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We Train Leaders!


Our mission at The High Road Institute is to train great leaders. The kind that is happy to come to work, make a difference, and rally the people!

Here’s How We Do It:

  • Resources – blog posts, 591/2 Seconds Email Newsletter, and more
  • Speaking – Ron Rael, NSA Member, speaks on a range of leadership topics customized to an organization’s specific needs
  • Corporate Training – The High Road Institute has a proven track record with building leaders at organizations like: Marsh, The University of Washington and The United States Navy

From the High Road Institute Blog

Gina Cotner of Athena Executive Services

Gina Cotner of Athena Executive Services

Gina Cotner of Athena Executive Services Gina Cotner is the founder and CEO of Athena Executive Services, a firm that pairs virtual Executive Assistants around the United States with busy business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. Her team of high-caliber...

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Job One is to Become a Leader!

Job One is to Become a Leader!

Panera Bread is experiencing 100% employee turnover, annually! Panera is not alone; it is an alarming trend in the fast food space. Employee turnover is extremely high and likely getting worse until solutions are in place. Or until we have no more fast food places to...

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Leadership Lessons from Summer Camp

Leadership Lessons from Summer Camp

Summer is a time for having fun. Summer is also a time of hard work. Does that sound incongruous? During summer, more often than not, Americans take bigger vacations. Friends and relatives come to visit us. We go to amusement parks, lakes, zoos, and museums. We hang...

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You’re smart.
And, you desire to make a difference.

That’s exactly the type of person we can help. While our method focuses on leadership, the result is a happier & versatile professional.

I deliver SOLUTIONS that address the Human Element of Leading others; tools that instigate good change.

About Ron Rael


I am… usually irreverent, sometimes satirical, and always provocative!

Don’t worry, my humorous nature blends with a serious-minded focus on High Road® Leadership. I want you to become the best leader you can be and help you achieve an accomplished career.