An Accredited Trainer, Bob specializes in communication and presentation skills. Born and raised in Chicago, Bob also has lived and worked for lengthy periods on two other continents, primarily in Germany and Singapore, which he now makes as his home. He is also an accredited PEP (Personal Efficiency Program) Consultant to deliver PEP.
He specializes in communication and presentation skills. Born and raised in Chicago, Bob also has lived and worked for lengthy periods on two other continents, primarily in Germany and Singapore, which he now makes as his home. He is also an accredited PEP (Personal Efficiency Program) Consultant to deliver PEP.
Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Movement, Psychology and Education and a Master’s Degree (M.Ed.) in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Illinois. Bob is also a certified massage therapist as well as a certified professional practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method of “Awareness through Movement” and has worked in conjunction with healthcare and medical professionals. In the training arena, he is a certified trainer with the American Management Association (AMA), working in conjunction with Imperial Consulting Singapore to deliver communication, management and leadership programs, and is also a member of the Association of Professional Speakers – Singapore. In the business arena, he has been Managing Director of a successful arts company for the last 8 years.
Bob’s expertise is in the area of interpersonal communication, stress management, creative expression, dynamic presentation, media training, leading with a creative edge, management and supervisory skills, teambuilding, body language, self-image and personal development. His workshops are highly participatory and motivating. For 15 years he was an actor, director, teacher and trainer with the United Mime Workers Theatre Company, an internationally acclaimed professional mime theatre group which toured throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Latin America at theatres, universities and public venues. He has continued teaching acting skills at colleges and theatre schools in Germany and Singapore, including LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and the National Institute of Education (NIE). He has also led trainings in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. In the U.S., he received numerous creative programming awards for communication skills workshops for a wide range of groups spanning from business professionals and social service agencies to work on Indian reservations and at a federal prison.
Since coming to Southeast Asia, he has become an Associate Trainer with the Singapore Civil Service College’s Institute for Public Administration and Management (IPAM), providing in-house and general training for the Ministry of Health, Singapore Immigration and Checkpoint Authority, National Environment Agency, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower, among others. He has given talks for the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS), the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), and provides training for staff at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Private companies for seminars, talks and courses have included OCBC, DBS, Johnson & Johnson, A.P. Moller & Maersk Group, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Insurance, Bentley Motors Limited, Singapore Power, PropNex Realty, Proctor and Gamble, Fraser and Neave Limited, G2000 Apparel, Credit Suisse First Boston, Baker and Mackenzie, Trans-Link Logistics and Great Eastern Life.