Rick Warm is the director of the Center for Wisdom and Leadership. The crux of his work has centered on leadership and the development of wise leaders. For the last several years Rick has also focused on wisdom in "second half of life," the midlife transition, and eldership
. Rick has taught classes and run seminars and workshops on the topics of wisdom, spirituality and aging. He also leads Elder Wisdom Circles
. Elder Wisdom Circles are groups of older adults, generally in retirement, that gather weekly to discuss such topics as conscious aging, spirituality, and the journey towards wisdom. The circles gather to learn from each other, encourage lifelong learning and growth, and discern how they can make a difference in the world – small or large. A major focus of eldership
is “leadership in the second half of life” – distinct from leadership during our careers and working years.
Rick has been an executive coach
since 2005 and is also a leadership consultant. He facilitates leadership seminars and workshops, and has served as an adjunct professor of leadership at Northern Kentucky University. In addition, Rick has lived, worked, and studied for extended periods of time on five continents, giving him a strong global and intercultural perspective and facility in multiple languages. He is a lifelong musician and martial artist which contributes to his scholarship and interest in integrating body, mind, heart, and spirit into leadership development. He is also a practitioner of TriYoga, a student of tai chi and a fervent devotee of Argentine tango.
Rick has an MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. The focus of his research is on leadership, wisdom, education, mastery, transformation and the hero’s journey. He is also an ICF credentialed coach with a professional certification in individual and organizational coaching from The Hudson Institute