It’s difficult to capture the value of what Bob Quinn does in words. He has spent the last 40 years doing research, publishing, teaching, consulting, and speaking to more than half of the Fortune 500.
Like many scholars he conveys a deep understanding of organizations, leadership and change. Like many consultants he is able to translate those deep concepts into useable tools and open new paths of possibility. Like many speakers he has a quick sense of humor and a talent for storytelling that captures the interest of his audience almost immediately. These shared traits meet the needs of most companies when they hire a speaker. But Bob is also very different from most speakers.
Unlike other speakers he is a deep listener, who is fully present in every session. He doesn’t connect to the group, he connects with the group. He is fearless in leaving his prepared script to hear and address the needs of the audience in real time. He weaves the stories and responses of the audience into his own content to reach people in more relevant, light-bulb generating ways. The most common response from people who have heard him speak is, “I felt like he was speaking just to me.”
Bob meets all of your normal expectations, and then moves beyond them to help people make the message their own. He moves people from the role of passive listener to active change agent, because he understands that we tolerate the assumptions of others, but we act on our own beliefs.