I have known Rick Hernandez for the past ten (10) years both as a professional colleague and personal friend. He is consistently at the forefront of the latest techniques and technologies to support C-level executives and maximize their potential for leadership, motivation and results. His executive coaching skills have resulted in focused, productive new directions for individuals as well as their teams. He is quick to recognize individual strengths and how to channel them to overcome areas in need of development or improvement. Rick is quick to identify challenges his client faces, identify choices and avenues for positive change and to help his client implement them for long-term growth and success. Rick is professional in every sense of the word, yet his style is relaxed, open and confident. His sense of humor never fails to help keep the most pressing personal issues or stressful situations within the proper context. I consider him to be the Gold Standard of character and integrity, and I am honored to provide this recommendation.
Douglas E. Howe
Practitioner Faculty, Entrepreneurship Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University Malibu, California
Founder Principal at Emerson Management Solutions
Rick has been providing valuable coaching and career guidance to me for the past year. As a Fortune 500 executive in transition, the road to finding ones next great career opportunity is challenging to say the least. However, Rick’s personal hands on approach to coaching, his years of experience in job placement, wealth of knowledge, insight and vast network of industry leaders has been invaluable to me. His mastery of the human psyche, eloquent and profound communication and uncanny recollection of meaningful and relevant experiences promotes confidence, empowerment and stimulates the greatest levels of productivity from every individual he works with. He’s one of the most personable individuals I’ve ever has the opportunity to work with and his mentoring has made me a more confident and effective leader.
Medical Device Executive – Program Management, Product Management, R&D, Software, Systems, IT, General Management
I have worked with Rick for over ten years. In that time he has taught me skills in networking, leading change and creative approaches to a variety of issues from job search, mentoring and changing an organization’s culture.His positive attitude and clear approach creates a powerful setting for acheiving success. His communication and follow-up skills are second to none. He is the epitome of “adding value” and his focus on leadership has paved the way for organizational success in my career.
CEO and Board Director at GroupAero A Corinthian Capital Portfolio Group of Companies
In 2010 we selected Rick’s organization to provide career development training to our managers and employees who were transitioning from the Space Shuttle Main Engine Program. The training they delivered was on target to what our employees needed….Still to this day, managers and employees give positive feedback about the training and thank the company for having given them the opportunity to attend the training. Rick and their team were extremely professional, knowledgeable, understanding, and fun.
CSP, CHMM, Human Capital Lead at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
I have worked with Rick many times over the years and been highly impressed from start to finish. He’s a great listener, has tremendous depth and insight, and thinks of all the angles. He is also very trustworthy. He is a total quality business partner and advisor!
Business Strategy & Board Advisory Services