Understanding and thriving in a constantly changing world


Rick La Roche lecturing on foreign policy

Trident Consultancy (TC)

  Trident Consultancy is operated by Rick La Roche Jr., a former UDT/SEAL, university lecturer, international businessman, treaty-compliance observer, and retired U.S. diplomat with expertise in leading high-performance organizations. TC’s mission is to help you develop yourself and to unleash your potential.  

leadership, teamwork, motivation, stratedgy and excellence

My Mission

Trident Consultancy offers strategic geopolitical analysis and briefings on countries and issues. My mission is to help you develop critical life skills, such as mental toughness, mindset, resilience, successful aging, leadership, teambuilding, energy management and performance recovery, and life balance. 

Rick La Roche

 Rick La Roche has used the lessons and skills he learned in BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training and the Navy in many ways.  He has applied this mindset to gain success as a university lecturer, treaty-observer, international businessman, U.S. diplomat, author of “Forty Tools For Life,” and as a competitor in the Swedish Survivor (Robinson) reality TV series at the age of 70.  

My blog - Outside The Jar

Rick's background


As a U.S. diplomat, Rick served in Indonesia, Iraq, 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. Rick has managed companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He also spent two years in the Sinai with the Multinational Force & Observers monitoring compliance with the Camp David Accords Treaty between Israel and Egypt. Rick is a graduate of BUD/S Class 39 (East Coast) and a member of the UDT/SEAL Association.

"You are what you believe you are"


Critical Life Skills


Humans are not born with 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 physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and aligned with your goals. Learn the importance of developing 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 a positive growth mindset.

-      Motivation

-      Life balance/whole person approach 

-      Resilience

Critical Business Skills


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, for example, and other high-performance teams have mastered teamwork and leadership and so can you. Good leaders promote a sense of mutual trust, openness, and loyalty. And that enables you to become more productive and efficient under pressure without compromising your health and happiness and consistently perform at the highest levels. Human energy is a critical resource. Without it, where are we?

-    Leadership

-    Teambuilding

-    Energy management and performance recovery

Geopolitical Analysis


How can you know when and where to invest or live? If a country is unstable, it's going to be difficult to predict the future. How can you assess the likely trajectory of a foreign country before you commit to investing and operating there? Trident Consultancy focuses on the geopolitical risks associated with investing in a foreign country, i.e, the risk an investment's returns could suffer from political changes or instability in a nation resulting from a change in government, legislative bodies, other foreign policymakers or military control.

-    Geopolitical briefings

-    Topic/issue briefings

-    Country briefings

More About Trident Consultancy

Trident Consultancy offers keynote presentations, public speaking, and geopolitical presentations.

Companies, organizations, and educational institutions alike can benefit from these tailor-made presentations.  Trident Consultancy (TC) can help you  achieve sustainable positive change and become mentally tough and resilient . TC can also help you assess the likely trajectory of a foreign country before you commit to investing and operating there. 


Trident Consultancy can help you make sense of the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) world today 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. Just stop and think about the things that have changed in your lifetime. Making sense of this can be extremely difficult. And coping with it can seem impossible at times. Trident Consultancy can help you understand and thrive in a constantly changing world.

As a Keynote speaker, I will capture the essence of your meeting and highlight it to your audience. Prior to speaking, I will research your industry, your issues, and your audience and mold my presentation into a unique and distinctive moment just for your audience. I make every effort to connect with your audience by sharing and expressing common ground. Remember, a good keynote speaker can make or break your event. I want the audience to have a good time and to learn - to walk away with powerful ideas and tangible techniques.

Trident Consultancy can also  help you assess the likely trajectory of a foreign country before you commit to investing and operating there. Any close observer of global events can tell you that the underlying forces of international affairs can send shock waves across the globe from time to time. And that presents a significant problem if you are planning to invest in a foreign country.

Trident Consultancy offers the following to companies, organizations, and educational institutions:

-    One-on-one or group briefings

-    Keynote presentations

-    Public speaking

-    Educational presentations



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: UDT/SEAL, Pilot, Lecturer, Diplomat, Competitor in the Swedish Survivor (Robinson) TV show at the age of 70 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 .

Newspaper articles

Rick La Roche dubbelt skadad: ”Är inte med i programmet” 

Tårarna efter tunga beslutet i Robinson: ”Det gjorde ont”

Konstant smärta efter ”Robinson”: ”Det gör ont”


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Forty tools for life by Rick La Roche

Forty tools for life by Rick La Roche


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