“Rich Dixon’s story has been an inspiration to thousands. He continues to move forward and help others, which takes that inspiration to a whole new level. He speaks with candor of fears and dreams experienced on his own journey and offers practical responses to both. Whenever I listen to Rich, I am moved and walk away with hope.”

Dick Foth, Chairman, Rescue:Freedom International

We Love Sharing Our Story

Ted Pic 3I taught math to teenagers for thirty-five years. For most of those years I sat in a wheelchair because of a senseless accident.

I retired in 2009 to pursue a big dream. Rich’s Ride has given me the opportunity to share an inspirational story of hope, dreaming big dreams, and overcoming adversity with audiences all over the country.

We would love to bring this story to your event. The links below will help you learn more details. Thanks for stopping by.

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I speak to a broad spectrum of audiences with a unique combination of personal experience, practical application, and humor. In your unique setting, I’ll convey a message of faith, hope, and grace in a compelling story that will inspire, entertain, and encourage. My core message: Hope Changes What’s Possible.

I’ll work with you to create a presentation that meets the individual needs of your audience and the goals of your conference, workshop, retreat, or special event.

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Video Clips

Your Dream: Write a BIG Story A Ted talk from June 13, 2015.

Clips From A Church Talk Faith Assembly Church, Phoenix, September, 2013

A Teacher At Heart 600 middle school students in a gym on Friday afternoon

Sample Topics

Rich bw-300x265These are examples of general topics. However, no event is ordinary and no audience is typical. I will work with you to design a customized presentation that incorporates my experiences within the theme and unique requirements of your audience and event.

    Dreams aren’t killed–they wither and die from lack of attention. Inspirational, encouraging, and challenging, this message of hope and possibility dares listeners to nurture their dreams and set goals that grow dreams into sparkling reality. Your audience will see first-hand the opportunities within every struggle and leave eager to risk following their wildest dreams.
  • 22 CHILDREN: The Story of the Freedom Tour
    It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the size and complexity of issues like human trafficking. We’ll look at an inspiring story of how one team is changing the world by focusing on one group of kids. Your audience will be challenged to use their own unique gifts and talents to make a difference in their own corner of the world.
  • NUMBERS THAT MATTER (service organizations)
    Every organization gets focused on numbers. Ever wonder whether yours is paying attention to the wrong numbers? I’ll tell a story about NUMBERS THAT MATTER that will inspire your audience to re-connect with the true reasons for service.
  • RELENTLESS GRACE: HOPE changes what’s possible
    Have you ever wondered where God went when life falls apart? With an authentic mix of humorous episodes and intimate personal struggles, I’ll share first-hand experience of a journey from darkness into light. Your audience will travel an inspirational path from sorrow to joy, hopelessness to optimism, tragedy to triumph. Discover the incredible possibilities that exist within God’s invitation to give hope another chance.
    I”ll always be a teacher at heart. I know how to make material relevant, compelling and interesting to this special audience. I love speaking to kids about dreaming big and setting goals to achieve their dreams. Teens are challenged to consider the role of education, responsibility, perseverance, and faith in reaching their full potential.

Have other ideas? We can work together to design an experience that will inspire your audience to dream big and believe in hope and possibility. Contact me and we’ll that will meet your needs.

“Rich has an amazing story. He’s awesome, such an inspiration. He gives such a hope for my future. What a wonderful sense of humor. His honesty gives everyone hope and lessons they can carry with them for their lives.”

An inmate at Larimer County Detention Center

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What Others Are Saying

“Rich Dixon is an outstanding communicator. He speaks with the authority of one who has faced a huge wall and scaled it and with a delightful humor that warms and inspires the heart. He’s the real deal, and any group will benefit hugely from time spent with him.”

Jeff Lucas
International Author, Speaker, Broadcaster

“I was inspired and motivated by Rich Dixon’s story. The world is a better place because Rich chose to turn tragedy into triumph.”

Hal Donaldson
Founder and President
Convoy Of Hope

“Man, you are great! The boys loved it. Thanks so much for coming down. The men really need to know what real Christians look like.”

Daniel Petruska
Director, Teen Challenge

“If you’re looking for perspective, Rich will provide it. If you’re looking for ways to make the best out of any situation, Rich will show you how. And if you’re looking for inspiration and a charge to dream big dreams, Rich has you covered.”

Kirk Noonan
Senior Director of Dommunications
Convoy of Hope

“Rich was a huge hit with the kids. The only problem is our future guest speakers will never be able to compete.”

Ray Caraway
Executive Director
Fort Collins Community Foundation

“Rich’s message prompts listeners to examine their personal struggles and challenges. These insights will certainly generate additional opportunities to encounter grace and forgiveness and experience the power of God’s healing love. Those are the kind of conversations I welcome.”

Rev. John Terpstra
Pastor, Immanuel Church
Fort Collins, Co

“Rich is a tremendous communicator. He will have your audience laughing and then crying all for the Glory of God. His compelling and genuine presentation disarms people and lets truth win. You will not regret having Rich in the line-up for your conference, chapel, Sunday service, or retreat.”

Michael White
Communications Director
North Central University, Minneapolis

“Thank you for sharing your inspiring story at our luncheon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Your life story of courage, hope, and right attitude is worthy of attention. Your experience of overcoming adversity reminds us that, met right, both our daily and life-long challenges can be conquered.”

David Everitt
Everitt Companies