For well over three decades, Rick Petry has championed the transformation of people’s lives and businesses. Having spent 17 years as a trial attorney, Rick helped his clients navigate their way through a complex legal system, frequently during the most challenging time of their life. At the same time, he inspired them to transform challenges into opportunities and opportunities into incredible realities.
Despite the rewarding nature of his work, he saw a need for a different kind of leadership in the world and was inspired to make a greater contribution to that goal. He joined the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he served in leadership roles for professional development, diversity, equity, and inclusion for the school and its students, as well as being a member of the adjunct faculty. Most recently, Rick is the Founder and Executive Director of Mitchell Hamline’s Conscious Leadership, Justice and Law Program, which connects leaders, lawyers, and law students committed to elevating humanity.
Rick’s vision is to change the world by creating a global shift in the leadership paradigm—from an outdated, failing, command-and-control style of leadership to a values-driven, people-in-harmony with profits, servant leadership paradigm (the latter of which he refers to as Full Spectrum Human Leadership). He believes businesses can become the most positive influence on people and our world by providing caring, empowering, and fulfilling work environments for the people placed in their care.
Rick also advances his mission through coaching, mentoring, consulting, training, speeches, workshops, writings, videos, and his Full Spectrum Human Leadership Program. Rick has shared stages with and been mentored by some of the most inspiring thought leaders of our time, including Jack Canfield, Judith E. Glazer Steven Kotler, John Maxwell, Shad Helmstetter, Richard Barret, Michael Port, and Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Rick agrees with the Mark Twain quote: “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” He believes his purpose is to build a world where the vast majority of people wake up each day inspired to step into their greatness, feeling safe, supported, and cared about at work so they can return home at the end the day feeling fulfilled by the lives they’ve touched and the work they do.