Dr. Ralph Plumb | Your business will thrive again

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are  – Max Depree

A leader leads by example not by force – Sun Tzu

YOUR leadership is vital, indispensable…

  • To your company, organization, institution and
  • To your family and community

But the challenges that every leader faces – every day – are significant. A good leader surrounds herself or himself with strong people. An ancient proverb says “plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” 


There are many things I cannot help you with! But here is what I’m really good at…


I identify, locate, procure and facilitate creative new sources of financial, human and intellectual capital for your program, initiative or company. These are some descriptive monikers:

  • Developing Social enterprise funding opportunities
  • Creating P3s – Public, Private, Partnerships (and funding)
  •  Executive Coaching in Vision-Based Life Planning (Strategic Futuring™)
  •  Global procurement of in-kind donations, products and commodities
  •  Consultation in organizational assessment and effectiveness
  •  Finding specialized people for a specialized mission

If you need it – I can probably find it!

Dr. Ralph Plumb

Allow me to describe what I know my strengths are. I bring both professional training and real life experience to the individuals and organizations that I work with and the results speak for itself – over $2.2 billion in philanthropic gifts generated. 

The networks and contacts I bring (from work and travel in about 100 countries) enrich the outcomes and deliverables of each initiative and project I am involved in. I am an out of the box thinker and apply creative methodologies which often yield surprising results. Having been a CEO in both charitable and business entities, I have a firm grasp of the management strategies and leadership principles that companies and institutions require to be successful. 

And I understand the pressures of command, the complexities of being a leader and the wisdom of humility. Those whom I have worked with have called me “A resourceful leader with a unique ability to align and inspire people to achieve possibility-oriented outcomes.”

Clients reviews

We engaged Ralph for a development and consulting project for our non-profit. One of the early deliverables was to help our board get engaged and better connected and designing our first retreat. Not only is Ralph very personable, but importantly, his facilitation skills were top notch. His level of engagement and then application of technical guidance to help us through processes was notable and critical to help our board feel connected and invigorated. Plus we were able to address and resolve several strategic issues and developed a road map for the year. Top notch engagement. One of the best I’ve experienced!
Alexander K.
I have known Ralph for over 12 years and have found him to be extremely competent in everything he does. His managerial skills are always honed in on each project that he takes on and in turn makes the people he works with that much better. Having a person like Ralph on your team you know the job will be completed on time with no complications. He is a true problem solver and works very well with people. We have done many projects together and all have been successful. He is a man of his word.
Roger P.
– Heard your spot on KNX news radio. Great! Go man go!​
Giff C.
When I think of Ralph Plumb whom I’ve known for 35+ years, three words come to mind, “energetic”, “integrity” and “compassion”. Nothing more need be said.
Stan S.
Your processing of our staff time was reflective on the ways in which I have come to know you: totally concentrated on the essential issues; firmly in control of both the situation and the organization; and filled with compassion as you make the necessary transitions and adjustments. I’m so glad you are here, and I look forward to working with you for a long time.
Walker R.
Just wanted to express my personal thanks for Chapel today. I commend you for your direct approach. It brings such an inspiration to my heart as I have always preferred a direct approach style of leadership. I do appreciate your wisdom and the ministry the Lord has called you to lead. . . we have a great God with only Big Visions for His People.​
Maria B.
– Your essay re: When Did I See You Hungry evoked tears and admiration. We are all “blind, deaf or twisted” from time to time . . . all in need of reminders that “God loves us even we can’t tell him that we love him back.” Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for sharing and reminding.
David D.



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