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Rick Johnson

Featured on Woman to Woman on March 28, 2009.

Rick is the founder of Better Dads, a fathering-skills program designed to inspire and equip men to be more engaged in the lives of their children. He develops and delivers inspirational training workshops and presentations across the country for organizations including businesses, churches, civic groups, social-service agencies, hospitals, prisons, and schools. Rick is a graduate and certified trainer of the National Center for Fathering's Train the Trainer program. He attended the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association's Next Generation Alliance Evangelist's Conference -- a by-invitation-only, three-day training program for evangelists. At the request of a local school district, Rick also developed a popular seminar for single mothers and other women raising boys entitled "Courageous Moms - Raising Boys to Become Good Men" that he presents throughout the United States.

Prior to becoming a best-selling author and speaker, Rick was a small business owner for 16 years, owning and operating an environmental engineering firm. He attended George Fox University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in management and organizational leadership, and is currently completing the graduate studies program at Concordia University. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, has served on the board of directors for several community and business associations, and coaches high-school basketball in his spare time. Rick has been featured in many national publications such as New Man Magazine, Crosswalk.com, Christianity.com, and Proverbs 31 Ministries Magazine. He is the best-selling author of That's My Son: How Moms Can Influence Boys to Become Men of Character, Better Dads, Stronger Sons: How Fathers Can Guide Boys to Become Men of Character, and The Man Whisperer-Speaking a Man's Language to Bring Out His Best -- all by Revell Publishing. His newest book, The Man Whisperer: Speaking Your Man's Language to Bring Out His Best, was recently released.

Rick has appeared on over 150 radio programs and television shows around the United States. He is the co-host of a live, weekly radio show called An Hour of Honesty and Common Sense. Rick and his wife Suzanne have two (nearly) adult children and live in Gresham, Oregon.

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Website: www.betterdads.net/

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