Ron Laurie


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; organization transformation; restructures; sales management; TQM and project managing cutting edge innovative applications of new innovative technology. Throughout his career the evolving cultural dynamics of organizations and the role that leadership plays in influencing organization’s 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.

Ron is a Senior Associate with Cornerstone Integral.  He comes from his own successful consulting practice of 20 years, where he pioneered applications of Integral Theory; from this platform he designed leadership programs, advised government, education, manufacturing, sport, health sector and facilitated organizational transformation and leadership development initiatives. His facilitation approach seeks to explore the interplay of awareness, thought & action in the development of leadership capacities as they navigate the tensions of working and leading in complex and uncertain environments.

Ron’s past and present clients describe him as a “highly-experienced, capable facilitator and educator”; having “enormous strengths as a large-group facilitator, small-group leader and individual coach”; being “passionate, competent, and professional” and doing this with “great openness, warmth and humor, which makes working with him both fun and expansive” others say “he's able to see patterns out of complex data, sense into subtle relationship dynamics, and synthesize it all into practical action.”


Ron has been involved in several large scale leadership transformation initiatives, including: providing an extensive and specialized leadership development program for 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. He has worked international 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, organizational 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.                                                                                


Ron is a self-made success having been born in the rough and tumble environment of Glasgow, Scotland from a working class background. He has 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 

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