Tony Richards is the CEO of Impact Dakota, a leadership organization that provides value to businesses dedicated to creating new opportunities for their people and organization. Services offered range from process improvement and workforce development to business practices, including supply chain integration, innovation, and technology transfer.
He is the founder of Tony Richards Associates (TRA), an international leadership, speaking, and management consulting firm specializing in leadership, strategic planning, succession planning, operational analysis, board governance, and leadership development.
Tony holds a Master’s degree in Management from Webster University and a Bachelor's from American University and has co-authored Bushido Business with Stephen Covey, written F.E.A.R. Factor: Re-Kindling the Dream Within, and has written workbooks on business and leadership development.
He has worked with senior management and boards of directors on various issues including development, planning, training, transition, and board governance. He is a business, motivational, and inspirational speaker and has served audiences through conference, workshop, retreat, and key note environments.
He and his wife co-founded the North Dakota Autism Connection, a non-profit educational and informational organization that works with children and families living with autism.
Tony is married and lives with his wife and their two daughters in Bismarck, North Dakota, USA.