Carl Richards is a dynamic international speaker and author well known for his ability to simplify the most complex money ideas.

…our desire for validation comes with some serious blind spots. Income is relative to so many other factors that both the number of dollars earned and how they appear to be spent make for a worthless comparison.

The traditional financial world is complex and not very friendly to the average individual. Carl Richards cuts through this complexity using a Sharpie to create easy-to-understand sketches that simplify the challenging, but important, subject of finance. When Carl speaks, he focuses on what that particular audience needs most, customizing the information he provides and adjusting the presentation as he goes to accommodate the audience.

As a presenter, Carl’s energy and desire to connect pulls in the audience to deliver a memorable and valuable experience. Carl speaks to both advisors and investors in small groups and at large conferences. As Carl’s sketches have reached a wider audience, his speaking engagements have grown to include presentations that focus on design and the value of images to communicate big ideas.

Earlier this year, Carl attended and spoke at FinCon. Below, you can see for yourself how much Carl loves sharing ideas with a group and how they respond to him.

Interested in having Carl speak at your event?

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“Carl wowed our TIGER 21 Group this week with his unique blend of “aw-shucks” humility, worldly wisdom, and elegantly simple sketches. Carl is an astute observer of human behavior and a gifted storyteller.  He has “accidentally” discovered the perfect medium through which he shares the valuable lessons he has gleaned through real-world experience about how both the rich and the less-rich view, discuss, and handle our money.  Thanks, Carl, for an illuminating, inspiring, and entertaining visit to TIGER 21!”

— Joel Treisman, Chief Learning Officer, TIGER 21

“In a previous career I booked speakers for a living at a bureau in Toronto. I’ve heard hundreds of speakers ranging from Henry Kissinger, to John Kotter to Larry King. It’s an incredible gift to engage an audience from the opening statement to the last remark and hold their rapt attention. Carl is a natural who possesses this rare ability. He talks to the crowd, not at them. He is a fabulous speaker who broaches a range of subjects we can all relate to and authentically isn’t stumping a thinly veiled agenda. Extremely humorous and relatable, how I wish I could bottle (or at least borrow!) his wit and charisma. He could read the phone book to a crowd and make it enjoyable.”

— Robin Marrouche, Executive Director, Kimball Art Center