Ron Price is the owner and operator of Productive Outcomes, Inc. As a part time mediator in San Juan County since 1987, Ron originally opened his business as Four Corners Mediation & Arbitration, Inc. in September of 1996. The name change to Productive Outcomes, Inc. was made to reflect aspects of Ron’s business other than alternative dispute resolution. Some of these aspects include: public speaking, workshop facilitation, life and relationship coaching, and book writing.
Ron’s educational career began in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent the first 25 years of his life. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1974 with a BA in Sociology. Having moved to Farmington in 1986 he commuted to the University of New Mexico from 1989 – 1993 and graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling. In addition to his formal education Ron has also completed over 400 hours in continuing education, mostly in the fields of workshop facilitation, mediation, and life-skills-building.
In 1997 Ron was invited to conduct a workshop in non-violent crisis intervention for the security staff at San Juan College. This led to a mutually beneficial relationship between him and the Business and Industry Training Center where he became certified to conduct workshops for Achieve Global and Franklin/Covey, (including the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Focus). Ron very much appreciates working with people and challenging them to see life through more productive eyes than they might presently be seeing.
A longtime member of Toastmasters International, Ron provides dynamic programs on topics such as Emotional Intelligence, Principled Negotiation, Building Productive Relationships and others. Ron is happily married to Maridell Price, a retired registered nurse at San Juan Regional Medical Center. They have been married 39 years. He is a past president of the San Juan Rotary Club, and he currently serves as a board member for the Four Corners Conference for Professional Development, and the Four Corners Foundation.