The Original Edu-Trainer!
Dr. Rick Chromey (the founder and President of MANNA!) has equipped leaders to lead, trainers to train and teachers to teach for over four decades. He's a popular author on leadership, culture, human motivation and faith.
He's penned 15 books, including four best-selling titles. His most recent book GenTech: An American Story of Technology Change and Who We Really Are continues to reimagine how we view historic American generations. Dr. Chromey has written for leading periodicals on children, youth and family. He travels widely to speak at conferences, conventions and other leadership events. He's been tagged as an "edu-trainer" or "cultural explorer" or "leadership imagineer," but primarily Chromey simply enjoys creating learning environments that spark with smiles, powerful insights and inspiration that leads to transformed practices in learning and leadership.
In 2022, Rick was hired by American Cruise Lines as a historian/guest speaker for their Columbia and Snake river cruises in the Pacific Northwest. He's quickly become one of the company's top-rated and most popular speakers on Lewis and Clark, Oregon Trail and western history and culture. This opportunity reignited a long-time passion for American history that continues to open new doors.
Besides a masters in education, Dr. Chromey holds an earned doctorate in Leadership and the Emerging Culture from George Fox University and is an award-winning Toastmaster. He's taught full-time and served as an adjunct for several colleges and universities (most recently teaching graduate online courses for Hope International University in Fullerton, CA). Rick's ability to translate topics and re-imagine information into memorable nuggets of insight has made him a popular instructor and trainer. Dr. Chromey's holds special expertise in emerging culture, leadership contexts, motivational theory and creative communication.
Rick is at his best when training people to be highly-motivated, productive and creative. His fast-paced, interactive and fun workshops are guaranteed to spark fresh insights and ideas in your team, staff or group. He also speaks to children and teens about overcoming adversity, living their dreams and enjoying life "hakuna matata" (based upon his training work in Africa).
On a personal level, Dr. Chromey is a small town Montana native who understands unique challenges in life--whether in school, home or work. He's learned to rise above troubles, navigate change and survive some difficult life traumas. Rick says, "Every obstacle holds opportunity and every problem is pregnant with possibility! After all, anyone can play a good hand but few get dealt such fortune. Most of us draw deuces not diamonds, jokers not jacks. The secret (and joy) to a full life is to take the hand you're dealt and turn it into a winner!"
In his spare time, Rick enjoys exploring the Great Northwest with his wife Linda, thrifting/picking, riding his Harley, watching baseball, writing, reading history and listening to music. He collects Lewis and Clark, antique tech, baseball memorabilia and unique experiences.
Love God. Serve People. Laugh Much.
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