I talk about the things I know: leadership, organizational excellence and community growth. I am always interested in speaking to and getting to know new groups. If you would like to have me speak with your team or join your next event, please contact me here with all the details!
In order to support the communities of tomorrow, we must develop the emerging leaders of today. My passion for leadership has led me to become the founder of the Catalyst Leadership Series, which is dedicated to inspiring and motivating leaders. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my love for leadership with others.
The key to becoming an award-winning organization is talent. It’s about finding people who are hard-wired to succeed and giving them permission to be great every day. As a leader, my teams have been recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company Magazine and Best and Brightest Companies for excellence, leadership and professionalism. The people I work with every day define talent.
The greatest force for change is a well-paying job. A good job changes people’s self-worth. It changes a family’s socioeconomic status. It grows communities and raises education. For this reason I have dedicated the past 25 years to economic development with one mission: to create jobs. I’d love to share my experience and insight with your organization.
find me on the road
I have the opportunity to travel and work alongside a variety of amazing organizations and leaders. If you are nearby, be sure to check out the event opportunity and connect with me.
|March 7-8, 2019||Atlanta, GA||The Summit: Atlanta|
|April 11-12, 2019||Dallas, TX||The Summit: Dallas|
|May 16-17, 2019||New York City, NY||The Summit: New York|
|June 6-7, 2019||Chicago, IL||The Summit: Chicago|
|June 20, 2019||Kalamazoo, MI||Catalyst University|
|July 25-26, 2019||New York City, NY||The Summit: New York|
|August 15-16, 2019||Chicago, IL||The Summit: Chicago|
|August 20-21||Chicago, IL||NEXT|
|December 4-5||Charleston, SC||ECONOMIX|
“I enjoyed your keynote talk at the EDCO event today. I’m involved in both local education and industry initiatives in the Central Oregon community. Your words reinvigorated me to continue my efforts to make Bend and Central Oregon even better than it already is. Please keep spreading the word, your message is powerful. Your honesty and humility is genuine. I’m so glad there are people like you in our world.”
“I took away so much that will help me not only be a better leader at my job but also just a better husband, father, and just human being. I walked away definitely with a different mind frame then the way I walked in. I want to bring even more passion to my life as a whole. I look forward to attending more events in the future. Thanks so much for the experience!”
“Ron’s presentation at the Oregon Economic Development Association Annual Conference was both moving and inspirational. Our members valued his real world stories which further solidified why we as practitioners do this work. Creating healthy economies through jobs is a team sport and it’s the collective engagement of communities that win the race to the finish line.”