Ron has over 20 years’ experience as a leadership facilitator for some of Australia’s largest employers and leading organizations. Prior to this Ron had a highly successful career in the graphic arts and imaging industry which engaged him in various management and leadership roles involving take-over and acquisitions, organisation transformation, restructures, sales management, TQM, and project managing cutting edge and innovative applications of new technology. Throughout his career, the evolving cultural dynamics of organizations and the role that leadership plays in influencing organisations’ success and results, shaped his thinking and interest. Today he draws upon this extensive practical experience to inform his practice as a leadership and cultural change facilitator.
Now a Senior Associate with Cornerstone Integral, Ron comes from his own successful consulting practice of 20 years, where he pioneered applications of Integral Theory and advised government, education, manufacturing, sport, and health sector organisations on Integrally based solutions. He has also facilitated organisational transformation and leadership development initiatives. His facilitation approach seeks to explore the interplay of awareness thought and action, in the development of leadership capacities as leaders navigate the tensions of working and leading in complex and uncertain environments.
Ron’s past and present clients describe him as:
“…highly-experienced, capable facilitator and educator, having enormous strengths as a large-group facilitator, small-group leader and individual coach.”
“Ron is a passionate, competent, and professional facilitator who demonstrates great openness, warmth and humor.”
“Working with Ron is both fun and expansive, he’s able to see patterns out of complex data, sense into subtle relationship dynamics, and synthesise it all into practical action.”
Ron has been involved in several large scale leadership transformation initiatives, including an extensive and specialised leadership development program involving over 3,000 leaders in the telecommunications sector over a 3 year period; and a multi-tiered management and leadership program for a national organization of over 100,000 employees in a 5+ year ongoing cultural transformation program. Ron has also has worked internationally with leading tech companies in the USA.
Ron also facilitates a large-scale simulation experience involving the active participation of over 60 participants in exploring world issues, trends and challenges in today’s global environment. In addition to this he is a certified executive coach and has logged over 2,000 hours working with C-Suite level executives in SME and corporates.
A continuing passion for research has kept Ron fully informed of leading edge discoveries in the human potential development field for the past 20 years. His ongoing professional development covers adult developmental psychology, organisational systems and culture. The culmination of his research has converged with the emerging field of Integral Theory. He is accredited in many assessments instruments and intervention processes.
Growing up in a working class background from the rough and tumble environment of Glasgow, Scotland; Ron has successfully lived and worked in Australia since 1982 and has been happily married for over 30 years with 2 grown up children and a couple of grandchildren.