David W. Covington CEO & President of Recovery Innovations
David W. Covington, LPC, MBA is CEO & President of Recovery Innovations, Inc. (d/b/a RI International). He is a behavioral health innovator, entrepreneur and storyteller. He is also a partner in Behavioral Health Link, and founder of the international initiatives “Zero Suicide,” “Crisis Now” and “Hope, Inc.”
A licensed professional counselor, Mr. Covington received an MBA from Kennesaw State and an MS from the University of Memphis. He previously served as Vice President at Magellan Health responsible for the executive and clinical operations of the $750 million Arizona contract. He is a member of the DHHS Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) established in 2017 in accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act to report to Congress on advances in behavioral health.
Mr. Covington is a two-time national winner of the Council of State Governments Innovations Award. He also competed as a finalist in Harvard’s Innovations in American Government in 2009 for the Georgia Crisis & Access Line, and the program was featured in Business Week magazine. Together with Stephanie Hepburn, Mr. Covington is also working on several books, including “Everything We Learned about Suicide was Wrong” and “The Dogged Pursuit of Innovation in Mental Health.”
Mr. Covington has served on the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Executive Committee since 2010. He is also the Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline SAMHSA Steering Committee and served as a former President of the American Association of Suicidology. He has served on numerous committees and task forces on clinical care and crisis services, including the National Council for Behavioral Health Board of Directors.
Ricky Kalmon – Mindset Expert, Motivational Keynote Speaker & Celebrity Hypnotist
Ricky Kalmon has amazed audiences around the world. Kalmon empowers his audience with simple, but powerful techniques to boost confidence and belief toward their goals and to exceed their own personal and professional expectations. He has made numerous special guest appearances on ESPN, Hallmark Channel, Fox, FX, TV Guide, and HLN/CNN. He offers top corporate entertainment with a take-home message. Kalmon’s uniqueness comes from the way he combines music, audience participation, and comedy to create an unforgettable show that is unmatched by anyone, anywhere. It’s a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat and take you on a Vacation of the Mind! Some of his corporate clients are AT&T, Disney, Dell, Boeing, GE, Microsoft, and Pepsi. Kalmon is also regularly invited to perform for professional sports teams, such as the USC Football Team, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees.
Mindfulness Motivational Keynote Speaker Ricky Kalmon delivers corporate motivational keynote programs that will change the way you live, work, and think. His mindset motivational programs are inspirational and offer compelling, applicable tools anyone can use in personal and professional development. By “Unlocking the Power Within™,” he reveals how our mindset can be the greatest tool in achieving new heights, reducing stress, increasing productivity and success. Kalmon will show you how to enhance your mindset to repel doubt and ignite your positive intentions. Ricky has broadened the scope of personal self-discovery and has taught thousands of people how to empower themselves and enrich their lives. Hire Mindset Motivational Keynote Speaker Ricky Kalmon your next sales meeting, conference, and corporate leadership training program.
Benefits of Ricky Kalmon’s programs include:
- Stress Reduction / Mindfulness
- Overcoming Challenges / Adapting to Change
- Accountability and Potential
- Confidence / Attitude and Belief
- Purpose and Prosperity
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