Ron Lee – Professional Demonstration Skydiver, Entrepreneur and Business Owner
As an entrepreneur, business owner and professional skydiving entertainer, Ron Lee has, like most business owners, seen the best times and the worst times in business. Myriad moments in both his skydiving and business management careers occurred that resulted in epiphanies that helped grow his enterprises. Thus, at a critical point early on in one of his first start-up ventures, conditions required that he consider some important questions:
- How much is a person’s success tied to their understanding of, and willingness to engage in deliberate and managed personal risk?
- How does ones acceptance of a risk-endorsed lifestyle develop or enhance creative and flexible, even visionary thinking?
For Ron personally, the answers to these questions resulted in galvanizing moments of understanding. As his audiences learn early on in his conversations with them, “There is great value in fear, risk, struggle and failure”. With more than thirty years of skydiving, entertainment, leadership and real-world business ownership experience, Ron has discovered that some elements of personal creativity and vision require deliberate acts of meaningful personal risk. Ron believes it is our voluntary embrace of challenge and personal risk that stokes the creative fires of the human brain, and that our steps into the realm of repeated risk challenge helps result in the long term outcomes we desire. “Epiphanic moments result from a risk-rich existence”.
With his compelling narratives around the real-life experiences, risks and challenges of working as a professional demonstration skydiver, Ron connects the dots between deliberate risk, situational discomfort, the “cannot fail” nature of skydiving and the resulting evolution in thinking that leads to greater relationships, accomplishments and personal success.
Ron’s multi-media presentations, punctuated with thrilling video and still imagery from some of his company’s most challenging and memorable skydiving demonstrations, are tailored to corporate, community and service organizations. They serve to enlighten, inspire and awaken audiences to the incredible personal and professional outcomes that are the natural result of pushing beyond one’s perceived limitations. Every presentation or speaking engagement is custom-crafted for each client audience, and can last between 20 and 60 minutes, depending upon the client’s program goals.
As founder of Skydiving Innovations and co-founder of SI Teambuilding, Ron has developed, managed and performed on nearly 500 aerial demonstrations since 1986, and has logged more than 5,200 skydives in his career. Companies such as Wells Fargo, Liberty Mutual, Callaway Golf, The National Football League, Delta Airlines, Verizon Wireless and Disney Entertainment have partnered with Ron’s companies when they want extraordinary and inspiring entertainment outcomes for their events.
For further information or to book a speaking engagement, you may contact Ron directly at email@example.com
Ron Lee holds a US Parachute Association “D” license and PRO (Professional Demonstration Skydiver) rating. Currently serving as a US Parachute Association Safety and Training Advisor, Ron consults with professional skydivers and their teams, and provides counsel and guidance to FAA authorities when called up on to evaluate requests for FAA demonstration jump authorizations. Each year, Ron conducts several west coast training camps for experienced skydivers who want to qualify for their professional ratings. Ron is an FAA Part 107-certificated commercial drone pilot, and possesses myriad authorizations for drone flight operations in controlled airspace.