I have been meeting with Ron for almost two years for executive coaching. What began as an assignment for me to improve my leadership skills as part of the Leadership Development Program of the Community Foundation has developed into much more.
At the time, I was in line to eventually succeed the founding Director of Parents Place, a program under the auspices of a local school district. When that person unexpectedly needed to resign earlier than planned, I found myself in her position much sooner than expected. Thankfully, I had begun working with Ron several months earlier.
Each meeting since allow me to verbalize my questions, worries, fears, successes, doubts and puzzles. Ron has the gift of being able to listen with a depth that surpasses any that I have known. With precise questions Ron helps me drill down to the core of a challenge and plan a strategy to approach the solution.
Ron’s thorough experience in so many aspects non- profits allows him to offer realistic and substantive suggestions that I have been able to use to guide my actions and decisions. Above all I have always felt that Ron’s coaching has helped me tap into my leadership potential and power, leveraging my personal strengths and assets to guide my own profession and personal decisions. I am undoubtedly more successful in my work, leadership and personal goals thanks to the time I spend with Ron.
Ron Wormser and I have been meeting regularly for the past six months in our roles of mentor/mentee as part of my Community Foundation for Monterey County Non-Profit Leadership class. We have worked on many topics including fundraising, strategic planning, donor stewardship, planned giving, major gifts and nonprofit boards. Ron’s knowledge and insights gained through a lifetime of non-profit work has helped me achieve my organizational, professional and personal development goals outlined at the beginning our meetings.
Ron’s mentoring and friendship is an important part of my continued growth as a successful non-profit professional.