Our Clients & Testimonials

We work closely with our clients to customize each program to their needs. The following is a partial list of recent clients:

General Business and Academic Institutions:

  • Google
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Walgreens
  • Mercedes-Benz USA
  • G.E. (Global Executive Teams)
  • Dell
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Hotwire
  • AXA Financial (Global, France, Germany, Belgium, and U.S.)
  • AXA Art (U.S., U.K., Swiss/Germany, and International Leadership Team)
  • Chubb & Son
  • NRG Corporation (Alternative Energy, Vermont)
  • McClatchy Publishing Co.
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Silicon Valley Financial Institute
  • The Zenith
  • The Actors’ Fund of America
  • TCHO Chocolate
  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health
  • Stanford Univ. Medical Indemnity and Trust Insurance Co.
  • Humanscale
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • Glacier Re-Insurance (Zurich, Switzerland)


  • Mayo Clinic (Dept. of Medicine and Dept. of Nursing)
  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • THR (Texas Health Resources)
  • American Hosp. Assn – Nat’l Patient Safety Foundation Patient Safety Fellowship
  • NYU Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Boulder Community Hospital
  • Sutter Health Systems
  • Catholic Healthcare West
  • Beta Healthcare
  • BJC Health Systems
  • HANYS (Health Agencies of New York State)
  • IHA (Illinois Hospital Association)
  • PlaneTree (patient-centered care)
  • Valley Hospital Leadership Institute (Ridgewood, NJ)
  • American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
  • So. California Society of Heath Risk Managers
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center, CT.
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Systems (Atlanta)
  • Cape Breton University (Nova Scotia) Education and Nursing Programs


The following quotes come from the FosterHicks clients whose corporate policies allow them to endorse outside companies:

“A workshop with Rick Foster is engaging, entertaining (be prepared to have lots of fun), fast moving, flexible at a moment’s notice, and incredibly instructive. The insights and practical tools that Rick imparts have the power to greatly improve one’s life, both at home and in the workplace. His passion and energy are contagious and he has an amazing ability to connect with his audience. To work with Rick is to be the recipient of a wonderful gift.

—Kerry Eaton
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Greg Hicks has been an extremely popular speaker at the Applied Brilliance Conference and many other thought leadership events I’ve produced. He is empathetic, smart, savvy, funny, enlightening, compelling and surprising every time he presents his model of success, well-being and happiness. Greg’s story resonates with individuals of all ages, professions and life stages; and he customizes his message to create a life changing, life affirming and inspirational experience for any audience. We all can benefit from Greg’s training to reinforce positive behaviors with happy outcomes.

—Deborah Patton
Executive Editor and Director
Applied Brilliance

“Greg Hicks and Rick Foster are not only the most talented and inspiring trainers I know, they’ve also used their system of individual and organizational well-being to create the best template for leadership I’ve come across. It’s practical, easy to follow, and panoramic in its implications. Their work has had a dramatic impact on me personally and a powerful effect on the many leadership teams they’ve trained throughout our organization.”

—Valerie Aguirre
Vice President of Human Resources
Chubb & Son, Inc.

“FosterHicks is without doubt the most effective leadership development consulting company with which I have ever worked. I measure the quality of leadership and executive development consultants in terms of their ability to truly effect change. Foster and Hicks have been able to create positive, sustainable behavior change with hundreds of leaders within our organization. Both Greg and Rick are knowledgeable, approachable, and know how to balance support for the individual with an action orientation on behalf of the Company.”

—Eden Feder
Executive VP of Human Resources
Zenith Insurance Company

“Greg and Rick blew us all away. With their dynamic presence and incredible roadmap for leadership and high-powered teams, they made our conference a smashing success. The standing ovation and stellar evaluations said it all: A perfect 10.”

—Dr. Joseph Mori, Chair
Silicon Valley Financial Institute Conference
(Attended by over 500 executives from over 30 companies.)

“Rick and Greg bring so much energy and enthusiasm to their work with people and organizations. Their style is simultaneously serious and humorous — because the issues we deal with are serious, and humor helps us deal with them. Their tools and strategies are practical and powerful and have spanned my professional, personal, and community relationships in an extremely positive way.”

—Elizabeth Summy
Executive Director
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management

“With incredible showmanship along with their powerful and inspiring message, Foster and Hicks continually bring down the house at every event they’ve done for us. They are energizing and entertaining speakers who share powerful information that change lives and create a strong, trustful and results-oriented team. A standing ovation every time!

—Julie Ryan
Program Coordinator – Dept. of Finance and Accounting
San Jose State University

“Greg and Rick’s keynote was the perfect opening and set the tone for our entire global conference. Their message was life-changing, practical, entertaining, and brought us together as a cohesive group. Our audience loved it!”

—Joann Francavilla
Senior Manager of Education, Meetings and Membership
FCIB – Executives in Finance, Credit, and International Business

“The powerful FosterHicks Model and the way Greg and Rick teach it, has changed my life and greatly enhanced the happiness, health, and leadership of hundereds of people I’ve connected to them. We’ve been fortunate to have them teach courses and lead multiple seminars for students at UC Berkeley, and be keynote speakers at our conferences on leadership and collaboration for physicians and other health professionals. Greg and Rick always get top ratings and participants go out of the way to tell me the profound difference they make—and to ask for more!”

-Jeffrey S. Oxendine
Associate Dean Public Health Practice
UC Berkeley School of Public Health