The Farm Kid Speaks
Randy grew up on a farm in Western Ohio and was extremely active in 4-H and FFA. The story goes that his teachers didn’t know what to do with the “big-mouthed farm kid”, so they encouraged him to try public speaking. It clicked and he’s been educating audiences ever since. While in high school, Randy was honored to serve as Ohio State FFA Officer and won numerous public speaking contests. The son of a farmer and a nurse, Randy brings a unique blend of down-home common sense, empathy, and humor that connects with virtually any audience.
Today, Randy wears a lot of hats where he sees firsthand the importance of strong communication skills in the workplace. As Executive Director of The Foundation For Western Professionals, he is a strong advocate for young people in Agriculture. As the Chief Operating Officer of Transform International, Randy oversees the daily management of an international mastermind group dedicated to transforming businesses into empires. No matter the endeavor, developing leaders who develop people has become one of his greatest passions and it comes through in every presentation.
Randy began his training career with Dale Carnegie Training of Ohio and Indiana where he learned from the best to build people by excelling at coaching teams and individuals in the areas of sales and presentation skills.
When He’s Not In Front Of The Room
Randy along with his wife, Carrie and their three children, Jack, Caroline and Kate make their home on a farm outside of Wapakoneta Ohio, where he has served on City Council and is a two-time past President of the Rotary Club of Wapakoneta. As a family, they enjoy spending time showing beef cattle across the state of Ohio.