Bob has developed and implemented training programs for business, industry, government, and the professions since 1969.
Beginning as a representative for Master Education Industries, he received nine promotions in three and one half years, to Senior Vice President. His responsibilities included developing an extensive three-week Master Training Academy covering all phases of sales training, management development, communications, motivation/platform skills and business operations. During his five years as Vice President of Personal Dynamics, Inc., that company grew from less than 4,000 enrollments per year to more than 80,000. He pioneered undergraduate and graduate credit on a national basis.
As founder and Chairman of The Bob Pike Group and Creative Training Techniques International, Inc., Bob leads sessions over 150 days per year covering topics of leadership, attitudes, motivation, communication, decision-making, problem-solving, personal and organizational effectiveness, conflict management, team building and managerial productivity.
More than 75,000 trainers have attended the Creative Training Techniques? workshop. As a consultant, Bob has worked with such organizations as Pfizer, Upjohn, Caesars Boardwalk Regency, Exhibitor Magazine, Hallmark Cards Inc. and IBM. A member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) since 1972, Bob has been active in many capacities including three National Conference Design Committees, Director of Special Interest Groups, and member of the National Board of Directors. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Speakers Association and the International Alliance of Learning.
An outstanding speaker, Bob has presented at regional and national ASTD and Training Conferences to crowds ranging from 300-1,100 people. In 1991 Bob was granted the professional designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) by the National Speakers Association (NSA). This designation has been earned by less than 9% of the more than 3,800 members of the NSA. In 1999 he was granted the professional designation of CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Speakers Hall of Fame.