— Testimonials —
I pride myself on providing advice that creates results that stand the test of time – long after I leave the engagement. But don’t just take it from me – take it from some of the clients I’ve worked with.
“Rob was a tremendous help to our leadership team. He was able to quickly identify some of our underlying challenges, and he helped us fill those gaps with some practical management tools. We saw immediate results, and those improvements have stuck with us to this day.”
— Charlie Westling. CEO, Computype —
“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 —
“Rob’s in-depth knowledge of operations and approach to profitability management has helped my company improve our results. He merges his practical operational expertise with a great understanding of effective leadership. This is a powerful combination to help any company to excel.”
— Joan Schatz, Co-President, Park Industries —
“I was the father figure in a family owned and operated printing business that had evolved into a seventy person, $10 million business when we met Rob. To that point our frequently held family meetings were attended by some or all six family members involved in the business. We always had plenty to discuss, but with very little structure.
Rob helped us to separate the major issues; we called them “big rocks”, from the smaller rocks or pebbles. We learned to delegate responsibilities to either take action on, or research these larger issues and report at our next ”Rock” meeting. Rob did a lot more than this to establish and perfect our decision making processes; but we would always associate the “rock” meetings, which we still hold years later, with the improvements in our systems he helped us to make. These changes were mostly just good common sense, but it took someone to lead the way. Rob was a very good facilitator.”
— Howard Siewert, Founder & Board Chairman, Ideal Printers —