‘’There is nothing more powerful or rewarding in a coaching
relationship than working together to find more effective
ways of understanding and dealing with the many challenges
that we face at work and within our own lives. Often it is
simply about giving ourselves permission to try something
new, perhaps even something that requires us to see things
differently and to challenge our assumptions.’’
Ron has spent over thirty years leading the Organisation and
People activities of some of the country’s largest
organisations. These organisations have been in the public,
private and more recently government sectors and include
Telstra, Pasminco, the Smorgon Group and Elders IXL.
He has experienced a diverse range of businesses including
telecommunications, information technology, financial services,
transport and logistics, resources, steel manufacture and
distribution, agricultural processing and brewing. His work has
always been undertaken on a national and sometimes international
basis with responsibilities that have included large parts of
Asia and the United States.
His interest has always been people and the organisations in
which we work. More specifically, his focus has been working
with both individuals and groups to help them deliver their
performance objectives and to ensure that they work effectively
and collegiately with each other.
Given his background he has worked both as an Executive Director
within senior leadership teams and more recently as an advisor
to individuals and teams. He is often asked to partner with
business to effect substantial change, to work with business
leaders to create effective teams and a positive business
climate. He is routinely involved in the development of future
leaders. Many of these activities have required significant
shifts in leadership styles and behaviours.
He has a broad range of community interests and serves on a
number of boards of community organisations that include a
museum, a school and a provider of health services.
Ron is married with two adult sons who constantly challenge and
amaze and he continues to enjoy the frustrations of “playing