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Mr. Ron Bremner

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President

Phone: (905) ***-****  HQ Phone
Gold Medal Consulting Group Ltd
10 Fairfield Drive
King City, Ontario L7B 1L8
Canada

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Hillfield-Strathallan College
  • history and English
    University of Guelph
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About Ron Bremner and Gold Medal Consulting Group Ltd.
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Ron Bremner
Ron started Gold Medal Consulting Group in 2002, specializing in leadership training and executive mentoring and coaching---helping corporate teams and individuals 'be the best they can be'.
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Ron Bremner, President and Owner, Gold Medal Consulting Group Ltd.
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Ron Bremner was born in Hamilton, Ontario where he attended Hillfield-Strathallan College. He graduated from the University of Guelph where he majored in history and English and quarterbacked the varsity football team.
After a short stint in the life insurance business, Ron found his calling in broadcast sales. Starting at Standard Broadcast Sales in Toronto, Ron represented some of the top radio stations in the country, including CFRB Toronto, CJAD Montreal and CKNW Vancouver.
In 1974 Ron was recruited to move to Vancouver and joined the top rated CKNW/CFMI retail sales team, selling retail advertising for 5 years before being promoted to Sales Manager, then Vice-President/General Manager and finally President/General Manager. In all, Ron spent 16 years at CKNW/CFMI radio stations and for 5 consecutive years from 1985-1990 Ron's team led the stations to record profits each year.
In 1990 head office asked Ron to take the reins of BCTV, the flagship of Western International Communications (now owned by Global). While Ron was President/CEO of BCTV between 1990 and 1996 the station earned record profits each year and led the way in many innovations including Canada's first simultaneous news translation into Cantonese as well as Canada's first extended Saturday morning television newscasts.
In 1996 Ron was recruited and accepted the challenging role of President/CEO of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League and the Saddledome facility. Season tickets and the Canadian dollar were both at an all-time low and the hockey teams' on ice fortunes were just as challenged.
Under Ron's leadership, both the business and hockey aspects of the organization were completely rebuilt. Ron remained with the club for 5 years through 2001, consolidating the business side of the operation, adding the Hitmen junior team to the mix, dramatically increasing season ticket sales, while creating new and exciting sponsorship and promotions opportunities. Ron's innovative approach to sports marketing was the subject of feature articles in many magazines including Canadian Business.
After leaving the Flames, Ron and his wife Gail embarked on a 2 year sabbatical spending extended periods of time in France, Italy and New Zealand. Additionally, Ron returned to University at Laval in Quebec City to take French immersion.
In 2002, Ron returned to his eastern roots with his wife Gail and formed the Gold Medal Consulting Group in King City, just north of Toronto. Gold Medal Consulting focuses on leadership training, management consulting and motivational speaking.
In late 2004, Ron completed an extended consulting project in Manhattan as Chairman/CEO of Professional Sports Publications (PSP), New York, New York on behalf of Larry Tanenbaum's Kilmer Van Nostrand.
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Subsequent to the PSP project, Ron has done two additional projects for Larry Tanenbaums' group, serving as Vice-Chairman of Insight Sports in the Digital Broadcasting field and as Chairman/CEO of Unisync (one of Canada's premier companies in the corporate apparel business).
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Ron also believes that just as each employee can help make a profit, similarly each employee can help make a difference; a difference in their company, a difference in their community and a difference in the lives of their fellow employee.
Ron was Chairman of the Canadian Television Board for 2 consecutive terms and was elected into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2000. Additionally he was named BC's Broadcaster of the Year in 1996 and that same year he was awarded Variety Club's highest distinction, the Golden Heart Award for Community Service. Ron was a recipient of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Award for Community Service in 2007. He currently serves on the Board of the St. Michael's Hospital President's Advisory Council (Toronto).
Ron is currently Coaching/Mentoring a number of high-profile Canadian Executives in different areas of the country, working with each to try and help them focus on various areas of personal growth and development in an effort to get them to the next level and beyond. Ron has been profiled in a number of newspaper and magazine articles over the years as well as having been featured in a major article in Canadian Business Magazine. He has been a frequent guest on the CTV show 'Off The Record' with Michael Landsberg as well as being a regular contributor to Broadcast Dialogue Magazine. He is also working on a book entitled, 'LIfe and Leadership Lessons from The Wizard of Oz'.
Ron and his wife Gail and English Doodle dog 'Beanz' reside in King City, Ontario. He has one son, Mark, who lives in Vancouver.
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"Ron's style is inclusive and his humour infectious.
