Chief Cultural Anthropologist
After 31 years of leading positive change and reshaping organizations as a Human Resource professional and Operational Leader at General Electric, Ron decided to retire. In his last role as leader of Global Services for GE, Ron inspired a global organization of over 350 people located in 30+ countries. The organization became known for its lean business operations, productivity and agility, founded on a culture of high trust, no fear and joy in the workplace. Before long, other GE businesses and external companies visited this business to observe the culture transformation. Upon retirement, Ron joined Alchemy to pursue his dream of bringing job and inspiring leadership to other companies.
Ron is a graduate of Cornell University, has three successful children and lives in upstate New York. He spends his free time golfing, traveling and playing with his grandson, Charlie; by which he is referred to as Papa!
Carolyn Freyer-Jones, M.A., has been coaching women and men for over 15 years, assisting them in their growth as leaders. Her clients include corporate executives, business owners, authors, lawyers, television hosts, salespeople, and more.
Carolyn has supported clients in launching new businesses, strengthening relationships, transforming careers, and experiencing greater success, fulfillment, peace, and joy. She loves supporting service professionals in growing in their ability to be powerful and effective enrollers—many of whom have experienced results of growing their income two and three times. Carolyn is a long time champion of women who has developed and co‐facilitated a series of dynamic women’s coaching groups.
A passionate and established business leader, Katie infuses diversity and inclusion practices into people and workplace culture HR processes to further advance equity, inclusion and belonging. Her areas of expertise include talent development, reporting and analytics, new hire programming and employee resource group development.
Katie is renowned for her ability to establish trust and personally connect with her clients and people respect and look to her expertise on inclusive leadership development programming, diversity and inclusion strategies, and business resource group management. She is also high-energy, engaging and promotes dialogue and collaboration in the classroom.
Devon Bandison, MPA
Born and raised in NYC, Devon shares the same energetic heartbeat, big personality and commitment to excellence as his hometown. He is committed to transforming leaders into Game Changers; helping them play full out in life, relationships and business. Devon’s clients include corporate executives, Fortune 100 Companies, professional athletes/sports organizations, salespeople, business owners, and the top executive/life coaches around the world.
Devon earned his B.A in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He has over 15 years of experience creating and delivering nationally recognized programs, providing professionals with the tools necessary to become effective leaders. His book Fatherhood is Leadership: Your Playbook for Success, Self-Leadership and a Successful Life” was a #1 New Release on Amazon in August 2017. Devon’s coaching has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and his work can be found in places like the Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, and Success Magazine.
Devon is the proud father of three wonderful human beings (21,17,8) who teach him much more about life and love then he could ever hope to teach them.