Executive Leadership and Team Coach and facilitator and USB Lecturer
Cambridge University, UK, Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences
Ashridge Business School, UK, Master’s Degree in Organisational Change
Accredited practitioner in Enneagram, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Myers Briggs and DISC psychometrics
Trained in Team and Systemic Coaching with Prof Peter Hawkins of Henly Business School
Ron’s mission is to grow executives to lead at their next level. He uses his executive experience, wealth of knowledge of coaching and depth of psychological skills to create a transformative impact. Leaders become more confident, assertive, high performing and often accelerate their career trajectory.
Ron has delivered leadership programmes for hundreds of executives at companies such as Barclays, Shell and Unilever in Southern Africa and across 11 countries in Africa. This enables him to share with his clients industry best practice and an extensive repertoire of techniques, readings and resources.
Ron is a visiting lecturer in coaching, leadership, strategy and personal mastery at University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB-ED). With USB he has developed a leadership programme to develop more empowering, collaborative and inclusive cultures for professional service firms.
He has worked across all sectors including financial services, fintech, FMCG, IT, medical research, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail and transportation. His clients include directors at companies such as Ernst & Young, PepsiCo and Woolworths.
Ron also coaches for a firm called 10x-e where he coaches young entrepreneurial CEO’s of rapid scale up SME’s. The purpose is to grow the company whilst contributing to South African employment generation for diverse talent.
Ron started his career as an entrepreneur. As MD of an exhibition company he launched the Light Dimensions of holography at the London Science Museum in the UK. The show attracted 250,000 visitors, was short listed for the Guinness Book of records, and was featured on UK’s Channel Four news.
After emigrating to South Africa from the UK in 2004 Ron co-founded Connected Leadership which launched a high potentials program to BP. Over the last 7 years this program has been rolled out to Europe, US and China. Independent research has proven that people on the programme accelerate their career development and increase retention by more than 100%.
Ron helps leaders lead at the next level by:
Shifting from working operationally in their business to working more strategically on their business
Understanding and navigating the organisational context, culture and politics
Leveraging their impact by clarifying goals, priorities and ‘must win battles’
Building self-confidence by managing their ‘inner critic’ and developing their ‘inner coach’
Developing listening, coaching and delegation skills to become ‘multipliers’ of talent
Using psychometrics combined with honest feedback to build self awareness and EQ
Growing, aligning and inspiring their teams
Energising and renewing themselves
SPEAKING AND WRITING
Ron delivers talks on leadership at the UCT Graduate Business School Distinguished Speaker Programme, the Institute of Directors and the South African Organizational Development network. He is also writes on topics in leadership for Business Day, The Director, Human Capital Review and the Sunday Times. He is author of the book How to Get the Job You Want published by Knowledge Resources.