In 1997 Ann co-foundedÂ RalstonÂ Consulting, Inc., a management consulting firm dedicated to helping people and organizations achieve dramatic, sustainable results that matter to them.
AnnÂ brings a wealth of experience, spanning public, private and social sectors – from start-ups to global Fortune 50 firms.
Client industry segments: engineering (AEC), social enterprises, associations and NGOs, global food and beverage, software development, k-12 & higher education, real estate, research, pharmaceuticals, and more.
Ann has worked in wellness and health care for over 24Â years.Â In the seven years beforeÂ co-founding Ralston Consulting Inc.,Â Ann served as an internal organizational development (OD)Â and leadership consultant for senior management in theÂ OhioHealth System.
Ann holdsÂ a Masters in Exercise Science, and myriad OD certifications, including: Barrett Values Assessment, The Leadership Circle, Kepner Tregoe Project Management, Peter Blockâ€™s Six Conversations for Accountability and Commitment, & Business Structural Consultant, certified by Robert Fritz Inc.
In herÂ community, Ann is passionate about creating amazing, life-changing education opportunities for youth. SheÂ co-founded Central Ohio Robotics Initiative (CORI), and is on theÂ board of the PAST Foundation. An active Rotarian, AnnÂ is alsoÂ a past president for both Dublin A.M. Rotary and its Charitable Foundation.
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“I engaged Ann Ralston as a consultant on our organizational structure and staff accountability, and every minute we spend together is worthwhile. She keeps me on task and expertly guides our discussion to ensure that I achieve the goal I set for the consultation. She is smart, intuitive, and patient, and has a wonderful ability to see the big picture. The tools I’ve gleaned from our time together will make a difference in how I think and operate.”Â November 14, 2014,
Lori Wengerd,Â Owner & President of HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Lori was Ann’s client
“Ann and I have worked together for over 8 years on multiple projects for a variety of clients. Ann’s strengths lie not only in developing the strategies necessary to achieve specific outcomes but also in her ability to help the group focus on the plan and move forward. Her communication and organization skills are outstanding. She approaches each project as a consummate professional: experienced, knowledgeable and passionate.”Â January 9, 2012
Claudia Trusty, Partner, Trusty & Company –Â Creative Marketing & Design Solutions
worked with Ann at Ralston Consulting Inc.
â€śAnn Ralston is a professional’s professional. We worked together in promotion of the 2010 Connect A Million Minds Robotics Invitational. Ann was in command of every detail. She brought to the task a laser-like focus that made our job on the media-relations side very simple. Bravo!â€ť July 28, 2010
Jeff Ortega, Media Relations, Time Warner Cable
was with another company when working with Ann
â€śI had the pleasure of collaborating with Ann Ralston for several years at a global translation company in the not-for-profit sector, wherein she led a critical effort to streamline operations, solidify the management team and drive the all-important notions of cash surplus and fiscal stability across the organization. Annâ€™s quick grasp of corporate mission, strategy and tactics led to an efficient project start-up and her leadership allowed for the coordination, amongst many organizational disciplines, required for several major systemic upgrades and the successful development of project profitability reporting (my predominant focus).
She is a fantastic mentor for young executives and an assertive leader who possesses a unique blend of management savvy, organizational discipline and strategic vision. Ann built and trained an effective leadership and management team that successfully weathered the spinoff of this business unit from the parent organization.
I would strongly recommend Ann for organizations looking to (1) build a dynamic team and to (2) fine-tune and operationalize their strategies.â€ť August, 2009
Bruce Collen, Partner, Focus Business Solutions
worked directly with Ann at Ralston Consulting Inc.
â€śAnn did a project for me putting together a program for an annual regional conference. She did a superlative job! Ann did original research, and developed the conference program around the results of that research–a truly novel and exciting, and transferable approach. She is an outstanding planner, facilitator, thinker, and on-her-feet presenter. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again.â€ť August 7, 2007
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
hired Ann as a Business Consultant in 2006