Robert Calabrese is passionate about finding what motivates and inspires people, exploring possibilities, and discovering the thinking that precedes one’s actions. He takes time to help others see themselves with a sense of curiosity instead of judgment, and to help them discover the courage to risk doing something differently.
With two decades of developing corporate leaders and leadership teams, Robert has a reputation for exceptional facilitation and coaching skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to increase personal and organizational effectiveness to achieve targeted results. He is a dynamic and motivational speaker with a passion for personal excellence and relationship management, which is revealed every time he speaks on High Performing Teams, Managing Conflict, Workplace Culture and Climate, Coaching & Feedback, Client Service Excellence, and Managing Change. As a former Director of Merrill Lynch’s Corporate Leadership & Development, Robert worked closely with executive management teams to help create change in work groups and business divisions in order to differentiate themselves as positive cultures seeking to deepen employee engagement.
Robert is President of Business Visions Group and uses his talents and many years of experience in organizational development to help corporate leaders, managers, and work teams identify their core strengths and successfully apply them to their aspirations and strategic goals.
A former Franciscan Friar for 19 years, Robert has brought to his secular career a deep regard for the human spirit. His background as a Pastor, Director of Formation and Continuing Education, informs the way he inspires individuals and teams to develop, grow, and succeed.
Robert delightfully serves as Board Treasurer of the R.S. Hartman Institute for Formal & Applied Axiology.