Marilyn Richards has spent the last 29 years assessing business situations, determining corporate need, developing strategic initiatives and overseeing executional plans. As a professional speaker, consultant and principal of Richards Consulting Group, she provides business development strategies and tools for entrepreneurs and professionals.

As a former marketing executive and advertising agency co-founder, Marilyn draws from extensive experience in business development with consumer products companies in Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle. Marilyn has started several successful businesses and knows first hand what it takes to grow and run a profitable company.

As a two-time cancer survivor, Marilyn has a zest for life and a deep understanding of the importance of doing work you love. Described as inspirational by her clients, she provides the spark of motivation and the tools to keep clients on the right track toward growing their business. Her story has been featured in several articles and books, and she is a frequent talk show host.

Recent speaking and client engagements include such organizations as Starbucks, Safeway, Windermere Real Estate, Gene Juarez Salons and Spas among others.