Sullivan's Corporate Training & Consulting
Rob’s Training Bio
Rob Sullivan is an inspirational speaker and corporate trainer who has given presentations
to companies, universities, and trade associations across the country
including TAP Pharmaceuticals, McDonald’s, Motorola, Oak Brook Bank, Northwestern University,
Northern Arizona, and the University of Virginia.
His passion is helping
people and companies market themselves more effectively. This includes,
but is not limited to, workshops and one-on-one coaching in the
Development (Identifying and Leveraging Employee Strengths)
(Strategies for Dialing Down Stress When the Workplace Heats Up)
Getting Your Foot in the Door When You Don’t Have a Leg to Stand On
begun to replace top-selling
What Color is Your
as a text in college career development
date, Rob has coached countless individuals ranging from recent
graduates, mid-level executives, and career changers, to the former
president of a $250 million company. These clients represent a
cross-section of industries and occupations including, but not limited
to, sales, marketing, direct marketing, advertising, public relations,
law, print production, finance, accounting, operations, manufacturing,
Rob has delivered 3
commencement speeches, been a guest on radio stations across the country
and has been featured on NBC, ABC, CLTV, WGN, and The Stock Market
Observer. He also filmed a segment for the Chicago-based reality show
Starting Over that aired in
March of this year. Rob has a BA in Psychology from Holy Cross in
Worcester, Massachusetts and a Master’s in Advertising from Northwestern
University’s Medill School of Journalism.
Is your company recruiting as effectively as it could? Not every company
does. But it doesn't have to be this way.
If you'd like to improve your hiring practices and make better decisions,
bring me in to do a comprehensive review of your recruitment process. This
would include an in-depth examination of your corporate and departmental
business objectives and recruitment strategies. Whatever opportunities we
uncover, I'll work with you to make the necessary improvements.
Specific solutions might include Interviewer
Development & Recognition,
Retaining Top Talent, Creating
Effective (and Meaningful) Job Descriptions and a variety of other strategic and tactical initiatives.
Since every company is different, it's not about cookie-cutter solutions.
It's about matching the most effective recruiting methods with your unique
The future of your company is only as
bright as the people you hire. Hiring the right employees is, without
question, one of the most difficult and important corporate
responsibilities. Imagine having just one 45-minute date to determine if you
wanted to spend the rest of your life with a particular person. How
confident are you in your ability to ask meaningful questions and make a
decision that will impact the majority of your waking hours for the
Sound preposterous? It’s
not much different than the dance companies and potential candidates do
every day in the interview process. Learn
to get beyond tired, overused questions and create a strategy tailored to
find the best person for your specific requirements and corporate culture.
Employee Development and
Yourself for New Roles Inside (or outside) the Organization
Helping employees and managers recognize and leverage
the experiences that can best fuel professional advancement isn’t always
easy. But it’s critical to the success of your organization. Whether
their goal is a promotion or a new role within the organization, this
program will inspire your employees to achieve results that ultimately
benefit the company as a whole.
Attracting & Retaining Top Talent
Learn the most common
recruiting mistakes and how to avoid them. Streamline your efforts and make
better use of your recruiting budget. Uncover the best strategies and
tactics to attract, screen, and retain top candidates.
This workshop will address
overall company recruiting strategies. The Interviewer Training workshop
described below is a great follow up to help hiring managers create
department-specific recruiting strategies.
Effective (and Meaningful) Job Descriptions
All too often, the job descriptions that companies use don't do an
effective job of capturing the requirements and objectives of each
position. Working with the hiring managers and team leaders, we can
construct job descriptions that will be as valuable for recruiting as they
will be for performance reviews.
If your company is considering a merger,
acquisition, restructuring, or any other situation that will result in the
elimination of positions, it's important that the process is handled
thoughtfully and professionally. This is not simply a matter of taking care
of the people you no longer need, it's about showing the people who remain
on board that the company cares about all employees. For this reason,
offering outplacement services is a strategically smart, relatively low-cost
Whether the workshop is 3 hours or 3 days,
Rob has a
strong track record of delivering value and building the confidence of
displaced employees. Whatever your needs, Rob can put together a program
that delivers. But don't take Rob's word for it. Just ask to see the
unedited summary of the evaluations from previous workshops he has delivered over the past
several years. Here are a few quotes from individuals who have
attended Rob's 3 day workshops:
COMMENTS AND TESTIMONIALS
"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
"I've witnessed Rob Sullivan personally coach
people on finding their perfect fit, and can testify that he's as authentic and
effective as a great coach should be. Great guy. I highly recommend him."
—Patrick Combs, Author/Motivational Speaker
Good Thinking Company, Inc.
was an outstanding facilitator and led the session with high energy and
enthusiasm. He motivated me and I feel much more comfortable about my job
search. This session was very valuable and I would recommend the session and
especially Rob as extremely valuable.”
“Rob was most helpful and a brilliant speaker.”
“Valuable, detailed, innovative, thought provoking, inspiring,
invigorating and I liked it.”
“Outstanding personable skills. Excellent speaker and motivator. Fantastic
spin master. Good story teller.”
class started out with 8 people. All 8 returned for class for each of the 3
days and, for the most part, stayed until the end of each daily session. Rob
was the reason for this. Remember, we didn’t have to be here. . . "
really pulled the class together to make us feel like family. He was
enthusiastic and held our attention. Going into the workshop I didn’t have
a desire to look for a job but Rob was able to present in a manner that is
making me give it all a second thought."
"Great examples. Fun atmosphere. Great topics. Dynamic speaker and
“This was by far the best workshop I have attended. Rob gave me new ideas
about what to fix in my resume and cover letters. The only thing I wished
was that the workshop was longer.”
“Rob is an excellent motivator. His energy and enthusiasm are exactly what
people struggling with the loss of a job need to regain motivation for a job
"I feel very fortunate to have had Rob as the instructor. He is a phenomenal motivational teacher/speaker."
“Rob is an excellent
presenter/trainer with an obvious passion for his work. He makes every
trainee feel they are important, valuable, and have talents to offer. It is
exciting to be in his class.”
If you'd like the current and former employees of your company to have a
similar experience, let us know. Rob would love to put together a program to help
you and your employees. To learn more, send an email with the subject
"Scheduling" to [email protected].
New Business Development
It’s amazing how many
companies and entrepreneurs spend countless dollars every year creating
ineffective brochures that fail to capture the company’s strategic
advantages in a compelling way. As a result, companies throw advertising dollars away
needlessly. This doesn’t have to be the case. The challenge of attracting
a new client is no different than the challenge of convincing an employer to
make a job offer. In both cases, the buyer—whether it’s the company or
the consumer—must be convinced of the benefits. Unfortunately, that rarely
When it comes to assessing
your competitive strengths and weaknesses, there’s not substitute for an
unbiased outside perspective to help leverage your unique selling
your goal is to build business or find a new opportunity, there are
strategies and tactics anyone can use to create long-lasting, mutually
beneficial business relationships. Even if you don’t consider yourself
particularly well-connected, you can learn to identify and confidently
approach people who share similar values and objectives.
For more information about creating
a customized program for your company, send and email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 312-543-8242.