Joe Rich has practiced social work for over 25 years. He has continued to provide counselling services for individuals, couples/relationships and families while building a strong presence in the media, mental health, camping and corporate communities as a trainer, educator, presenter and consultant for service delivery.
Joe is the author of Parenting: The Long Journey (Wiley and sons, 2006) and publishes regularly on line on a variety of topics. He is well respected for his empowering "figure it out and fix it" approach to relationships which has allowed him to assist others in moving towards healthy and long-term solutions to some of the day-to-day problems and issues faced in navigating through the realities of family and work life.
Throughout the years Joe has become a sought after keynote and conference presenter, entertaining and educating lay and professional audiences ranging from Fortune 500 Companies to parent council school evenings; and, from groups of 10 around a table to large groups of 1500 in a theatre. Although Joe presents within a few key topics, efforts are made to work collaboratively to make each presentation an entert(r)aining experience and one relevant to the audience and their particular needs.
Joe is currently best known for his ongoing role as regular guest relationship and family therapist on The Marilyn Denis Show (CTV and affiliates) with a history of media related experiences ranging from over ten years on City TV's CityLine; a thirteen episode run on Last Chance For Romance with Cheryl Hickey (Global TV and affiliates); featured expert on Style By Jury, Canada AM, BNN and Chum FM; and, guest parenting columnist in Parent's Canada Magazine ( Oh, Behave!) to being featured as the resident expert in articles in local, national and online newspapers and magazines.