Dr. Ray Blanchard is a Lifestyle Architect, who is grounded in transformational principles and “heroic leadership.”
He is a master international trainer, seminar designer, corporate consultant, founder of Ray Blanchard Training Systems which operates TrainUP, the train-the-trainer program, and founder of BLANCHARD CONSULTING GROUP.
He is a partner in SPECTRUM LIFE DESIGN HQ, LLC and is the owner of the SUPER SEMINAR Series. Ray co-founded Transformational Media Group, and he is Co-Executive Producer of the movie THE ANSWER To Absolutely Everything and the upcoming documentary movie, “Reinvented”.
His deep interest in consciousness and transformational technologies has shaped his approach to trainings and life. Having lived in Japan for several years, and traveling throughout the world, Ray brings a wide range of rich life experiences to create a unique blend of knowledge and skill. The result is a colorful and eclectic blend of perspectives intertwined in the training world.
Ray has delivered training and consulting programs to more than 150,000 people with lasting impact for success in cities and countries worldwide. He has developed programs for a host of international training companies, and has trained or influenced top transformational trainers, affecting over 2 million graduates around the world. The list of leaders from various companies who have taken his trainings and consultancy read like a list of global Who’s Who, such as; TOMMY BAHAMAS, AT&T, ASB Bank Ltd in New Zealand, Fletcher-Challenge Ltd., Summit Education, The Legacy Center, Phillips Morris, Worldworks Inc., Sime Darby Berhad, Griggs-Anderson Research, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Faculty of Economics and Management, and other companies challenged by change on the global playing field.
Dr. Ray is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, the Association of Transformational Leaders, and the American Counseling Association. He is also a knight in the Knights of the Order of St. John.
He was educated at Washington University in St. Louis and received a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He obtained a degree in Counseling Psychology, with a passion for Business and East-West philosophy.
His current approach to training and human development was profoundly influenced by his extended stay at Esalen Institute in the mid 70’s and subsequent experiences at Landmark Education, years of work at Lifespring Inc., and selected dimensions from the work of the eminent linguist Fernando Flores.
For the last 40 years, Dr. Blanchard has traveled the world learning and leading consciousness seminars and teaching transformational thinking. All of these influences led him to develop Ray Blanchard Training Systems, featuring this ongoing learning and training paradigm, TrainTogether™.
Ray Blanchard is the founder and Master Trainer for TrainUP. The TrainUP Forum program is a pioneer in the art of transformation.
It grooms, and empowers next-generation trainers, speakers, and leaders.
Ray Blanchard is developing a community of highly intentional trainer candidates, seasoned trainers, and professionals who are committed to using the principles and practices of oratory and accelerated learning to transform lives, communities, and organizations to enrich our world.