and they have always exceeded my expectations. Rick and Jim have a knack for influencing participants with their passion and expertise, and are able to make a personal connection with the audience. When exiting their workshops, I’ve often heard “Wow, they were great!” Enough said.”
-- Karen Baranko, Corporate Trainer, Campus Door

“Rising Sun Consultants began working with our Senior Management Team to help build cohesiveness and improve teamwork. We learned new processes and ways of reaching consensus. An unbelievable level of respect and support was achieved by all members of the team. Over time, this new way of working together was rolled out to every employee of our organization. The changes in the leadership were already evident and had become contagious. Since beginning this journey, sales have increased to %158, productivity and moral are high and we are simply realizing fantastic results. Our decision to engage Rising Sun was a great one. Too often, training is forgotten or never implemented. What we learned is used each and every day and continues to be a big part of our growth and success. I highly recommend making the decision to work with Rising Sun Consultants if you are interested in growing and improving your business.”
-- Sandra Greer, Vice President & General Manager, Corporate Sports Unlimited, Inc.

“Rising Sun was a pleasure to work with. They completely understood what we wanted our final outcome to be with our youth group and they got us there. Rick and Jim had the perfect personality and related well to the 10th grade students who didn't know each other when they arrived and got them functioning as a team, thinking out of the box and learning things in a creative way. They were very adaptive and could change focus or steps to meet the needs and styles of the class members. They were detailed oriented (which I loved) and we felt very much a part of the process as well. They delivered what they said they would and more!”
-- Judy Juda, Program Director, Blair County Chamber of Commerce

“NHS wanted to provide an extensive training program for front line supervisors; however, our small training team did not have the time or expertise to launch such a program. Rising Sun Consultants has provided us with on-site staff to support our training team, to assess our needs, plan, and draft the course that we envisioned. They are true professionals and we now consider them a part of our training team.”
-- Dale Bomberger, D.Ed., Training Director, NHS Human Services

“A statewide Association comprised of individual non-profits presents a challenge when trying to reach agreement on issues about which our members are so passionate. Your leadership brought us together and through your thought-provoking feedback, exercis
-- Barbara Orstein, Executive Director, NHS Human Services

“Our leadership team was ready to take it to the next level of excellence and Rising Sun Consultants was instrumental in that process. They were thoroughly prepared, meeting with us as a group and individually before our 2 day retreat, and they expertly
-- Dr. Kris Hansen-Kieffer, Vice Provost/Dean of Students, Messiah College

“In the non-profit sector, where money is not always in abundance for staff training, we were delighted with our decision to bring Rising Sun Consultants to our agency Residential Management staff. Not only did we get a day full of specific, effective st
-- Nicole Friedman, Staff Development Coordinator, CPARC

“Rick and Jim are talented and capable consultants who know how to get a job done. I have known them for more than ten years, Therefore, when my work setting faced complex staff and morale issues as we looked to implement new and innovative practices, I k
-- Kenneth Willis, M.A., Director of Student & Family Support, Hsinchu International School


 


Rick Pierce, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise:

Leadership/Management
Small Business
 






An award winning teacher and motivational speaker, Dr. Pierce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Monmouth College in New Jersey, with a minor in Interpersonal and Small Group Communication. He received his Masters of Science degree in Counseling from the Pennsylvania State University and later received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Texas Tech University in the area of Counseling Psychology.

In addition to his consulting work, Rick has extensive leadership experience in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas. Rick has owned his own small business, has served on several major Boards, and most recently served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team for one of the nation’s larger non-profit organizations where he had oversight responsibility for a staff of 300+ professionals and para-professionals and an annual budget in excess of $13.5 million.

Prior to his corporate experience, Rick was a tenured Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University where he taught courses in all areas of Life-Span Development and served as a member of the Penn State Graduate Faculty. Over the past 25 years, Rick has designed and conducted numerous seminars, workshops and training experiences in such diverse areas as interpersonal and small group communication, team building, conflict resolution, time management, program development, supervision and leadership development, as well as human growth and development, relationship enhancement, values clarification, clinical supervision and counseling and psychotherapy.

Rick currently holds membership status in the Institute of Management Consultants and is licensed in the administration of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument, Strong Interest Inventory® instrument, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), FIRO-B® instrument, CPI 260™ instrument, and California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) instrument.


An award winning teacher and motivational speaker, Dr. Pierce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Monmouth College in New Jersey, with a minor in Interpersonal and Small Group Communication. He received his Masters of Science degree in Counseling from the Pennsylvania State University and later received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Texas Tech University in the area of Counseling Psychology.

In addition to his consulting work, Rick has extensive leadership experience in both the non-profit and for-profit arenas. Rick has owned his own small business, has served on several major Boards, and most recently served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team for one of the nation’s larger non-profit organizations where he had oversight responsibility for a staff of 300+ professionals and para-professionals and an annual budget in excess of $13.5 million.

Prior to his corporate experience, Rick was a tenured Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the Pennsylvania State University where he taught courses in all areas of Life-Span Development and served as a member of the Penn State Graduate Faculty. Over the past 25 years, Rick has designed and conducted numerous seminars, workshops and training experiences in such diverse areas as interpersonal and small group communication, team building, conflict resolution, time management, program development, supervision and leadership development, as well as human growth and development, relationship enhancement, values clarification, clinical supervision and counseling and psychotherapy.

Rick currently holds membership status in the Institute of Management Consultants and is licensed in the administration of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) instrument, Strong Interest Inventory® instrument, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), FIRO-B® instrument, CPI 260™ instrument, and California Psychological Inventory™ (CPI™) instrument.