Dick Richards' first career was as a graphic artist. He studied advertising design at the Philadelphia College of Art, and has published his photographs, exhibited his paintings and drawings, and performed readings of his poetry. For nearly twenty years he has been consulting on matters of leadership, organization change, career development, personal growth, and teamwork to companies in the United States, Europe, and Canada. He also serves as an advisor to the innovative International Directors Program at the University of Ulster Business School in Northern Ireland, and teaches in that program. He is the author of Artful Work: Awakening Joy, Meaning, and Committment in the Workplace.