“Ron was a pleasure to work with! He tailored his presentation to our audience needs and provided a presentation that engaged and energize the crowd. He delivered valuable content and a strong message in having pride in retail. It was a great way to kick off our event.”
Stephanie Ribout, CMP
Director of Events, Retail Council of Canada
“Ron’s message is clear, find happiness in the moment, and be your authentic self to excel in your accidental retail career. Ron inspired and enthused our group to look at where we are and own it. Take our experiences, be grateful for them good or bad and allow them to transform us into a better version. Life happens, but when we own it, we chart the course! Thank you, Ron, for sharing with us your inspiration and perspective.”
General Manager, Office Depot/Office Max
“Incredibly engaging keynote! Ron was the final speaker for the launch of the New Retail Leaders. His thorough preparation building up to the event, keenness in sharing and generosity led to a flawless
address. Ron had everything under control. His authenticity and genuineness captivated our audience of international senior retail executives. We’ve received great feedback for everyone! Ron is hands on about Retail and his understanding of the people working in this industry is second-to-none. His passion on both aspects is inspirational!”
Anaïs Veerapatren, PROXIMIS Global Head of Brand & Communication
"Ron is one of the most authentic and inspirational keynote speakers I have had the pleasure of working with. Ron kicked off the last day of the Next Generation Retail North America Summit with a 'fireside chat' and interactive audience Q&A. It was clear from our initial contact months prior, that Ron has a genuine passion for supporting, collaborating and inspiring his peers and the industry, demonstrated by his open communication, willingness to explore new creative options, and of course his excellent delivery on the day. Ron is a true leader within his space and someone we hope to be working with again soon. Thank you for your generosity Ron!"
Program Director, GDS Group
"Ron, I personally want to thank you for being an integral part of Pride Month Celebration! Your insights, wisdom and overall positive and inclusive energy is inspiring and uplifting. We hear so many wonderful comments about how you've given our teams hope and a new way to put pride not only in their work but celebrate their own pride. We'd love to have you back, anytime!"
Mollee Marcus, E-Commerce Manager Office Depot
"I appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences, career path and insights about retail. Your story of your accidental career in retail really resonated with me as I started my accidental career in the restaurant industry and worked in various capacities in HR after receiving my Master's Degree. Friends and family would constantly ask "when are you going to get out of the restaurant industry and into a real career?". So many people have similar stores and you have very eloquently validated our feelings. Thank you for being you!"