Organizational Consultant, Master Trainer and Executive Coach

Bob is a senior coach, consultant, and trainer with extensive experience in Human Resources and Leadership Development. He has served as Director of Human Resources for Nortel Networks, having led the function in several locations in Western Canadian and the United States. He has also held related roles with other leading companies including TransCanada Corp., Gulf Canada, and the University of Alberta. Clients are broadly based, covering Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, and Public Service. Operating from his home base in Calgary Alberta, he is Principal Consultant for Optima Group Inc., a Training and Consulting organization, which specializes in Organizational and Leadership Development.

As an Organizational Consultant and Executive coach, a key focus for Bob is to work with clients to help transform their organizations and its members, in achieving high performance goals and real change. A critical skill that he brings to his work is his ability to engage his audience and elicit commitments for real change and growth. This has included working with executives and leaders:

To introduce transformational change within their organizations;
To enhance the effectiveness of their teams and organizational units; and
To expand their individual Coaching and leadership skills and abilities.

As a trainer, he designs and delivers high impact workshops covering a range of professional development areas including Leadership Development, Organizational Behavior, Human Communications, and Team Development. He has served as instructor and training consultant to various organizations, including Crucial Learning, University of Calgary, and Franklin-Covey.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration degree specializing in Organizational Analysis. Bob is certified in the use and delivery of numerous workshops and instruments, including Crucial Conversationsô, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, Getting Things Done, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleô, MBTIô, and Personal Strength Deployment Inventoryô. He is also a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), which is incorporated in his training and coaching.