Rick Lochner


RPC Leadership Associates, Inc.

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Rick Lochner is President of RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. where he helps Business Owners, Corporate and Non-Profit Leadership Teams, and Individual Professionals Make Leadership a Way of Life.  As a Certified Veteran-Owned Business, RPC Leadership Associates, Inc. helps their clients align their businesses to enjoy sustainable success on their terms.

Rick is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and spent his 11-year military career leading soldiers in challenging environments around the globe.  After leaving the Army, he spent the next 18 years in corporate leadership positions ranging from front-line management to senior executive management.  He successfully led organizations in Fortune 100 corporations and privately held entrepreneurial ventures in a variety of industries. 

In addition to his undergraduate studies, Rick holds both an MS and MBA.  He is an Adjunct Professor at Aurora University teaching a variety of graduate topics including Leadership, Organizational Communications, Managing Conflict in the Workplace and Strategic Management. 

Rick is the author of multiple leadership books including, “The Missing Piece for Corporate Leaders” (2017), “The Missing Piece for Non-Profit Leaders” (2016) and “The Missing Piece for Entrepreneurs” (2015).  He is also the author of “I’m Just Sayin’…Revelations for Making Leadership a Way of Life” (2014) as well as “I’m Still Sayin’…More Revelations for Making Leadership a Way of Life” (2019).

An accomplished public speaker, his popular leadership workshops and keynotes range from Understanding Generational Diversity, Effective Communications and Time Management to Effective Personal Leadership and Being Adaptable in a Dynamic Business Environment.

He gives back to the local community as a mentor and coach for the District 203 Business INCubator.edu course. He and his wife Colleen reside in Naperville, IL.

Speaking Topics:
  • Leading Yourself to Sustainable Success: Personal Leadership is the foundation of effectively leading others. Becoming a lifelong leader requires a mindset of being a leader as opposed to doing leadership.
  • Effective Communications: Communications is the biggest issue in business today. Learning the art of effective speaking listening and non-verbal communications helps leaders manage change and conflict more effectively.
  • Priority Management: It’s not about time management, it’s about priority management in being able to focus on what is really important to the success of the business while blocking out that which does not.
  • Being an Adaptable Leader: Given that change is constant, the ability of leaders to embrace an adaptable mindset is crucial to sustainable success even when it bumps against our natural tendency to embrace the status quo instead.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Diversity is the means to the Inclusion end result for any organizational culture, regardless of whether along the lines of age, sex, race or all of the above, but getting there is the opportunity to achieve sustainable success.


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