Greg Ring is an accomplished executive-level professional with experience in organizational development, corporate sales, management, public speaking and leadership. He has worked with all levels of organizations, including C-Suite Executives at Fortune 100, 500 and privately held companies, helping them secure essential business and development goals. He is equally effective in working with new leaders by providing coaching, mentoring, and development support, assisting them in their professional journey.
Greg has recently transitioned to operating his own consulting business, using his experience and passion for helping individuals, teams, and organizations reach their potential by improving their skills, talent and execution. He stands firmly in the philosophy that we all receive three incredible personal assets every day: Time, attention, and energy. While these assets renew each day, they are also finite. It is up to us to recognize, invest and grow these assets daily. Greg is committed and passionate about helping others do that in every way possible.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and business from Bluffton University and enjoys traveling the world with his wife, reading, running, hiking and golf.
Three words that describe me
Dynamic, Optimistic, Resilient
In my first sales manager role, I was working hard and not getting the desired results. I spent an inordinate amount of time coaching my team on the metrics, sales and profitability goals, and overall planning. Despite my efforts, I was not connecting. About six months into this assignment, I was listening to Zig Ziglar on the way to work. His words changed my life. He said, “You can have anything you want in life if you are willing to help enough other people get what they want in life.” That was it! I did not know what everyone on the team really wanted out of life. Things changed for the better once I started to understand and connect with what others wanted and started helping them get there. I carry this valuable lesson with me every day.
Something unique about me
One of my first jobs was working at a Marathon gas station. My duties included pumping gas, changing oil, installing tires, and working to keep customers happy. I enjoyed the work and being around cars. After college, a big part of my career was in the tire industry. My last position was with Marathon Petroleum at the world headquarters. So my first job was at Marathon, and my last job was at Marathon with tires being a big part of it all. It all seems connected. And I still enjoy being around cars!