At the forefront of The Next Gen Leader Institute, founded in 2008, is a person who believes in people, a Human Potentialist, driven by a goal to inspire 5% of the world’s population to ignite their genius leadership potential. Lending to his unique ability to connect with his audiences is his prior executive leadership experience as one of the former Chief Executives for Blue Cross Blue Shield, overseeing the administration of health care insurance for the $27 Billion Federal Employee Health Benefit Program, serving the United States Presidents, Members of Congress, White House Staff and over 7 million federal employees.
As a Transformational Speaker, NextGen Expert and Leadership Potential Coach, Robert’s expertise is improving the leadership performance needle for the largest incumbent base found in most organizations, mid - high performers. This cohort represents 70% - 90% of the talent supply in most organizations. Robert moves the dial by helping professionals re-discover and ignite their inner genius leader within. Robert’s message and system is universal and transcends culture. He inspires multigenerational audiences, consisting of emerging, aspiring and executive leaders, to evolve into the “genius leader they were born to be.”
With over two decades and 50,000 hours of leadership, consulting and coaching experience Robert is a guru when it comes to helping leaders evolve and transform. His clients describe him as a “nextgen leader catalyst,” who helps you reach the next level and become the next generation you. Robert has developed a proprietary universal leadership system, to help overcome some of the biggest challenges many leaders, teams and organizations face in the areas of change, transformation, and innovation.
He is the author of several books, most recently the award winning book, “The Next Gen Leader: Cutting Edge Strategies to Make You the Leader You Were Born to Be,” published by Career Press, 2014. Robert is a highly sought after global transformational keynote speaker for associations, organizations and corporations.
Robert is a life-time-learner. In 2006 he earned a professional speaker designation by the National Speakers Association. Recently he earned one of the highest industry distinctions as a *PCC Certified Leadership Coach by Georgetown University, accredited by the International Coaching Federation. He is mentored and trained by John C. Maxwell earning recognition as one of the Founding Members of the John C. Maxwell Team. He holds the following degrees: a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science Business in Information Technology from Johns Hopkins University; and a Bachelor of Science with dual majors in Corporate Finance and Marketing from Virginia State University.
He lives in the Maryland/Washington DC Region and enjoys writing, telling stories, chasing a little white golf ball and traveling with his wife and their two teen millennial’s.