Client Testimonials

Richard was the keynote speaker for our Company's Annual Meeting. He was articulate and humorous in delivering his message. He hit a home run with our membership and I would highly recommend him for your next speaker.

Gregg, Gangelhoff, Manager, Stark Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.

 

Dick presented two Brain Fitness classes at our Welcyon corporate fitness clubs and I received raving revenues from the attendees! Many people said how informative it was in finding new ideas to stay mentally sharp, felt very uplifted in celebrating their age in life and left feeling inspired. We were highly satisfied with Dick’s performance and would recommend him as a speaker on this topic.  Suzy Boerboom, CEO, Welcyon, Fitness After 50, Minneapolis, MN

 

Dick’s presentation at the WI Aging Networks Conference sponsored by the Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources was a WOW experience on many levels! His opening video clip told a remarkably powerful story of how 4 people took control of their lives and truly changed the way they were aging; there wasn’t a dry eye in the room! He kept the entire audience engaged at a high level by offering practical, powerful and relevant information that many said they will start implementing immediately to help the culture Change the Way we portray and view aging. We will definitely be inviting him back in the future! He was by far, the best keynoter at the conference! He sparked a lot of energy that I am confident will grow into a fire throughout the Aging Network that will help advance the Changing the Way We Age Initiative sponsored by the International Council on Active Aging.

Pam VanKampen, RD, Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources



 Our annual regional conference is aimed at front line workers in community services, facilities, and hospitals. This broad range of professionals presents a challenge in identifying a keynote speaker who can bring pertinent information appropriate to all. Dick Ambrosius did a great job in addressing our theme, Winds of Change. He was engaging, entertaining and informative.  He really did a great job.    

Gayla Woody, Program Administrator               

Centralina Area Agency on Aging

Charlotte, NC

 

Give this guy your full attention. Unlike a huge proportion of consultants providing advisory services to companies for their marketing efforts in older markets, Dick knows what he's talking about. He is one of the nation's leading proponents of positive aging which views the later years of life as a time for personal growth and development. He creatively applies this idea to marketing, product design, and management, reaping impressive results for clients and consumers alike.
The Late David B. Wolfe, President/Principal of DB Wolfe Associates,  Author: Ageless Marketing, Firms of Endearment & A Brave New World View

 



Dick is a great, well-informed speaker on a variety of topics concerning aging. Dick has presented programs for several years at annual National Active Retirement Association (NARA) conferences. In 2010, Dick also was a popular headliner at the first "Life after 55: An Afternoon of Learning" consumer program sponsored by NARA in conjunction with its annual conference in Columbia, SC. I would highly recommend Dick as a speaker or consultant on aging issues.

Dan Owens

Executive Director

National Active Retirement Association  

 

We hired Dick Ambrosius to speak at our annual meeting event twice, attended by over 250 financial advisers. Dick's presentation was a fresh take on the impact the Baby Boomer generation is having across all sectors of business and society; the talk contained useful tips on how to work, deal and thrive with the Boomer demographic. I strongly recommend Dick to anyone seeking a great speaker with something interesting and useful to say.

Joseph Anzalone

Vice President of Sales

Asset Marketing Systems

 

Dick Ambrosius is one of the best speakers available on the subject of positive aging. His presentations are both educational and entertaining. He has a talent for connecting with and engaging his audiences. He is positive, up-beat, out-going, and inspiring. Having Dick  as a keynote speaker for any business  planning events to attract older consumers gives your business an advantage over the competition. He is a welcome addition to any marketing plan in an age when traditional marketing efforts are just not enough.

Jim Cater

CEO of PRAXEIS, LLC

Jacksonville, FL

 

As vice-chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Senior Housing Council it isn't often that I can find a speaker that transcends the boundaries of Active Adult and Continuing Care Retirement Community’s at the same time, but Dick did a terrific job in showing us that inclusiveness in approaching our markets can be a key to success. Dick’s message speaks directly at one of the core issues of our council, the different ways in which each of us in our various product types sees the world in a different and potentially biased way. The market is forcing us to look at hybrids and new models to serve a population that isn't going to be satisfied with the same old thing, and the positive aging message powerfully encourages all of us to re-think not only our marketing message, but our real estate product as well.

David J. Segmiller AIA

Principal, FreemanWhite

Charlotte, NC 

 

I engaged Dick to be the keynote speaker for the first annual Quest, an RLS Summit.  Dick is an extraordinary communicator.  He captivated our audience of senior housing marketers and managers.  His material is thought provoking and timely for those who work with an aging population.  His tremendous sense of humor makes it easy to drive home key points.  We have had requests to bring him back again and I am sure we will as his teaching had an immediate impact on our sales and management teams.

Robert E. Snyder

President, Stonetrust Partners

 

On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest, your session scored a 4.8! That is an outstanding rating from this group of top producers. (I consider a 4.0  an ideal goal)
Christopher McAuley

Aviva Life Insurance Co.                    

N. Quincy, MA

Dick is the one indispensable professional I have known who understands the way to re-invent retirement communities for the 21st century. His approach to marketing is truly age-affirmative, combining social networks with lifelong learning. He has been an inspiration to me in program development for older adult education.
Harry R. Moody, Phd.
Director of Academic Affairs AARP retired
Author: Five Stages of the Soul


Dick has been both a conceptual leader and doer for  three decades. He can charm a consumer  audience; hold the attention of a board of directors, and get down to brass tacks with management and front line service providers. When it comes to understanding the balance between what's ideal and what's practical in a given situation, he is as good as it gets. 
Stephanie FallCreek, C.E.O.
Fairhill Partners, Cleveland


Dick Ambrosius is an outstanding pragmatist with high-minded vision and sense of emergent. Dick’s deep insight has reinvented the stereotypes on older adults. Dick knows the words beyond the words other marketers say. He is the spirit of the Samurai in the U.S.
Hiroyuki Murata
Author: The Business of Aging: 10 Successful Strategies for a Diverse Market
President & CEO, Murata Associates, Inc,             

Tokyo, Japan

Dick Ambrosius is a business visionary that reaches out his hand, wit and wisdom to help others scale new peaks. An absolute must have as a speaker, trainer and thought leader.
Vicki Thomas, President
Thomas & Partners

Weston, CT

Dick is a remarkable communicator! He excels as a workshop or planning and problem solving meeting facilitator; and his creativity shines in everything he authors. He has served both my companies and my clients in various capacities with consistently positive results. While his knowledge of the aging market and what companies should be doing to succeed is impressive, I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a creative and talented professional.
Gregory L. LaFollette, CPA.CITP
Executive Editor, The CPA Technology Advisor


Dick was a positive aging guru back when “aging” was still a dirty word.  He’s been at the forefront of helping businesses target and capture mature market consumers for decades.  Dick helped us initiate our branding strategy and whole approach to ageless marketing, which was so innovative at the time we’re still benefiting from it today…and so are our clients!  He’s a wonderful mentor, an insightful consultant and a great motivational speaker.
June Hussey, Public Relations
Watermark Communities

Tucson, AZ