Consultant - Speaker - Inventor - Author
After management positions at National Semiconductor and Intel, Rick now teaches how to jump-start your humanity to reach high goals. Through his company, Griggs Achievement, Griggsachieve.com, he
instructs on a blend of balance, innovation and leadership.
With a degrees in Psychology, French and a Master's in
Business Behavior Analysis, he has consulted for
and other public and private firms.
Rick earned lifetime teaching credentials in psychology and business.
He has trained thousands at
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories,
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA),
American Dental Association (ADA),
Good Samaritan Society,
and a dozen City & County Governments.
Fluent in French, Rick has consulted in France, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg for European firms such as
Total -French gas & oil
Accenture Consulting - Europe
Banque Générale de Luxembourg
As an award-winning author, his eight books touch on Teams, Balance, Optimism, Creativity and Mastery. His titles have been translated into Spanish, French, Chinese and Italian.
If it is not Rick Griggs, then it's not Rolestorming.
With the birth of Rolestorming in 1985, a million more ideas have come to light around the world than would have otherwise. In the 1980's Rick was working as productivity and training manger for the biggest tech companies in the Silicon Valley at the time.
Fresh out of graduate school, he quickly realized that typical brainstorming sessions were not as effective as they could be.
In order to take control of the room and focus on achieving goals, Rick started implementing a series of roles, rules and procedures. The outcome was remarkable. His people became engaged and enthusiastic. Their creativity was sparked and ideas came out of thin air. A storm of ideas became the norm. Productivity went up and company goals were met.
In 1989 Rick first published Rolestorming in his book, Quality at Work. Then in 2005 Arthur B. VanGundy praised Rolestorming in his book, 101 Ways to Teach Creativity and Problem Solving. From there Rolestorming's popularity has gone around the world. and is now considered the 1# brainstorming secret of billionaires!
You will find many articles and videos on Rolestorming, but only a handful of people are certified to use the official Rolestorming process.
Our mission is to change how corporations, individuals and organizations come up with great ideas and solutions for their problems. We are dedicated to seizing opportunities in a creative and efficient manner. Our goal is to facilitate Rolestorming meetings in a way that people feel heard, respected,
and are eager to participate.
We believe everyone can come up with brilliant ideas if you provide a safe, welcoming and exciting environment. Sparking creativity and imagination generates bold and new ideas. We envision the Rolestorming process as a well working machine with all participants working together to create the desired outcome. Each person is a valuable component, respected and acknowledged for their contribution. We strive to facilitate a successful idea generating session where every attendee feels they are an integral part of a dream team and takes pride in not only coming up with brilliant ideas, but pride in seeing the the job through.
"I was impressed how quickly we narrowed down the ideas to one that everyone supported. There was no division."
"Ideas just came out of no where! I even surprised myself with what I was coming up with!" Nick J.
"As a young woman new to the business world, I felt heard for the very first time during the Rolestorming session. Even though I have been to many meetings, today I had a voice."
" How refreshing and powerful. Everyone needs to know about Rolestorming!. This is a game changer!"
"Rick facilitates in a way that creates a paradigm shift in your own brain, allowing you to come up with ideas that you wouldn't come up with otherwise. It was incredible." Dawn M.
"Rolestorming is just f*#@ing brilliant!
Josh Linkner crediting Rolestorming for his multimillion dollar deal.