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.

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


  • Adjunct Faculty, Bethel University

“He hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”   Micah 6:8

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.

What Others are Saying – Past and Present

Operation Grace MN

Four years of successes and failures but never enough funding, Operation Grace MN, was quickly descending into the abyss of total unsustainability.  Personally, I was about to go under for the second and one half time.  Fortunately, we met through a referral for business coaching. I recognized his leadership skills and work experience and decided to grab hold and keep my head up. Ric has humbly come alongside of us and walked with us as we re-structured our plan. He prepared us to communicate the possibility, vision and engage our board and new sources of funding.  Nine months after meeting we are comfortably stretching toward a very real future of serving others. 

Thank You Ric.

John Braddock, Executive Director

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


Lessons Learned

Reflections with Ric