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Richard Hadden

Richard Hadden

Certified Speaking Professional with a focus on Leadership and Employee Engagement

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Fee Range: 5000-9999, 10000-19999
  • Known for conducting in-depth research on your industry and audience
  • Employee Engagement, Workplace, and Leadership expert
  • Focuses on the business case for Employee Engagement
  • Combines humor, inspiration, and practical application in every presentation
  • Author of several critically acclaimed books

Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional with a focus on Leadership and Employee Engagement. He is co-author of the “Contented Cows” leadership book series, and the new book, Rebooting Leadership.


Master of Business Administration from The University of North Florida, Jacksonville.

Bachelor of Science in Management from Jacksonville University.

Professional Designation

Richard has earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation in the speaking industry, conferred by the National Speakers Association, and held by fewer than 7% of its members.


Richard Hadden was a manager for a large savings and loan association in the 1980’s. He learned computer programming and worked as a programmer and systems analyst in the field of multi-user microcomputer software, before the advent of PC’s. He was Director of Product Development for a software house in North Florida before starting his own software consulting business in 1986.

While consulting, he taught software design, principles of management, and international economics at Jacksonville University. He began working as a trainer and consultant to corporations and left the university in 1991.

Since 1990 he has delivered keynote presentations and training programs for more than 800 audiences on five continents.


Richard is a 9th-generation Floridian, and a native and lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He’s a classically trained vocalist, a highly untrained bicyclist, and he loves to travel – on the job, and off. He and his wife Christine, a native of Scotland, have two children – a recent college grad, and a college senior.

Contented Cows Give Better Milk - Your People...Your Profit.

The keynote that makes the business case for having a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce.

Rebooting Leadership

Based on Richard’s book of the same title. It’s a whole new world out there. Rebooting Leadership helps leaders apply the unchanging fundamentals of leadership to the reality of the world we live in today.

Bottom Line Leadership

A breakout workshop or seminar that helps leaders gain greater commitment and productivity from the workforce.

Contented Cows Moove Faster - Work is Contractual...Effort is Personal

All about Employee Engagement and Discretionary Effort. Learn how to get more, willingly and enthusiastically, from an engaged workforce.

The Journey Thus Far - Foundations for a Fabulous Future!

An ultra-customized motivational retrospective of your organization and its people.

Leading from a Distance in a Remote and Hybrid World

In this program, designed for virtual or in-person delivery when safe, I teach leaders to keep their teams engaged and connected in a remote and hybrid setting. I do it in a keynote or extended workshop format.

My standard in-person fee remains at $10,000. My virtual fee is $3,500. All fees are fully commissionable to speakers bureaus.

This program has been really well-received, and the content continues to evolve with the Work from Anywhere climate we’re all working in, and which, by all accounts, will continue, irrespective of the pandemic.

Please contact us to see testimonials.
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