Dr. Guy F. Riekeman is a second generation chiropractor who has dedicated more than 40 years of his life to the cause of vitalistic health and wellness. After graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1972, Dr. Riekeman became a successful chiropractor and businessman, creating companies and seminar programs dedicated to educating the public about chiropractic care and how to facilitate personal growth, living with integrity, and achieving optimum performance. He has worked in higher education as a philosophy instructor, Vice President of Sherman College of Chiropractic, and as Chancellor of Palmer College of Chiropractic, before becoming the fourth president of Life University in Marietta, Georgia in 2004.
As a thought leader in healthcare, Dr. Riekeman campaigns tirelessly to put vitalistic healthcare at the forefront of the public consciousness. In these times of change, chiropractic is at the proverbial tipping point, as people move toward taking personal responsibility for their health and wellness choices, and seeking for alternatives to the medical model that has driven this country to become sicker and more dependent on prescription drugs.
In addition to defending and upholding the virtues of Chiropractic, Riekeman is also dedicated to expanding Chiropractic across the globe. He created the LIFEforce 1000 program, a group of dedicated chiropractors whose mission is to spread principled and vitalistic healthcare and to establish access to chiropractic care and chiropractic education for anyone in the world who wants it. He is also spearheading the first chiropractic programs in China and Italy, which will open the chiropractic door to potentially two billion people.
Since becoming president of Life University, the school has become the largest chiropractic college in the world. Under his leadership, LIFE has made significant strides in area of climate awareness and green initiatives. As a founding member of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Circle, Life University built the first-ever, college residence to receive a gold level certification from LEED, created perhaps the most sustainable college dining hall, the Socrates Café, and replaced a series of parking lots with Lyceum Park, a vast green space in the middle of campus for lectures, concerts and philosophical programs.
Through all these efforts, Dr. Riekeman has emerged as one of the most sought-after speakers for both professional and lay audiences in the United States, as well as internationally in places such as Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. Riekeman encourages every person to “Make Your Life Extraordinary” by maximizing the expression of the perfection within each and every one of us. With integrity, personal responsibility and a focus on the positive aspects of every individual and situation, Riekeman believes an extraordinary life is attainable by every person on the planet.