Jack Ricchiuto


In my late twenties I had the good fortune to have global mentors who were practice leaders in what was then called the Human Potentials Movement. They inspired me to help organizations and communities realize their potential in ways they never imagined. It became clear this was the core gift that would shape the past 40 years.

This work continues to be inspired by my global practice in dozens of industries, distilled through 22 books. My latest books and daily blog launched in August 2002 are available at JackZen.com. I continue to support writers and authors to bring the brilliance of their voices to a world seeking a more expansive consciousness.

I've been honored to work with entrepreneurs and Fortune 500's, aboriginal tribal leaders and executive teams, scientists and educators, organic farmers and tech innovators, funders and investors, nonprofits and grass roots groups, government leaders and doctors, designers and innovators. I've taught graduate and post-grad students at Kent State University, Harvard Kennedy School and UC Berkeley.

The power of the work is in the passion people have for creating a sense of connection, agency and dreaming as never before. I bring to it my own passion as master storyteller, engagement innovator and teacher. I now have joy as part of the Thrive At Work Team where the magic is boundless and the creativity profound.

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Collaborative Creativity, Accidental Conversations, Project Zen, Appreciative Leadership, Mountain Paths, Conscious Becoming, Instructions from the Cook, The Stories that Connect Us, The Enchantment of Casual Origins, The Joy of Thriving, Ordinary Eyes, The Agile Canvas Field Guide, Abundant Possibilities, The Power Of Circles, Making Sense Of Time, Beyond Recipes, Focus, Smarter Together, Growing Ideas, The Art Of Conversations, The Way Of Questions, and The Growth Imperative.

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"The Growth Imperative" is now available

Industries & Clients

Aerospace / NASA, Goodyear Aerospace, Lockheed Martin
Automotive / Chrysler, Ford, Allied Signal BioTech / Athersys, Nanofilm, NeoBio
Consumer Products / American Greetings, Kraftmaid, Moen, Ocean Spray, Smuckers
Commercial Products / ABB, Eaton, FedEx, Ridge Tool, Swagelok
Community Development / CNDC, OCNW, RCDG, TWDC
Design/Build / Doty Miller, Pattie Group, Medhurst
Economic Development / Heart of Wisconsin, ACEnet, NPI
Economic Development Consulting / Aquarian Technology Systems, Cobalt Group
Education / CWRU, Kent State U, UC Berkeley, University of Charleston, U of N Texas Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurship Learning Initiative, Ernst & Young
Finance / American Institute of Banking, Fannie Mae, Fed Reserve Bank
Foundations / Dodge Foundation, GMRI, Jump Start, Kaufmann, NPI, Onaben, Switzer
Government / US DOD, Veterans Administration, City of Naples, EPA, USDA
Health Care / Kaiser Permanente, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, University Hospitals
IT/Software / Avantia, Hyland Software, IBM, Interactive Media Group Internet
Start-Ups / eBay, Planet KnowHow, SmartCoast, Thrive At Work
Legal/accounting / Benesch Friedlander, Hausser + Taylor, Thompson Hine
Libraries / Cuyahoga County Public Library, CSU Library, CH-UH Libraries
Manufacturing / EatonLincoln Electric, Midland Steel, Parker Hannifin, PolyOne
Marketing / Avid, Burges & Burges, Warehouse District
Non-Profits / Alberta Social Services, Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Jewish Federation
Organization Consulting / Cobalt Group, ERC, Herman Group, ParallaxFusion
Publishing/Media / Viacom, Plain Dealer, Smart Business News
Sustainability / Environmental Leadership Program, Earthday Coalition
Talent Management / Reserves Network, Talent Launch
Telecommunications / AT&T, MCI, US Cellular


The Power of Questions: Crafting questions that unleash new perspectives
Growing Ideas: A way for teams to cultivate new ideas together
The Art of Conversations: Having connecting conversations that build trust
Facilitating Engagement: Energizing any event, gathering or conference
Showing Up: Working from mutual, tested agreements rather than assumptions
Network Weaving: Growing networks in organizations and communities
The Power of Focus: Cultivating the art and power of mindfulness
Strengths-based Leadership: Building teams that focus on strengths
Storytelling: How stories connect, inspire and engage us
Smarter Together: Reimagining teams that perform with integrity & inclusion

*In WorkSessions, we do the real work of co-creating alignments on how we work together within the dedicated themes in each session. They are based on the growing questions people have and draw from the good and goodness they already have for the work. Distinguished from workshops, learning isn't separate from work. People grow as they work together.