Ron Worman is a storyteller. When he looks back at his life – in business, in family, in faith – it all has its foundation in storytelling.
Born and raised in a Lutheran home, but with a nominal emphasis on “relationship with Jesus,” Ron eventually entered college at Pepperdine, majoring in journalism.
“I wanted to be a writer”, said Ron. “I fancied myself as an adventurer-journalist, like Hemingway.”
At Pepperdine he roomed with undergrads in the business school. “We had much different priorities”, he said. “They had a plan for their life. I had no plan. I assumed they were all about money and career. I could have cared less.”
He travelled through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. He lived in Greece. He worked his way through Europe. In between trips he went to school. By the time he graduated he was nearly 25 and had a wife and child. Shortly after graduation his wife became ill. “I had no health insurance, no money, no job. Being a writer seemed like a selfish quest. So I entered the business world.” He felt like he had copped out, His new goal: “never being poor again”.
Although he felt he had given up a dream, he later understood that he had become a writer. “Today, I help executives and their teams write their own stories; what we call their Path to ValueTM”
His faith story began early with Luther’s Catechism. But it was his seeker’s DNA that continued the journey through college, his travels and business.
When asked “Why C3?” Ron responds:
“We are all placed in a garden and the degree by which we understand our role in the garden and the power to co-create with the Lord relies on our ability to see. To be able to see, we need others to see… poets, business leaders, writers, caregivers, and all people who are in commerce. C3 at its best is a roundtable – where people gather to see, taste, hear how sweet the garden is.”
Ron and his wife, Sally, have been married since 1985 and live in Sammamish. They have three adult children and one grandchild. His forum meets Tuesdays at 7am at his roundtable on Beaver Lake.