Gary Ralston


A business consultant with clients achieving dramatic, sustainable business results, Gary draws from over 25 years as an entrepreneur, technologist and educator. He helps leaders find clarity in complex situations and systems, make sense of uncertain futures, articulate personal and organizational aspirations, and define high-leverage roadmaps to create futures distinct from the past.

Gary’s Canadian and US clients range from broadcast, cable and telecom to pharmaceutical firms, aviation, engineering, First Nations (aboriginal peoples) and software start-ups. He is also among a handful of Structural Consultants certified by Robert Fritz Inc. in both business and personal practice.

As a volunteer, Gary developed technology curriculum for their boys’ school, combining business project management techniques with the creative process of filmmaking to engage students from grades four through twelve at a deeper level of self-directed learning. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Gary now lives and works with his wife and business partner, Ann, in Columbus, Ohio.

Recommendations for Gary

“We always accomplish so much more when Ralston Consulting is guiding us within our business strategy sessions. We are at another crossroads in our business and we often make quick decisions regarding what we feel are the best moves for our business when operating daily. Within the first hour of our strategy session, the value of our session was obvious and pre-conceived notions about our desired direction were re-shaped. The tools, examples and group tasks truly helped us redirect our approach and thoughts toward our company’s track for the next 1 year, 3-5 year and 10 year periods. We were also able to establish a method for handling sensitive disconnects within management by focusing on our structure instead of on individuals. I continue to appreciate the value they bring to our team and assistance in shaping our business growth over the past 18 years.” October 11, 2015

Garry Montgomery, PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Principal, Dynamix Engineering Ltd.

client since 1997

“Working with Gary has always been a positive and productive experience. Gary has the wisdom, insight, and tools to really focus attention on what is most important and to bring a unique clarity to challenging situations. He has a real gift for discovering the strengths of organizations and individuals while being able to point out the weaknesses in a constructive and helpful way. I would highly recommend Gary as a skilled consultant, adviser, and guide for both business strategy and tactics, or personal success.” June 27, 2009 View Gary Ralston's profile on LinkedIn

Sean Boiarski, Product Manager, Now Software

worked indirectly for Gary at Ralston Consulting Inc.

“I consider Gary a mentor, an advisor, a collaborator, a colleague, a go-to resource for tough business problems, and most importantly a friend. I consistently characterize Gary as one of the clearest thinkers I have ever met. He has a way of clearing all preconceived notions and approaching every business issue with a clear mind so that he can see all of the forces in play. This helps people to make explicit what is causing the business problem. From there, he is able to help people make difficult decisions quickly and without second-guessing themselves. It is for all of these reasons that I heartily recommend Gary for any kind of strategic planning, business planning, or management decision support that a company could need.” December 14, 2008 View Gary Ralston's profile on LinkedIn

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Troy Angrignon

hired Gary multiple times, first as a Business Consultant in 2007

“Working with Gary my organization was able to quickly develop and refine a business strategy that set us up for future success. Gary worked with us to both develop and implement the strategy including developing a change management strategy for the people affected by the changes. Gary’s keen business acumen and expertise in organizational design combined with an understanding of how to implement change help us to successfully navigate a major reorganization.” April 8, 2008 View Gary Ralston's profile on LinkedIn

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Joyce Boadt

hired Gary as a Business Consultant in 2003, and hired Gary more than once

“Gary has been and continues to be a trusted consultant in the best sense of the word. His approach to strategy and planning, management issues, and execution are clear and continually bring us back to the critical issues of “what should we be doing today?”. I recommend him without reservation and believe that any business, large or small, would benefit by engaging Ralston Consulting.” April 7, 2008 View Gary Ralston's profile on LinkedIn

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Randy Murray

hired Gary as a Business Consultant in 1999, and hired Gary more than once

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