Rick Tiedemann, Board Member
Rick will tell you that while he has been enthusiastically engaged in the corporate world for 40 years, he has only truly worked for the Tiedemann Corporation. The partnering with various organizations was, and is vital, as it is through these partnerships that the Tiedemann Corporation and its shareholders (Rick, his wife, their 3 kids and their spouses and their 5 grandkids) are able to thrive in a manner that they enjoy.
Rick spent over 30 yrs working in the multi-national pharmaceutical industry as a senior leader and executive within a wide variety of therapeutic areas. These therapeutic areas included, infectious disease, orthopedics, women’s health, diabetes, neurosciences (which included mental health, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis), dermatology and allergy and immunology. His leadership responsibilities included partnering with colleagues to develop high performing business development teams, government relations and market access, compensation, personality profiling education and corporate strategy.
Rick’s professional passions have always included a combination of health and business interests. In 2012 Rick chose to follow his “Why” and opened a Copeman Healthcare center in Edmonton and he was a Senior Director with a focus on Corporate Health. In January of 2021 he left to start his own company, (Calm Water Lifestyles), and now works with Leaders to optimize their health and performance. His 40 years in the corporate marinade have helped to fuel his current passion which is to create a new narrative around Leadership Wellbeing and to get leaders to think about Leadership Health as a vital risk mitigation strategy within their businesses. He speaks extensively with various leadership forums (CEO, YPO, EO etc), Executive teams and other leadership groups to help them to appreciate how they can become Corporate Athletes and create the absolute healthiest and highest performing version of themselves. A key ingredient in the Corporate Athlete recipe is sleep, and this allows Rick to share his extensive experience in the neuroscience world as he creates enthusiasm for sleep being the Ultimate High Performance Drug.
His personal passions include waterskiing, making log beds and antler chandeliers, aquatic ecosystem stewardship, building homes and spending as much time as possible building memories with friends and family.