Ralph Heath is an author, business coach, consultant, and speaker specializing in thoughtful leadership and marketing. His new book, Celebrating Failure: the Power of Taking Risks, Making Mistakes, and Thinking Big, published by Career Press is available for preorder now and will be in bookstores in July 2009.
Strategic and creative business leadership
For 31 years, Ralph led his agency, Ovation Marketing, by providing strategic insight and serving as a marketing and creative resource for client teams. Under his leadership, Ovation was twice named to INC. magazine’s list of America’s 500 fastest growing companies. Ralph is a John Caples International Award winner and has been recognized as a DMA Midwest Direct Marketer of the Year.
Speaker, educator, and community leader
Ralph is a motivational/keynote speaker and member of the National Speakers Association. He has taught advertising and marketing courses at the University of Wisconsin. He earned his B.S. in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He is past-president of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Treasurer of Human Powered Trails, organizations dedicated to preserving a natural environment in western Wisconsin. He serves on the board of the La Crosse Fitness Festival and La Crosse Blufflands.
World-class athlete and fitness advocate
Ralph has been honored as a four-time Triathlon All-American by Triathlete magazine and the U.S.A. Triathlon Association. He is a two-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman competition and competes in 20 to 25 triathlons, bicycle, and running races each year.