Rob Sullivan

Professional Development Speaker/Author/Coach

Rob Sullivan is a corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, and professional development coach who has delivered workshops and keynotes at companies, universities, and trade associations across the country including TAP Pharmaceuticals, McDonald’s, Motorola, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan. His passion is helping people recognize, leverage, and communicate the gold in their backgrounds. 

Rob’s is the author of  Getting Your Foot in the Door When You Don’t Have a Leg to Stand On (McGraw-Hill) as well as numerous eBooks and articles on career development. 

To date, Rob has delivered 3 commencement speeches and been a repeat guest on television and radio stations across the country including NBC, ABC, CLTV, and WGN. He was also featured in the Wall Street Journal and as a guest expert on Starting Over, an Emmy-winning reality show that airs nationally on NBC.

Rob has a BA in psychology from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as an MS in advertising from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.



"Rob, a big thank you! We thought it was a great event. Just to give you a sense of things, we launched our follow up survey to the event and the response rate and the feedback has been fantastic. The 4.82/5.00 rating you achieved was the highest overall satisfaction of the 14 events we did this year."

Kathy Noble, Vice President 
University of Michigan Alumni Association