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Wolf Rinke Associates is one of the first major accredited continuing professional education (CPE) providers of pre-approved self-study programs in the field of dietetics. Since 1990 we have provided the highest quality CPE programs for RD's, RDNs, NDTRs, DTRs, CDM's, and CDEs. Most of our customers are "customers for life" because every one of our team members is passionate about delivering exceptionally high levels of customer service while consistently fulfilling our company philosophy which is:

"To make your life easier by providing you with high quality pre-approved CPE programs that are easy to earn, easy to learn, inexpensive and fun."

Thousands of nutrition professionals, diabetes educators, & nurses have greatly advanced their knowledge and competence through our world class CPE programs which are pre-approved/accepted by CDR, CBDN, & NCBDE.

To learn more about our guiding principles (mission, vision and core values) that have driven us since we started our CPE business click here.

ABOUT WOLF J. RINKE, LTC (Ret), PhD, RDN, CSP

Here is a bit of background about me. I began my career at age 14 when I started working full time as an apprentice steward in the German merchant marine. After immigrating to America, with only the proverbial "shirt on my back," I put myself through prep-school and Drexel University by holding down three part-time foodservice jobs. In 1968 I joined the Army Medical Specialist Corp (AMSC), and completed my dietetic internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). During my time in the AMSC I held various leadership positions in Foodservice departments of three different medical centers in Germany and the U.S., finishing as Director of AMSC Research, Department of Clinical Investigation, WRAMC. While in the military I discovered my passion for public speaking, publishing, and volunteering in the American Dietetic Association (now the Academy) first holding numerous leadership responsibilities at the local level, culminating as president of the DC Dietetic Association; and then at the national level in various leadership roles in CDR, COE, House of Delegates and Board of Directors. After completing a 20 year distinguished military career, I was awarded the Legion of Merit, one of the highest non-combat medals, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

My passion for public speaking and dietetics inspired me to start my own business in 1988--Wolf Rinke Associates, Inc. and subsequently Achievement Publishers, and easyCPEcredits.com. My initial focus was to become an effective professional speaker and author so that I could help nutrition professionals enhance their skills and success. After a couple of years I authored numerous CPE programs and wrote my first book The Winning Food Service Manager: Strategies for Doing More with Less. It was published by ASPEN, had a foreword by J. W. Marriott, and was endorsed by the Presidents of ADA and Domino's Pizza, as well as many other top achievers. The success of my book expanded my business from speaking to dietetic professionals to corporate clients and enabled me to earn a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) credential, one of the very first RDs to earn this distinction.

Becoming a CSP led to me speaking to numerous companies and organizations in about a dozen countries. Because of my ability to deliver a powerful message that helped thousands of professionals enhance their effectiveness I was asked to expand my services to include management/leadership consulting, and executive coaching for more than
40 major corporate clients in the US, Canada, Germany, Denmark and the Pacific Rim.

To better serve my clients I became a prolific author of more than 400 articles, numerous audio and video programs, and popular books including MAKE It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love, and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don't Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness. Due to my visibility as an author I was featured in the media over 300 times on various radio and TV programs including CNN. For my speaking achievements I was recognized with the National Capital Speakers Association's Outstanding Speaker Award, and the John Jay Daly Award--the highest honor bestowed by the DC National Speakers Association.

While speaking, consulting and coaching I continued to be heavily involved in managing and expanding the easyCPEcredits part of our business. In this role I continue to edit all new nutrition and clinical CPE programs, and have written most of our management and professional development programs such as Develop a Positive Attitude: Live a Healthier and More Productive Life; The Power of Communication: How to Increase Your Personal and Professional Effectiveness; Knock'em Alive Presentation Skills: How to Make and Effective Presentation for 1 to 1,000; Manage Your Energy: Get More Done and Have More Fun; Beat the Blues: How to Manage Stress and Balance Your Life; Win-Win Negotiation: Fail-Safe Strategies to Help You Get More of What You Want; How to Motivate Employees to Achieve Peak Performance; and countless others.

For my my services in the dietetic community I have received numerous awards and honors from ADA (now the Academy), such as the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; the Outstanding Service Award, and the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture--one of the top awards bestowed by the Academy.

