Rizal graduated from the International Islamic University, Malaysia in BHSc. in English Language and Literature in 1995. He began his career in the Human Resource Department of Kinta Kellas Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Renong Group of Companies. After 7 years with the Group, he became a Consultant with Focus Learning Corporation Sdn Bhd and stayed with them for about 1.5 years. He was later then employed by Gamuda Bhd as a Learning Facilitator for 2 years. He is today the Founder, International NLP Master Learning Facilitator, NLP Master Coach and Master Hypnotherapist of Take Charge Sdn Bhd.