Meet the core partners of the CMW team.

Ryan Pickens

Ryan Pickens is one of the co founders of work with meaning.

Ryan Pickens.  Co-Founder of  CMW.


B.A. and M.A. in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University and the California of Institute of Integral Studies

10 years teaching full time as a business instructor at Mars Hill University

2 years working for the state of NC as a Strategy and Organizational Development Specialist

Overseen and managed 12 successful real estate projects and renovations

Additional training in: executive coaching, conflict resolution, sociocratic methods, technology of participation, systemic thinking, ADHD management, and result oriented variable pay systems

Co-authored the book entitled “The Definitive Guide to Disc Golf” – published by Triumph Books in 2016

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Richard Garzarelli

Richard Garzarelli is the co founder of Work with Meaning.

Richard Garzarelli. Co-Founder of CMW.

Two masters degrees, one in Program Evaluation and Applied Social Research from Hahnemann University and the other in Contemplative Psychotherapy/ Counseling Psychology from Naropa University

Undergraduate degree from West Chester University majoring in Psychology with a double-minor in Business and Art

Certified as a Career Development Facilitator (GCDF, international certification) and a Distance Credentialed Counselor

Additional training in: business development, entrepreneurship, coaching, communications, mindfulness, positive psychology, applied systems and integral theory

Founded and managed 3 companies, including a commercial real estate investment company

Worked with 1000s of individual and corporate clients on a variety of issues

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