Episode 683 is a conversations with Bob Pike. Bob helps people unlock learning and unleash performance. People are told to learn, but not taught to learn. He spent his long career showing others the power of learning. He built a multi-million dollar training and consulting company that he sold (but that does not mean he retired! He is still actively teaching and motivating others).

Starting as a pastor her joined a training company, and then another training company, before realizing he could not earn everything he wanted if other people were calling the shots. He has learned along the way to invest in himself and others in good times and bad. And even though he has had some situations where others took advantage of him in business, he never stopped. He actively decided to make everything a lesson and recommit to growth.

Some key points in this interview:

1. Invest in people

2. learn from every situation

3. take risks

4. Break goals down into smaller ones and let everyone contribute

5. Work with Passion

6. show people how you can help them

7. Do not let a “no” stop you

About Bob Pike

Bob is known as the “Trainer’s Trainer”. He has written more than 35 books on training and performance and designed more than 600 training programs of a day or longer. He has keynoted, trained, and consulted in more than 25 countries. More than 150,000 trainers on 5 continents have graduated from his multiple day train the trainer programs. He was chief designer of the Leadership Encounter with Jesus. He has received the Instructional Systems Association’s Thought Leader Award, LLJ’s Devine Servant Award and in 2021 received the Association for Talent Development’s (formerly ASTD) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sr. VP – Master Education Industries – 1969-1973, VP – Personal Dynamics Institute – 1973-1980, Chairman/CEO, The Bob Pike Group – 1980-2013,Chairman Emeritus/Founder The Bob Pike Group 2013-2015 Founder/Editor, The Creative Training Techniques newsletter (now the Training and Performance Forum- 1987 – present

Chairman of the Executive Board – Lead Like Jesus – 2004 – 2010, member of the National Board – Lead Like Jesus – 2002 -present

About Thom Singer

Thom Singer works for Stanton Chase, a leading executive search firm that specializes in helping companies and associations place key hires. He is also a keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies / EmCee

After a successful career in sales and marketing, Thom Singer became a growth leadership speaker in 2009. A decade later he has brought his high energy presentations and action-oriented content to over 900 audiences. Thom knows that as the speaker or master of ceremonies he has a responsibility to set the tone for a strong conference attendee experience. Known as “The Conference Catalyst” he creates an atmosphere of fun and interaction that lasts beyond his presentation.

Thom earned his Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) in 2014 and is committed to the business of meetings. He is the author of 12 books and is the host of the popular “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast. On his show he has interviewed over 400 entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, business leaders and others with a focus on discovering how the most successful people get farther across the gap between potential and results.

At 50 years old Thom decided to reinvent his life and make age 50 to 75 the best years of his life. This meant saying yes to things that scared him, and trying new things. Since that time Thom has jumped off buildings, took up running (and lost 30 lbs) and began performing stand up comedy.