Ron Williams

Motivational Speaker & Coach
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Servant Leadership
for a Purpose Driven Life

“A successful career in basketball, the military, and as a human resources and talent acquisition executive, has given me a unique perspective on transitioning through different seasons of life. Over the course of my transitions, I’ve had the opportunity to coach and mentor young adults as well as senior-level professionals to their purpose.”

Testimonials

"A High Character Guy"

I met Ron Williams at the church I pastor in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  I have witnessed his involvement in starting Upward Sports at the church, his involvement in both Men's and Couples small group studies, and his support of the Career Crossroads network program.  Ron is a strong, godly, committed and productive ministry leader -- a high character guy!  I've known him personally for over ten years and as Senior Pastor at Grace Church, I recommend his services without reservation.

-Troy Dobbs, Senior Pastor | Grace Church - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

"Ron Has Always Been a Great Teacher"

"Ron has always been a student, great player and teacher of the game of basketball and a WINNER! His knowledge of the X's and O's is second to none, and he knows what it takes to be a Champion and always prepares as such, from his first competitive competition. He has helped me become successful in my path to Greatness as a teammate on the National High School Champions (West Philadelphia High School Speedboys), and his guidance to my success at Duke University and the NBA. Off the court, his teaching of respect for community and of one self, has touched many lives, mainly me. There is no doubt, that anyone who has the opportunity to receive a portion of his teachings, will benefit them to have a successful path toward bettering their abilities in sports...and in life."

-Gene Banks | NBA San Antonio Spurs

"Exceptional Leader"

I've had the pleasure to work for Ron and with him over a 10 year span.  Although the roles were in two different capacities, I've found his style to be very consistent.  He was an exceptional servant leader, coach and motivator.  I witnessed his success throughout those years which was more about the success of the team than himself.  The world needs more Ron Williams!

-Twanda DeBorde, President | CMD And Associates Executive Search

"Stands Out Among The Rest"

“Ron Williams has been one of the better cerebral basketball players that I have had the opportunity to play with and against. His fundamental skills and knowledge of the game is what stands out among the rest. The boxing out, unselfishness, taking care of the ball, and relentless hustle sets him apart from others. Ron Williams was part of and helped a dynasty come into existence at West Philadelphia High in the mid 1970's (played with NBA standout Gene Banks). However, what I appreciate most about what Ron brings to the table is that all of the attributes before mentioned, is that those attributes transcend into other sports and ultimately real life for Ron. His persona allows him to be a mentor, guide, father figure, brother, husband, coach and with much gratitude, a great friend.”

-Larry Gainey | Retired Basketball Coach

"A High Character Guy"

I met Ron Williams at the church I pastor in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.  I have witnessed his involvement in starting Upward Sports at the church, his involvement in both Men's and Couples small group studies, and his support of the Career Crossroads network program.  Ron is a strong, godly, committed and productive ministry leader -- a high character guy!  I've known him personally for over ten years and as Senior Pastor at Grace Church, I recommend his services without reservation.

-Troy Dobbs, Senior Pastor | Grace Church - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

"Ron Has Always Been a Great Teacher"

"Ron has always been a student, great player and teacher of the game of basketball and a WINNER! His knowledge of the X's and O's is second to none, and he knows what it takes to be a Champion and always prepares as such, from his first competitive competition. He has helped me become successful in my path to Greatness as a teammate on the National High School Champions (West Philadelphia High School Speedboys), and his guidance to my success at Duke University and the NBA. Off the court, his teaching of respect for community and of one self, has touched many lives, mainly me. There is no doubt, that anyone who has the opportunity to receive a portion of his teachings, will benefit them to have a successful path toward bettering their abilities in sports...and in life."

-Gene Banks | NBA San Antonio Spurs

"Exceptional Leader"

I've had the pleasure to work for Ron and with him over a 10 year span.  Although the roles were in two different capacities, I've found his style to be very consistent.  He was an exceptional servant leader, coach and motivator.  I witnessed his success throughout those years which was more about the success of the team than himself.  The world needs more Ron Williams!

-Twanda DeBorde, President | CMD And Associates Executive Search

"Stands Out Among The Rest"

“Ron Williams has been one of the better cerebral basketball players that I have had the opportunity to play with and against. His fundamental skills and knowledge of the game is what stands out among the rest. The boxing out, unselfishness, taking care of the ball, and relentless hustle sets him apart from others. Ron Williams was part of and helped a dynasty come into existence at West Philadelphia High in the mid 1970's (played with NBA standout Gene Banks). However, what I appreciate most about what Ron brings to the table is that all of the attributes before mentioned, is that those attributes transcend into other sports and ultimately real life for Ron. His persona allows him to be a mentor, guide, father figure, brother, husband, coach and with much gratitude, a great friend.”

-Larry Gainey | Retired Basketball Coach

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Ultimate Hoops and Shooting for the Stars

Boys and Girls Basketball Clinic and Leadership Training
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Boca Raton, FL

Twin Cities AME Churches

Sons of Allen – Summer Youth Development Workshop
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

More Coming Soon!

Speaking On:

Being a Servant Leader

Diversity & Military Recruitment

Talent May Not Be Enough

Future of Talent

Transitions: Lessons learned from a Student Athlete, Military Officer, and Corporate Leader

All In: The Relationship Series

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