“I have worked with and directly for Rob in various capacities over the last eight years. Though I admire many things about Rob as a leader, the following reflects the most impactful traits:
• Rob is willing and able to make the tough decisions for the benefit of the organization and carry them out.
• He is very insightful about what an organization needs and can lead the company to make the needed changes happen.
• Rob encourages and expects the people around him to stretch and grow and supports them through the learning process.
In working for Rob directly, I truly valued that he would ask for my thoughts and ideas and genuinely consider them when deciding on a course of action. He saw potential in me that I did not see in myself and provided me with the opportunities and the coaching to take on new things and be successful.
Though I no longer work with Rob directly, he continues to be a friend, mentor, connector and colleague for me, a relationship I truly treasure.”
— Gayle Noakes, President, Gayle Noakes Consulting —