The story is all too common. People who work years to build their fortune, can lose it overnight due to conflict with others. Help yourself and the people you serve to protect their assets by preventing and resolving conflict.

Most people say they dread conflict, yet none of us get to go through life without it occurring from time-to-time. Conflict need not be fearful if you know how to prevent and/or resolve it productively.

And, that’s where I come in. I help individuals and companies learn how to PLAY NICE in their Sandbox. This eight-step model gives tools, tips, and techniques to prevent minor conflicts from stealing your time, energy, and resources. It also equips people to resolve conflict that must be addressed for the overall good of the individuals or organization.

"Ron’s presentation style combined a variety of multimedia platforms. Utilizing slides, videos, audience participation, and a wonderful sense of humor, he kept everyone engaged making the hour go fast. In addition, Ron provided useful information leaving everyone with many “ah-ha moments and several immediate takeaways they could apply towards personal as well as professional implementation.”


Durango, Co. Chamber of Commerce


  • Improve morale
  • Improve teamwork
  • Improve productivity
  • Improve creativity
  • Improve customer service
  • Reduce drama and infighting
  • Reduce turnover
  • Reduce absenteeism
  • Reduce “presenteeism”

"This letter is in reference to my experience having Ron Price present his “PLAY NICE in Your Sandbox” material to bank staff in June of 2018. As any business can attest, working effectively with others is paramount to productivity. Ron speaks clearly, engages the audience, and maintains an upbeat and positive presence throughout.

His humorous approach to topics such as emotions, communication, perspective, and conflict resolution were referred to by our folks in the weeks following his presentation. Many gleaned tools for work and home."

Sheila Mathews


Four Corners Community Bank


Foundational Principles for a Productive Workplace:

Learn and implement key fundamentals to help your organization thrive as a cohesive unit.


PLAY NICE in Your Sandbox (Part One):

Avoid needless expenditures of time, money and resources by preventing insignificant conflict before it starts.


PLAY NICE in Your Sandbox (Part Two):

Resolve conflicts that threaten the viability and harmony of your workplace. Learn to satisfy each party’s concerns so the matter is truly put to rest.


Humor, Fun, and Laughter in the Workplace:

Which is worse - all fun and no work, or all work and no fun? Hopefully you agree the answer is neither! Let’s explore ways we can all enjoy our work more and get it done more productively.


Team-Killing Germs:

Do you know the five common germs that infect and kill relationships at work and at home? You should - and you will after attending this presentation/workshop.


Porcupines, Skunks, Customers and Co-Workers - How to deal with difficult people and situations:

Your world likely contains people and situations that are difficult at times and which can easily throw you off your game. This need not be the case. Learn some practical and valuable tools, tips and techniques to make the most of every challenging situation.



  • Improve relationships with co-workers
  • Improve relaImprove relationships with friends and familytionships with co-workers
  • Have a greater ability to operate with an appropriate attitude towards their work, themselves, and others
  • Reduce the impact of home problems on work productivity
  • Redude the impact of work problems on home wellness and stability
  • Improves your ability to avoid conflict when possible
  • Makes it possible for you to easily adjust and adapt to changes in the workplace
  • Know how to minimize other’s ability to push their buttons
  • Be better able to handle challenging relationships with co-workers and the public
  • Have more control of emotions- decrease emotional hijackings
  • Develop new ways to keep humor and fun in the workplace
  • Be better able to handle stresses and pressures in life


  • Conflict Prevention:  Life can be hectic and stressful at times, and often we find ourselves engaged in conflicts that are not worthy of our time or energy. Conflict is certainly not always negative, but why waste life dealing with matters that are not all that important? This upbeat workshop is based on the P.L.A.Y. portion of my book P.L.A.Y. N.I.C.E. in Your Sandbox at Work (subtitled Equipping People to Move from Conflict to Collaboration). Participants learn four specific techniques to minimize, and/or wholly eliminate various conflicts from their lives.
  • Conflict Management:  This is the N.I.C.E. portion of P.L.A.Y. N.I.C.E. in Your Sandbox at Work that addresses how to deal with conflict successfully when it cannot or should not be prevented. This workshop draws in part from the books Verbal Judo and Getting to Yes. We cover specific steps one can take to avoid adversarial relations and to bring disputes to a constructive and productive outcome. Wallflowers and bullies are both hindrances to an effective business – this workshop aims to minimize both.
  • Fundamentals for a Cooperative Workplace:  This workshop focuses on the influence of perceptions in determining how we deal with others. Participants will learn to suspend judgment, along with other practical inter-personal skills. It also covers the importance of making deposits versus withdrawals in their dealings with co-workers and others. Finally, participants learn techniques designed to diffuse tense situations and avoid incidents of “road rage” or “going postal.”
  • Emotional Intelligence:  Why do some brilliant folks fail at life while some less intelligent folks thrive? This workshop covers an exploration of EQ, a self-guided inventory for participants to see where they measure up, and concrete exercises to improve the overall EQ of the workplace. We also address specific reasons why EQ is essential to the bottom line and successful business operations. This workshop is based on the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman along with other valuable resources.
  • Relationships:  All of life seems to be about relationships, yet most all of us have sad memories of failed relationships. I provide information gleaned from numerous researchers for what causes the breakup of relationships in our society. I then give definitive steps participants can take to prevent these destructive “germs” from infecting and killing off their significant I also draw on material from several experts to help folks improve their relations with co-workers, bosses, spouses, children, friends, etc.
  • Humor and Fun in the Workplace:  Which is worse – all work and no fun or all fun and no work? Your business can likely afford neither. This fast-paced, interactive and instructional workshop teaches new ways to let your workplace experience be both enjoyable and productive.
  • Change - Friend or Foe?:  Change is a natural and recurring part of life yet it can pose a challenge if not handled correctly. This workshop explains how change is a 6 step process and equips participants to accept and navigate through change – those which are voluntary and those which are imposed by others.
  • Laughter, a Great Medicine:  This presentation highlights the enormous physical, mental, emotional and social benefits of laughter. Life is so stressful at times and can be so overwhelming that we do not take the time to laugh as we should. That will not be the case in this workshop that is filled with humorous workplace-friendly videos, cartoons, jokes, etc. to help participants focus on the lighter side of life. Plan on leaving this workshop thoroughly entertained and motivated to keep laughter in the forefront of your life.
  • Other:  While I do not consider myself to be a “jack-of-all-trades” I would be willing to discuss the possibility of designing a workshop to meet the specific needs and challenges you face with your staff. Also, I am well acquainted with other trainers in the area and would gladly refer you elsewhere if your needs could be better met by someone else.


I’ve been a mediator for over 30 years. For over 30 years I have put myself between people who are at odds with each other. If that doesn’t tell you I’m a sick man I don’t know what will.

But it has been my great joy over the years to help people view their conflict in a different light, and more often than not reach an amicable resolution. Someone once said that “all fundamental problems are, at their core, problems of relationships. It follows then, that all real solutions consist of reordering relationships.” While people in the field of financial matters have typically been well-equipped to deliver their expertise,far too many have never been trained or equipped to handle relationships with Clients,co-workers, vendors and others. This often leads to problems which can negatively impact your bottom line.

I say we fix that, and design a presentation or training to meet your specific needs and situation. I use my experience as a Franklin-Covey certified facilitator to lead impactful workshops. My lengthy history with Toastmasters helps me deliver presentations that are informative, useful, and entertaining.

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