Ron McMillan: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Ron McMillan

Business Expert on Change, Communication & Influence

For more than twenty-eight years, Ron McMillan has helped union and first-level managers, CEOs, and corporate executives become measurably more vital by advising them on topics including team development, personal vitality, quality, communication, and results-oriented leadership. Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Ron has researched methods for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors.

A pioneer in the training industry, Ron is the former cofounder of the Covey Leadership Center where he helped develop numerous training programs including Principle Centered Leadership and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In 2007, he and his coauthors were named Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year for their work in founding and leading VitalSmarts, a leader in corporate training and organizational development.

VitalSmarts has helped more than three hundred of the Fortune 500 realize significant results using a proven method for driving rapid, sustainable, and measurable change in behaviors. Named the 2008 Business of the Year by The Association of Learning Providers, VitalSmarts has also been ranked four times by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in America and has taught two million people worldwide.

In their new book, Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success, Ron and his co-authors offer a new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one’s working relationship with others, one’s overall health, outlook on life, and so on.

For example, why is it that 95% of all diet attempts fail? Why do New Year’s Resolutions last no more than a few days? Why can’t people with good intentions seem to make consistent and positive strides in the way they want to improve their careers, financial fitness, physical fitness, and so on?

Based upon the latest research in a number of psychological and medical fields, the authors of Change Anything show that traditional will-power is not necessarily the answer to these strivings, that people are affected in their behaviors by far more subtle influences. Change Anything shows how individuals can come to understand these powerful and influential forces, and how to put these forces to work in a positive manner that brings real and meaningful results.

The authors present an array of everyday examples that will change and truly empower your audience to reexamine the way they go about your business and life.

A gifted speaker, Ron has appeared at hundreds of conferences, conventions, and management retreats such as the American Society of Training and Development, Human Resource Development, and Direct Selling Association. Additionally, Ron has spoken to executives at Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Nike, Saturn, Hewlett-Packard, Ford, Sprint, Disney, Harley-Davidson, Providence Healthcare, and Intel. Ron’s unrivaled ability to delight a crowd and inspire his audience to improve their personal and professional lives has clients asking for his return again and again.

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