As a trusted CEO adviser, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author, Bob has long been on a mission to transform the world of business, one leader at a time.
He founded Healthy Companies International over twenty years ago with the singular goal of helping top executives achieve their leadership potential. With support from a multiyear grant from the MacArthur Foundation, Bob and his colleagues began an in-depth study of leadership. Since then, he has personally interviewed more than 350 CEOs—in forty-five countries—in organizations as diverse as Ford, Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, Singapore Airlines, Brinks, Northrop Grumman, Toyota, Citigroup, PepsiCo, ING, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has become an adviser to many of these companies.
Bob is a frequent keynote speaker at a variety of leadership-focused events. Click here for more information on booking Bob for a speaking engagement.
Bob has distilled his most critical findings into the Healthy Leadership Model, which shows leaders at every level how to develop six specific dimensions of themselves for greater impact. The Healthy Leader Model is the basis for his firm’s ongoing work. Clients include Global 2000 corporations, government and nongovernmental organizations, and selected associations around the world.
Bob is a frequent media commentator who has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, Time, Chief Executive Magazine, and more. Bob’s books include The Healthy Company, Leading People, Just Enough Anxiety, Global Literacies, The Catalyst and his latest, the New York Times Bestseller Grounded. He is also in demand as a global keynote speaker with a special focus on personal leadership.
Bob graduated from the University of Virginia. He subsequently earned a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Bob teaches in executive education programs, and has been a longtime faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University’s School of Medicine.