I have been lucky enough to work with Ron as my business coach for almost four years at this point. His highly-effective, empathetic, and no-nonsense approach has been an invaluable part of my own personal growth and our collective success as a company. While there are many things I admire and appreciate about Ron, probably the single biggest asset has been his complete focus on delivering value to me and my company. We have modified the structure of our working arrangement at least 3 times, and it is a rare business coach who is able to evolve with his or her clients to this degree. He is truly my most important and valued advisor, and you will be lucky if you are able to work with him — he’s in demand!
Cameron Madill, CEO at PixelSpoke
I’ve worked with Ron consistently in my company for over 15 years. In that time, he helped my company grow 10-fold with humor, kindness and consistently solid advice. He embedded himself deeply in our culture, leading strategy sessions, helping to guide goal setting and advising me on the best growth plans for the company. He is a ‘whole person’ coach in the sense that he does not just stop his care and advice when he leaves your office. His door is always open, and there were many times over the last 15 years that I called him on weekends to consult with him, asked him to mediate thorny employee disputes or advise me on personal matters. He has a wide depth and breadth of knowledge in many industries which lends itself well to experience based sharing and reflection. After 15 years, he is an invaluable part of my company’s success and more importantly, he’s invested so much above-and-beyond time that I consider him to be a personal friend as well.
Anne-Marie Faiola, Founder of Best Day Ever | CEO of Bramble Berry
Ron has been key component in moving us from a struggling small business to a thriving middle-sized business. The knowledge and accountability Ron brings to our company has been the greatest resource as we continue to grow. If your company faces challenges related to growth, vision, or performance then I recommend Ron to help you put these roadblocks behind you and get you moving forward fast!
Norman Vigre, COO at Bramble Berry
I have worked with Ron consistently, going into our 6th Year now in 2019, in my Best in Class Education Centers business. I first met Ron at an EO (Entrepreneur Organization) Event in the Summer of 2014 in Seattle. We immediately clicked at that Event. I contacted Ron shortly thereafter and asked him to coach me and my team and help grow my business. My company was really quite small at the time, honestly, but Ron made room in his busy calendar to take me on, based on the chemistry and regard we developed coming away from the EO Event. That was a fateful day for me and my business. He quickly guided us to create a Mission, Vision, BHAG, SWOT and a comprehensive Growth Plan for the business. This allowed us to clearly define our goals, align our team, and hold ourselves accountable to the required disciplined execution of our Plan. Over the years that I have worked with Ron, the number of Best in Class Education Centers has rapidly jumped from 25 locations in 2014, to 61 as of March, 2019, with still many more being added in the future, in line with our original and accelerating Plan. Our next Major Plan Milestone is to open 100 Centers on or before December 21st, 2021 – and we are well on our way to achieving that Milestone. Our revenue growth has nearly doubled in the last 5 years, and we have remained comfortably profitable throughout our rapid growth. I firmly believe our company would not have seen this success as quickly, steadily nor predictably without Ron’s valued mentorship. Ron was also kind enough to write a powerful foreword for my book, From Bad to Worse to Best in Class: A Refugee’s Success Story. Ron’s mentoring is strategic, focused, considerate, professional, objective and unbiased. I am proud to have him as my mentor and friend, and I am forever in debt to him for his expertise, support and encouragement that has – and continues – to benefit me and my team at Best in Class Education Centers.
Hao Lam, Hao Lam CEO and Chairman at Best In Class Education Center