Rick Maurer


Leading Change without Migraines™

One third of all major changes in organizations succeed. Most of the others fail because of one thing – leaders failed to anticipate resistance to change or work with it effectively when it appeared. During this roll-up-your-sleeves workshop you will begin to develop plans to make a compelling case for change, get started on the right foot, keep the change alive so you get the results you want, and develop contingency plans just in case things do start to go off-track.

Change without Migraines™ Consulting

We believe that people in your organization should make the decisions regarding the planning and implementation of major changes. (We don’t believe you should delegate that responsibility to consultants.) We work closely with you to help you think through options, make good decisions, and develop your own capacity to lead change effectively.


Rick helps people lead change without migraines™! He works with leaders of organizations who want to accelerate change in ways that build commitment — and with people who need to get stalled initiatives back on track.

His opinion has been sought by NBC Nightly News, CNBC, BBC, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Industry Week, The Economist, Nation’s Business, Fast Company, The Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, trade and business publications, and many radio and television programs throughout North America.

Many organizations and consulting firms have applied Rick’s unique approach to managing change including The Washington Post, Deloitte Consulting, American Management Systems, First Data Corp., Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, America Online, Bell Atlantic (Verizon), Federal Aviation Administration, Fannie Mae, Lockheed Martin, Mount Sinai NYU Medical Center, Rohm & Haas, Charles Schwab, Syngenta, Adventist Healthcare, Deloitte & Touche, District of Columbia Public Schools, the government of Guyana, the International Monetary Fund, as well as many federal and local agencies.

He recently published The Change without Migraines™ Formula, a self-directed audio and print resource to help leaders at every stage of a major change.

Rick is the author of a number of books:

Beyond the Wall of Resistance.
Why Don’t You Want What I Want?
Feedback Toolkit
Making a Compelling Case for Change
Caught in the Middle.

Education and Professional Affiliations:

  • B.M.ed VanderCook College of Music
  • M.A in Education, The George Washington University
  • Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, graduate of Organization and Systems Development Program (OSD), faculty for OSD from 1996-2006. Currently faculty and co-chair of Becoming an Effective Organizational Intervener (BEI)
  • Pacific Gestalt Institute. Post-graduate work in relational gestalt therapy.