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Movers & Shakers Interview with Richard Trevino II



Richard Trevino II

Tell us your name and a little about yourself. 

Richard Trevino II and I am a consult, speaker, and writer for personal development topics such as productivity, leadership, company culture, the entrepreneurial mindset, and soft skills. I am a best selling author with my book “Taming Turnover” that I wrote from my 13 years of experience in the financial industry managing successful teams and developing people. I also am a contributor and have my work in publications such as Entrepreneur, AskMen, Addicted2Success, The Good Men Project, and Thrive Global. I’ve been married for 12.5 years and just adopted our son about 8 months ago, who is 4.5 years old. I’m a musician as well as an associate minister at our church and heavily involved with serving our community.

What exactly does your company do? 

My company is The Elevation Consulting Firm and we provide consulting and strategy sessions to business owners, management teams, and companies as a whole. I consult and speak on personal development and our mission is to help grow a company’s people to help grow the bottom line.

What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them? 

People liking me, seeing me as trustworthy, but not knowing me. I fixed this by working on my social proof and positioning at a larger scale and the doors began to open up even more.

What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career? 

Don’t go too broad; pick a few topics and become an expert in those areas and solve problems related to those topics.

Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why? 

My coach, my father, and my father-in-law. These men are relentless; although they’ve been confronted with serious life issues at different times, they always rise to the occasion and meet the challenge head-on. They are true leaders; relentless with no retreat in their blood.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? 

My coach Kimanzi Constable has taught me many things and has patiently lead me and challenged me to be better than I thought I could be.

What do you see as your greatest success in life? 

Helping people that cannot help themselves and assisting them in believing in themselves again; even after they have given up on themselves and on life. I am an assistant minister at our church and we work a lot with the homeless, addicts, ex-convicts and convicts, and people that have just lost their way.

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