Testimonials

Rob was hired by LAN to provide Executive Coaching for our Senior Management which proved to be exponentially beneficial to our entire organization. His trainings are engaging and inspirational. I recommend him to any organization that requires transformation at any level, a training facilitator or coaching services.

Kelly Johnson

LAN HR Manager

We brought Rob and Stephen in initially to educate our midlevel managers to do jobs that were all battlefield promotions. They started at the top with me and my management team to help us model management skills all the way through the company. It was the right thing to do.

Dr. Doreen Wise, Ed.D., CEO

Medical Research Consultants

Rob and Stephen provide both tremendous knowledge and a lot of humor whenever they worked with our management staff or our clients. Even though I have experienced their work numerous times, their way of working with people is always a delight. They are a tremendous asset to our company.

Sue Burnett, CEO

Burnett Staffing

As an aspiring professional speaker, Rob helped me refine my message to more successfully speak to the needs of my audience. In one session. he helped me move forward in a measurable way.

Coty Evans

Project Manager and Research Scientist at Biotex Inc.

For those of us blessed to know Rob, his book is the essence of his kindness and beautiful view of life. He lives his teachings… and demonstrates that we have the choice to live life miserably or to engage life’s challenge to live happily, no matter what life tosses your way!

Doreen James Wise, RN, EdD, CEO

Medical Research Associates

Rob does an awesome job sharing his own life experiences as learning tools for how to deal with life’s unexpected challenges. His ideas are inspiring and life-changing as you integrate the information into your own life through his stories and activities.

Donna Fisher, CSP

Author of People Power, Power Networking, Professional Networking for Dummies, and Switched-On-Networking

Dr. Pennington is a very wise and persistent man, as evidenced by his stories. I thought I had a lot of challenges in my life, but he has most of us beat. His positive attitude is something that I’m really going to have to practice, but it sure is working in my life so far.

SouthernLadySC

This is book is the ultimate example of the ability of a person to turn lemons into lemonade. