RICCI III, PhD, CHt - A Renaissance
Ricci has lived a varied fruitful life and is a nationally respected Life
Management Coach, Behavioral Therapist and Inspirational Speaker
believes "You can accomplish anything you put your mind to",
but the most difficult challenge he ever faced was when he contracted
Cancer from second-hand smoke (Frank did not smoke).
he conguered this potentially deadly disease he co-founded The FREND Group
Clinic and Self-Improvement Institute. FREND's mission is to help people
improve the quality of their life through treatment and education on how
to quit this hideous addiction. Dr. Ricci has spoken to over 200
organizations with more than 150,000 people attending. A few of his clients
include General Dynamics, The Association of California Highway Patrolmen,
the State of California plus numerous city and county government agencies
has now expanded its charitable program to include stress relief, weight
management, pain, insomnia, substance abuse, addictive behavior, life
management coaching and much more.
American Cancer Society
for our national treatment and education program to help eliminate substance
from The Urban League for being a positive role model for
from countless clients
whose lives dramatically improved after receiving our program
from several government agencies, major corporations, law
enforcement, fire-fighters, health facilities and educational institutions
Award for Dr. Ricci's leadership and compassionate
work with Downs Syndrome children
was raised in a hard working immigrant Italian family in New England.
At nineteen he joined the United States Air Force and attended engineering
school outside Washington, DC where he received a Secret Clearance and
a degree in Computational Geodetics.
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 came from Rhode Island".
After receiving an honorable discharge, Frank continued his education
in the then fledgling computer field and worked in defense as a Scientific
loves music and was gifted with an exceptional singing voice inherited
from ten generations of singers in his family dating back to the year
1700. He would sing locally and was spotted by Jose Feliciano's Manager
who set him up with an audition at a major Las Vegas hotel. After they
heard Frank sing one song they immediately offered him the Headline
position, unheard of in Las Vegas at that time. Frank then
starred alongside music legends like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Michael
Jackson, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette and
dozens more. Frank says, "One of the highlights of his exciting
career was also performing with childhood idols like The Coasters, The
Drifters, The Platters, Little Anthony, The Shirelles and countless
more. You can read Frank's musical biography at: http://www.frankricci.org/
his years as a Concert Artist, Frank performed in many smokey showrooms.
It took its toll and he contracted Cancer from second-hand smoke.
While receiving Cancer treatments, Frank could not perform, so he thought
about what he would do with the rest of his life and prayed should he
be blessed to get through thisthis life threatening ordeal he would
dedicate the rest of his life to helping people in need. Frank
knew, he did not have the energy at that time to perform and looked
for another occupation until such time he was able to return to his
his singing career his avocation was investing in real estate so he
decided to obtain his Realtor credentials and joined a national real
estate firm as their Investment Manager. At that time, the U.S. was
going through a severe recession so it was not the best time to get
into the real estate business.
succeed in the music business you have to be creative and work extremely
hard, so Frank applied his work ethic to real estate. After analysing
the situation he decided one of the issues that caused homes sales to
be dead-in-the-water was the inability of many buyers to come up with
the required 20% down payment they needed to obtain a home loan. Frank
believed, if he could solve that part of the equation he could help
buyers who qualified for an 80% loan but lacked the 20%.
set aside one year and developed a creative financial program that partnered
home sellers with financial lenders in assisting qualified buyers with
the down payment needed. Because this was a new creative approach to
the problem there was no shortage of nay-sayers. However, Frank believes
in the motto “People who say it can’t be done should move over for those
who can do it”.
major financial lenders agreed to accept Frank's new program. Next,
to get the word out, Frank conducted a real estate radio talk show to
make the community aware of his creative “Equity Share Financing Program”
was all she wrote. Frank's phone lit up with Home Sellers and Home Buyers
wanting to take advantage of his proprietary program. As a result, Frank
became Top Producer in the company and was written up in newspapers
like the San Francisco Chronicle.
Establishes Health Clinic
continued his studies receiving a Doctorate in Metaphysical Theology,
a Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Once his studies were completed,
Frank founded with his Wife Gwendolyn, The FREND Group Clinic and Institute
for Self-Improvement in 1994, dedicating their lives to helping people
in need. As a result, The FREND Group has become a national leader in
addictuve behavior, Life Management Coaching, Relationship Counseling
and Mind/Body Wellness.
Frank is a much sort-after Inspirational Speaker, Behavioral Therapist
and Life Management Coach.
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