About Ron Ernst

Coach for Entrepreneurs

Ron is a full-time executive coach.

Ron is president and founder of Leadership Horizons, LLC. Since 1982 Ron has been coaching senior level execs in entrepreneurially focused, rapidly growing organizations. From 2022-2024 Ron was a Vistage Chair for CEO Advisory Peer Group.

He has personally coached several hundred “C” level executives and consistently conducts more than 200 coaching sessions each year. Ron’s methods include a variety of awareness building tools and regular dialogue meetings. Using the concepts of Choice Theory and the application process of Reality Therapy, Ron has developed a unique and innovative management coaching method that significantly improves the personal skills and effectiveness of individual executives and their management teams.

He has appeared as a guest on radio programs across the nation and his work has been profiled in such publications as CFO, Nation’s Business, The Indianapolis Star, The Arizona Republic, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Indianapolis Business Journal, Indianapolis Monthly, and Indianapolis CEO.

Ron’s Background

Ron received his business degree from Indiana University and his MBA from The Ohio State University. Earlier in his career Ron was an Executive Vice President with Management Horizons a Columbus based consulting company. Ron has taught at Indiana University, Capital University, Franklin University and Ball State University. He also served on the boards of numerous family owned businesses. Ron is Reality Therapy Certified by the William Glasser Institute and is a Certified Professional Analyst in behaviors, values and attributes by TTI, Inc.

In his spare time Ron enjoys golfing, reading and cooking up Italian dishes. As a volunteer Ron has been a telephone crisis/suicide counselor and has more than 1,000 hours of crisis line experience. Ron has taught high performance driving skills for the BMW Car Club and during his recent sabbatical was a chef in a gourmet Italian restaurant.