Uniquely You

Transform Your Organization by Becoming the Leader Only You Can Be

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"I've seen firsthand how Ron has lifted up an entire community of leaders in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I'm really excited that this book gives the rest of the world the opportunity to be as equipped and encouraged as I've been by his work!"--Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done

"Ron Kitchens is an extraordinary leader who inspires our dreams and shows us how to achieve them, and this book is his gift to everyone who is trying to improve themselves, their communities, and the world. Read it to discover and fulfill your true potential."--Denise Lee Yohn, brand leadership expert and bestselling author of What Great Brands Do and FUSION

"Ron Kitchens makes us want to be better people, live better lives, and lead with more courage. Don't miss the chance to glean from his wisdom!"--Margaret Feinberg, author of Taste and See: An Aspiring Foodie's Search for God Among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers

"Innovative, impactful, and truly transformational. This book speaks to the power your own story has to transform your life and organization."--Jonathan Merritt, author of Learning to Speak God from Scratch and contributing writer for The Atlantic

"As a CEO, it's really easy to feel alone at the top. Some days it feels like you're playing 'dress up' and hoping that no one notices you're not qualified. But Uniquely You made me feel not alone in that mindset and made me realize that we all have a story and we're all just trying to be the best leader we can."--Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope

"What do you want? To inspire others? To build legacies? To reshape the world around you? Kitchens reminds us that doing the work to understand and articulate the answer to this simple question is a crucial step for every effective leader's journey."--Roy Spence, cofounder and chairman of GSD&M and cofounder and CEO of The Purpose Institute


Ron Kitchens, Author

Ron Kitchens is the senior partner and chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First, which has been named by Outside Magazine and the Wall Street Journal as one of the best places to work. One of America's leading thinkers on business, leadership, and entrepreneurism, Ron is the founder of the leadership conference Catalyst University and the cofounder of NEXT, an invitation-only leadership symposium for global economic development leaders. Ron and his teams have been extensively featured in more than 100 national and international media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CBS, NBC, Fox, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, The Economist, and NPR. Ron is author or coauthor of three books, including Community Capitalism. He blogs and podcasts at www.ronkitchens.com and can be found on Twitter @ronkitchens.

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