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 company’s 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.

As owner and operator of Productive Outcomes, Inc., developer of the PLAY NICE conflict resolution books & programs, I help folks address difficult and challenging situations and empower them to find successful, satisfying solutions. I do this through three specific areas.


The main focus of my practice is public speaking. As an Advanced Toastmaster and member of the National Speaker’s Association, I am in my element when addressing an audience. It is my great joy to provide participants with useful, practical tools, tips, and techniques to help them enjoy healthy relationships both at work and at home. Most people are not well versed in CPR – Conflict Prevention & Resolution and I aim to help change that. 

I always strive to ensure my presentations meet the specific needs of my client. I also add in generous amounts of activity and appropriate humor to make them easy to listen to and apply. 


A second component of my practice is workshop facilitation and interpersonal skills training.  Based on my certification from Franklin/Covey, and Achieve Global I have developed workshops that help people get along better with customers, clients, co-workers and family members. Participants in my workshops come away better equipped to deal with the stress of day-to-day life and to make reasoned decisions in the face of turmoil.

As with my presentations, I strive to tailor my workshops to the specific needs of a client. Any of my trainings can be adjusted from two hours to two days. Please see the Workshops page for more details.


A third component of my practice at Productive Outcomes, Inc. is life and relationship coaching. I am certified by a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico, and over 600 hours in continuing education. I thoroughly enjoy coming alongside others, either individually or in groups, to help them determine, and achieve their best life. 

Life can be challenging, but with the right approach it can be tremendously rewarding and joyful.


Ron Price is the owner and operator of Productive Outcomes, Inc. As a part time mediator in San Juan County since 1987, Ron originally opened his business as Four Corners Mediation & Arbitration, Inc. in September of 1996. The name change to Productive Outcomes, Inc. was made to reflect aspects of Ron’s business other than alternative dispute resolution. Some of these aspects include: public speaking, workshop facilitation, life and relationship coaching, and book writing.

Ron’s educational career began in Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent the first 25 years of his life. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1974 with a BA in Sociology. Having moved to Farmington in 1986 he commuted to the University of New Mexico from 1989 – 1993 and graduated with a Masters Degree in Counseling. In addition to his formal education Ron has also completed over 600 hours in continuing education, mostly in the fields of workshop facilitation, conflict resolution, and life-skills-building.

In 1997 Ron was invited to conduct a workshop in non-violent crisis intervention for the security staff at San Juan College. This led to a mutually beneficial relationship between him and the Business and Industry Training Center where he became certified to conduct workshops for Achieve Global and Franklin/Covey, (including the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Focus). Ron very much appreciates working with people and challenging them to see life through more productive eyes than they might presently be seeing.

A longtime member of Toastmasters International, Ron provides dynamic programs on topics such as Emotional Intelligence, Principled Negotiation, Building Productive Relationships and others. Ron is happily married to Maridell Price, a retired registered nurse at San Juan Regional Medical Center. They have been married over 40 years. He is a past president of the San Juan Rotary Club,  and he currently serves as a board member for the Four Corners Conference for Professional Development, and the Four Corners Foundation.