Governance - Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
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Ronald Bremner
Ron Bremner is President of the Gold Medal Consulting Group. Mr. Bremner spent 22 years in radio and television in Vancouver, highlighted by his term as President of CKNW/CFMI radio stations and President/CEO of BCTV. In 1996, he became President/CEO of the Calgary Flames, then served as Chairman/CEO of Professional Sports Publications. Today, Mr. Bremner coaches senior executives across the country, delivers keynote speeches and works with companies in the areas of leadership, communication, strategic planning and team-building. Throughout his career, he has chaired a number of high-profile organizations across the country. He is a member of the Canadian Association Broadcaster's Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal for Community Service. He currently serves on the Board of the Ontario March of Dimes, the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Women in Communications.
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Ron Bremner, President, Gold Medal Consulting, King City, ON Communications Chair:
Ron Bremner - What Others Say
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"working with Ron as a personal career coach has been both a positive and rewarding experience.
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Ron interacted well with our group. His mix of humour and business acumen resonated with all members of the audience. Ron took the extra time to connect with several individuals prior to the meeting to provide a beneficial message for everyone.
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" through his outgoing personality and great people skills, Ron was able to get all of our directors involved in the discussion led to the development of our strategic goals and objectives. I was truly amazed with how Ron did his homework prior to the event by encouraging the directors to come prepared. Through his leadership and his exuberant personality, he managed to even get the most laid back person to participate in the project."
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" Ron provided his expertise in sports leadership, business management and passion for community and helped direct our staff and Board of Directors through this process. It is rare that you find an individual who truly takes the time to understand your specific business objectives before providing feedback and/or offering a solution. Ron's skills coupled with his strength to deliver enabled him to ensure that our Board was engaged creating a real connection with the group. Ron is an effective communicator and his professionalism and dedication to his task at hand made it a pleasure to work with him.
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Your energy, enthusiasm and wise counsel set you apart, Ron.
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Working with Ron Bremner over the past year has been a tremendously positive and productive experience.
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I would like to express my deep appreciation and thanks to Ron for the past two years of mentoring, coaching, advice and guidance. During this time, which has been a crucial point in the development of our business, Ron Bremner provided me with a basic framework for helping me to manage the sales and marketing team. More recently our focus grew to include guidance on the leadership of the company as I assumed operational responsibility as well, a promotion that you had a large hand in helping me to achieve. [..] Ron Bremner provided me, and the team with advice on specific opportunities and based on his personal experience helped us to navigate account plans and funnel opportunities through to closing. View full testimonial.
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Mr. Bremner has helped shepherd my career by focusing on leadership and constant self improvement. I felt as though my career has been fast tracked thanks to the 2 years of work with Gold Medal Consulting.
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I truly believed before we hired Ron Bremner as a coach, that the investment would be worthwhile. As this assignment has now ended. I am more convinced than ever that it was the right thing to do. Ron has brought 3 of my people along so much faster than if I had to do so myself. I always like to say that "the proof is in the pudding", for example when you look at John's performance in the year that he worked with him, he ended up leading his team to having the best year ever, increasing sales by an amazing 28%.
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Ron took the time to get to know me and understand my work environment. Through the use of a third party assessment tool, he gained and shared insight with me on my personality characteristics and tendencies. Using all of this information and situations from my work, Ron had built on and reinforced my strengths. He challenged me to stretch and operate beyond my comfort zones to develop new skills and instincts that have helped me to be more effective as a leader and as a person. [..] Ron is genuine in his desire to help his clients grown and achieve their goals. His feedback is honest and constructive, and most importantly, he coaches leadership by modeling it. View full testimonial.
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From our first meeting Ron outlined clear expectations and committed to a weekly review. I always looked forward to our calls and always walked away with tremendous insight that was usable in my day-to-day role. Most of all, I was able to use some of the material in my personal life which has helped me immensely! All great players have a great coach to guide them. I am thrilled to have had the pleasure to work with Ron Bremner and help him guide me. View full testimonial.
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Ron is a true leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. He is very flexible and does an excellent job of customizing his messages based on the needs of the individual or the organization as a whole. If you are looking for an exceptionally talented individual as a motivational speaker or a personal leadership coach, I highly recommend Ron Bremner. View full testimonial
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Ron set an environment of openness, accessibility, availability and wise counsel which was deeply appreciated.
...
At every step along the way and in Andrew's full sight, Ron kept me involved and informed. I appreciate the climate of open learning which he fostered and supported. Ron, is a wonderful personal coach and advisor. He has a lot of wisdom coupled with experiences and seasoned with excellent judgement. View full testimonial.
...
Ron interacted well with our group. His mix of humour and business acumen resonated with all members of the audience. Ron took the extra time to connect with several individuals prior to the meeting to provide a beneficial message for everyone. From the feedback received, comments were very positive. Ron, we thank you for the time you took out of your busy schedule to speak to my team. View full testimonial.
