About Rick

The Vibrant Relationships Guy

This Is My Story

Rick Broniec, MEd. is a professional Keynote speaker, #1 best selling author, coach and leadership workshop facilitator.  He is a member of the National Speakers Association. Rick taught International Baccalaureate Chemistry in an urban public high school for 35 years and is recognized as a “Master Teacher” through entry in the SE Wisconsin Educator’s Hall of Fame.  Rick has been honored with a number of national awards, including The Presidential Award for Excellence (from President Ronald Reagan), the Kohl Award and the Tandy Award.


In addition, Rick has worked in the leadership training and personal growth field for more than 30 years as an author, speaker, workshop leader, leader trainer and multicultural awareness trainer.  Rick is certified as a Full Leader and Leader Trainer for the ManKind Project International (MKPI) since 1992, leading well over 160 trainings for that not-for-profit men’s organization. Rick is also a leader in multicultural work for MKPI and has lead over 40 Multicultural Awareness Workshops around the globe.  Rick has recently published his first book, “A Passionate Life: 7 Steps for Reclaiming Your Passion, Purpose and Joy” (available in hard copy or on Kindle). His second book: The Seven Generations Story: An Incentive for Healing Yourself, Your Family and the Planet will be published in April, 2015.


Rick resides in Vista, CA.  He is the father of three wonderful daughters and the grandfather of three spectacular granddaughters, his greatest teachers.  When Rick is not working, he enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, camping, golfing and reading voraciously.


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Organizations Rick has Worked For:

  • IBM
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison
  • Cooperative Education Service Area #1
  • Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers
  • The ManKind Project- USA
  • The ManKind Project- Canada
  • The ManKind Project- France/Belgium
  • The ManKind Project- South Africa
  • The ManKind Project- United Kingdom
  • The ManKind Project- Australia
  • The Society of Information Managers
  • The Unity West Church of Brookfield, WI
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • University of Wisconsin- Parkside
  • The Keystone Center, Keystone, CO
  • Racine Unified School District #1, Racine, WI
  • WildQuest: The Dolphin Connection, Bimini, Bahamas
  • The ManKind Project- WI
  • Sally Ride Academy, Milwaukee, WI
  • The Mosaic Partnership