Executive Leadership and Team Coach and facilitator and USB Lecturer
Cambridge University, UK, Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences
Ashridge Business School, UK, Master’s Degree in Organisational Change
Accredited practitioner in Enneagram, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Myers Briggs and DISC psychometrics
Trained in Team and Systemic Coaching with Prof Peter Hawkins of Henly Business School
Ron’s mission is to grow executives to lead at their next level. He uses his executive experience, wealth of knowledge of coaching and depth of psychological skills to create a transformative impact. Leaders become more confident, assertive, high performing and often accelerate their career trajectory.
Ron has delivered leadership programmes for hundreds of executives at companies such as Barclays, Shell and Unilever in Southern Africa and across 11 countries in Africa. This enables him to share with his clients industry best practice and an extensive repertoire of techniques, readings and resources.
Ron is a visiting lecturer in coaching, leadership, strategy and personal mastery at University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB-ED). With USB he has developed a leadership programme to develop more empowering, collaborative and inclusive cultures for professional service firms.
He has worked across all sectors including financial services, fintech, FMCG, IT, medical research, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail and transportation. His clients include directors at companies such as Ernst & Young, PepsiCo and Woolworths.
Ron also coaches for a firm called 10x-e where he coaches young entrepreneurial CEO’s of rapid scale up SME’s. The purpose is to grow the company whilst contributing to South African employment generation for diverse talent.
Ron started his career as an entrepreneur. As MD of an exhibition company he launched the Light Dimensions of holography at the London Science Museum in the UK. The show attracted 250,000 visitors, was short listed for the Guinness Book of records, and was featured on UK’s Channel Four news.
After emigrating to South Africa from the UK in 2004 Ron co-founded Connected Leadership which launched a high potentials program to BP. Over the last 7 years this program has been rolled out to Europe, US and China. Independent research has proven that people on the programme accelerate their career development and increase retention by more than 100%.
Ron helps leaders lead at the next level by:
Shifting from working operationally in their business to working more strategically on their business
Understanding and navigating the organisational context, culture and politics
Leveraging their impact by clarifying goals, priorities and ‘must win battles’
Building self-confidence by managing their ‘inner critic’ and developing their ‘inner coach’
Developing listening, coaching and delegation skills to become ‘multipliers’ of talent
Using psychometrics combined with honest feedback to build self awareness and EQ
Growing, aligning and inspiring their teams
Energising and renewing themselves
SPEAKING AND WRITING
Ron delivers talks on leadership at the UCT Graduate Business School Distinguished Speaker Programme, the Institute of Directors and the South African Organizational Development network. He is also writes on topics in leadership for Business Day, The Director, Human Capital Review and the Sunday Times. He is author of the book How to Get the Job You Want published by Knowledge Resources.
What Ron’s Clients Say:
I have benefitted immensely from the Connected Leadership Course and Ron’s insightful perspective. I was left more self-reflective, challenged and motivated. Highly recommended! – Susan Meyer, Director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Having reached a point in my career that required a step change to get to the next level I have had the privilege of receiving executive coaching from Ron Hyams. It has been an enriching time of stretching, challenging and deep introspection that has transformed my approach not only to work but life as well. Ron has allowed me to develop at just the right pace often placing gold nuggets before me and allowing the self revelation and personal discovery to take place. It has been incredibly rewarding to partner with Ron on this transformative journey. Ron is a true master craftsman of executive coaching. – Craig Allistoun, Executive Head | Non Bank Financial Institutions (SA) | Transactional Solutions | Standard Bank Group
Ron is a professional and experienced coach who creates a comfortable environment for sharing. Each session with Ron is action focused on the leadership challenges I face. He provides great insights and tools that you can practically and effectively use in addressing the challenges you face. Real impactful coaching! – Ruan Mouton, Director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
My growth as a leader has been significantly accelerated by Ron’s coaching. He’s facilitated invaluable feedback sessions from my managers and colleagues, improved my delegation and listening skills, as well as empowering me with skills to increase my sense of purpose and balance. Ron has also shared models, readings and videos to enrich the learning process. I definitely recommend Ron’s coaching for any leader wishing to improve on their corporate and personal skill sets. – Mimi van Noordwyk, Associate, Hatch (Pty) Ltd.
Ron is an outstanding leadership trainer and team coach. His LEAD team coach training was inspiring, engaging and eye opening. He helped us become better team leaders and identify actions to improve business performance all whilst being truly engaged during his training sessions. Truly refreshing. – Francois Oelofsen, Key account manager, Shell
Ron is one of the best coaches I know – helped me a great deal with cutting edge ideas on leading in times of crisis and the changing dynamics in leadership. Highly recommended. – Sean Stegman, CEO Cash Crusaders
We thank Ron for his contribution towards the development of a high performing leadership team. I have no hesitation in recommending Ron for your company’s leadership coaching program. – Craig Simmer, Regional Director, Infrastructure at Hatch Africa (Pty) Ltd.
I started working with Ron, shortly after I was promoted to a more strategic senior management role. I recommend Ron for any executive leadership coaching – it has challenged me personally, but more importantly gave me enough tools to make the important step changes in my new role. – Jason Hartman Head of Compliance at (SLS) at Sanlam