Ralph Heath is an author, consultant, and keynote speaker specializing in innovative leadership, marketing, and health and wellness. His first book, Celebrating Failure: The Power of Taking Risks, Making Mistakes, and Thinking Big, is published by Career Press. He writes a blog called Thoughtful Leadership and Marketing.
He is a managing partner in Synergy Leadership Group located in La Crosse Wisconsin. Synergy Leadership Group is a Brand Activation organization that helps company’s brand themselves to a global audience by telling authentic stories about their culture and products.
Strategic and creative business leadership
Ralph is past president and founder of Ovation Marketing. 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 15 year 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 currently president of La Crosse Promise and past-president of Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Human Powered Trails, organizations dedicated to preserving a natural environment. He is a founding member of the La Crosse Fitness Festival.
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 routinely competes in cycling and running races. He has been a silver and bronze medal winner in the Wisconsin Road Race Cycling championships.