Trident Consultancy is operated by Rick La Roche Jr., a former Naval Special Warfare member, university lecturer, international businessman, treaty-compliance observer with the Multinational Force & Observers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration diver and retired U.S. diplomat. My mission is to help you find your passion and
Trident Consultancy is operated by Rick La Roche Jr., a former Naval Special Warfare member, university lecturer, international businessman, treaty-compliance observer with the Multinational Force & Observers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration diver and retired U.S. diplomat. My mission is to help you find your passion and purpose, develop yourself, become mentally stronger and unlock your potential.
Rick La Roche has used the lessons and skills he learned in BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training and in his time with the "Teams" to succeed in a variety of endeavors, including authoring “Forty Tools For Life,” competing in the Swedish Survivor (Robinson) reality TV series at 70 and the Swedish survival series Alone at 73..
Rick La Roche has used the lessons and skills he learned in BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training and in his time with the "Teams" to succeed in a variety of endeavors, including authoring “Forty Tools For Life,” competing in the Swedish Survivor (Robinson) reality TV series at 70 and the Swedish survival series Alone at 73.. He is also a member of the Swedish Silver Snipers, an over-65 professional gaming team that competes at the DreamHack World Cup. If you want a speaker who can bring that extra "something" to your event, company or organization, I'm your man.
As a U.S. diplomat, Rick served in Indonesia, Iraq (embedded with the U.S. military), Egypt, Israel, New Zealand, Samoa and Sweden. He holds a BA and MA in political and economic geography and has lectured at universities in the U.S. and Sweden. He has managed companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Rick worked as a diver for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and spent three years in the Sinai with the Multinational Force & Observers monitoring compliance with the Camp David Accords Treaty between Israel and Egypt. A former Naval Special Warfare member, Rick is a graduate of BUD/S Class 39 (East Coast) and a member of the UDT/SEAL Association.
Rick is passionate about the mind-body connection, motivation, self-improvement, grit, mental toughness, mindset, resilience and successful aging. He is a husband, father, grandfather, passionate rugby player, adrenaline and dopamine junkie, blogger, fitness and health freak, pilot and adventure/awe-seeker - not always in that order. Rick lives by his life philosophy:
"You are what you believe you are"
Humans are not born with mental toughness, motivation and resilience—we learn it, adapt it and improve upon it. The same is true for organizations, systems and societies. Learn about strengthening and aligning energy to achieve a healthy life balance, become more resilient and develop mental toughness.
Of all the battles you must fight, none is more important than your first – the battle of mind over body. And to do that, you need mental toughness and:
- A growth mindset
Leadership and teambuilding are key skills. As corporate leaders explore how to elevate the effectiveness and professional excellence of their working teams, we can learn a lot from special forces. Navy SEALs and other high-performance teams have mastered teamwork and leadership and so can you. Good leaders must perform effectively at high levels, think clearly under stress and work more efficiently under pressure without compromising their health and wellbeing. Human energy is a critical resource. Without it, where are we?
- Energy management and performance recovery
Companies, organizations and educational institutions alike can benefit from tailor-made presentations that will help you achieve sustainable positive change and become mentally tough and resilient.
Trident Consultancy can help you make sense of the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) world that we live in today. The pace of change is positively dizzying. The business environment, for example, is changing at warp speed. New technologies allow you to work 24 hours a day, which means that performing consistently at high levels is becoming increasingly more difficult – and necessary. Trident Consultancy will help you understand and thrive in a constantly changing world, have a good time, learn and walk away with powerful ideas and tangible tools and techniques.
In “Chasing Life,” Rick La Roche shares his adventures, reflections, successes, failures and lessons learned from his life. Always fascinated by what lies over the horizon, Rick takes readers on his personal journey of navigating life’s toughest waters with brutal honesty. A husband, father, grandfather, adrenaline-and-dopamine-junkie; blogger; fitness and health freak; author; senior gamer; jack-of-all-trades and master of none, Rick’s story teaches us in a down-to-earth manner how to get the most out of life. The unknown and uncertainty have always been his rocket ride in life. He is a member of the Swedish Silver Snipers (over 65) CS: GO, senior gaming team. Rick holds a BA and MA from the University of South Florida and has taught at the Florida Keys Community College, University of South Florida and the Stockholm School of Economics. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden and continues to look for new challenges and places where “thar be dragons.” He lives by his life philosophy: “You are what you believe you are.”
This book is full of excellent advice for anybody and everybody. Rick’s message to his sons and grandson offers a frank, but loving insight into the extremely interesting life he has lived: Naval Special Warfare Operator, Pilot, Lecturer, Diplomat, Competitor in the Swedish Survivor (Robinson) TV show at 70, the Swedish adventure TV show Alone at 73 and more. Rick has experienced hard times and good times and shares them in an informative and instructive manner. This book is a must for anyone struggling with the curveballs that life can throw at you. Rick provides great insights in an easy-to-understand and entertaining manner.