Rob Peck is an active member of both the New England Speakers Association and the National Speakers Association. However, his highly original approach to keynote speaking is largely the result of a rather unique educational background. After graduating the University Of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa) and doing post-graduate studies at Harvard and The Sorbonne University in Paris, France, Rob went on to do advanced training at the Antic Arts Academy in Canton, Me. (founded by 4 former Ringling Brothers Clown College “professors” including MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Michael Moschen).
A recipient of the International Jugglers Association’s Excellence in Education award, Rob’s moving presentations defy convention and gravity. From Harvard to Hewlett Packard, his customized speeches and seminars have raised morale, reinvigorated commitment, and reinforced the power of collaborative problem solving. Highlights of his 40 year career include a long running one man show, commissioned by and performed at the Smithsonian Institute, feature slots on cable and network television programs such as Donahue, Evening Magazine, CNBC and Amazing America. Rob is the C.E.A. (Creative Education Advocate) of ZESTWORKS- a speaking, training and consulting firm whose core mission is to make content come alive by linking lessons with laughter. Rob’s guiding principle is that high spirits mean low attrition. His unique and innovative keynotes like “Keeping All The Balls In The Air” or “Laugh & Learn, Think Long Term” combine enduring truths with mesmerizing circus skills, and inspire participants to substantively improve inter-departmental communication by reframing the question “How smart are you?” to “How are you smart?”
When he is not on the platform, Rob regularly conducts in-house creativity seminars, designs stress management training programs, facilitates retreats, and has served as a spirit in the workplace consultant for numerous companies and institutions. ZESTWORK’s team-building trainings, like “Playing For Keeps” or “All Work & No Play…. NO WAY!!” let leaders and staff experience first hand how humor can help companies retain, rather than constantly retrain, key personnel. From Harvard to Hewlett Packard, ZESTWORKS’ creatively customized programs have sparked the fresh thinking and fertile collaborations that help leaders and teams stay focused, stay flexible, and stay together in a high trust winning organization.
As a speaker, trainer or consultant, Rob Peck’s literal and figurative understanding of “juggling” has helped thousands of multi-tasking professionals rediscover a life-balance, which frees them to have less stress and more zest at work…. and at home.