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Episode 071 (Life Stories Series) – Life Lessons From Mr. Ron Williams, former Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc.


This is the Life Story Series.

Join our Host, Christopher J Harris as he discusses Mr. Ron Williams, the author of the recently released book, Learning To Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading an Organization.

Mr. Williams is the chairman and CEO of RW2 Enterprises, LLC and former chairman and CEO of health insurance giant Aetna Inc. Mr. Williams is a Director of American Express, The Boeing Company and Johnson & Johnson. He serves as Operating Advisor to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC and currently serves as Chairman of portfolio companies agilon health and naviHealth. He successfully guided two CD&R portfolio company exits: Envision Healthcare (NYSE:EVHC) and PharMEDium Corporation. Find out more about Mr. Williams and his work here.

In this episode, we take a brief journey into Mr. Williams’ story through his book and pull on some of the wisdom shared in this book.

Have you ever stopped to consider what your life story is?  This question isn’t about the specific details of what, when, how long. The question is about what’s important, what did it mean, and other questions that unpack the WHY behind the what.

Our goal over the next few episodes is to host guests that will share their unique stories and engage in a level of transparency of their past and present challenges that will allow us to not only learn from them, but appreciate their stories, what they are doing and then simultaneously appreciate our own stories and life narrative. This series has FOUR (4) Goals:

  • We want you to think about your own life story
  • Appreciate your own life story
  • Listen to others’ stories – their victories, challenges, and lessons learned
  • Get a WISE IDEA about how other’s stories could cause positive change in your own life.

This series is sure to prompt smiles, evoke tears, and create “Ah Ha Moments”.

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About Our Host:

Christopher J. Harris, a native of Palatka, Fla., is currently Executive Pastor of Crossover Church of Tampa, Fla. He is also the Director of Administration & Vision Implementation overseeing the day to day operations of the Atlanta Headquarters office for Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International. He’s served at ministries in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Chicago,IL. He’s an author and blogger with two books, Temporary Assignments and Church Strategies and Ministry Systems. He’s an alumnus of Florida State University, University of South Carolina, special studies at Princeton Theological Seminary and doctoral work at Nova Southeastern University. Harris currently resides in Florida with his wife Dr Carmen J Harris and their children.

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My family for their commitment to the vision to inspire wisdom in others and release me to endeavors like this. To my Producer, Kevin Scullion. (Note: Want your name listed here? Leave a review of this podcast and you may find your name listed here…)