BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
RON MONTEIRO, CPA, CMA
I am a Senior Finance & Accounting professional with 20+ years of business experience. Throughout my career I have naturally gravitated towards training, coaching and mentoring experiences. This includes developing and teaching training courses, one-on-one coaching, and developing seminars and lectures (domestic and international) for small groups and audiences of up to 300 participants. I am a life-long learner and teacher, and my passions include coaching, building confidence and authentic leadership. I have a tremendous passion to help individuals develop into fantastic and team-first leaders in their professional and personal lives.
I grew up in Kenya where the educational focus was on building a very strong academic foundation with little emphasis on the importance of soft skills. When I moved to Canada, I had underdeveloped interpersonal and soft skills which was a significant hurdle to overcome during my University years and at the start of my career.
My turning point was the excellent training, development and mentorship that I had at Kraft Foods. I evolved from a shy individual who had good insights but lacked confidence to voice them into a confident business partner who relishes the opportunity to present my insights and opinions.
I now have a significant amount of experience presenting to executives and speaking to large audiences. My goal and dream is to share my story and provide practical tools and experiences with individuals and groups in order to help them grow and develop into productive, confident and fulfilled business partners.
LIFE BEGINS AT THE END
"Ron recently lead a course for our team on the power of connecting with audiences in presentations. In short order he got our team to open up on their fears of presenting and in 2 or 3 short stories he shared his own experiences and tips on improvement. They appreciated his presentation style, two way dialogue and suggestions for improvement. And they keep asking me when he’s coming back to share more stories. Thanks Ron!!"
Andy Hull, CPA, CFA
UNFI Canada Head of Finance
"I had the pleasure of attending and participating in a webinar that Ron presented to senior finance professionals. Ron is an exceptional presenter and storyteller, extremely engaging and I would not hesitate to recommend Ron to any organisation looking for an insightful professional speaker or trainer."
Protiviti | Robert Half
Regional Vice President - Managed Business Services
"Ron has provided in-person and virtual guest lectures for me over the last three years on the topic of leadership (> 3000 students with 12 lectures with an average class size of 250-300 students)!
He is very passionate and knowledgeable in this subject area and has a very interesting and compelling way of relating real world leadership examples and his own practical leadership lessons to students. The feedback I have received from the students is excellent and he is now a fixture in my class."
Michael Khan, MBA, CPA, CA, CISA, CGEIT
Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto