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Jewel was born and raised in Asia, in the Philippines. She grew up living on a beautiful island and spent many days on the beaches enjoying the water and life on a tropical island.

 

Her brothers would often go fishing in the oceans during the day, providing fresh and healthy meals for dinner each night.

 

Jewel studied dance in high school, and later in college. She also is an accomplished musician with the acoustic guitar.

 

Jewel received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Silliman University, Dumaguete City, Philippines.

 

She is also a student of public speaking, and has won 3 first-place blue ribbons in speech competitions in Toastmasters. She is also a graduate of the world famous Dale Carnegie Course, where she also received awards for her creativity and resourcefulness in public speaking and presentation skills.

 

Rick has enjoyed training and coaching by many experts in a variety of fields. In the world of magic and entertainment, Rick has had personalized training with some of the top award winning celebrity names in the world of professional stage magic, such as Marc DeSouza, Mio Rodriguez, Haruo Shimada, Johnny Thompson, Martin Lewis, Jeff McBride, Rocco Silano and Todd Robbins. Rick has attended magic lectures in New York, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and Florida. He has been a student of the Caroline's Professional Comedy Course of New York City.

 
Rick believes in living a very full and energized life. After enlisting with the Marine Corps, he was sent to boot camp for three months at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot located on Parris Island, South Carolina.

He ranked 12 in his graduating class of 80 Marines. He then went to Camp Lejeune for advanced training. He then trained with the 4th Force Reconnaissance Platoon in Honolulu, Hawaii.

   
After his training with the Marines, Rick became an avid skydiver with 180+ jumps from hot air balloons, helicopters, and a variety of air craft. He has made several jumps while at night, from heights of 13,000 feet using only the moonlight and street lights below for guidance. Rick received specialized training in Canopy Relative Work (parachute stacking), and in jumping with the sky surfboard. In his love for adventure, Rick has also enjoyed riding a sail plane in the Nevada desert, bungee jumping from a 150 foot tower, and scuba diving with sharks in the Bahamas.

   

Rick has run two 26-mile marathons in Philadelphia, and continues to run an hour each and every day all year round.

 

Rick has worked with the White House Advance Team on five presidential visits. His assignments with the Advance Team included recruiting drivers and participating in the Presidential motorcade, securing loaned vehicles from area car dealers, recruiting volunteers to serve as guides for visiting staff at special events, and administrative computer support work.
 

Rick served with eight political campaigns to include: Office of the Mayor, State Representative, District Attorney and United States Senate.

 

Rick launched the Panorama Toastmasters Public Speaking Club while President of the 1500 Locust Residents Association. While President of this Association, Rick recruited leaders for and launched six clubs to increase participation among 800 residents. He also was the founder and past chairman of the Philadelphia Pyramid Club's Programs Committee.

 

   
While serving with the Marine Corps, Rick was recommended by his Commanding Officer Captain Schwalm for the Gold Congressional Award. For this program, Rick engaged in 1200+ hours of community service meeting with, helping and encouraging nursing home residents, cancer patients, runaway teens, prisoners, homeless people, and others.

 

Part of Rick's skill with his audiences is contributed to from 12 years experience as a trainer in technology education working for large corporations, law firms and financial firms. He also is a certified paralegal.  With these various professional experiences combined, Rick's seminars and magic shows demonstrate  a unique ability to blend inspirational talks while selling a motivational message to the audience. This provides additional value to you by being able to enjoy a highly entertaining magical performance, as well as a message that will inspire your audiences!

People who have attended Rick's seminars and magic shows give consistently high ratings because he is exceptionally dedicated, committed, enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable in his various fields. His outgoing and playful personality energizes the class and stimulates higher levels of participation. Participants know that he truly cares about their growth and success, helping them to get from where they are now to where they want to be. Rick’s consistent record exemplifies his deeply rooted beliefs in helping others to grow and reach their potential -- proven leadership traits which are critically important for the challenges we face today.

 

 

In 2001, while seeking to gain mastery of skills in public speaking and professional selling, Rick enrolled in and passed the Dale Carnegie Instructor Course, and the Dale Carnegie Sales Instructor Course. Rick is a recipient of the Dale Carnegie Highest Achievement Award, 1994.
 

 

 

Rick volunteered 700+ hours with the Dale Carnegie training staff on a part-time basis over an 8 year period of time. This background as a corporate trainer gives the experience and skill to reach and connect with audience members from all walks of society, resulting in a fun packed and entertaining performance that will reach your audiences in a remarkable and memorable way. Rick has read Dale Carnegie's book many times, "How to Win Friends and Influence People", and incorporates much of these teachings in both his motivational seminars and magic shows.

 

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. There were more than 215,000 members and over 11,000 clubs located across the United States and in approximately 90 other countries.

 

As an active member of Toastmasters, Rick has won 14 First Place Ribbons for public speaking. He also won nine trophies for his speeches in public speaking contests at the local, area, and division levels of Toastmasters.

 

His peers voted on his speeches and frequently praised his ability to organize and structure his presentations, inject humor and enthusiasm, and project energy that stirred his listeners.

 

Many of Rick's speeches focus on motivating and inspiring others to live their lives to the fullest. He shares stories and lessons learned from his own experiences and many adventures.

 

Rick has constantly sought to make his speeches, motivational seminars and magic shows full of energy, enthusiasm, animation and excitement.

 

Rick frequently uses Dale Carnegie's teachings to encourage people to seek their fullest potential. Rick believes that by projecting a high level of energy into the audience, that this "focused enthusiasm" is powerful and contagious.

 

Rick teaches that by creating a powerful emotional experience, the natural barriers drop and people are receptive to the lessons and teachings being shared with listeners.  He closes all speeches, seminars and shows with "action statements" to challenge people to live life more abundantly.

 

 

 

Evidence of Rick's success and impact as a powerful speaker and entertainer can be seen in his 60+ letters of recommendation. He has received high praise from employees of the two largest seminar organizations in the world today:  Dale Carnegie and Tony Robbins.

   

 

 

 

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