Rick Lewis

Professional Misbehaver

Author of 7 Rules You Were Born to Break

For Professional Misbehaver Rick Lewis, every member of your organization is a leader waiting to happen. Leaders are born the moment they become educated about how to break the right rules, in the right ways and at the right times. In a culture that trains us for mediocrity leaders must be retrained to see and take actions of Intelligent Misbehavior™ in the moments that count.

In response to the unique needs of franchise systems Rick has designed a presentation that uses the power of theater to surprise, delight and completely engage attendees before they even realize that they are being trained for new action. By the time Rick hits his keynote, the audience is in the palm of his hand, hungry for the tools he has already demonstrated.

Clients Include:

  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Taco Bueno

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Speaker Bio

  • Professional Misbehaver

  • World’s Funniest Waiter

  • Author of 7 Rules You Were Born to Break

Rick Lewis has been performing professionally since the age of 8, appearing in television commercials and a dinner theater production of the musical stage play, Mame.

Hooked by these early experiences in front of audiences Rick continued to work professionally as an actor, dancer, acrobat and musical theater performer until he was in his early twenties. He then attended Webster University’s renowned theater arts program. He left Webster to join the cast of a Broadway touring production of the hit musical Barnum, with which he traveled internationally for a nine-month period, playing in over 70 cities.

It was Rick’s experience with Barnum that led him to build his own solo physical comedy act, incorporating his skills in theater and circus arts with his background in dance and athletics.

At the same time, a strong interest in personal growth led Rick to begin training as a personal development coach under the guidance of his own mentor. In time, he began to weave his comedic skills and growing experience as a personal growth trainer into a fully developed program that uses comedy and theater to help educate, motivate and inspire individuals and groups to achieve greater clarity, professionalism and satisfaction in their business and personal lives.

Rick’s observations of human behavior in relationship to his experience with audiences from all industries and walks of life formed the basis of his latest book, 7 Rules You Were Born to Break, and is now the core focus of his corporate meeting presentations.


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Travels From: Vancouver, BC

  Fee Range: $9,500

“Rick Lewis was a perfect ‘10’ as a franchise conference speaker. The fact that he managed to surprise, engage, entertain and deliver a provocative message was impressive! Rick really embodied the concept of opening up to new ideas and letting go of old, and possibly rigid ways of thinking. This was a great investment for our team and we’ve received some fantastic feedback from our franchisees.”
Loren Goodridge, Development Agent
Subway Development of Maine

Program Information

For any given organization or event Rick can target his keynote to focus on one, several, or all of the organizational benefits named below. Each organizational virtue results from the rule breaking model which Rick details in his book, 7 Rules You Were Born to Break.

When being authentic is supported in any organizational setting over the need to fit in, communication channels open while misunderstandings and conflict decrease.

When an organization’s members are supported and encouraged to take chances and engage reasonable risks rather than focusing on avoiding mistakes, innovation can occur.

When individuals are willing to ask for help, overcoming the rule of independence, then teamwork becomes a possibility within a group.

When the determination to achieve and reach goals is stronger than the need to remain comfortable, productivity results.

Workers who accept their significance within an organization bring accountability to their group and transcend the 5th rule, pretending we don’t matter.

When building relationships is valued over the desire to force compliance from others and to stay in control, exceptional leadership emerges.

When leaders are willing to risk their approval rating instead of being run by the need to be popular, the integrity of the organization’s vision can be preserved and realized.

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Rick Lewis, Professional Misbehaver

Sample Client List

  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Hyatt Hotels
  • Taco Bueno
  • Fountain Tire
  • Canadian Tire
  • Burger King
  • Schwan’s Foods
  • Kaplan University
  • Subway
  • Coalition of Franchisee Associations
  • Papa Murphys
  • MEDIchair
  • Elevation Burger
  • Valvoline