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Rick Orleans

Rick Ornelas is an expert in creating positive change who unlocks the greatness trapped inside those who are unaware of their amazing potential so they can live out their buried dreams.


He's the author of 12 Hours of Heaven; Lessons for a Better World and founder of I Spark Change, an online community of those who seek to make the world a better place one act at a time.


Rick wasn't always interested in helping others despite being pushed repeatedly in that direction by near-death experiences, family tragedies, and deaths. It wasn't until the ever-worsening times of 2020 when he was laid off, quarantined, and desperate that he finally got the wake-up call.


His awakening came in the form of divine inspiration and an awe-inspiring spiritual connection when he least expected it. He went from hopeless to writing a best-selling book in under three months while envisioning and creating an incredible future. This fulfilled the dream he had been ignoring for years: to build a community of amazing souls to spread positivity, hope, and love while creating a ripple effect throughout the world.


The I Spark Change community has grown at a phenomenal rate of over 800% in recent months. Rick has been featured in, The Good Men Project, The Anti-Burnout Club, The Authority, Thrive Global, and Danny Bader Live. He will continue to expand his influence on others' health and happiness as a new contributing writer for Lifehack.



About the Book

Motivated to write this book by the ever-worsening times we live in, Rick Ornelas shares an uplifting story of hope for humanity. 12 Hours of Heaven is an inspirational guide to positive change through lessons for a better world as told by Ezra, the wisest Archangel in Heaven.


Join Ezra as he teaches his young protégé Anabeth what it takes to become an angel. As he shares his story, he recounts the many lessons learned when he found himself trapped in an elevator for 12 hours with ten people from all walks of life. In their short time together he helps each of them through their biggest challenge while maturing in his understanding of himself.


This heartfelt story will absorb you and take you on an emotional ride through the deepest parts of your heart and soul. In the end, you will feel empowered to spark change and create a better world.