About Richard Roberts

About Richard L. Roberts, PhD.

Richard Roberts, Ph.D., is a Vocational/Human Potential Consultant and national seminar leader. He has presented his empowering seminars throughout the U.S. since 1979 in the field of vocational transformation, peak performance and self-actualization.

Dr. Roberts has a Bachelors Degree in Neuro-Physiological Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has a Master of Science Degree in Vocational Counseling/Assessment from the State University of New York at Oswego and a Doctoral degree from Columbia Pacific University in Psychology emphasizing human potential. In addition, he is trained in the use of over 200 vocational, educational, aptitude and personality/psychological tests, including being the leading expert in the administration and interpretation of the Personal Potential Profile, a unique assessment instrument used for understanding an individual’s personal strengths and challenges related to fulfilling their full human potential.

Dr. Roberts has personally assisted 10’s of 1000’s of individuals to discover and fulfill their life’s work. He offers a rare combination of practical real-world knowledge in career change and job finding/prosperity generating strategies with an in-depth, intuitive understanding of what it takes for individuals to discover their life’s work, engage their true destinies and self-actualize. Dr. Roberts has a natural ability to attune to the greater vision of individuals, understanding their deeper, often unexpressed talents and personal calling. This holistic understanding of the total individual allows him to provide invaluable guidance instrumental in motivating them to become the person they were born to be.

With his extensive background in career planning, assessment and job targeting, Dr. Roberts has developed and presented numerous customized career development and outplacement programs for organizations such as United Way, North Orange County Community College District, El Monte Community College District, Pacific Bell Technical Academy, Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), Private Industry Council, California Department of Education and State Department of Rehabilitation. He has delivered in-house corporate management training in career guidance as well as in-service staff training for career guidance professionals for many public and government agencies throughout the United States.

In his extensive career, Dr. Roberts has served as a corporate consultant and workshop leader, creating many custom tailored programs for the following organizations:

  • Sunstrand Aviation
  • Ventura County Government
  • Colorado Department of Revenue
  • Ericsson Communications
  • CalComp
  • Northrop
  • Off Duty Enterprises
  • A.T.& T.
  • Security Pacific
  • Allstate Insurance
  • Chicago Title
  • Hughes Aircraft
  • Vector Electronics
  • BASF
  • Warner-Lambert
  • Colonial Insurance
  • Security Pacific
  • Donnely Marketing
  • Small Business Administration
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • U. S. Department of Education
  • Chicago Title
  • Chapman University
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Boulder Valley Schools
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Religious Science Church

In addition to his very popular, “Discover Your Life’s Work Seminar”, he has served as a public speaker on topics ranging from human motivation, peak performance, breakthrough psychology, stress management/meditation, self-actualization psychology, personnel testing/interviewing, human resource development, organizational needs analysis, interpersonal communication, labor market analysis and strategic job search.

The Discover Your Life’s Work Seminar is the culmination of years of experience in working with thousands of individuals. It has served as a catalyst over and over again for thousands of people to break through self-limiting Neuro-Physiological habits and emerge as the person they are truly capable of being.

Dr. Roberts had also pioneered the Breakthrough Club – a community of individuals committed to self-actualizing and realizing their career potential, which was personally led by Dr. Roberts for over 10 years. This accelerated group process provided valuable hands-on feedback that further refined the effectiveness of the Discover Your Life’s Work seminar and its processes. The Breakthrough Club principles and guidelines are now incorporated into the Discover Your Life’s Work Seminar.

In addition to his work in vocational consulting, Dr. Roberts operates two businesses. He is president of the Skiboards Superstore, Inc. (http://www.skiboards.com) an online wintersports retail store that represents a niche snow riding sport. Skiboards accelerate personal freedom, creativity and joy on the ski slopes. Skiboards are twice the width of skis, half the length and pure fun from the very first day for any ability level, feeling more like skates in terms of balance and maneuverability. Easy to learn, using regular ski boots, with a super fast learning curve, skiboards provide a true transformational experience allowing individuals to accelerate Neuro-Physiological de-conditioning of the personality and access to one’s Higher Self, accompanied by an overwhelming experience of greater joy and freedom. Dr. Roberts is also president of Summit Skiboards, Inc. (http://www.summitskiboards.com), a manufacturing company that produces high performance skiboards.

The Skiboards Superstore is a business that grew out of Dr. Robert’s own personal work with the Discover Your Life’s Work system that resulted in the creation of a unique niche internet business and additional steady income stream. This also provided Dr. Roberts with practical, real world experience in developing websites, driving traffic through effective search engine strategies, marketing on the internet, and positioning a business online to generate financial prosperity and share one’s deeper purpose worldwide. He now teaches and incorporates many of these same principles in his seminars and private work with people.

My Mission:

To awaken and guide the expression of each individual’s true calling, talents and the Work they are here to do in the world.

Areas of Expertise


  • Decisions regarding career/income options;
  • Consolidate/interpret previous career testing and/or career counseling;
  • Vocational assessment including interests, aptitudes and talents, passions and personal assets and liabilities;
  • Strategic job/career finding, including hidden job market, targeted resumes that get interviews, conducting interviews to get hired and salary negotiation;

Personal Success:

  • Success mentoring to create a financial breakthrough, reprogram self-defeating neuro-physiological patterns and align with your true destiny.
  • Make money on the internet including creating a niche market, promotion, driving traffic and search engine optimization, shopping cart and payment options, additional sources of web traffic and sales and overall web design issues;
  • Self-actualization and fulfilling your personal potential.


  • Develop business/marketing plans;
  • Business expansion – align/grow in tune with your deeper purpose;
  • Overcome current obstacles to business prosperity;
  • Business promotion – most effective strategies for your particular business;
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