About

Hey, I’m Rob,

I’ve been studying leadership and directing organizations for over two decades, and today I’m more passionate about it than ever.  I’m the product of some very kind and wonderful people investing in me and believing in me. But it wasn’t always that way. I grew up in the small town of Oroville, California. My childhood was a life of welfare and a very unstable home life that included 4 divorces in my elementary years. But I had some really caring neighbors, great teachers, and a few good friends. I made many mistakes and did things that I’m not proud of. Those pain points are now part of my story. I’m living proof that you can learn to move on, to overcome, to lead yourself, and then learn to lead others. That’s my journey. LeaderTribe is about keeping it real when it comes to leadership growth. It’s never an event; it’s always a process. Now you have friends to join you along the way.

I was privileged to go to college with the help of some friends. It ends up that I LOVE LEARNING. I went on to earn a Master’s degree and then a PhD in Organizational Leadership! I taught in an MBA program and loved seeing other people grow. I had a blast as a professor–I committed to my students to “keep it real” and I was honored to receive the university’s highest instructor rating. I commit the same to you: I’ll do good research and bring you world-class resources while “keeping it real” and encouraging you towards practical application.

I’ve had the privilege of leading some great teams–at a college campus in Washington DC, a Medical Foundation in the Silicon Valley, and an International nonprofit in Chicago that had hospitals and schools around the world. More recently I’ve served in two John Maxwell organizations, as the Executive Director of EQUIP Leadership Inc., and the President of the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation. I’ve been very blessed to do what I love.

Friends, your best leadership is NEVER based on a position or a title. The highest form of leadership is based on influence–it is the person you are and the better leader you are becoming. It’s true! Your best leadership will be based on trust, collaboration, guiding significant achievements, and great team celebrations.

On the personal side, I’ve been married for over 30 years to the beautiful Dawn, we have one married daughter, one amazing grandson, one beautiful granddaughter, and a wimpy little dog. If you’d like to learn more, listen to my podcasts. I’ll be vulnerable about my failures, transparent about my feelings, and passionate about the opportunity to serve people like you!

Will you please do me a huge favor? Please drop me a note at Rob@LeaderTribe.com. Introduce yourself and share with me precisely the kind of information that would be most helpful to you right now. Where are your pain points? What do you need to accomplish your dreams? What kind of classes or resources would be super helpful for you? How can I help? I’ll read your email and respond, serving you the best I am able.

LeaderTribe is for those who want to grow, little by little and step by step. If that’s you, welcome to the Tribe.