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Richard Pimentel

Photo of Richard PimentelRichard is an internationally-renowned consultant, keynote speaker, and professional trainer. He has the well-earned the reputation for being North America's premier speaker on disability and employment issues. Working with major companies on Workforce Diversity, Disability Inclusion, and Disability Management, and Attitude Change, his work is credited for producing enduring changes in corporate culture. Similarly, with his roots as a job developer, Richard is in high demand by the employment and training field for his insightful presentations on job development and working effectively with employers.

Among other accomplishments, Richard was the primary author of the Windmills interactive disability attitude change program for managers and supervisors – adopted widely by many Fortune 500 companies, and still used actively throughout Canada and the U.S. A pioneer in return-to-work and disability management programs, Richard is in demand as a speaker and consultant by corporations, government bodies and insurance companies. With the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, Richard was selected by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to train its members throughout the US on implications of the new legislation. In 2007, Richard's life story was portrayed in Warner Brothers' full-length motion picture, Music Within.

“In every field of endeavor and every profession, for those who want to excel, there are select individuals who are a 'must see and hear'. In the arena of employment & disability, Richard Pimentel is at the top of that list.”

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