Jack Ricchiuto is a 16-time author whose work celebrates his life as a writer. His writing and workshops cover a range of topics including: collaboration, storytelling, leadership, community building, engagement, entrepreneurship, mindfulness, meaning, happiness and resilience. Over the past 3 decades, Jack has worked in over two dozen industry sectors with hundreds of organizations and communities across the US and globally.

As a subject matter expert, Jack has supported organizations, universities, and communities across sectors including NASA, Chrysler, FedEx, Federal Reserve Bank, Smithers Oasis, US EPA, Red Cross, AT&T, Catholic Charities, Moen, University of North Texas, University Hospitals, American Greetings, USDA, Smuckers and leaders from several urban core and rural communities around the world.

He is the originator of the powerfulAgile Canvas model that keeps groups continuously focused, realistic, aligned, inspired and productive in any kinds of collaborations.

Jack's books include 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 Planning Field Guide, Abundant Possibilities, The Power Of Circles and Making Sense Of Time.

Since 1980, Jack has been designing and teaching leadership and professional development workshops and courses with a variety of campus and online undergraduate, graduate, and post-Doc programs including Kent State University, Harvard Kennedy School, UC Berkeley, and the University of Charleston. He is a mentor to faculty and curriculum designers.

Jack's undergraduate degree in clinical psychology is from John Carroll University and graduate degree in positive psychology is from Goddard College, Vermont. He lives in the Tremont community of urban Cleveland Ohio in the Great Lakes region.