DT #274: Encouragement from Contributing Expert Ron Kitchens


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In this episode, Dennis continues with his series from contributing experts on the current state of the economy.

Few leaders have more insight and encouraging words than Ron Kitchens of Southwest Michigan First.

About Ron Kitchens:

Ron’s focus is to lift up leaders by accelerating their impact, influence and well-being in career, family and community.

Ron is the senior partner and chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First, an economic consulting firm, which has grown compounded revenue at 20% annually during his 14 years as chief executive officer. In addition, Ron is the co-founder of Consultant Connect and a board member of Gibson Insurance, the past chair of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and a Trustee of Western Michigan University.

Ron is the founder of the leadership conferences Engage, Next, ECONOMIX and Catalyst University, which combined have poured into over 60,000 leaders across North America. He previously served on the staff of U.S Senator John Danforth, and he was an elected Alderman at age 21.

Ron is author/co-author of three books, including his latest release Uniquely You, as well as the bestseller Community Capitalism. He speaks globally on leadership, creating thriving, engaged, multi-generational teams and entrepreneurial cultures. He blogs and podcasts at www.ronkitchens.com and can be found on Twitter @ronkitchens and on Instagram @ron.kitchens.

Ron’s Specialties:

  • Leadership
  • Creating thriving, engaged, multi-generational teams
  • Entrepreneurial cultures

Connect with Ron Kitchens

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