Ron Kuykendall

Coaching and Consulting Experience
Ron is a Certified Professional Coach with over fifteen years’ experience working with senior leaders (typically VP and Senior Director level) within the pharma, medical device, financial services and technology sectors. Ron’s successful approach to executive coaching focuses on a leader’s self-awareness, effective communication skills and maximizing team dynamics. He combines his own leadership experience in senior management positions with contemporary skills in coaching, training and organizational development to help leaders achieve professional goals. Ron’s focused approach has been described by clients as impactful, engaging, challenging and grounded in accountability and transparency.

Business and Career Background
Prior to coaching, Ron spent more than twenty years in the medical device industry. His career at St. Jude Medical included senior leadership roles in organizational development, quality training, sales management and sales training. During his tenure, he impacted both domestic and international business by leading global teams in the delivery of change initiatives, leadership development and coaching programs in Asia, Europe and Australia. These experiences challenged him to create cross-functional initiatives to drive and
manage organizational change.

At St. Jude, Ron experienced organizational change through four business unit acquisitions and integrations. This allowed him to build skills in identifying elite business practices and leverage their implementation into new business models. These experiences have prepared Ron to connect with senior leaders in a variety of business settings and to assist them in charting a course for their ongoing development— ultimately, to empower them to exceed their own expectations.

Education and Certifications
Ron studied Organizational & Leadership Development at the University of Denver. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has a CPCC Credential from the Coaches Training Institute. He is a Master EQ Coach and Facilitator and an MBTI Practitioner. He remains an active member of the Association for Talent Development and the International Coach Federation.