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Richard Avdoian, CSP, MS, MSW

Richard works with businesses and associations committed to training, and retaining highly motivated productive employees.


  • Customer Service
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork/Teambuilding
  • Employees/Workforce
  • Training
  • Personal Development

Travels From

  • Illinois, United States
awarded CSP (NSA) Certified Speaking Professional member of NSAUS member of IFFPS

Richard Avdoian is an employee development expert who helps businesses recruit, train and retain highly motivated productive employees.He has work with clients in over forty different industries providing programs and consulting services in the area of personal achievement, teamwork, and customer service. He is a nationally recognized speaker offering keynotes, seminars, business coaching and consulting services. He combines book smarts and street smarts to deliver content-rich, high energy, innovative programs. Richard Avdoian founded the Midwest Business Institute, a consulting firm in 1996. Avdoian's credentials for employee development and teamwork expertise rank him among the top speakers in the United States and form the foundation for his ability to deliver excellent material. In July, 2002 he received the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (C.S.P.) from the National Speakers Association and International Federation for Professional Speakers, the highest earned level of excellence attainable in the industry. In October, 2006 Niagara County Community College inducted him into the Distinguished Alumni Gallery in recognition for his personal professional accomplishments and community service. Drawing on his 26 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, Richard founded the Illinois Men's Institute and Voyager Experience to challenge and inspire individuals to achieve a healthier balance in life, enhance relationships and reach their full potential. Richard is a pioneer in the area of "Men's Work" helping men to develop a deeper understanding of masculinity. He is a key leader in the education and services rendered related to family violence and is sought out by numerous state, county and local organizations to offer his expertise and insight. He received his A.A. degree in liberal arts from Niagara County Community College, B.A. degree in sociology & minority studies and master degree in counseling from Niagara University, New York. He also earned a master degree in social work from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Most Requested Programs
  • From Burned Out to Set on Fire - Reclaiming Your Passion

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