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Bill Richardson is an internationally renowned Project Manager Coach and Speaker who teaches professionals to discover their true potential and achieve their personal and professional goals. Through his work, he has helped hundreds of individuals, teams, communities and organizations revitalize and re-envision their companies' project management strategies and create streamlined processes that continue to produce consistent, significant gains.
Bill Richardson has over 35 years of experience in Project Management, training and coaching. He is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, with extensive insider experience leading major technological and change initiatives in the Financial Services industry at a major Canadian bank.

His diverse roles in the banking industry include commercial account management, corporate cash management, sales management and a broad spectrum of program and project management assignments within Global IT. Bill calls upon this background in his international consulting and coaching business, which supports clients in all areas of leadership development, program and project management and executive coaching. Bill's years of experience in the corporate arena truly come together in his role as a trainer and speaker. Real-world-tested solutions and strategies form the basis for his intensive presentations on high-level thinking, self-promotion, cultural intelligence and related topics. His engaging style and connection with his listeners creates a lively, personal experience that energizes the audience and continues to inspire discussion long after the session is over.

His presentations deliver powerful insights into the pitfalls of automatic thinking. He shows his audience the dangers of building strategies and plans on a foundation of unseen biases and inaccurate assumptions. He then offers unique, original processes and systems that allow participants to reassert control of and direct their thinking at a deep level to enhance results, effectiveness and efficiency.

Project management organizations, business leaders and others who participate in his hands-on sessions are rewarded with fresh new perspectives on how to strengthen both their vision and their mastery of the complex environments of business, cognitive thinking and project management, and walk away with new tools for harnessing the power of purposeful thinking in their lives.

PMI  PMP  Cert.APM  CSM  Humber Certificate in Virtual Instructor-Led Training






"Bill did so much for us.  He listened, he went with us on all of our tangents and got us excited! In higher education we struggle to take pedagogy seriously when confronting the challenges and opportunities of professional development; but Bill built a brave space for us, one where we were pushed out of our comfort zones in a very supportive and useful way. Bill even helped me develop my own sense of a personal brand, using his reflexivity, engagement and humour! After one of his many hands on activities he stated: 'You did it well the wrong way,' instantly helping me see some of my core skills and values (and giving us all a good laugh!). This is just one of the many many tools I'm going to carry forward to my team."

— Stephanie Cork, Manager, Student Accessibility Services, Ontario Tech University




Financial Services, Information Technology


Agile Project Management, Change Management, Project Management Training, Project/Program Strategy


(Procept) Thinking on Purpose - by Bill Richardson


Procept - Learning Agility as the New Differentiator


Thinking on Purpose for Project Managers

Thank you Bill for your incredible facilitation, you are really an fantastic model of what effective and engaging professional development can look like.

Stephanie Cork for Bill Richardson: Manager, Student Accessibility Services, Ontario Tech

Appreciated Bill's efforts to adapt to groups requests Friday and Saturday.

D Banks: Manager, Cole Engineering

Good energy and attitude amongst tough crowd!

Deban Jan: SSL, Cole Engineering

Bill is knoledgeable and cares to help students.

Pouya Haghshenas: Project Engineer, Cole Engineering

It was an absolute pleasure [...] attending the training today.  The training was amazing! You really did an excellent job in engaging us and bringing the points home. It was highly interactive and valuable learning! Your wealth of subject matter expertise provided relevant information at all our various levels of knowledge on the topic. Thank you very much.

Bola Otaraki, Business Analyst, City of Toronto: Business Analyst, City of Toronto

Thank you for all the knowledge transferred in the last couple of days. The way you conducted the class was exactly what was in the material that we all should do.The environment was so comfortable and you had all of us so involved.

Hari Kaliaperumal, Vice-President at Citigroup:

I thought the training was excellent, I felt 100% energized by the content, people, trainer – the whole thing. The trainer is really good at getting everyone engaged and working as a group. After returning back to work in Australia I have started implementing the techniques learnt immediately and have seen the benefits.

Anonymous feedback, Leadership program participant in the Netherlands :