About Ronnie

Ronnie Grabon has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources, Executive Coaching, consulting, facilitation and teaching. Beyond her private practice with individual clients and organizations, she serves as a Professor of Practice in the MBA program of the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG. She is also associated with the Center for Creative Leadership where she has been an Executive Coach and facilitator for over 15 years. Ronnie has been the senior executive for HR and on the senior management team in many different environments. Within organizations, she has been involved in business strategy, leadership and operations. Ronnie has been a part of both high growth environments and business upheavals.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark
MBA, Business

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
BA, Philosophy

Professor of Practice
UNCG Bryan School of Business
2010 – Present (3 years)
Developing and teaching a course on Leadership Assessment and Career Enhancement (LACE) to MBA students. The course will allow students to understand their own styles and develop personal and career goals based on that information. It will also allow students to create and implement a strategy for their career.

HR Consultant and Executive Coach
RS Grabon Consulting
1999 – Present (14 years)
HR Consultant and Executive Coach. Skilled in all areas of HR, facilitation and coaching. SPHR, certified in MBTI, Voices and other assessment instruments

Executive Coach
Center for Creative Leadership
1999 – Present (14 years)
Executive coaching and facilitation with participants in a variety of leadership development programs. Work has included executives along the entire developmental spectrum from a wide variety of industries and functions.

VP Human Resources
Carlyle & Co.
1999 – 2010 (11 years)
Developed all HR, benefits and payroll programs for this 35 store, multi-state, guild jewelry retailer. Focus on strategic HR issues through multiple company transitions including growth, acquisition, being acquired, bankruptcy and ultimately liquidation.

Director, Human Resources
Center for Creative Leadership
1995 – 1999 (4 years)
Directed all HR activities including recruiting, orientation, OD, benefits and performance management. Directed organization wide climate study and response. Involved in major institutional reorganization.

Director, Human Resources
Fried Frank
1985 – 1995 (10 years)
Managed all HR functions for this Wall Street law firm of over 400 attorneys.

VP Human Resources
Barnes & Noble
1983 – 1985 (2 years)
Created the first HR department for this major retail organization.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Board Member, Personnel Committee Chair
Guilford Child Development

Cabinet Member
Elsewhere Collaborative
Arts and Culture

From executive coaching to human resources, to dealing with transitions in our lives, Ronnie Grabon is the voice of understanding and knowledge, and can expertly guide you through the challenges of professional and personal life.

Her professional associations include:  Women’s Professional Forum, Society for Human Resource Management, Center for Credentialing Excellence.