Rhett Hendrickson
Senior Trainer

Rhett helps people create cultures that they want to work in.


Rhett is an internationally certified trainer for Dale Carnegie Training in the core Dale Carnegie Course, High Impact Presentations, and Sales – garnering consistent participant evaluation scores above the 95th percentile. He has trained employees for a wide variety of companies including Procter and Gamble; Nestle Purina; US Bank, URS Corporation; Kerber, Eck, and Braeckel; Do It Best; IBM; The United Way; Brown and Crouppen; Royal Canin; Hospital Sisters Health System; Crowe, Chizek and Company; and many more - both public and private.  


Born and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Rhett started training lifeguards for the Boy Scouts of America in the mid 1980’s and is a past faculty member of the BSA’s National Camping School. Upon completing his Bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University, he took a position with the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America where he recruited and trained adult volunteers who then assisted with adaptive recreation activities for high school students with special needs. He returned to Cape Girardeau to take a position at Southeast Missouri Hospital as the hospital's liaison to the business community. Rhett and his wife, Jennifer, started Hendrickson Business Advisors in 2007, where his focus returned to interpersonal relations and communication skills training.


Among Rhett's awards and distinctions are the Young Alumni Merit Award (2009) from Southeast Missouri State University; 40 Under 40 (2008) from Cape Girardeau's Business Today; and 30 Under 30 (2001) from Fast Forward Magazine in St. Louis. He is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and assistant Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 2, chartered to Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. He is a board member, volunteer, and Community Impact Committee Chairperson for the United Way of Southeast Missouri, a board member for the Cape Girardeau Community Caring Council and plays viola with the Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra for which he also serves as a board member. He is a member of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and has served as an instructor for the Boy Scouts of America's National Camping School. 


In his spare time, Rhett enjoys SCUBA diving, landscaping, genealogy, camping, canoeing, and reading. He and Jennifer reside in Cape Girardeau with their daughter.


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