Rick Furbush


Rick Furbush

Leadership Advisor

Rick has the important responsibility of assuming a valuable mentor role with applying our methodology to Prestige Leadership clients in the area of leadership coaching and speaker training while continuing to deliver group workshops and seminars to our corporate clients.

Starting in sports, he led his High School team to their first ever, State Football Championship as their Quarterback. He led his Cornell University Football team for 3 years as their MVP Quarterback. As an Alumnus of both Cornell and Harvard he has been involved in leading their Alumni Associations to greater heights. As a Toastmaster he has led his District to unprecedented distinction. He is now the 2012-2013 Region Advisor for Toastmasters International.

He led seminars in the late 80’s working for Colors International, Toronto. He joined Toastmasters in 1989 and NSA in 1990. Involved with his Alma Mater, Cornell University, he helped develop the Alumni Organizations which he led, and in 2006 he took on his leadership roles with Toastmasters International.

He has delivered training programs for organizations such as Shriners International, Colors International, Toastmasters International, Cornell Alumni Assoc., Harvard Alumni Assoc., to name a few.

Rick has the all-important responsibility of performing a valuable advisor/mentor role through applying the proprietary Prestige Leadership methodology to our clients in the area of leadership coaching and speaker training while continuing to deliver group workshops and seminars to our corporate clients.

EDUCATION:

  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Design (‘71-’72)
  • CORNELL UNIVERSITY, B.S. Structural Engineering (’67-’71)

AWARDS:

  • Cornell Most Valuable Player Award Football
  • All Ivy Team (QB)
  • Harvard Alumnus of the year (Florida)

ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Cornell Alumni Association Board, Director at Large (‘09-’11)
  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity Alumni Board (’08- present)
  • Cornell University Council (‘04–’08)
  • President, Cornell Class of ‘71 (‘91-‘01)
  • President, Cornell Club of the Suncoast (‘94–‘01)
  • Cornell Assoc. of Class Officers, Board of Directors (‘95-’99)
  • President, Ivy League Club (‘94-’98)
  • Toastmasters District 47 Governor (2010-2011)
  • Toastmasters Int’l Region 8 Advisor (2012-2013)
  • National Speakers Association (‘93–’94)

INDUCTIONS:

  • Sphinx Head Society
  • Red Key Society
  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity