"Before I started coaching with Richard, the last thing I'd want to do on a weeknight would be to go to a 'networking' event. And even if I managed to show up to one, I'd hang out in a corner, just long enough to say a quick hello to some friendly faces. After Richard's series, I learned pretty quickly that every networking opportunity can be a money-making one.
Richard taught me how to make the most of my time - even before the events themselves happened. I instantly saw how this change of mindset could bring me new contacts, expand my network and get my new consulting business really off the ground."
~ Matt Cluney, Principal, Ballast Partners
“I jumped at the chance to work with Richard. Why? Because I know that the consummate ‘shy guy’ has achieved stellar results and built several six-figure businesses. His Show Up for Success tips for maximizing any networking event are gold!”
~ Diana Needham, Marketing Expert
"Signing up for Show Up for Success is one of the top best decisions I have ever made. In the past I was too afraid to invite decision-makers to my shows. I stayed in my safe zone inviting friends and family. Now, thanks to Show Up for Success, I'm inviting top industry people first and foremost, people who can further my career (cause we know grandma can't). I'm feeling dizzy and queasy so I'm definitely in my 'uncomfort zone'! This course is helping me organize my community and strategize so that events turn out profitable verses comfortable."
- Jennifer Raquel Breslin
, Actress, Associate Producer and founder of The Disciplined Actor
"Before working with Richard I did not network and my business was suffering.
Richard showed me three major skills:
1. How to create a mindset of confidence
2. How to start a conversation and include details about my business while being interested in my new contact at the same time
3. A system to follow-up that is the key to my revenue
Now I'm averaging 40 new conversations a month that are leading to new business, proposals, speaking and sponsoring opportunities. Thank you Richard!"
- Shellie Porter, CEO She Caters
"I came away with a new understanding of
Networking. You were very clear networking isn't just going to events,
meetings, etc. It is going to those networking "things" with a
purpose and an agenda. Know who you are. Networking is about building
I am also impressed with your book, Convert
Your Community to Cash: Monetize Your Connections, and have told many
people about it. Of course, I followed up by taking your excellent ROCk Your
Network course, which reinforced your teachings. If anyone asks me for a true
Guru of Networking, I have no problem recommending you!"
- Bob Stein, COPE Certified Health Coach, Take Shape for Life
"How can I thank you? There are no words that can fully express the gift you've given me by who you are. I feel a freedom around my self-expression for probably the first time in my life. What we did together, what you helped me to uncover and expose to the light of day is huge. I'm still processing the session, but I've committed to continue to grow those neural pathways to help me express who I really am and to stay connected to myself, so I can connect meaningfully with others."
- Ellen Williams, LMT, Ortho-Bionomy® and Medical Massage
“My image of ‘President’ is a sedate, stern,
flat-lined responder to a Board. But that’s not me. I’m a builder...a rabble-rouser.
‘Go for it – be unconstrained!’ Richard tells me. I smile, remember to breath,
look each of them in the eye and invite the Board’s impassioned participation. It
works. Their positive response is un-abound. And in my life I smile more!”
Catharine Hough - Board President, Brooklyn Community Pride Center and Owner & President, Massartre LTD.
“Richard was my business mentor. He was incredibly insightful, gentle and encouraging during a time when the key to my success required precisely the type of comprehensive, intuitive, and knowledgeable guidance he provided. His guidance took me precisely where I wanted to be in the short span of just under ten weeks! Going from a place of not knowing to a place of fulfillment, enjoyment and self-actualization during such a short time is miraculous, but not when you've got Richard -- he makes it possible. He taps into your deepest level to identify your obstacles so that you may crumble them to make way for your true path. I will be forever grateful for the invaluable guidance Richard provided and look forward to more insightful engagement. I recommend him without reservation."
- Rosa Morales, Esq., MORALES SOUKERAS PLLC
Before I worked with Richard, my passion and focus had disappeared in the
daily grind of my job. Using Richard’s innovative methodology, I gained power and
effectiveness by transforming “work” into fun, manageable games.
- Michael Contos, Esquire
Richard is part of a unique brand of entrepreneurs
who understand that the secret to growing your business isn't selling to strangers,
but connecting with like-minded colleagues with similar values. He speaks the truth
that when you focus on creating communities based on real relationships, you can't
help but grow your business and ultimately, make more money.
Goldfarb, Copywriter and Messaging expert from Corporate Renegade, and author of
Richard Oceguera is an effective and inspiring speaker!
He is clearly an expert on the topic of networking and how to build a community
of connections to ensure business success.
- Kevin Stec, Senior Manager Integrated Marketing,