Rick Bommelje is a learning guide, author, executive coach, and lifelong student of listening and leadership. He is a Professor in the Department of Communication at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and guides learning journeys on listening and leadership at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Rick has worked with thousands of leaders from a wide variety of organizations to help develop their listening and leadership behavior.  

Rick is the author of two books on listening and leadership, Listening Leaders and  Listening Pays  and is a former President of the International Listening Association. Rick is the founder of the non-profit organization, Listening Wisdom. This organization has a single purpose, to help the world listen better. He is also a facilitator with the Center for Courage and Renewal and guides retreats focusing on listening and mindful leadership development.

Selected Past Client Experiences

  • AT&T
  • Beacon Health System
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • Department of Defense
  • Dimension Data, Inc.
  • Hong Kong Broadband Network
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • Lynx Transportation
  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Marriott Corp.
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Siemens Shared Services
  • Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc.
  • Tupperware
  • Walt Disney World
  • Western Digital
  • Whirlpool Corp.
  • YMCA Central Florida