The FREND Group is a
charitable teaching and treatment clinic specializing in stress management,
weight loss, smoking cessation, pain reduction, insomnia and substance
More than 200 organizations nationally
have been awarded our no-cost "Service Grant" and endorsed
our free seminar/clinics and Virtually 100% of over 150,000 attendees
have approved our proprietary "Improving Your Quality of Life"
We've been honored
with awards and recognition for our charitable work ...
for our treatment and education Service Grant program to
help improve the quality of life for people in need
from attendees whose lives dramatically improved after attending
just one seminar/clinic
from government agencies, major corporations, law
enforcement, fire-fighters, health facilities and educational institutions
Urban League for motivating inner-city
youth to aspire to higher education and give back to their community
Humanitarian Award presented
to Frank Ricci for enriching the lives of Downs Syndrome children
(Prior to establishing FREND)
receive a no-cost Service Grant that provides a free proven effective
seminar/clinic for all employees.
receive a free "Private Consultation" for Life Management
or Relationship Coaching.
Quite often, when a family member is
under stress, other family members also find themselves faced with
residual pressure. The old adage, "You can't see the forest for
the trees." certainly holds true for many when they are in a
pressured situation. FREND helps clients that feel overwhelmed or
stressed out put life's challenges in perspective and find solutions
to their problem so they can achieve success in their professional
and/or personal life.
Who is Frank Ricci?
Frank is FREND's Director/Co-Founder.
He was raised in a hard working immigrant Italian family in Rhode
Island. At nineteen he joined the United States Air Force and attended
the Corps of Engineers School outside Washington, DC where he received
a Secret Clearance and a degree in Computational Geodetics.
Frank says, "One of the highlights
of my military career was attending the inauguration of a fellow New
Englander and my Commander and Chief, President John F. Kennedy whose
wife also from Rhode Island".
After receiving an honorable discharge,
Frank continued his education, received a degree in Computer Programming
and worked in defense as a Scientific Computer Programmer. (Eventually
receiving his Doctorate.)
Frank Ricci was also gifted with an
exceptional singing voice. He is the tenth generation of Vocal Artists
and Opera Singers in his family, dating back to around the year 1700.
Frank performed internationally and
Headlined in Las Vegas alongside legends like Frank Sinatra, Elvis
Presley, Michael Jackson, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Marty Robbins,
Tammy Wynette and dozens more. However, after years of notoriety and
travelling the world, things were about to change dramatically in
Performing in smoky showrooms took its
toll and Frank contracted Cancer from second-hand smoke.
After several months of treatment and recuperation he did not have
the energy to perform. Frank prayed, that should he be blessed with
a complete recovery from this life threatening disease he would dedicate
his life to helping people in need avoid a similar situation.
One thing his parents instilled in
their children was "You can truly accomplish anything you put
your mind to". Frank returned to school and received a Doctorate
in Theological Counselling and a Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
In 1994, Frank and his Wife Gwen founded,
The FREND Group Clinic and Institute for Self-Improvement, a charitable
teaching and treating health clinic. It's proprietary program is complementary
and integrates treatment for the mind, body and spirit and Frank Ricci
is a highly regarded and sort-after Inspirational Speaker, Behavioral
Therapist and Life Management Coach.
Today, FREND's programs include
stress relief, weight management, pain reduction, insomnia, smoking
cessation and other addictive behavior and recently added life management
coaching and relationship counseling.
Frank Ricci's Curriculum