Experience personal & professional development within a community of like minded leaders.

Interact live with top leadership experts, authors, & thought leaders.

Real life leadership...Delivering real world results.



The Dose of Leadership University is your hub of leadership knowledge, support, & community that delivers an impactful interaction with like-minded leaders & mentors who are searching for significance just like you. 

The interaction with this unique community creates a level of accountability allowing you to grow into the kind of leader that you were called to be.



The foundational premise of the Dose of Leadership University is that everything rises & falls with leadership.  It's central to every aspect of our lives.  University participants will be introduced to common-sense leadership principles that are irrefutable & have stood the test of time.

Individuals will never realize their true potential, and organizations will never achieve sustainable significance unless they fully embrace a culture of leadership.  This training and experience will drive home the simple message that leadership matters.  Every participant will learn how to maximize their talents, leverage relationships, & magnify success at every level.


Become the Composed Force in a Chaotic Situation

Tension, stress, & anxiety are inevitable realities of life.  Great leadership at its foundation has unflappable, grounded people who seem to be capable of handling any situation. Learn how to be composed in any tough situation and master techniques of choosing our own reaction in the midst of chaos.


Increase Self Confidence & Belief in Others

Great leaders are confident in themselves, their vision, & the people they're leading.  Learn how to overcome the confidence killers of limiting beliefs & self-doubt.


Become a Courageous Force in the Face of Fear

Without courage, you can’t make a difference. Without courage, you can’t have the right conversations that lead to change. Without courage, you won’t even get off the starting block as a leader.  Learn how to choose to be courageous when it matters the most.


Amplify Your Capacity for Compassion & Caring

Compassion is a fundamental virtue inherent in human existence rooted in a basic human need – the need to care.  Traditional leadership training has historically skipped over this leadership requirement.  Learn how to tap into this powerful emotional quotient aspect of leadership.


Live Interaction With Elite Leadership Experts

No other leadership training gives you such personal & direct access to some of today's top leadership experts & trainers. Each 6-month membership gives you an opportunity to participate in at least three of these special sessions.



Being a leader is tough, & you can't do it alone. We need support. By joining, you will find encouragement & support that allows you to make the tough decisions & lead at the highest level.


A different perspective can be invaluable to successful decision making. There is much to be gained when we seek wisdom from leaders who represent various businesses and industries.


The vast majority of people never intentionally take charge of their personal development.  Most are just reacting to life.  By joining this group you set yourself apart by growing with purpose.


By joining this community you will be held accountable by your peers . Accountability leads to action, and action leads to achievement.  Accountability makes every leader better.


MASTERMIND ACCESS - Bi-Weekly live sessions with Richard and his team of mentors, where knowledge is shared and your unique leadership challenges are addressed.

MENTORSHIP ACCESS - Gain first-hand knowledge, personal support, & community from a diverse group of professionals, entrepreneurs, & executives.

UNIQUE INTERACTION WITH TOP LEADERSHIP EXPERTS - Each 6-month membership includes three special live sessions where you'll get a chance to interact & learn directly from elite thought leaders.

LIVE SESSIONS RECORDED - There is no worry if you can't make a live session.  All sessions are recorded and archived for you to watch at your convenience.

LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION - Gain a mark of distinction from your newly honed skills and understanding of leadership.


Richard Rierson has over 30 years of real-world, practical leadership experience as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer, professional aviator, & corporate executive at the Vice President & Director level.

He’s maniacally passionate about leadership & believes that it’s central to every aspect of our lives. Central to his philosophy is that all of our leadership challenges should be met with the lifelong dedication & pursuit of becoming composed, confident, consistent, & courageous.

Leadership is his passion and promotes the belief that we will only be as successful as our ability to lead effectively.


Access to the Dose of Leadership University gives you unlimited access to these real-life leaders who are committed to seeing you succeed.

Kevin Nolan

Kevin is an information services principal with almost 30 years of progressive technical, managerial, and leadership experience. In his role as President, he is responsible for all aspects of his company – including daily operations, sales, marketing, long-range planning, and growth. As a founding partner, Kevin is integral to the strategic direction and rapid expansion of his company.

Jason Wick

Jason Wick is a Senior Manager of Product Development with over two decades of experience in software, music, and education. After a music career, he got started in software quality assurance working on video games at LucasArts in the Bay Area, and used that experience to build a career in a variety of software industries. His passion lies in managing and guiding others to reach higher levels.

Marie-Luise Fischer

Based in Cologne, Germany, Marie-Luise is responsible for leading multiple software development teams for Boeing Aerospace company. With international experience in creating, developing, and leading highly motivated & diverse teams, she's committed to lifelong learning and implementing leadership at every level.

