Our People

Ruben Fernandez, JD

Ruben Fernandez is the President of FastTrack LeadershipInc., which specializes in leadership development for health and healthcare-related groups as well as the public sector. A teacher and executive coach, Mr. Fernandez utilizes several assessment tools in his leadership work, including 360-degree feedback instruments, the FIRO-B, the Change Style Indicator, the Strong, and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. He is experienced in using simulation exercises to teach negotiation and conflict resolution skills (the Managing Difficult Conversations Workshop) as well as team work, organizational structure, and leading change (the Paper Planes, Inc., simulation). He has served as an executive coach for many senior leadership development programs, including the Food Systems Leadership Institute, the AmericanCollege of Obstetricians and Gynecologists National ACOG Leadership Institute, and the Maternal and Child Health-Public Health Leadership Institute. He has traveled across the United States to work with health care groups and universities on team building, leadership, and engaging employees.

He is a board-certified attorney who helps businesses manage change. He counsels leaders in change strategies, including the legal and leadership ramifications of their decisions. He does private consulting for closely held corporations and practices in the Federal and State court systems.

Ruben earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In graduate school he studied Organizational Psychology at Tulane University and has an extensive psychological counseling background focusing on interpersonal relationships. He received his undergraduate degree from UNC-Greensboro, in social psychology, with a minor in dance. He also has an avid interest in technology, serves on the Technology Advisory Committee for the NC Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for local businesses, including a non-profit Spanish immersion daycare.

You can contact Ruben at Ruben@wetrainleaders.com