About Rich

“Rich was uncanny in identifying underlying issues that were blocking openness within the team…”

“He is an exceptional facilitator…”

“His facilitation at our retreats have truly helped improve our group cohesiveness…”

Rich McLaughlinRich McLaughlin, M.A. has over 20 years experience helping leaders develop their teams more effectively and find simpler ways to engage employees and tap their wisdom to innovate operations and explore new business opportunities.  Since 1997, Rich has helped organizations accelerate new leaders into the organization, develop leadership bench strength, and expand management’s thinking about what’s possible and how to engage people around those ideas.  Some of his clients include: IBM, Accenture,  Baxter Healthcare,  and the Chicago Board of Trade. Having spent time working inside at Accenture, Square D Company and Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Rich brings a well-rounded perspective to bear on a client’s business challenges.

Rich’s experience with action learning led to publishing The Experience-Based Learning Guide: Consulting Tools and Exercises that Facilitate Team Learning.     Rich received his B.S. in Education from The College of  New Jersey, his M.A. in Adult Education from The Ohio State University and was a consulting faculty member of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Business for six years.  He has presented at numerous conferences on topics including leadership development, employee engagement, experiential learning and innovation process and practices.