Ron Mitchell, JD, MBA is a critically acclaimed life changing author, world-renowned ignite coach, speaker and educator. He is a relentless advocate, philanthropist, and entrepreneur and former business school professor. A former Booz Allen Hamilton Management Consultant and change management thought leader. Ron is better known, for his creative style and high-energy messages and ability to ignite the greatness in organizations, communities and people. His words continue to impact people in several countries across the world from London to Tokyo. Through a significant social media presence, Ron’s innovative approach to problem solving has become a global phenomenon!
As a result, of his own personal experiences as they relate to hardship, extreme poverty, the absence of his biological father, academic struggles, and a pool of other obstacles. Ron’s life is a “template of transparency and triumph,” which radiates dynamism and ignites the fabric of the human spirit.
Most people complete high school and college in four years. Ron took five years to graduate from high school because he read at a 5th grade level. His “no sleep or eat until I become elite” attitude feeds his spirit. Ron continued to press forward and ten years later he completed his undergraduate studies. This persistence gave birth to his academic prowess and launched his “call on your greatness” attitude!
A veteran of the U.S. Army Ron received his B.A. from DePaul University, a jurist Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a MBA from the Clark Atlanta University School of Business.
Ron’s commitment to community activism has been long standing. It began when he was robbed at gunpoint and he convinced the gunman not to kill him by connecting with him as a person and then igniting his spirit. From that moment Ron’s community service work, and effort have fueled celebrated programs like the Power Texting Program and birthed the BEM Foundation with co founder Welton Barnes. This program was featured in The Harvard Crimson and targets high risk high school and college students by providing them with the academic tools, resources, and leadership skills they need to produce extraordinary results in their respective lives and community.
Ron is the epitome of the words grind, resilience, determination, and achievement. Ron’s reach is boundless and followers across the globe have been able to apply the principles revealed in his mobile application, workshops and critically acclaimed autobiography, No Matter What You’ve Got To Live Your Dreams. Which has inspired a new generation and fueled success for many. His sophomore release, No Matter What You’ve Got To Live Your Dreams workbook, includes such topics as how to overcome obstacles, incorporate effective habits, find purpose for your life. Additionally, it is filled with essential advice and writing exercises. Quickly it has become a go-to guide for crafting an approach to live your dreams! Both titles are available through Amazon.com.
Ron is also the creator of the Social Impact System, A selfhelp ecosystem designed to ignite the greatness in students to live their dreams and make an impact while providing more hope and less despair. As a Partner at the consulting firm, BEM Enterprises LLC, Ron and his team, led by life strategist and peak performance coach Welton Barnes, have worked with several athletes, reputable organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, Best Buy, Capital One Bank, Comcast, Marriott Hotel, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Honest Tea and more. A former U.S. congressional candidate, Ron has work with and advised people throughout the world. His honors include various awards bestowed by the business and legal community. Which include being recognized as one of the TOP 100 Minority and Women Entrepreneurs in America and a Thurgood Marshall Council on Legal Education Fellow.
Ron’s faith and spiritual walk, determination and drive are the perfect example of his quote ” I don’t want, I don’t need, But I must…”
He has directly impacted the lives of thousands of people with his community service and public speaking engagements. Ron has been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, Yahoo News and more.
What began as a young person’s desire to play professional sports, escape the drug infested ghetto of Chicago, and become an advocate for humanity has fueled Ron to ignite greatness and change in the lives of many individuals, organizations and communities across the world.