Passionate about closing the gap between what is and what ought to be in long-term care and elder communities.

Lessons Learned Solutions LLC

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I’m So glad you’re here.  Lessons Learned Solutions is seeking to be a trusted and valued resource to you.

Providing relief and healing to leaders of senior living communities and services wrestling with financial challenges and distress while at the same time actively combating the plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom being experience by so many residents and elders in today’s world.

Ric Olson Mission and Purpose

To experience a full and meaningful life in Christ.
To live out servant steward principles focused on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
To willingly share from my heart to yours lessons learned from climbing and experiencing the mountain tops, navigating day to day routines and walking through the deepest valleys.

Core Principles

  • Helping long-term care and elder focused communities and services close the gap between what is and what ought to be.
  • Helping nonprofits make more profit to serve more people.
  • Business processes and systems focused on the real bottom line.
  • Reclaiming the Moral High Ground in Faith and Practice
  • Consulting, Teaching, Coaching and Writing Focused on Elevating Leaders and Individuals (students) to Higher Ground

Heart Beats of Ric Olson


  • Operational and Financial Reviews
  • Operational Assessments/Turnarounds
  • Interim Leadership
  • High Level Board and Management Reporting
  • Repositioning
  • Start Ups
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Development/Implementation


  • Trusted Adviser
  • Fractional COO & CFO
  • Leadership Sounding Board
  • Cup of Cold Water
    • Refresh Leadership & Gain Renewed Capacity
  • Come Alongside Tools & Resources

Eden Alternative

  • Certified Eden Associate
  • Eden Educator
  • Path to Mastery Guide
  • Trainings provided:
    • Certified Eden Associate Training
    • Dementia Beyond Drugs Training
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Reclaiming the moral High Ground
Reflections with Ric – Stories


Rich and Miserable

About Ric Olson

Record of strategic and visionary leadership with numerous measurable accomplishments and outcomes achieved within a wide variety of economic environments and conditions.

Executive Profile Summary
About Ric Olson
A Personal Invitation from Ric Olson

What Others are Saying – Past and Present

Reference Letter

Johnson Consulting Services

It has been a privilege to work as a consultant with Ric Olson over the last two decades in his C-Level roles with two multi-site faith-based senior living providers. As a recognized industry leader, his extensive financial background provides deep insights into the drivers of operational efficiencies and profitability. He is a true servant leader who has the unique ability to balance service provision with fiscal strength. Ric is also committed to development of the next generation of leaders through coaching, mentoring and teaching.

Jill Johnson, Management Consultant

Management Consultant who has influenced $ 4 billion of decisions – Keynote Speaker – Award-Winning Author

Sumurai Business Group LLC

I’ve known Ric Olson for a number of years and consider him a friend, colleague, mentor and one of the finest human beings I know.  His integrity, professionalism, talent, executive skills, and rare wisdom are unmatched.  Oh and did I mention his caring and extraordinary compassion for our elderly.  If you are looking for the total package in a human being, and I know many that know him would agree, Ric is the real deal.  I’m very blessed to call him a friend and have him in my life.

Robert Lambert
Founding Partner, Sumurai Business Group LLC
Radio Host, Faith Marketplace


Lessons Learned

Reflections with Ric

A Reflection with Ric – Lessons Learned from a CFO’s First Day

His name was James P Drevets. He was the first Chief Financial Officer of Covenant Retirement Communities and my predecessor, mentor, colleague, and trusted friend. I was the first employee of a central office established

April 15th, 2021|

LeadingAge Minnesota

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