Dr. Richard Pimentel
Keynote, Corporate and Inspirational Speaker, Comedian, Author

In-person and virtual presentations are individually tailored to your organization and audience. Richard Pimentel does not speak to your team, he becomes a part of your team. The audience is entertained, inspired, challenged, respected and most importantly understood.

"Richard Pimentel is arguably the world's most powerful voice on disability and employment issues."

Dr. Pimentel letter "You exceeded those expectations of greatness"

Video (4:51) "How to Live the Life You Never Imagined" -Dr. Richard Pimentel
LEAD Video (27:41) Leadership Excellence & Development Forum, 2015, Dr. Richard Pimentel
Video (20:19) Dr. Pimentel delivers PSU Graduation Keynote.* (Keynote text)
Video (3:23) of Richard awarded Honorary Doctorate at PSU Commencement.*
Video (6:09) of Richard's Friend Art Honeyman and the Ugly Laws Art Honeyman.*
Video (5:39) of Richard Pimentel on Making a Difference.*
Video (7:00) from Richard Pimentel's Music Within Keynote.
Video (3:16) on Wounded Soldiers Returning to Employment.*

* Video segments courtesy of the LRP Disability Management Conference Chicago presentation.

Music Within Facilitator Guide - This DVD set contains 29 vignettes of Richard Pimentel speaking to a variety of audiences after they watch the movie of his life story.

Dr. Richard Pimentel is a nationally renowned expert on Disability Management, Job Recruitment, Job Retention, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Attitude Change. He is not only technically proficient, he is also an exceptional communicator whose audiences praise his ability to combine information, humor, metaphor, analogy and storytelling into an informative whole that does not just present the information, but really communicates it in a memorable fashion.

As a consultant, keynote speaker, professional trainer and author of numerous curricula and training guides, Dr. Pimentel is distinguished by his ability to predict industry trends and the needs of employers. He has designed and implemented return to work systems for the private sector and government employers throughout the country. He has pioneered proactive risk management, return to work and equal employment opportunity (EEO) programs to generate both cost-savings and enduring attitudinal changes in corporate culture.

Dr. Pimentel is an acknowledged authority on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (See Timeline/FactSheet) His training has not only successfully enabled managers and supervisors to participate in cost reduction initiatives and implementation of policies and procedures to reduce work site accidents and re-injuries, but has also helped employers dispel stereotypes and embrace diversity.

Richard was the Chairperson of VACOR, the Department of Veterans Affairs Civilian Advisory Committee for Rehabilitation.

Richard is a senior partner in the firm of Milt Wright & Associates, Inc. for which he conducts training and consultation nationwide on topics as diverse as Attitudinal Change in Health & Human Services, Hiring and Promoting People with Disabilities, Motivation of Individuals with Employment Barriers, The Future of Disability Management, Return-to-Work Issues, and Emotional Ergonomics™. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and professional publications, including Developing the New Employee, What Managers and Supervisors Need to Know About the ADA, Taking Control of Workers Compensation Disability Costs and the Job Club Placement Model for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A full length MGM motion picture of Richard's life story Music Within starring Ron Livingston, Melissa George and Michael Sheen was released in theaters worldwide in 2007 and has been seen recently on Showtime, Netflix, and other streaming services.

He has consistently rated over the past 20 years as one of the top presenters at Employer, Government, Education and Disability Education Conferences throughout the US and Canada.