“Rapid Growth in a Short Time”
“The Chrysalis Program® has profoundly impacted our culture within Samsung. I am impressed with the rapid growth achieved in such a short time. Our leadership is communicating more effectively and collaborating more efficiently as a direct result of the program. To watch the unique journey of each leader — their personal evolution, increased awareness, and renewed joy for their role — has been truly rewarding.”
―Gil Heyun Choi, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics
“For most of us, our inner game - our internal meaning-making system, our decision-making system, our level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, our mental models, and the inner beliefs and assumptions - lacks the capacity and maturity to thrive amid all the complexity. Hence, most of us are in way over our heads.”
―Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams, Scaling Leadership
The Vertical Leadership Growth Model
A proven roadmap
for authentic &
of self and others.
Who am I in this world?
You start your quest for authenticity by examining the world you’ve made for yourself as a leader and step outside of it. In doing so, you begin to develop higher self-awareness and “wake up” your authentic self.
- Develop self-awareness through assessments, one-on-on coaching and introspection.
- Gain emotional intelligence about yourself - understand who you truly are.
- Recognize that you have habitual behavior patterns.
How do I relate to myself and the world?
You experience a breakthrough in what’s holding you back and move to the growth edge. By recognizing and interrupting your habitual responses, you break your old mold and change your mind. You shift your focus from what to do and instead focus on how to be.
- Understand how neuroscience and your identity, attitudes, values, and behaviors impact how you are being.
- Uncover, understand, and address your unconscious biases and lead inclusively.
- Interrupt automatic responses and create space for choice.
How do I nurture connection?
You experience an expanded capacity and toolset to think and act differently - to be different. You learn to lead authentically, help others be all they can be, hold yourself and others accountable and operate inclusively.
- Widen your perspective and challenge your assumptions.
- Develop powerful communication skills to better listen, validate, understand, connect with and persuade others.
- Intentionally develop a personal brand.
How do I influence the world?
You own the newfound ability to imagine and influence the world beyond - an infinite perspective. At work, you create unprecedented impact. You also start to craft your world vision and master the ability to model continuous growth for yourself and those you serve.
- Recognize that your personal transformation will transform your environment.
- Understand your leadership presence, areas of strength, and development.
- Thrive and serve others with a perspective of infinite growth.
A combination of the Leadership Circle Profile™, behavioral assessments, and a range of competence, skill-based and emotional intelligence assessments to develop self-awareness.
The development of a leader’s own sponsor/mentor relationship to support career progression.
Accountability partner within the same cohort to practice building rapport and holding self and others accountable.
Peer learning circles to accelerate learning and developing competence to coach, collaborate and influence.
Self-directed assignments to personalize the leadership development journey and develop an impactful vision for self.
Leadership coach to co-create a leadership development journey, apply what is learned, and provide accountability to ensure progress.
Available In-person, Hybrid, and Virtual-only
“I have over 35 years of leadership — a very fulfilling and successful career by most people’s standards. And then I met Ron West. Ten leaders from the Allergan Operations management team went through his Chrysalis (Vertical Leadership Development) Program®. I was completely surprised at the perspective this gave me. I highly recommend this program.”
―Jack DeButts, (Former) Operations Executive, Allergan
Since 2008, top organizations have been calling on me to develop leaders with the vision, confidence, and flexibility to shape the future.
Today, the program has a proven track record of creating growth for leaders at top organizations.
First, my transformation gives me both the knowledge and empathy to guide others through making deep changes. That transformation started when I was an executive myself, and my assistant told me I had left “so much damage behind me.”
Those words shook me out of complacency and overconfidence and sent me on a journey of questioning everything about myself and who I was meant to be. In that journey, I experienced countless leadership programs myself — and I learned a lot about what doesn’t work.
That made me passionate about figuring out what does work when it comes to developing future-ready leaders. How do adults learn and grow?
I found the answers in the science behind vertical development. Vertical leadership development isn’t about picking up a couple of new skills or competencies. Instead, it’s about expanding your mind and seeing things in a whole new way.
Using the ideas of vertical development, the Chrysalis Program® meets participants where they are and provides the perfect conditions for transformation. Time and again, I see the magic happen when a group or of leaders commit to changing together. They make profound shifts as individuals. But that’s only the beginning. The truly exciting part is how they spread that positive change to so many others.
And that’s why I love what I do. The Chrysalis Program® allows me to use my expertise and experience to change the world by changing leaders.