Ron Rapatalo, career shepherd, executive, motivational speaker, and podcast host of "RONderings", grew up in the hustle and bustle of New York City. The son of immigrants, he learned early to seek out a "circle of champions" that would help him uplevel to the life of his aspirations.
After advising a generation of leaders to uplevel their own lives and careers by leveraging the people who love them personally and professionally, Ron is now bringing his tips, tricks, and stories to the general public.
Leverage is a book that is written like a conversation. It starts to unfold with the lessons from Ron's unique childhood teachers, and it continues to unwrap transformation stories and eureka moments until the reader is left with a simple path toward realizing their own dreams and aspirations.
Convincing yet open, friendly yet full of edge, Ron counsels with simplicity and depth, and with thought leadership and grit.
He admits that he didn't want to write the typical "here's how to network" book, full of how-tos and strategies. Ron writes, "Career networking has a history of transactional situations and anxiety. It doesn't have to be that way. This book is an accumulation of the stories and values of the people who are in my circle of champions, how to find the archetypes of these people and the lessons I have learned from them."
Everyone in business should pick up this book, and realize that they are already surrounded by the "champions" they need, in order to shift the Earth on its axis.