Ron Williams speaks and consults with organizations seeking change. “A national and global dialogue is one of the most powerful tools for transformation,” Ron says. “What could be more exciting than helping an organization pursue a purpose that energizes every single employee?”
Ron’s speaking – whether at the Davos World Economic Forum, the Aspen Institute, or before Congress – brings gravitas and a unique set of perspectives to any event. Before an event, Ron works with organizers to customize a topic appropriate to each audience. Key themes he has addressed recently include:
- Business Transformation. “That’s Not Possible… Wait… We Just Did It!” Ron draws on his experience as a leader of Aetna’s billion dollar turnaround to share secrets to unlocking the discretionary energy of the workforce – increasing employee engagement and ultimately corporate profitability.
- Value Creation in Health Care. “Real Reform: The Serious, Mature Conversation We Should Be Having about Health Care.” Ron had a front-row seat to the 2010 health care reform debate. He relates how every set of stakeholders – physicians, hospitals, patients, insurers, med-tech companies, and government – can work together to improve patient outcomes, expand access, and increase affordability.
- CEO Succession and Transition. The most important decision a board makes is selecting the company’s Chief Executive and ensuring a timely and effective transition. As a Chairman, a Chief Executive Officer, and a current or former director of seven different publicly traded companies, Ron brings an insider perspective to decisions surrounding the way a board executes on its chief responsibility.