Richard Hoag

Ambassador / Region Growth
Richard´s motto:

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have”

Richard Hoag

Me on Me: 

Careers: I am grateful and amazed at all the things that I have experienced while contributing a variety of professional skills and entrepreneurial passion in 7 different industries. I experienced successes and achievements that I often took for granted and sometimes forgot how to duplicate. Lessons learned from missed opportunities and outright failures taught me the value of prudence, objective judgement, and planning. Self-reinvention is my fame and legacy.  

All the roads that I have traveled and places I visited, have populated and enriched who I am and have lead me to a clear picture and comfortable confidence of where I am going. All the people that I have met from Presidents to prisoners have been part of my journey of continuous learning. All the different challenges I have taken on, some by design, some by necessity, others by fate, have fueled my curiosity and desire to “see what’s around the next bend”.  

My Guiding Light: My children come first. Through thoughtful education choices, abundant family travel (from backpacking to 5 star hotels), coaching every boys and girls sport available, exposure to the Arts, the spiritual, and the metaphysical, we as parents, hopefully gave them the lessons and tools to create, in their own version, a life as happy as mine has been. Tolerance of others race, beliefs, and personal path to the pursuit of happiness has been and is the credo of my family. My four, now adult children, (2 women and 2 men) are four very different people. They are on their own journeys to accomplish happiness and fulfillment in their own way. Irrespective of anything else I may have achieved in my life, I believe they will be the best record of who I am and what I have done. 

Personal Joy: Skiing, USC Trojan Football, Lake Powell, Travel, Wine, Conversation, Creating Profitable Businesses, Conducting F.I.R.S.T. Method Workshop, Executive Coaching, Passionate People

Richard´s Bio:

“Prior to his role as a Keiretsu Ambassador, Richard has supported Connie and Keiretsu in various capacities for more than 15 years. As a serial entrepreneur himself, he understands the value of cooperative investor networks in fueling economic growth. He is currently serving as Founder and CEO of TrueU, a start-up Social Impact Venture providing an internet platform for collecting positive encouraging messaging from friends and family, and delivering it to site Users who are isolated, suffering from depression, or recovering from substance abuse, and other mental health issues and are in need of emotional support to regain self-worth and hope.

Starting his career as a real estate securities lawyer, Richard has been President, CEO, COO, and Principle of 5 corporations in the real estate development-construction-property management, hospitality (9 restaurants), consulting practice, and staffing industries. Richard has worked in start-up, turn-around, and fortune 500 environments establishing enduring corporate cultures of performance, accountability, and profitability.

Richard has authored numerous articles and publications on leadership, accountability, persuasive communication, productivity enhancement, and consultative sales techniques. He has developed more than a dozen workshops and seminars, and currently conducts the MAP signature 2 ½ day Workshop, Map’s advanced communication workshop, the F.I.R.S.T Method® Workshop, Strategic Planning retreats and Leadership programs. His past and present clients include: Critchfield Mechanical, Turner Construction, Donahue-Schriber, Avery-Dennison, Farmerboys®, Kaiser Permanente, as well as more than 100 other local, regional, and national firms.

He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge BA, and the University of Southern California, School of Law, JD. Richard is licensed to practice law in California, he held a General Contractors license for 19 years, he served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Computer Consulting Businesses (NACCB) for 9 years and is currently on the Board of Protech Mats Industries, Inc., Equity Architects, LLC, and several other corporate advisory boards.