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The job Ron Bremner did on customer service, ranks among the top presentations in the six year history of the class. Loaded with useful facts and emotionally stimulating at the same time. View full testimonial.
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Ron was wonderful to work with in the preparation stages as he was interested and thorough in his planning and the results showed that evening. View full testimonial.
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I wish to thank Ron Bremner for his outstanding keynote address at the SaskTel Leadership Conference. We enjoyed having Ron with us and have received many positive responses to his motivational message. His presentation was a wonderful combination of humour and inspiration and I know that his ideas have generated a great deal of enthusiasm amount our leadership team. Thank you Ron, for an excellent presentation and for your contribution to the success of our conference. View full testimonial
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Ron Bremner did it admirably! View full testimonial.
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Ron spoke about engagement and accountability; how 'you' can make a difference. His message was both motivating and thought provoking. A week has passed and people are still speaking of his message.
...
Ron has a unique ability to change his message on the fly as he receives feedback from the participants. Several managers commented how they took away a number of practical tools to use when they got back to the office Monday morning. I would certainly use Ron Bremner as a keynote speaker again should the opportunity present itself. View full testimonial.
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I want to thank Ron for the energy and enthusiasm he brought to our recent off site session. It struck all of the chords I was looking for. All of this was no doubt in large measure due to the time, careful thought and attention Ron spent in preparing for it. Developing a relationship with a number of the staff members and seeking their input - in addition to mine - was a key to the day's success. [..] What's more, Ron has gone above and beyond to follow-up with not only me, but members of the team, to ensure we are making progress where he left off. Ron Bremner has been incredibly generous in that regard and it is clear that it stems from his heart-felt desire to see everyone succeed as a result of working with Gold Medal Consulting. View full testimonial
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The feedback from our people was most impressive and we are still receiving positive reviews on the impact Ron made on our people. [..] A big part of this is the fact that Ron took the extra time and effort to meet separately in advance of the workshops with all 45 people who attended. [..] If you are looking to motivate, educate and teach your people some important life-long skills in customer service, sales and people management, you couldn't find a better qualified or more experienced individual to get the job done than Ron Bremner. View full testimonial.
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I want to thank Ron Bremner for facilitating a workshop for our management team.
...
Ron is a dynamic individual who can wear many hats and carries out his responsibilities in an exemplary manner. Ron was our facilitator for the Jays Care Foundation's Board of Director's annual think tank session. Ron, through his outdoing personality and great people skills, was able to get all of our directors
Ron Bremner - What Others Say
www.goldmedalconsulting.ca, 10 Mar 2014 [cached]
Ron Bremner
...
"working with Ron as a personal career coach has been both a positive and rewarding experience.
...
Ron interacted well with our group. His mix of humour and business acumen resonated with all members of the audience. Ron took the extra time to connect with several individuals prior to the meeting to provide a beneficial message for everyone.
...
I was truly amazed with how Ron did his homework prior to the event by encouraging the directors to come prepared. Through his leadership and his exuberant personality, he managed to even get the most laid back person to participate in the project."
...
" Ron provided his expertise in sports leadership, business management and passion for community and helped direct our staff and Board of Directors through this process. It is rare that you find an individual who truly takes the time to understand your specific business objectives before providing feedback and/or offering a solution. Ron's skills coupled with his strength to deliver enabled him to ensure that our Board was engaged creating a real connection with the group. Ron is an effective communicator and his professionalism and dedication to his task at hand made it a pleasure to work with him.
...
Your energy, enthusiasm and wise counsel set you apart, Ron.
...
Working with Ron Bremner over the past year has been a tremendously positive and productive experience.
...
I would like to express my deep appreciation and thanks to Ron for the past two years of mentoring, coaching, advice and guidance. During this time, which has been a crucial point in the development of our business, Ron Bremner provided me with a basic framework for helping me to manage the sales and marketing team. More recently our focus grew to include guidance on the leadership of the company as I assumed operational responsibility as well, a promotion that you had a large hand in helping me to achieve. [..] Ron Bremner provided me, and the team with advice on specific opportunities and based on his personal experience helped us to navigate account plans and funnel opportunities through to closing. View full testimonial.
...
Mr. Bremner has helped shepherd my career by focusing on leadership and constant self improvement. I felt as though my career has been fast tracked thanks to the 2 years of work with Gold Medal Consulting.
...
