Meet Your ILEC Coach
I am a motivated professional with over 25 years in executive leadership and operations management roles. Throughout my career, I have been highly successful in leading, coaching and developing employees from entry level to senior leadership. I truly believe that the biggest waste in any organization are people’s time, energy and talents. My passion is to instill in leaders the skills and talents necessary to develop a culture of success within their organizations.
As a General Manager in an FDA regulated medical device organization, I was able to lead my team to achieve 100% customer retention from 2006 to 2019 while operating at a 5.67 Sigma. In addition, the organization was awarded the, “Overall Greenest Business in Utah” by Rocky Mountain Power and Utah Business Magazine. I have degrees in Business Management and Marketing as well as professional certifications related to the medical device industry.
My wife and I have eight children and three grandchildren. I am an avid outdoorsman and love spending time outdoors with my family. I am very active in competitive youth Baseball and Softball. I am a lifelong musician and have had the opportunity to travel, perform and record with several well-known artists. I own a recording studio where I enjoy recording music for local artists and singers.
Endorsements From a Few of Rich’s Colleagues
Rich Baron has been a friend, associate, bandmate and positive impact in my life for decades. We have worked together on organizational design, impacts from the pandemic and ongoing human resources challenges. Take the time to get to know Rich. Through a phone call or a live meeting, you be positively changed by the experience. A veteran manager and a student of workplace dynamics. Rich is a mentor, coach, example and leader. I give Rich my highest recommendation as a Consultant, Advisor, Leader and friend. A good example of his foresight and expertise can be found in his ongoing vlogs and posted online content. Loved his most recent post about ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top if You Wanna Rock n Roll’. Rich is comfortable on stage or supporting the C-Suite in the executive boardroom. All the best Rich! I wish you continued success and more importantly, continued happiness.
Joe Tate, Principal at Boost HR and Recruiting
Rich is a mindful, resilient, and wonderful servant-leader! I had the pleasure of working with Rich in the same group where we were focused on helping one another with career transitioning. Rich was the consensus unofficial leader of the group. We all routinely looked to Rich for candid and sincere advice and encouragement. No one worked harder than Rich and no one served others in the group with more devotion than Rich. I am confident that Rich spent nearly as much time helping others in their career search as he did on his own search. He provided me many helpful personal contacts that made my search so much more effective, especially as I was new to the region. Rich is a gatherer of people and good ideas. He is confident and thoughtful when sharing his point of view yet humble and open when hearing others. A testament to Rich’s character and example is that he was invited to be a formal leader of the career group even while he was still during his own search. I also admire Rich for his tenacity and persistence. Rich kept those around him going with hope and optimism and his perseverance has paid dividends! Rich is a leader in every sense of the word!
Nathan Sprague, Senior Underwriting Counsel/ Utah state counsel at First American Title
I had the honor to work along with Rich throughout a good portion of 2020. He is very intelligent, professional, and communicates honestly and with great respect. Along with the multitude of leadership qualities he possesses, he truly cares about you as a person. If you choose to collaborate with Rich, you will be very happy with the partnership.
Jim Doliber, Business Operations Consultant and Motivational Speaker
As a seasoned manager Rich treated the entire team with respect and he was there for each and every person as a support, as a mentor and a true leader. A team builder who praises individual achievements in public and constantly stimulates a healthy competitive environment.
Ned Storm, Quality Management Professional
Why I Became a Coach
Q and A with Your ILEC Coach
With over 25 years of experience in leadership roles, I have a true passion in coaching and developing people to become leaders themselves. Becoming an ILEC coach is the best way for me to pass along my knowledge and teach the skills and talents that made me a successful leader.
To help others obtain the same level of passion and success that I have enjoyed throughout my career. Serving others and teaching them the skills and talents necessary to become leaders is my goal as an ILEC coach.
Raising a family and being a father and grandfather. Nothing in life is more important than family.
(1) My desire to serve others and teach them how to become successful leaders.
(2) My ability to visualize success and help others find effective and innovative strategies to achieve it.
(3) I am an effective public speaker and have the ability to motivate others to become excited about their own journey.