Ron Ames

Friday Harbor, Washington and Los Angeles, California

Ron Ames is a filmmaker, meditation teacher, and a Change and Transition Strategist. His production credits include The Aviator, The Departed, Avatar, StarTrek: Into Darkness, Avengers, and most recently, The Transformers: Bumblebee.

Ron is a senior teacher at InsightLA in Santa Monica, CA. He trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and InsightLA as a dharma teacher and a secular mindfulness teacher.

Since training with Phillip Moffitt and becoming a certified Change & Transition Strategist, Ron has been leading workshops and working with private clients and companies to build their capacity to make skillful changes.

Field of focus

  • Creatives
  • Leaders & Professionals
  • Organizational Change¬†


  • Certified Change & Transition Strategist
  • Senior Teacher at InsightLA
  • Member of the Directors Guild of America
  • Member of the Producers Guild of America
  • Member of the Visual Effects Society

Ron is a consummate teacher in every respect! He listens deeply and carefully to what arises, and always validates the experience with insightful feedback. He utilizes his keen perception to weave together a tapestry of skills necessary for making any change or transition. I found my work with Ron highly productive and clearly life changing!

Barbara Weiler, MA, Educational Psychology