From Ron’s Orbital Perspective, audiences learn to look beyond what separates us and recognize that we’re are all in this together on one common mission.
Ron’s career as an astronaut, decorated combat fighter pilot, commercial space executive, and humanitarian offers a unique perspective to any meeting or event. His lessons from living, working, and spacewalking on the International Space Station, the most complex structure ever built, serve as a perfect illustration for collaboration.
His approach has a powerful effect allowing audiences to set aside differences, work as a team, and embrace change for a brighter future. Ron’s long-term and big-picture perspective continues to affect positive change in individuals and organizations across the planet.Download Ron's Speaker Profile
The best leaders lead by doing, and they lead by serving their team members. One of the tasks of a leader is to inspire innovative strategies that address risk. Ron shares real-life stories with audiences that have shaped every decision he has made concerning risk over the last 30+ years.Read More
The International Space Station is one of the greatest examples of collaboration on or off the planet. What made the ISS partnership work was the incorporation of awe and wonder as a jump off point to relationship and trust-building.Read More
The entire business landscape has changed and trends are developing that, if embraced and accelerated, can have profound positive effects on the trajectory of society.Read More
Corporate Social Responsibility is not something to stick into a silo nor is it simply a box to check. It needs to be infused in the company DNA and flow into every aspect of the business.Read More
Technological innovations don’t happen by accident. They come from careful planning, collaboration and shared goals. Protecting the environment and moving our businesses forward are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they are complementary.Read More
Ron draws upon lessons from his own enterprises and from some of the world’s most impactful social entrepreneurs to illustrate how social enterprise can affect change on a massive scale.Read More
Ron’s strategy allowed him to effectively navigate risk while flying in combat, pushing the envelope as a test pilot, and through two space missions and four spacewalks. Ron also shares how he has applied his strategy toward risk in his many entrepreneurial endeavors.
Highly engaging and inspiring, Ron uses the ISS and many other examples of profound collaboration to drive home the incredible power of being able to set aside our differences and work together toward a shared goal.
The business landscape has partially been changed by positive things like revolutionary technical innovations, new powerful ways to reach consumers and customers, an explosion of collaborative tools and many other positive trends that together are all rewriting the fundamentals of business.
Change is also caused by the disruption and uncertainty that is all around us. We are living through very uncertain times and there are many factors impacting our business operations. Change and uncertainty can cause us to shrink and become more conservative in our business approaches or we can see them as opportunities.
In order to successfully capitalize on the opportunities that are all around us, we need to take a holistic approach and strive to see how everything fits together. In today’s climate, the riskiest course of action is to simply continue to do what worked yesterday.
Business enterprise has the incredible power to either destroy our world by clinging to a 2-dimensional, us vs. them, winner-take-all mindset at all costs. Or, it can save our world by embracing the reality of the interdependent nature of all things and incorporating a new paradigm of long-term thinking and profound collaboration.
Companies that cling to the old models will begin to see themselves being left behind and will have to adapt, evolve, and take on a much more cooperative approach to keep up with the economic growth that true collaboration will spark.
We can take an environmentally sustainable business approach while developing new and exciting products & services, creating more jobs, and increasing profitability.
Issues such as Global Warming, Deforestation, Ocean Acidification, and Biodiversity Loss can’t be addressed as stand-alone issues when in reality, they are symptoms of an underlying root problem. The underlying root problem is we do not see ourselves as planetary.