Ron Parsons

Consultant | Trainer | Motivational Speaker

As the director of the Danvers High School band for 33 years, Ron transformed the band program from a small community group of thirty students into a large, nationally recognized organization with over 150 members. They performed for a presidential inauguration; the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade in 2001, 2006, and 2010; the 70th and 75th anniversaries commemorating the attacks on Pearl Harbor; and other prestigious events across the United States.

Ron earned his master’s degree in education Summa Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts—Lowell and holds two professional teaching licenses, one in music and another as Supervisor/Director. He is an accomplished educator and a proven leader with contagious enthusiasm, a passion for driving growth, and a strong commitment to developing dynamic, service-based student leaders. He has dedicated his time to mentoring senior students to become trainers for underclassmen, preparing the next generation for leadership roles. His leadership and mentorship program has served as a model for other professional groups and organizations. Ron is recognized by SBO Magazine (School, Band, and Orchestra) as one of “The Top 50 Directors in the U.S.A,” and by The Salem News as one of “The Top 100 Leaders Who Make a Difference in Essex County.”

Ron’s high energy and interactive style engage audiences through challenging, interactive, and effective workshops and keynote presentations. With humor, storytelling, and hands-on activities using a variety of props, he facilitates learning by driving home principles and ideas that will transform how individuals approach and interact with one another. Ron motivates and inspires people to challenge assumptions and attitudes about leadership, teamwork, communication, and organizational structures. He works to identify and break preconceived notions and help students realize their potential. This equips them to develop the skills and attitudes needed to excel in today’s dynamic world as influential leaders.