Rick Albee, an ICF-certified (PCC) career and leadership coach, is an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of people in their quest toward self-discovery, growth, fulfillment and success, especially related to their jobs and careers.
Having led more than 2,200 coaching sessions for hundreds of clients, Rick has exercised advanced knowledge of career/executive coaching and job search practices along with strategic business, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development principles. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and as a SHRM-SCP.
Rick’s career spans more than 35 years and includes 20+ years of prior experience as a coach, organizational development professional and human resources leader at various companies, including Lee Hecht Harrison (as an adjunct coach at Capital One’s renowned Career Development Center), Hamilton Beach Brands, Reynolds Metals Company, Dominion Virginia Power, and Philip Morris USA.
Rick has earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering along with an MBA degree. He began his career in such diverse capacities as environmental engineer, lobbyist, and business/operations manager before finding his career “calling.” He can truly relate to people in all lines of profession who are trying to take charge of their careers.
Rick has a knack for getting along with a wide range of people, regardless of where they come from, their status in life or occupation, or their personal nuances.
While he enjoys offering perspectives in unique ways and “seeing lights go on” in others, Rick emphasizes with clients their need to take responsibility for achieving their desired outcomes.
"Ten Essentials for Gaining an Edge in Your Job Search." Job Assistance Ministry, Richmond, VA, May 2015 and June 2014
"Your Marketing Plan – More Than a Checked Box." Career Prospectors, Richmond, VA, March 2015 and July 2016
"Your Job Search is Not About You." Career Prospectors, Richmond, VA, October 2014 and Jobs Assistance Ministry, Richmond, VA, October 2015
"Job Search Best Practices Open Forum." Career Prospectors, Richmond, VA, April 2016
"Strategic Networking." Jobs Assistance Ministry, Richmond, VA, September 2016, and VCU School of Engineering, Richmond, VA, September 2016
"The Interview Conversation: Your Chance to be Memorable." VCU School of Engineering, Richmond, VA, September 2016