What about Bob?

As the Chief Ignition Officer at the Matchbox Group I create energy, passion and drive for positive change.

My passion is helping people positively influence their worlds.

I am a keynote speaker and a positive change consultant. I love my work!

I’ve been guiding the growth and development of organizations and individuals since 1988. My programs increase team synergy, interpersonal skills and mutual trust. All of my programs incorporate the powerful modality of active learning simulations.

I facilitate Strategic Planning, energizing Change Management, Leadership Development, Conflict Management, People Skills Training and Team Building. I present motivational engagements on all of these topics as well.

My comedic style and energizing activities keep engagement high and enhance retention. I work with corporate, non-profit and government organizations.

I have developed many concepts and tools in the “Solution-Focus” approach.

Solution-Focus approach Overview:

There is tremendous power gained by focusing our thoughts, words and actions on results in which we, our teams, and our organizations flourish. This addresses one of the biggest challenges facing leaders and teams – our bodies’ natural responses to conflict. The human body has complex protective mechanisms that help us survive many threats. Our body’s limbic system reacts with the “fight, flight or freeze” responses that can cause tremendous problems such as resistance to change; “black and white thinking”; us versus them mentalities; silo behavior; and unhealthy competition.

Many conflict management approaches focus on problems in such a way that actually worsen the fight, flight and freeze responses. The Solution-Focus, however, is designed to work elegantly and simply to leverage the way our bodies function. Solution-Focus uses positive language and communication to soothe the limbic system and to create mental images and feeling states that guide and energize us towards positive change.

Solution-Focus helps leaders and teams to quickly focus on common goals, find alignment in behaviors, and motivate to new levels of team performance. It enables stuck leaders or teams to motivate towards desired futures and build momentum upon past positive contributions.

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I gratefully contribute my skills as a member of the Board of Trustees for Vital Cycles who’s purpose is to empower those who seek joy in life while healing the emotional impact of trauma. I find great fulfillment in helping others influence themselves more powerfully in this deeply personal area of healing.

When I’m not working or volunteering I like to go running in the woods with my dog, dancing with my sweetheart, hiking with friends and traveling the world.

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