Ron Sarazin

Professional coach and educator for managers and officers

Ron Sarazin is the President of Olympic Performance, Inc., which includes the Sarazin Institute. Ron graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering from Oregon State University and has completed advanced training at the University of Idaho and Stanford University. He has successfully been examined as an ISO 9000 lead auditor by the Governing Board of the National Registration Scheme for Assessors of Quality Systems (also known as the IQA) in the United Kingdom.

Ron started his professional experience in 1976. He has held leadership or officer positions with the Aluminum Company of America, PACCAR (owner of Peterbilt and Kenworth Class 8 truck manufacturing companies), Portland General Electric, and Mutual Health Systems, Inc. (a dental services health care company, now part of InterDent, Inc.).

In 1991, he launched Olympic Performance, Inc. As a consultant, his speciality is in helping clients develop powerful strategic plans and effectively deploying and monitorng them to realize results. His services also include conducting employee surveys, guiding projects back on track, facilitating the completion of business case analysis for potential investments, improving process performance through rapid process improvement, helping stressed organization through change, and providing exectutive coaching for key management personnel.

Ron is an accomplished programmer, author and trainer. He developed two computer programs marketed nationally: Fixed Asset Depreciation and M105D. He created a 360-degree leadership assessment instrument titled Management 2000 and authored a training module titled Managing Customer Expectations, incorporated in the Partners for Quality standardized curriculum. He developed two certificate programs he teaches for Portland State University including a five-day course titled Creating Customer-Centered Organizational Excellence and a ten-day course titled Business Analysis Certificate. He also teaches five additional courses he wrote titled Operational Excellence, Project Planning and Organization, Project Execution and Management, Introduction to Microsoft Project 2013, and Intermediate Microsoft Project 2013. For Marylhurst College, he teaches Introduction to Project Management in their Mini-MBA program. All of Ron's classes are also delivered through Olympic Performance, Inc.

Ron has written and delivered training and consulting programs through Olympic Performance, Inc. on many topics including service, customer loyalty, employee loyalty, and quality. In 2009 he published a book titled Action with Traction on the subject of strategic planning and operational execution, incorporating many of the subjects on which he teaches and consult.

Ron is also an experienced presenter and facilitator. For example, he was keynote presenter to over 500 franchisees of the Papa Murphy’s company on the subject of Customer Loyalty and to the Alaska Telephone Association on the subject of Member Loyalty. He has facilitated planning sessions for City, County, and State elected officials as well as for staff organizations. He has also facilitated strategic planning and operations planning for for-profit and non-profit leadership teams, and helped many teams at all levels in a wide variety of organizations challenged with differing priorities and personality conflicts become functional and effective. His engagements include several client relationships where he helps leadership teams keep their plans current and their actions focused, facilitating periodic review sessions as well as guiding development of effective balanced scorecard and related feedback systems.

Active in his community and profession, Ron is Board Chair for the Washington County Community Action Organization, a $20 million non-profit focused on addressing the issues and conditions of poverty and operating Head Start programs throughout Washington County. He is also a member of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (OSU). He has been chairman of the Clackamas County Budget Committee, vice-president of the TTS Youth Competitive Soccer Club, and chair of the Tualatin Americans with Disabilities Act Board. He is a former elected official for the Tualatin City Council and served on the Tualatin Budget Committee, Tualatin Development Commission, Washington County Cooperative Library System Board, and Tualatin Core Area Parking Board. He is past chair of the Tualatin Architectural Review Board and past president and director of the Portland Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

He served as girls’ junior varsity soccer coach for Tigard High School for three years and continues to coach competitive youth soccer for the Timbers Westside Metros club, headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

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