I truly believed before we hired Ron Bremner as a coach, that the investment would be worthwhile. As this assignment has now ended. I am more convinced than ever that it was the right thing to do. Ron has brought 3 of my people along so much faster than if I had to do so myself. I always like to say that "the proof is in the pudding", for example when you look at John's performance in the year that he worked with him, he ended up leading his team to having the best year ever, increasing sales by an amazing 28%.
...
Ron took the time to get to know me and understand my work environment. Through the use of a third party assessment tool, he gained and shared insight with me on my personality characteristics and tendencies. Using all of this information and situations from my work, Ron had built on and reinforced my strengths. He challenged me to stretch and operate beyond my comfort zones to develop new skills and instincts that have helped me to be more effective as a leader and as a person. [..] Ron is genuine in his desire to help his clients grown and achieve their goals. His feedback is honest and constructive, and most importantly, he coaches leadership by modeling it. View full testimonial.
...
From our first meeting Ron outlined clear expectations and committed to a weekly review. I always looked forward to our calls and always walked away with tremendous insight that was usable in my day-to-day role. Most of all, I was able to use some of the material in my personal life which has helped me immensely! All great players have a great coach to guide them. I am thrilled to have had the pleasure to work with Ron Bremner and help him guide me. View full testimonial.
...
Ron is a true leader with a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. He is very flexible and does an excellent job of customizing his messages based on the needs of the individual or the organization as a whole. If you are looking for an exceptionally talented individual as a motivational speaker or a personal leadership coach, I highly recommend Ron Bremner. View full testimonial
...
Ron set an environment of openness, accessibility, availability and wise counsel which was deeply appreciated.
...
At every step along the way and in Andrew's full sight, Ron kept me involved and informed. I appreciate the climate of open learning which he fostered and supported. Ron, is a wonderful personal coach and advisor. He has a lot of wisdom coupled with experiences and seasoned with excellent judgement. View full testimonial.
...
Ron interacted well with our group. His mix of humour and business acumen resonated with all members of the audience. Ron took the extra time to connect with several individuals prior to the meeting to provide a beneficial message for everyone. rom the feedback received, comments were very positive. Ron, we thank you for the time you took out of your busy schedule to speak to my team. View full testimonial.
...
The job Ron Bremner did on customer service, ranks among the top presentations in the six year history of the class. Loaded with useful facts and emotionally stimulating at the same time. View full testimonial.
...
Ron was wonderful to work with in the preparation stages as he was interested and thorough in his planning and the results showed that evening. View full testimonial.
...
I wish to thank Ron Bremner for his outstanding keynote address at the SaskTel Leadership Conference. We enjoyed having Ron with us and have received many positive responses to his motivational message. His presentation was a wonderful combination of humour and inspiration and I know that his ideas have generated a great deal of enthusiasm amount our leadership team. Thank you Ron, for an excellent presentation and for your contribution to the success of our conference. View full testimonial
...
Ron Bremner did it admirably! View full testimonial.
...
Ron spoke about engagement and accountability; how 'you' can make a difference. His message was both motivating and thought provoking. A week has passed and people are still speaking of his message.
...
Ron has a unique ability to change his message on the fly as he receives feedback from the participants. Several managers commented how they took away a number of practical tools to use when they got back to the office Monday morning. I would certainly use Ron Bremner as a keynote speaker again should the opportunity present itself. View full testimonial.
...
I want to thank Ron for the energy and enthusiasm he brought to our recent off site session. It struck all of the chords I was looking for. All of this was no doubt in large measure due to the time, careful thought and attention Ron spent in preparing for it. Developing a relationship with a number of the staff members and seeking their input - in addition to mine - was a key to the day's success. [..] What's more, Ron has gone above and beyond to follow-up with not only me, but members of the team, to ensure we are making progress where he left off. Ron Bremner has been incredibly generous in that regard and it is clear that it stems from his heart-felt desire to see everyone succeed as a result of working with Gold Medal Consulting. View full testimonial
...
The feedback from our people was most impressive and we are still receiving positive reviews on the impact Ron made on our people. [..] A big part of this is the fact that Ron took the extra time and effort to meet separately in advance of the workshops with all 45 people who attended. [..] If you are looking to motivate, educate and teach your people some important life-long skills in customer service, sales and people management, you couldn't find a better qualified or more experienced individual to get the job done than Ron Bremner. View full testimonial.
...
I want to thank Ron Bremner for facilitating a workshop for our management team.
...
Ron is a dynamic individual who can wear many hats and carries out his responsibilities in an exemplary manner. Ron was our facilitator for the Jays Care Foundation's Board of Director's annual think tank session. Ron, through his outdoing personality and great people skills, was able to get all of our directors involved in the discussion which eventually led to the development of our strategic goals and objectives. As a director of the Foundation myself, I was truly amazed with how Ron did his homew
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