Rick Ornelas

Rick Ornelas is a professional coach, speaker, and author of 12 Hours of Heaven; Lessons for a Better World. He teaches men and women to unlock their amazing potential and change the world around them.

Rick Ornelas is an author, speaker, and professional coach who teaches men and women to unlock their amazing potential to create an incredible future and change the world around them. With a degree in Social Sciences/Communications and over 25 years of additional study, he has trained thousands of hours in Communication, Sociology, Interpersonal Relationships, and Leadership. He’s the author of 12 Hours of Heaven; Lessons for a Better World and founder of I Spark Change, a global movement and online community of those who seek to make the world a better place one act at a time. Rick wasn't always interested in helping others on a global scale despite being pushed repeatedly in that direction by near-death experiences, family tragedies, and deaths. It wasn't until the ever-worsening times of 2020 when he was laid off, isolated, and desperate that he finally got the wake-up call. His awakening came in the form of divine inspiration and an awe-inspiring spiritual connection when he least expected it. He went from isolated and hopeless, to writing a best-selling book in under three months while envisioning and creating an incredible future. This fulfilled the dream he had been ignoring for years: to build a community of amazing souls to spread positivity, hope, and love while creating a ripple effect throughout the world. He’s been dubbed a “Positive Change Expert” as the I Spark Change community has grown at a phenomenal rate of over 800% in just a few months. Rick has been featured in multiple media outlets, including national/international television and radio. He’s a regular writer for Lifehack and a guest contributor for various websites. His next book, 12 Hours of Heaven; Time on Earth, is due later this year.