Meet Rick Crossland

Rick CrosslandRick Crossland is an internationally known expert and thought leader on A Player talent. His innovative approach to developing and validating high performers-A Players, has been published in leading business sites such as Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com and Fortune.com, where Rick contributes articles as a Fortune Insider-a network where the most thoughtful and influential people in the entrepreneurial scene answer questions about business and careers.

Rick genuinely walks the talk when it comes to being an A Player. He has almost 30 years of experience developing, recruiting and leading high performers, and developing high performing cultures at companies. Before founding his very successful executive coaching, leadership and talent development company eight years ago, Rick has worked at Johnson and Johnson, ICI-Zeneca, Planters-Lifesavers, Ford Motor Company and Limited Brands. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a MBA from Duke University. In addition to his writing and consulting, Rick is a dynamic speaker who loves to captivate audiences with his unique A Player approach.

Rick is author of the The A Player. He works with organizations across the country to transform good companies into great companies with his unique A Player approach. Your company will benefit from more aligned, motivated employees who are playing their game at a new, higher level. Rick is a highly sought after speaker who shows employees what greatness really looks like. His almost 30 years’ experience with high performance teams ensures your organization will be inspired.

If you’d like to:

  • Book Rick to speak at your event
  • Find A Player candidates
  • Inquire about Executive or Team coaching programs
  • Interview Rick on your TV, radio, or podcast show

Meet Rick Crossland

Rick CrosslandRick Crossland is an internationally known expert and thought leader on A Player talent. His innovative approach to developing and validating high performers-A Players, has been published in leading business sites such as Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com and Fortune.com, where Rick contributes articles as a Fortune Insider-a network where the most thoughtful and influential people in the entrepreneurial scene answer questions about business and careers.

Rick genuinely walks the talk when it comes to being an A Player. He has almost 30 years of experience developing, recruiting and leading high performers, and developing high performing cultures at companies. Before founding his very successful executive coaching, leadership and talent development company eight years ago, Rick has worked at Johnson and Johnson, ICI-Zeneca, Planters-Lifesavers, Ford Motor Company and Limited Brands. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a MBA from Duke University. In addition to his writing and consulting, Rick is a dynamic speaker who loves to captivate audiences with his unique A Player approach.

Rick is author of the The A Player. He works with organizations across the country to transform good companies into great companies with his unique A Player approach. Your company will benefit from more aligned, motivated employees who are playing their game at a new, higher level. Rick is a highly sought after speaker who shows employees what greatness really looks like. His almost 30 years’ experience with high performance teams ensures your organization will be inspired.

If you’d like to:

  • Book Rick to speak at your event
  • Find A Player candidates
  • Inquire about Executive or Team coaching programs
  • Interview Rick on your TV, radio, or podcast show

“Rick Crossland’s keynote address on the importance of having a team of A Players captivated and challenged our audience of high-level CEOs. His content and message was spot on for our group. We received excellent feedback and scores from our members on the quality and relevance of Rick’s message. Many plan to put his expert advice into immediate action.”

Kevin Minton, CEO

Chief Executive Boards International

“The performance improvement in the executives Rick has worked with has been incredible! The program is a terrific return-on-investment to our business.  His program has helped us build an industry leading apprentice program for sales talent, an internal corporate training university for rising leaders, strategies to dramatically improve labor turnover in warehousing, and an innovative approach to sales management that is driving bottom-line profits.  We have committed to being a team of only A Players and our culture and performance is better as a result.”

Shawn Richard, Vice President Human Resources

The Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Company

“Rick has immersed himself into our business and industry to help us immediately address our challenges.  His strategic approach to our business, specifically the sales process, helped us to develop a digital sales playbook as well as a lead measure tracking system to drive accountability throughout the organization.  Combining these improvements with his approach to attracting and retaining “A Player” talent has been a tremendous asset for our business including the turnaround of a key region, reduction of employee turnover, and the coaching and development of several rising leaders.”

Matt Butzier, Vice President and General Manager

The Palmer-Donavin Manufacturing Company

“I reached out to our Scaling Up Coach Rick Crossland asking him if he could help with filling three critical positions that my company was hiring for. Within a week of giving each of my requirements to Rick, he and his team found phenomenal candidates for each of the positions. I quickly hired three new A Players for our team. These three new team members have exceeded my highest expectations. From day one each of these new employees came ready to rock and hit the ground running. To say they made an immediate positive impact is an understatement! These new employees are so good their performance makes your toes curl!

Rick makes the hiring process so much easier for the employer as he and his team specifically target what we need. He personally vets potential candidates and only passes them through if he evaluates that they are truly A Players. The recruiting services he offers his clients are far more efficient and cost effective than job postings when you consider the time he saves your organization and the immediate impact his candidates make to your bottom-line results. In short, the caliber of talent he provides is awesome!  Rick knows A Players!Moving forward whenever my company has a position to fill, I know that my first phone call is going to be to Rick Crossland.”

Chris Miller, Associate Vice President

EduMind Inc.

“I reached out to our Scaling Up Coach Rick Crossland asking him if he could help with filling three critical positions that my company was hiring for. Within a week of giving each of my requirements to Rick, he and his team found phenomenal candidates for each of the positions. I quickly hired three new A Players for our team. These three new team members have exceeded my highest expectations. From day one each of these new employees came ready to rock and hit the ground running. To say they made an immediate positive impact is an understatement! These new employees are so good their performance makes your toes curl!

Rick makes the hiring process so much easier for the employer as he and his team specifically target what we need. He personally vets potential candidates and only passes them through if he evaluates that they are truly A Players. The recruiting services he offers his clients are far more efficient and cost effective than job postings when you consider the time he saves your organization and the immediate impact his candidates make to your bottom-line results. In short, the caliber of talent he provides is awesome!  Rick knows A Players!Moving forward whenever my company has a position to fill, I know that my first phone call is going to be to Rick Crossland.”

Chris Miller, Associate Vice President

EduMind Inc.

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