Executive Coach/Leadership Development/Author/Speaker
Ross Woodstock is an Executive Coach/Leadership Consultant/Author/Speakers with Kolt Communications in Okemos, Michigan. Ross helps individuals and teams from middle management to the C-Suite achieve sustainable growth in their careers. He utilizes a variety of research and assessment tools to help clients build self-awareness and design strategies to achieve their goals.
Ross is a certified Leadership Fitness Trainer through the Fit Leader’s Program™, which he continues to teach within several organizations including the State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Corrections, GreenStone Farm Credit Services and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. He is a co-facilitator in the Leadership Lansing program through the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is credentialed in the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and regularly conducts team building trainings within organizations. He is also a certified DiSC instructor.
Ross is also the author of Lead to Lift Up Others: Leadership Insights From a Caregiver’s Journey. He is sought after as a speaker, delivering both keynote addresses and offering highly interactive breakout sessions.
During his nearly four decades in management and consulting, Ross has become widely known as an innovative leader, creative problem solver and an inspiring communicator. His energetic style and collaborative teaching techniques have helped numerous organizations and individual employees identify goals and successfully implement change-oriented strategies.
Prior to joining Kolt Communications in 2003, Ross had a distinguished career in radio and television, including ten years as president and general manager of WLNS-TV, which is the CBS affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. The challenges of management and leadership in the media industry allowed Ross to develop his skills in strategic planning team building, conflict management, goal setting and mentoring.
Ross has a master’s degree in Management and Administrative Services from the University of Texas at Dallas. He received a bachelor’s degree in Management of Human Resources from Spring Arbor College. In 1995, the Spring Arbor Alumni Association honored Ross with its Professional Excellence Award, citing him for “outstanding professional and community contributions and for achieving honor and distinction for Spring Arbor College.”