Rick Tocquigny is a visionary entrepreneur and accomplished leader with a diverse background that spans across multiple industries. As the Founder of Success Made to Last, Rick has pioneered a dynamic platform that includes the popular Legends Podcast, where celebrities, serial entrepreneurs, and leaders “of significance” share their breakthrough moments and mentors’ stories, inspiring millions to move from success to significance. With over 3500 podcasts produced and broadcast, Rick has become the go-to person in the industry for strategizing audio-storytelling.
Throughout his illustrious career, Rick has held pivotal leadership roles, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. As Paramount Divisional President, Inspirational, he orchestrated accelerated growth plans through mergers and acquisitions for Paramount and Image Craft gift and publishing companies. His creative team generated over 5000 new products with inspirational messages, impacting the lives of many.
Rick’s leadership excellence extends to his tenure as Vice President at Colombo Yogurt/General Mills, where he led a team of marketing and sales professionals with the mantra “Taste that Matters.” (Watch Seinfeld and you will see the Colombo Yogurt signs.) His contributions were instrumental in the eventual spin-off to General Mills.
Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Rick honed his expertise with renowned companies such as PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. As Division Manager and part of the Doritos Brand Team, a $4B brand, his leadership was marked by smart collaboration that led to breakthrough results with people and profit.
Rick’s impressive educational background includes a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. He further completed a Master’s program with a focus on Transactional Analysis and attended the prestigious Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College.
Passionate about giving back, Rick actively mentors through programs like Galvanize Mentor and Global Mentorship Initiative. His dedication to leadership excellence is evident in his Stephen Covey Leadership Trainer certification.
With a keen eye for innovation and a commitment to empowering others, Rick Tocquigny continues to inspire millions of entrepreneurs globally through The Smarter Collaboration podcast series and The Alignment Zone series. Collaborating with Dr. Philippe Bouissou, Steve Jobs’ protege, they guide companies to extraordinary heights, educating and empowering entrepreneurs worldwide.
Fusing with Dr. Heidi Gardner, Harvard scholar and law professor, Rick co-created the Smarter Collaboration series that breaks down barriers and transforms productivity.
- Rick prioritizes listening and observing patterns as his initial approach, allowing him to gain valuable insights and make informed decisions.
- His unique perspective is shaped by a diverse career journey, including experiences at P&G, PepsiCo, business ownership, and an entrepreneurial life, enriching his understanding of various industries.
- Expect concise and straightforward answers from Rick, reflecting his efficient and direct communication style.
- Rick’s slightly irreverent nature and willingness to push boundaries bring a fresh and innovative perspective to his work and interactions.
- Having led several lives through diverse career paths, Rick exhibits fearlessness and resilience, demonstrating the ability to confront challenges and adversity with unwavering determination.
- Count on Rick’s passion for experimentation and reinvention, as he continuously seeks innovative ways to grow and adapt in a rapidly evolving business landscape.
- While valuing constructive relationships, Rick’s focus remains on doing the right thing, even if it means making tough decisions that may not please everyone at all times. His integrity and commitment to ethical leadership drive his actions and decisions.