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Welcome to the 1,116th episode of the Arete Coach Podcast, hosted by Severin Sorensen and featuring special guest Professor Ron Greenwood. Ron is a distinguished figure with a broad and impressive career history, including serving as a Vistage Chair, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama - Huntsville, Financial Consultant, and president of L D R Systems, L L C. He has also held high-level executive positions at General Electric Corporation, NASA, and Nichols Research Corporation.
During the interview, Ron shares his life journey spanning four careers in engineering, space, business, academia, and executive coaching, all driven by his passion for lifelong learning and commitment to making a positive impact. The episode is aptly titled "Four Careers, One Outcome: Contribution and Significance," and is a testament to Ron's wisdom, caring, and sharing that he brings to his Vistage Chair practice in Huntsville, AL.
Ron holds bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, where he also worked at the NASA Langley Research Center. His passion for learning, curiosity, and excellence has helped him seize opportunities throughout his life, including serving as President for one of General Electric's industrial space divisions, where he learned valuable lessons from Jack Welch about the importance of selecting the right people and cultivating a shared sense of purpose.
In addition to exploring Ron's professional achievements, the interview delves into his personal values, including his ethical decision-making and strong faith in God, which he balances with his intellectual pursuits. As a host, I found the conversation to be both refreshing and inspiring, highlighting Ron's dedication to excellence, contribution, humility, and making a difference in the world. Join us in this enlightening conversation with Professor Ron Greenwood.
The Arete Coach Podcast seeks to explore the art and science of executive coaching. You can find out more about this podcast at aretecoach.io.
This episode was produced on 24 February 2023.
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