Our new Celebration Ambassador Ricky Powell began his professional career at the age of seven as a child actor in the 1970’s, working with many of Hollywood’s biggest legends. After college, Ricky moved behind the camera spending five years in Post Production on The Golden Girls. He then moved to NBC, where he spent the next 25 years putting every comedy, drama, and reality show on the air.

    In 2012, Ricky wrote Happiness Rocks: A Powerful Blueprint to Master the Art of Lifelong Happiness. In his book, he shares his blueprint on how to master the art of happiness. Through sharing his own personal and painful experiences, he explains how he made himself stronger instead of becoming a victim. The book teaches you how to break daily habits of thinking negative and turning around to practice being happy. Furthermore, Ricky will teach you how to set your mind to become successful and enjoy life the way it was meant to be.

    In 2015, Ricky left NBC to become an author, speaker, and corporate trainer. He has spoken and trained on many topics, such as:

    • Positive Psychology
    • Happiness
    • Leadership
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Time Management
    • Neuro Linguistic Programming.

    A handful of his happy former clients include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Senate, Cushman Wakefield, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Raytheon, United Talent Agency, and many more.

    In 2019, Ricky became a licensed mortgage loan originator. He soon became passionate about educating homeowners 62 and older on how they may be able to enjoy the retirement they deserve by incorporating home equity into their financial plan.

    Ricky lives a 100% plant based lifestyle, which he began in 2017. Today, Ricky feels healthier and better than he ever has in his life. He loves that his healthy living supports optimal health, animal rights, and the planet all at the same time.

    Better Health, Greater Wealth, and Profound and Lasting Happiness are all pillars of a meaningful and purposeful life. ~ Ricky Powell

    International Day of Happiness on March 20 is Ricky’s favorite National Day. He would love to start using some of the National Days as posts of inspiration and provoking deeper thought and meaning to his audience.



    The National Day Calendar® Celebration Ambassadors