Ask Me! Richard E. Ward

Be practical & expect miracles,
IF you just take the first step forward everyday.

Richard E. Ward

I am Richard E. Ward. I am a TBI Survivor, an artist of sorts, a writer, blogger, an author, a consultant, sounding board, a Reiki Practitioner, and a publisher with my imprint of Tydbyte Media.

You can connect with me, Richard, on social networks including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Richard E. Ward - Sounding Board - Life Coach

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivor

I have been a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Survivor since 2000.

I have had many mental, emotional and physical struggles as a TBI Survivor, but then, who hasn't had their own struggles in life. However, I just keep taking the first step forward every day.

As a TBI Survivor, as the years go by, I am coming to appreciate more and more the expression:

"Be practical & expect miracles, if you just take the first step forward every day."

- Richard E. Ward

I also survived a heart attack in 2004. Notwithstanding the ups and downs of my life here on Earth I have been sober since 1991.

But, taking the first step every day can be so difficult when your TBI mind often wanders around, from one thing to another, like a young child.

Sounding Board

As a Sounding Board I work with a few clients in the hope that I will help them to achieve their goals, or maybe define their goals and gain new perspective on life or perhaps help them find the job or career of their dreams.

The beauty of modern technology is that I can connect with clients around the world and in different cultures.


I co-authored a new Introduction and Appreciation to THE MANAGEMENT OF TIME and republished BEYOND MOTIVATION. Both books were written by the late James T. McCay.

The Management of Time

THE MANAGEMENT OF TIME by James T. McCay is a timeless classic of increased personal productivity, and #1 Bestseller, that has been read, and studied, by hundreds of thousands who have enjoyed increased productivity by using the techniques presented.

I co-authored the new Introduction and Appreciation to THE MANAGEMENT OF TIME by James T. McCay when it was republished by Prentice-Hall, New Jersey in 1983.

Beyond Motivation

BEYOND MOTIVATION by James T. MCay builds on The Management of Time and the Expanded Edition extends the original book with additional material that I produced including:

  • An in depth overview of THE MANAGEMENT OF TIME including Parts I, II, III & IV;
  • Short biographies of the 42 authors referenced by McCay;
  • A brief synopsis of each of the 43 publications referenced by McCay;
  • an index;
  • extensive hyperlinking of the Table of Contents, index, references, synopses and biographies.

I republished BEYOND MOTIVATION by James T. McCay as an Expanded Edition available in Kindle and ePub under my Tydbyte Media imprint in 2015.

Chinese Culture

I have an abiding interest in Chinese culture and all things Chinese. Although I was scheduled to go to China in 1977, I first visited China in 2009 and lived in Beijing, China in 2011 & 2012 and visited Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Urumuqi, Wuhan and Yantai.

Richard's Life Experiences

I was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on February 20, 1948. Graduating from St. Andrew's College I attended McGill University (Commerce & Theology) and Concordia University (Communication Arts) in Montreal resulting in 3 partial degrees.

I can't claim to have had a career. Rather I have had a wealth of eclectic and varied life experiences.

I have, for as long as I can remember, have had an interest in things metaphysical and spiritual. I have received training in Christianity, shamanism, home hospice, Taoism, the I Ching, Reiki and Tantra.

My first job was as a Milk Boy delivering dairy products on Saturday when I was in grade 4 (Man, that was fun!).

My life experiences have included working as a bouncer in a Montreal bar, special assistant to a federal cabinet minister, communications consultant, IT headhunter, government relations consultant, green chain hand in a lumber mill, life guard, holistic healing centre co-owner, swimming instructor, personal coach, campaign advisor and manager in federal, provincial & municipal politics, public relations consultant, publisher, reiki practitioner, tour guide through England, France and Spain, salesman, shamanic practitioner, software developer, web developer, writer & author.

Connect with Richard E. Ward

You can connect with me, Richard, on social networks including Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.