"I've been stuck for a long time, trying to get all of the conversations in my head going the right direction. As a sole owner, I've been wearing every hat there is to wear, owning and running my business. I realized I needed outside help to get focused working on the business, instead of just working in the business. You have really come along at the right time...using the Birkman Method to evaluate my natural and preferred abilities to determine the way I work best…helped me realize what things I need to leave up to others and stop letting those things control me. I can move forward now with my business plans, with confidence….able to rely on you and the Birkman to help identify and manage the right kind of people for our business. Thank you again for your help."
Ed Ellingsen, CIC, President Nasburg & Company Insurance
“Ray is an extremely helpful and knowledgeable coach who knows his stuff! Through his assessments and follow ups he has helped me to see what my strengths truly are and how I can best contribute to an organization. I always walk away from our coaching sessions uplifted and energized by the new insight I have into myself. This is helping me to develop a clearer game plan for my career and business! I highly recommend Ray!”
“Ray Wheeler is a leader of leaders. He can help you make wise decisions. Ray’s gift is to offer clear instructions to leaders who are willing to confront head-on problems that seem too difficult to address. Ray brings light into murky situations and wisdom into golden opportunities that are just too glorious to miss.”
Sarah Sumner, M.B.A., Ph.D. Author of "Leadership Above the Line and Men and Women in the Church: Building Consensus on Christian Leadership"
"Ray and the Leadership Praxis group provide the type of "can do" thinking and critical analysis that unleash the full potential in a leader. Ray has been a lifeline for me as I negotiate the challenging economic realities of our time while leading a multiplying movement of ministries. His expertise and coaching skill have made all the difference in the world. I recommend him enthusiastically without reservation!"
"Leadership Praxishas been and pivotal part of my development and maturation as a person providing me specific skills and behaviors to improve in and develop. My organization has good leaders but few who have such and extensive knowledge of leadership theory and practice."
“I recommend Dr. Ray Wheeler and Leadership Praxis for the simple reason he helped me see that I was so caught up in the routine of my business I had failed to pull back and see what was going on around me. Ray helped me see how my deficiencies in leadership had created some of the patterns of dysfunction I asked him to help me fix. He helped me own the problem and then worked with me to see how to address it. Ray and the Leadership Praxis team definitely know their stuff. More importantly I was helped to understand leadership theory in a language I could apply. I can give this recommendation without hesitation, feel free to call me.”
"Ray is a detailed oriented, results-driven leader. He has the ability to develop key metrics and move change through your organization while achieving strategic objectives. As a strategic leader/consultant, he is great at collecting competitive industry analysis, bringing unique insights to that analysis, and turning that analysis into a realistic strategic plan that meets tangible corporate objectives."
"Working with Ray was helpful in walking me through character building, skill development, and goal setting. Ray was able to see pieces that were happening in my life and help me view the whole picture and how it relates to my leadership."
"Leadership Coaching with Ray (or Dr. Wheeler or Leadership-Praxis if you want) has helped me to lead my team more effectively, relate to those around me better, launch organizations more strategically and break through my personal issues that were holding me back."
"Ray has personally assisted me in articulating my vision for the hospital and developing tools to assist in the processes to ensure our success. I recommend Ray as a highly skilled professional who brings many talents to assist organizations with their on-going growth and development.”
Leadership Praxis will be a global influence in reproducing leaders who operate from a clear value base, a strong theoretical foundation and the business acumen to turn personal competencies and moral center into transformational outcomes in their personal lives, direct reports, market initiatives, business results and their socio-political influence.