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Vision Statement:

Our vision is to improve society by bringing together the public, private and social sectors for successful collaborations. We work under the basic premise that “We are all more the same than we are different, and when we work together we can achieve the abundance we all seek and deserve.”


The mission of Roderick Q. Hickman & Associates is to provide our public, private and social sector clients with world-class solutions to their unique challenges. These solutions are industry “best practices,” and designed around our belief that ethical leadership is a key to long-term success.

We Value:

  • Performance
  • Excellence
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Attentiveness
  • Responsibility

Our Beginnings:

Roderick Q. Hickman & Associates was founded in 2008, by Roderick “Rod” Hickman after 30 years of experience in the public, private and social sectors. In those 30 years he had the opportunity to work for — and lead — one of the largest government organizations in the United States, managing 350,000 individuals and overseeing a budget of over 8 billion dollars.

Throughout his career, Rod has been recognized for his innovative leadership, and his ability to develop relationships within all sectors of society. Those experiences and relationships provided him with an opportunity to become a student, teacher, mentor and advocate of ethical leadership practices.

Having studied under the mentorship of such great Americans as Frances Hesselbein, Rod decided to use his expertise and vast resources to provide world-class consulting services, provided by world-class consultants, to improve clients’ business performance and success.

Roderick Q. Hickman & Associates

Roderick Hickman has a remarkable history of transforming organizations, public agencies and leaders in all three sectors. As a leader, speaker, consultant, writer and a coach, he brings excellence and sensitivity to every opportunity to serve.

Francis Hesselbein
Chairman and Founding President
Leader to Leader Institute