Todd Thomsen

Todd is an enthusiastic and dynamic Professional Services and Information Systems Leader focused on delivering value to clients while providing exceptional customer service. He has a track record of increasing service offerings, accelerating growth, consistently exceeding objectives, developing innovative solutions to business problems, developing high-performance teams, and optimizing operations.

Brad Stoufflet

Brad Stoufflet serves as an Operations Manager for a consulting firm in the manufacturing industry. His role is to drive motivation and inspire others to achieve a higher level of success, professionally and personally. He helps align their vision with future goals and supports them in the execution. A native of Chauvin, Louisiana, Brad Stoufflet graduated from the University of Louisiana, earning a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics, and Louisiana State University at Shreveport, earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA). His tenacious, competitive spirit, coupled with intense self-discipline, led to the successful completion of multiple iron-distance triathlons and marathons across the United States. 

Talon Cutsinger

As the VP of Operations of a major disaster restoration company, you’ll most likely find Talon out on job sites talking to insured, contractors, and insurance adjusters. He's always eagerly learning how to best proceed through the restoration project. You may also find him at industry events or company functions asking questions of attendees about their businesses or sharing his ideas of Leadership. You’re more than welcome to tap into his knowledge of his industry and access a great list of contacts and resources.  He also oversees the culture, sales, and inside operations for all the Custom Commercial locations. He loves helping team members grow within the organization and his vision is to surround himself with great leaders.

Alexander McGuinness

Alex is a multilingual professional with an extensive background in leading cross-functional teams, both in the US and internationally.  He has 20 years of experience in entertainment production, with a consistent history of achievement in project management, budgeting, strategic planning, problem-solving, team building, business operations, and logistics.

Specific highlights of Alex’s career include organizing and leading live coverage of high-profile events such as the Oscars and Grammys red carpets, international movie premieres, the NBA All-Star Game, and professional boxing matches.

Mary Ellen Groh

Mary Ellen Groh (aka MEG) is a Manager of WAN (Wide Area Network) Performance, Audit, and Compliance at a global Financial Services Technology company.  For the past three years, she managed this WAN Fulfilment team that provided connectivity from her clients to access her company's software products.

Her favorite part of the job is working with clients to help them determine the best solution to solve a problem or implement a new product to help their business grow and succeed.

She developed an interest in and started studying Leadership some years ago which led her to Dose of Leadership.

Paul Stringer

Paul is a Senior Project Specialist with Syneos Health - a top-ranked, multinational Clinical Research Organization in the biopharmaceutical services industry. Gifted with the ideal blend of problem-solving abilities, analytical insights, and critical thinking skills has allowed him to consistently deliver results that exceed expectations.   While he has had tremendous success in his career, he is most proud of the relationships he has built, and the confidence others have in him.

Kevin Opeth

Kevin is the Systems Integration Manager for a technology integration company. His goal is to build, support, and develop a strong team.

With over a decade of engineering and consulting experience, Kevin brings a high level of dedication, delivery, and results to his team and projects. He looks forward to developing new relationships and learning new ideas from others.

John Edwards

John Edwards is 30 years old and lives in Gatlinburg, TN with his wife and their daughter. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. John is the logistics manager of a brewery named Yee-Haw Brewing that he started with his brother, brother-in-law, and sister started in 2015.  John is dedicated to self-improvement and leadership development and helping others achieve their goals.

Joe Cronin

Joe is a self-described leadership junkie located in CA with extensive technology industry experience in technical program management, project portfolio management, new product introductions, and staff development in organizations focused on software and hardware development. He has a demonstrated record of success in developing lean processes while working with stakeholders in product, design, and engineering to meet schedules through effective communication, scheduling, cost control, and cross-functional leadership.

Video Testimonials

Hear directly from the Mentors on how the University has impacted their lives.



  • Mid-to-senior level business leaders looking to strengthen their impact
  • High-potential individuals looking to further develop leadership skills
  • Any role from various industries can benefit from taking this leadership training program 
  • A group of colleagues or team who would like to advance their skills together



Become a Dose of Leadership University Member

Fill out the form to the right and schedule a time to talk to Richard and one of his Mentors about becoming a Member. 

If accepted, membership access (6-months) is a single payment of $1,500*.

*Participants are eligible for a 20% group discount when 5+ participants from the same organization attend the University together.


Submit your info to alert Richard you're interested! Once we receive your info we will contact you to set up an interview to see if the University would be a good fit for you.


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