Ray Williams brings over 35 years of leadership experience as an educator, CEO, HR Executive, Management Consultant and Leadership Trainer.
Ray now Owner and President of Ray Williams Associates, a private company based in Vancouver, B.C., providing personal and executive coaching and mentoring and professional speaking services to clients internationally. He is also known as one of Canada’s top Executive Coaches.
Ray Williams was born in a Prisoner of War Camp as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II in Hong Kong. His family spent almost 4 years in Stanley Camp. This experience of extreme adversity had a great influence on Ray and his understanding of what it takes to persevere, survive, be successful and be happy.
Ray received his B.A., M.A. and worked towards a Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia, studying English, Psychology and History. He is a Certified Master Coach and Trainer and Certified Hypnotherapist. Ray has been a Secondary School Principal, Superintendent of Schools/CEO and Executive Vice President of Premier Career Management Group . Ray subsequently established a management consulting firm, providing services to clients in Canada and the U.S. For the past 23 years Ray’s company has provided executive coaching, leadership training and speaking services.
Ray is the recipient of the Master Educator Award from the American Society of Education Executives, and is an immediate past president of the International Coaching Federation in Vancouver, B.C. He has also served as Director and Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Board of Trade.
A Passion for Writing
Ray is a prolific author. He has written books on leadership, The Leadership Edge, Systemic Change (contributing author) and personal growth, Breaking Bad Habits, Ready, Aim, Influence (contributing author)and a novel, Dragon Tamer and published over 300 articles on leadership, organizational and behavioral change and workplace issues.
His new book, Eye of the Storm: How Mindful Leaders Can Transform Chaotic Workplaces is a best seller and available throughout North America, Europe and Australia. He has also written regular columns for the National Post/Financial Post, Psychology Today, Fast Company, Salon, and has written for or been interviewed by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Forbes, Fortune, U.S.A Today, Entrepreneur.
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Some of Ray's Clients