RICCI III, PhD, CHt - The Renaissance
Ricci has lived a varied and fruitful life. He is a nationally respected
Inspirational Speaker, Behavioral Therapist, Life Management Coach, international
Concert Vocal Artist, Las Vegas Headliner, Scientific Computer Programming
Analyst and one of a handful of Equity Share Specialists in America. So
it is no surprise that Frank
believes "You can truly accomplish anything you put your mind
to". However, Frank's most difficult challenge was when he contracted
Cancer from second-hand smoke (Frank did not smoke) caused by
years of performing in smokey showrooms.
he conguered this potentially deadly disease he co-founded The FREND Group
Health Clinic and Self-Improvement Institute. FREND's mission is to help
people improve the quality of their life through treatment, inspiration
and education on how to quit this hideous addiction. Frank has spoken
to over 200 corporate and government organizations with over 150,000 people
attending. A few of his clients include General Dynamics, The Association
of California Highway Patrolmen, the State of California plus numerous
city and county governments.
FREND's charitable program includes stress relief, weight management,
pain, insomnia, substance abuse, addictive behavior, life management coaching
and much more.
American Cancer Society
for our national treatment and education program to help eliminate substance
from The Urban League for being a positive role model for
from countless clients
whose lives dramatically improved after receiving our program
from several government agencies, major corporations, law
enforcement, fire-fighters, health facilities and educational institutions
Award for Dr. Ricci's leadership and compassionate
work with Downs Syndrome children
was raised in a hard working immigrant Italian family in New England.
At nineteen he joined the United States Air Force and attended the Corps
of Engineers school outside Washington, DC where he received a degree
in Computational Geodetics and a Secret Clearance.
says, "One of the highlights of my military career was attending
the inauguration of a fellow New Englander and my Commander and Chief,
President John F. Kennedy whose wife also came from Rhode Island".
After receiving an honorable discharge, Frank continued his education
in the then fledgling computer field and worked in defense as a Scientific
was gifted with an exceptional singing voice inherited from ten generations
of singers in his family dating back to the year 1700.
would sing locally and was spotted by Jose Feliciano's Manager who set
him up with an audition at a major Las Vegas hotel. After they heard
Frank sing one song they immediately offered him the Headliner position,
unheard of in Las Vegas at that time.
starred alongside music legends like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Michael
Jackson, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette and
dozens more. Frank says, "One of the highlights of my exciting
career was performing with my childhood idols like The Coasters, The
Drifters, The Platters, Little Anthony, The Shirelles and countless
his years as a Concert Artist, Frank performed in many smokey showrooms.
It took its toll and he contracted Cancer from second-hand smoke.
receiving a Cancer operation and treatments, Frank could not perform,
so he thought about what he would do with the rest of his life. Frank
knew, he did not have the energy at that time to perform and looked
for another occupation.
He prayed that should he be blessed to get through this life threatening
ordeal he would dedicate the rest of his life to helping people in need.
his singing career his avocation was investing in real estate so he
obtained his Realtor credentials and joined a national real estate firm
as their Investment Manager. At that time, the U.S. was going through
a severe recession so it was a horrible time to get into the real estate
succeed in the music business you have to be creative and work extremely
hard, so Frank applied his work ethic to real estate. After analysing
the situation he decided one of the issues that caused homes sales to
be dead-in-the-water was the inability of many buyers to raise the required
20% down payment to purchase a home. Frank believed, if he could solve
that part of the equation he could help buyers who qualified for an
80% loan but lacked the 20% purchase a home.
developed a creative financial program that partnered home sellers with
financial lenders in assisting qualified buyers with the down payment
needed. Because this was a new creative approach to the problem there
was no shortage of nay-sayers. However, Frank believes in the motto
“People who say it can’t be done should move over for those who
can do it”.
financial lenders to accept new creative program. Next, to get the word
out, Frank conducted a real estate radio talk show to make the community
aware of his creative “Equity Share Financing Program” and that was
all she wrote. Frank's phone lit up with Home Sellers and Buyers wanting
to take advantage of his proprietary program. As a result, Frank became
Top Producer in the company and was written up in newspapers like the
San Francisco Chronicle.
Establishes Health Clinic
continued his studies receiving a Doctorate in Metaphysics and Theological
Counseling and Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Once his studies were
completed, Frank founded with his Wife Gwendolyn, The FREND Group Clinic
and Institute for Self-Improvement in 1994, dedicating their lives to
helping people in need. As a result, The FREND Group has become a national
leader in addictuve behavior, Life Management Coaching, Relationship
Counseling and Mind/Body Wellness.
Frank Ricci is a highly regarded and much sort-after Inspirational Speaker,
Behavioral Therapist and Life Management Coach.
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