For Immediate Release

Easterseals and Author Rick Miller Forge Strategic Partnership

Chicago, IL, April 23, 2020

Media Contact:
Sharon Watson

Easterseals, the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of services and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families, has announced a strategic partnership with Rick Miller, leadership keynote speaker, author, and advocate for individual impact.

The partnership is designed to raise funds for Easterseals through the donation of proceeds from Miller’s newly released Second Edition of Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title. Rick will also create original content for Easterseals national website including its blog and will host virtual speaking events and virtual book clubs for Easterseals constituents including its local and national corporate partners. The partnership will also raise awareness of the benefits to people and organizations when the lessons in Be Chief are applied and the impact of every individual is fostered.

Miller’s First Edition of Be Chief (2018) was named an Amazon #1 New Release in both Leadership Training and Business Management categories. The revised Second Edition (2020) adds new insights and a foreword by leadership coach Dr. Marshall Goldsmith.

“Easterseals is committed to the inclusion and empowerment of all individuals so they can achieve their greatest potential in life.  We are thrilled to announce our new relationship with Rick and excited for him to share the lessons in Be Chief with our constituents and key stakeholders including our Network leadership,” said Angela Williams, Easterseals President and CEO.

“The cornerstone of Be Chief has always been service:  service to others and service to the community. Easterseals’ legacy of empowering people for more than a century to realize their full potential and make a positive impact in society represents a promising partnership that can contribute to the greater good,” said Rick Miller, CEO, Being Chief LLC.

About Easterseals
For more than 100 years, Easterseals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Together, our 68 Affiliates in communities nationwide serve 1.5 million people annually through high-quality programs including autism services, early intervention, workforce development, adult day care and more. In schools, workplaces and communities, we’re fostering environments where everyone is included and valued – making a real and positive impact on us all. Join us in ensuring that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered. Learn more at

About Rick Miller
Rick Miller is a global speaker, author, leadership coach, and business advisor. For over 30 years, Rick served as a successful business executive in roles including president of AT&T Global Services. Rick currently helps leaders at all levels grow into their true power and potential. His books, Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title and Casey’s Kite, offer simple and powerful leadership lessons for all ages. Rick enjoys learning something from everyone he meets, and feels he has something to share with everyone in return.  Rick finds that his greatest teachers are often children. Rick has earned a BA from Bentley University and a MBA from Columbia University. Learn more at

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