Of course I continue to be passionate about serving YOU. That's why to this date I still write, develop and edit exceptionally high quality CPE programs that are "easy to earn, easy to learn, inexpensive and fun." Plus I publish my free monthly eNewsletter Read and Grow Rich written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU! Subscribe now--you'll be glad you did!

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WOLF RINKE ASSOCIATES, INC. & EasyCPEcredits.com (a division of Wolf Rinke Assoc., Inc.)

Our guiding principles that have driven us since we started:

Mission
To help our customers maximize their potential by providing exceptionally high quality CPE products and services.

Vision
To be the preferred provider of high quality CPE home study programs for nutrition professionals.

Core Values
An obsession to achieve total customer satisfaction
An unrelenting commitment to deliver fast, personal and responsive service
A quest for mutually beneficial partnerships with team members
A passion for high quality and innovation
An intense desire for continuous improvement and growth

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ACHIEVEMENTS by WOLF J. RINKE, LTC (Ret), PhD, RDN, CSP

More than 30 years' experience as an educator, author, management consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, seminar leader, and registered dietitian nutritionist.

  • Founded three successful businesses:

A continuing professional education company that since 1990 specializes in the development and marketing of pre-approved self-study programs for nutrition professionals.

A human resource development and management consulting company that since 1988 has been custom designing and delivering stimulating and informative keynote presentations, interactive problem solving funshops and highly effective consulting, one-on-one executive coaching, team building, conflict resolution and educational services.

A publishing company that publishes and distributes management, leadership and self-development books, audio and video programs and related products.

  • Authored five popular management/leadership and personal development books with forewords by J. W. Marriott and Anthony Robbins, and endorsements by numerous notables such as Lou Holtz and Art Linkletter, and interviews with Dr. Ben Carson and others.
  • Served nutrition professionals in various roles since 1969.

    Created and authored more than 21 CPE programs, several audio and video programs, more than 500 articles, and edited 90+ CPE programs, and three electronic newsletters.

    Held numerous national leadership volunteer roles in the ADA (now the Academy) including Chair, Scholarship Committee, DBC; Chair, Communication Committee, CDR; Chair, Area Coordinating Committee, COE; Chair, COE; and member of Resource for Education Programs Committee; Honors Committee; CDR, Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force; Member CDR; House of Delegates; and Board of Directors.

    Held various leadership positions at the local level including past president of the DC Dietetic Association.
    Delivered the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture—one of the top awards bestowed by ADA (now the Academy). Also received the ADA Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management; the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award; and the Outstanding Service Award.

  • Created and provided more than 2,000 management/leadership and motivational presentations, and delivered management consulting, team building, conflict resolution for numerous major companies such as Merck, Delta, Sodexo, Marriott, Dole, ITT, Nortel, SAP (Germany and US), EAC (Singapore), ISS (Denmark), BCE Emergis (Canada), Perez Companc (Argentina) Toms Group (Denmark) plus many others in dozens of countries throughout North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
  • Coached more than 150 executives from major international corporations to help improve their personal, management and leadership effectiveness.
  • Served as Past President of the DC National Speakers Association, plus many other leadership positions in the National Speakers Association.
    Awarded the National Capital Speakers Association's Outstanding Speaker Award, and the John Jay Daly Award—the highest honor bestowed by the DC National Speakers Association.

  • Appeared on CNN and more than 300 other TV and radio programs.
  • Ranked by Executive Excellence magazine among "the top 100 minds" in the field of personal and leadership development along with Tom Peters, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Covey and others.
  • Listed in Who's Who in the World and more than a dozen other major biographical references.
  • Earned a PhD degree in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a MS at Iowa State University, and a BS at Drexel University; a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) credential, earned by <700 professional speakers worldwide, and an RDN from CDR.
  • Served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Developed and taught more than a dozen graduate management/leadership courses.

  • Retired as lieutenant colonel (LTC) from the US Army Medical Specialist Corps after 20 years of exemplary service.
    Received the Legion of Merit (one of the highest non-combat medals) and three other major medals from the Army Medical Specialist Corps.

  • Edited the free monthly eNewsletter Read and Grow Rich written specifically for savvy Nutrition Professionals like YOU! Subscribe now at www.easyCPEcredits.com--you'll be glad you did!

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