Rick Bommelje


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Dr. Rick Listen-Coach


Show me a great leader and I'll show you a great listener

Highly effective listening leaders clearly understand that listening and leading are inseparable. Moreover, highly effective listening leaders understand, value, and engage four levels of listening leadership. The four distinct levels of listening leadership that must be mastered and practiced include:

1. First: Listening to and leading your self.
2. Second: Listening to and leading others.
3. Third: Teaching and engaging other listening leaders.
4. Fourth: Teaching others how to teach and engage other listening leaders

About Dr. Rick

  • Internationally recognized expert in listening
  • Has spent over 30 years in the fields of listening and leadership
  • Currently serves as president of the International Listening Association
  • Certified listening professional
  • Chair, Department of Communication, Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida)
  • Advanced leadership education at Harvard University and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management
  • Leadership and listening coach
  • Business consultant
  • Published author - Listening Leaders: The Ten Golden Rules to Listen, Lead & Succeed
  • Seminar and workshop facilitator
  • Keynote speaker
  • U.S. military veteran

Courses Instructed at Rollins

COM305 Listening
(College of Arts & Science and Hamilton Holt School)
Listening examines the art of listening and its importance in our personal and professional lives. In the class, students learn to analyze, assess, and improve their own listening abilities.