Biography

Live Integrity, Breathe Transparency, Love Others and Build Relationships

As a genuine and compassionate coach, Bob empathetically listens to leaders through emotional sticking points, hard predicaments, or circumstances. He comes alongside leaders guiding them to discover fresh ways in appreciating their talents and engaging strengths to their fullest potential.

His Top Ten Strengths: Empathy, Responsibility, Connectedness, Belief, Positivity, Developer, Relator, Discipline, Individualization and Achiever.

There is a greater purpose to an engaged strengths filled life.

It is a fresh and fulfilling approach for leaders to thrive in vocations and transform the marketplace.

Professional CoachingAs an enthusiastic facilitator, adult teacher, certified life coach, and past Toastmaster’s member, Bob enjoys public speaking and has authored and facilitated hundreds of corporate and community seminars, classes, workshops, and conferences – centered on improving leadership skills for excellence, growth and achievement (*refer to list below).

He has successfully completed required Strength-Based Development and Performance, Engagement Champion, Employing Top Talent curriculum at Gallup University and is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach (FNT246).  His coaching inspires leaders to apply strengths, pioneer vision, share ownership, clearly communicate, build trust, and show compassion for employees. He has assembled effective teams in trusting “strength” climates, applauding results, prioritizing life balance, circumventing burnout and turnover, and flourishing in their roles contributing to something more significant than themselves.

Bob has been self-employed twice and has served in corporate senior leadership for 25 years in the financial/lending industry, as a SVP (Fortune 500 company) and a Senior Director overseeing hiring, training, and developing hundreds of directors, managers, supervisors, and independent contractors.  Several corporations have saved millions of dollars through his effective team talent selection, on boarding and integration. He has strategically coached through a myriad of market and organizational changes, corporate growth/mergers, department consolidations, company staff additions and reductions and management transitions.

It won’t take long for those who engage with Bob to experience his understanding and application of the underpinnings and functionality of leadership – energizing leaders and their teams to invest in their best talents for consistent performance outcomes. He has a proven record of interfacing and inspiring managers – where integrated strengths improve the bottom line.

His coaching process is effective: discovery and application of strengths, infusing mission with core values, building and growing relationships, setting critical initiatives, breaking through obstacles, and celebrating achievement. He has mentored countless leaders and believes that tenured leaders mentoring new leaders is a winning strategy. One will find numerous articles he has written for greater leadership and managerial effectiveness on LinkedIn (articles and postings).

Motivated by serving and inspiring leaders and managers, Bob focuses on triumphing through trials, demonstrating endurance, building character and ensuring future hope. Bob has served as an interim Pastor and Elder in two different Churches. He has led numerous small study groups, marketplace ministry workshops, and taught adult bible classes. He has ministered and mentored youth and adults and served in homeless shelters and an African orphanage. He has a passion to employ effective biblical principles in the world of commerce and train leaders – improving their lives for personal excellence and purpose, for the betterment of the organization and the community.

Bob is a CA Bay area resident. He is proud of his 42 year marriage to his wife, Laura (who is the office manager).  They have two married daughters and two grandchildren. He enjoys family time, the outdoors and hiking, music and writing.

*Bob has delivered exciting interactive workshops and seminars in a variety of industries for different management/leadership teams: High tech startups, banking, appraisal, mortgage, military, local government (technology), non-profits, community groups, Chamber of Commerce professionals, beverage industry, teachers and teachers aides, and for small business owners (Small Business Development Center).

The ideal strengths development experience would be for Bob to individually coach workshop participants – pre and/or post seminar events. Each coaching session is customized for each participant. Be sure to discuss special fee pricing.

Professional references, workshops and individual coaching recommendations are also found on Bob’s LinkedIn profile – see link on lower section of his website page.

This is a sampling of the corporate staff, management, leadership and personal workshops Bob has supported with planning, development, administration and/or facilitation:

  • Advancement Team
  • The Adversity Factor
  • Business Owner to Coach (SBDC)
  • BP10 Assessments (Builder Profiles by Gallup)
  • Clifton Strengths (Strengths Finder) 2.0 and Leadership Strengths
  • Colors Workshop – understanding your leadership style
  • Community Builders – Leadership Quest (for young professionals)
  • Conflict Management
  • Discover Your Strengths for small groups
  • Engage Your Employees (SBDC)
  • Enjoy Your Work – Utilize Your Strengths!
  • First Time Right Strategy (customer service)
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Human Resources – making the right hire (and keeping them)
  • Job Won – coaching employees of their future value
  • Leadership Challenge
  • Leadership Simplified – beginning strengths for college students
  • Leadership Strengths Edge
  • Leadership Strengths Culture (for leadership teams)
  • Leaders Influence and Make a Positive Difference (retreat)
  • Managing Change in the Workplace
  • Management Problem Solving
  • Marketplace Ministry
  • Millennials: Changing our Business Culture (with Gallup stats)
  • Mission Statement Formation (for teams)
  • Numerous Real Estate, Appraisal and Mortgage seminars
  • O! Coaching Moments – turning the negative to positive
  • On-Boarding Planning with Human Resources
  • Performance Coaching – FDP, Future Development Planning for employees
  • Personalized Leadership – discovery of strengths
  • Presentation Skills
  • RA/RA Coaching Steps for Teachers
  • RBSI for Leaders – Role, At My Best, Strengths, Influence
  • Right-Fit Hiring Practices (six part series)
  • Situational Leadership
  • Serve with Strengths – for profits and non-profits (including mission/purpose review)
  • Service Wave (customer service)
  • Service and Quality Summits
  • Spiritual Rest
  • Strengths-Based Leadership
  • Strengths-Based Management
  • Strengths Discovery for Career Growth (5 step journey)
  • Strengths Discovery for Managers (includes four domains of team strengths)
  • Strengths Discovery for Small Groups
  • Strengths Zone for Corporate Teams
  • Strengths Zone 1: Emerging Tech
  • Strengths Zone 1: Leadership Strengths
  • Supervisor to Coach (Strengths communication)
  • Survive and Thrive (management)
  • Team Strengths
  • Various Team building sessions/activities
  • Wear Your KAAP – using Strengths to resolve conflict
  • You’re the Leader – now act like it
Professional Coaching
Management Training and Leadership Development