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Speaker and Workshop Facilitator

Richard Brendan’s meaningful and timely message of wholeness encourages audience members to live their lives with passion, purpose, and love.

Richard Brendan is a professional keynote speaker and retreat facilitator, engaging audiences with passion and humor. He works for a wide variety of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, national and international associations to smaller non-profits and retreats.

If your organization, church, or business is looking for a dynamic keynote speaker or retreat facilitator, look no further.

Richard is available for speaking engagements, keynote address presentations, and retreats.

Richard Brendan

Presentation Topics

Here are a few brief descriptions of Richard’s more popular speaking topics.  These can be adapted to work in a variety of conference or meeting sessions as short information talks, longer formal presentations, or even half day workshops. Each presentation can be tailored to dovetail perfectly into your event or conference, or Richard can create a new presentation expressly for your event. Please click here to connect with Richard to request more information or inqure about availability.

Art of Living in the Light of Death

In this presentation, Richard shares stories and insights based on his 16 years as a hospice chaplain. He will explain that awareness of death is the secret of life, and how love calls each of us to make death our constant companion. Learn how the awareness of death helps heal one’s wounds; and refine one’s purpose; and leads to a fearless, authentic life.

The Four Agreements in the Workplace

Based on the best-selling book, The Four Agreements, this presentation/workshop provides a code of conduct for attaining personal freedom and happiness and will reduce self-limiting beliefs that contribute to gossip, low moral and turnover. They also offer a behavioral roadmap for executives, managers, and staff in the workplace than can be practiced and mastered over time.

Keys to Living a Healthy, Purposeful Life

When we express fully all that we are, we participate in the flow of life. We are not meant to sit on the sidelines, passively watching others. We are meant to use our unique talents in service of others, be fully engaged in life and embrace each priceless moment. In this inspirational presentation, perfect for corporations and wellness conferences, Richard shares wisdom designed to provide the tools to help anyone live a richer and fuller life.

Healing Power of Presence

In the ultimate expression of love we take someone deeply into our heart. Being seen and heard without being judged is a precious gift we can offer to other beings. It is only when love is present that others feel safe enough to share their own selves authentically. In this presentation, Richard draws on his years of experience as a mentor, coach, and chaplain to help others understand how to utilize this skill while navigating difficult conversations and companioning the seriously ill and dying.

Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

People who seek meaning beyond themselves are healthier, happier, and live longer. So it’s vital to our well-being that we maintain a strong sense of purpose. In this presentation/workshop, Richard distills decades of exploration and experience into a concise map of what we’re here to accomplish on our life’s journey. This is for anyone seeking deeper insight into themselves and their lives, and for those at a crossroads, facing a challenge or change, when past approaches no longer work. Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose can generate a quantum leap in self-knowledge, insight and wisdom. The seeds planted will bear fruit for years to come.

Speaking Videos

The videos below are recordings of Richard presenting in a variety of situations.
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Art of Living in the Light of Death

Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis

Transforming Power of Compassion

Walk the Talk Speaker Series

Keys to Living a Healthy, Purposeful Life

CNO Financial Group

Presentation Testimonials

Richard was very inspiring, entertaining and thought provoking. His presentation was very beneficial to our clientele, friends, and employees. We look forward to future opportunities to share his insights and enthusiasm.

Goelzer Investment Management

Excellent speaker! Richard was very insightful and enthusiastic. We were very pleased with the participants’ reaction to Richard’s presentation and coaching sessions, and highly recommend both to other organizations. We’ve already spoken with Richard about providing another presentation for an upcoming conference.

Association for Worksite Health Promotion

Richard Brendan brought to bear his extensive experience in working with the dying, to enlighten us in all our days of living. He gave a beautiful reminder to each of us – that the true meaning of life, is made clear by the reality of death. With touching examples from his own hospice experiences, he inspired each of us to live with the knowledge of death as a way to wake up to the preciousness of our lives right now. There was a true sense of community in that room after his presentation. Our deepest thanks.

Michigan Hospice & Palliative Care Organization

I wanted to thank you for your inspiring presentation. You presented sound leadership guidelines with an energetic style. I plan to recommend you as a speaker to several of the organizations of which I am a member. Your message to leaders is an inspiration during a time when leadership becomes more difficult in every venue.

Association of Directors of Nursing Administration