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Robert Pennington      

Consistently rated the best training vendor by Fortune 100 for 28 years! Outstanding Speaker, awarded 4 times by The Mental Health Association.

Consistently rated the best training vendor by Fortune 100 for 28 years! Outstanding Speaker, awarded 4 times by The Mental Health Association. Original Platinum Presenter, Meeting Professionals International

Approved Speaker for Vistage, International CEO Support Organization

Private Practice as Counseling Psychologist for 30 years

Former University Professor with Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Compelling personal stories from facing profound life challenges

Dr. Rob Pennington is cofounder of Resource International, a Houston based management consulting firm that specializes in assisting leaders and their direct reports to manage resistance to change and conflict. He has worked with Fortune 100 employees 50-120 days a year for close to three decades. Throughout all this time his multi-day training programs, Successfully Managing the Stress of Change and Successful Work Relationships have been consistently evaluated as among the best ever taken. His keynotes, such as Leading So Others Want To Follow, are drawn from the experiences of these trainings plus the ongoing coaching and team facilitation which he offers to executives.

Dr. Pennington has consulted with the U.S. Navy during base closings; supported the Architect of the Capitol in the US Senate to enhance supervisory skills; coordinated NASAs assessment of its workforces effectiveness in dealing with stress; and provided leadership development and executive coaching for many corporations and professional associations.

As a keynote presenter he involves his audience directly as few professional speakers can, making complex issues understandable in a delightfully common-sense manner. His signature story of being shot in the center of his chest by an unknown assailant armed with a 38 caliber gun amazes every audience. His presentations include practical tools and techniques that he uses himself in dealing successfully with the everyday challenges of being self-employed while also having cared for a spouse challenged by multiple sclerosis. The insights and wisdom he shares represent a credibility born of extensive academic research and profound personal experience.

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