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I have engaged Ron as my own leadership coach and mentor for over a decade. He has influenced my leadership practice extensively. Ron clearly enjoys his work. He is creative and progressive, but is also pragmatic and grounded in applied practice, he’s facile in working across the workforce from experienced mid to late career professionals to emerging or aspiring leaders.
— Marcus Plescia MD MPH, Chief Medical Officer, ASTHO

He’s a master at creating effective dialogue, and interaction on the most difficult issues and intractable problems, always with a design for real outcomes and practical action.
— Roby Wallace, Principal, Entrebusiness

Ron Chapman, CEO of Magnetic North, LLC and the expertise behind LeadingPublicHealth.com, has focused his facilitation services, consultation, training and coaching in public health since 1999. Clients include a number of divisions and centers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); multiple state departments of public health; the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the World Health Organization (WHO); several private and educational institutions; and a varied mix of national, regional and local coalitions and non-governmental organizations. His passion is the realization of human and organizational potential.

Credentials:
-Masters in Social Welfare, MSW, The University at Albany
-Board of Directors, Holistic Management International (Chairman 2004-2007)
-Internationally Accredited Speaker, Toastmasters International
-Bachelor of Business Administration, Valparaiso University
-Winner of the National Federation of Press Women Award for Radio Commentary

Areas of focus include:
-Strategic planning
-Organization capacity assessment
-Leadership and organization development
-Change facilitation and management
-Operational implementation

An integral part of these services is developmental coaching. Ron has a customized approach that uses tools appropriate to the client. These include standard assessments such as Strengths Based Leadership, organization building approaches such as Good to Great, team development frameworks like The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, or process solutions including Crucial Conversations