Ron Garfield, CPCC, ACC
This work speaks to me in ways that 30 years of senior executive experience never did. This work comes from my heart and a connection to myself and others that pulls at me every day. I am fueled by the energy that comes from coaching and the inspiration I get from my clients and being of service to them.
My own journey guided me here. I didn’t chose to coach, coaching chose me. I saw and experienced firsthand the power of transformative change and the impact a willingness to dig deep and get uncomfortable can have on an individual and organization. It’s funny and maybe counter intuitive to say, but coaching is not for everyone, but for the people and companies that are willing and ready to really do the work, they will understand why this work is so powerful.
Great coaching starts with deep listening, connection and mutual trust. Great coaching creates a safe space for the client and coach to work and explore in. Goals and expectations are defined and refined. Great coaching promotes challenges, accountability and change.
Ron aims to promote and create sustainable change in the client’s perspective and maturity, and in an organization’s approach to its challenges. Transformational change is approached as a process that is co-actively created with the client. At the individual level, Ron’s s multi-modal approach includes a discovery engagement, value assessments, visioning and strategic goal setting. At the organizational level Ron works closely and discretely with senior management to understand the drivers of change and culture and facilitates management meetings to enhance communication and innovative problem resolution.
Ron has extensive experience in leadership, coaching teams within corporate and consulting organizations to develop effective leaders that achieve challenging goals. Ron’s expertise includes startups, organizational building, P&L management, and corporate change management in today’s fast-paced, stressful, and often uncertain work environments. Ron is a keen strategist, unusual in that he also brings deep caring in the support of executives at all levels in areas that challenge them.
Ron received his Co – Active Coach training from the high respected Coaches Training Institute and is an accredited coach through the ICF (International Coaching Federation). As a Co-Active Coach, Ron brings over 25 years of senior level executive management experience to his coaching practice. This combination serves as a powerful catalyst to evoke transformation and change in individuals and organizations.
Ron most recently served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fremantle Media North America’s (FMNA) BUZZR, a digital multicast television network. He created and executed the business plan which included setting the foundation for the networks talent acquisition and retention building culture. He oversaw all aspects of the television network’s day to day operations, and established and executed the network’s long-term strategy of building a multiplatform and multigenerational brand.
Prior to joining FMNA, he was with Sony Pictures Television, serving as the Chief Revenue Officer for FEARnet; a joint venture between Sony, Lionsgate and Comcast and as Senior Vice President of Distribution for Sony Movie Channel and the Spanish counterpart Cine Sony. In addition to his executive responsibilities, Ron served as a senior executive mentor in the Sony Mentorship program, mentoring and guiding select executives as they navigated the challenges of corporate and career growth.
Prior to Sony, Ron was the founding Chief Operating Officer for Ovation and had oversight for all revenue generating functions of the business. He built two dynamic sales operations within the organization and was integral part of the team that helped to secure the private equity funding necessary to launch and establish Ovation TV as the only arts network in the U.S. cable market.
During his 25+ year executive career, Ron has also held senior leadership roles with Fox Broadcasting Company and The Hallmark Channel.