Ron Luyet is Vice President of Consulting & Training for the international consulting firm Business Consultants Network. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies for over 30 years with an emphasis on, emotional intelligence for executives, understanding the dynamics of high performance work teams, and managing and resolving conflict. His clients have include private sector companies like Boeing, Seagram's, Proctor and Gamble and public sector organizations such as the United Nations, NASA and the National Cancer Institute. He is a master group facilitator whose classic instruction came from such group dynamics pioneers as Carl Rogers and Will Schutz. Ron knew Dr. Schutz for over thirty years, and worked closely with him in the design of The Human Element®, an integrated series of modules which focus on creating climates of trust and collaboration within the workplace. Ron also worked with Dr. Schutz for in the delivery of the advanced Human Element Certification program.
Ron's early career was in the field of drug treatment and prevention. He was once Chairman of the Palo Alto Community Drug Abuse & Prevention Programs. Ron has long been a student of meditation and comparative religions and is interested in the blending of western psychology with eastern introspective methods. He was introduced to mediation by Allan Watts in the 60s and has studied with many in the transpersonal field including, Ram Dass, Muktanadna, Oscar Ichazo, Ralph Meszner, James Fadiman, Steven Levine, and Choayam Trungpa. Ron is the co-author with Jim Tamm of the best selling book: Radical Collaboration: Five Essential Skills to Overcome Defensiveness and Build Successful Relationships. The book was recently released in paperback and has been translated into five languages. Ron co-founded The Institute for Personal Change in San Francisco, which provides a structured, intensive therapeutic program for people exploring the impact of childhood on adult behavior. Ron's work is described in his book Where Freedom Begins, co-authored by Marion Pastor, Ph.D.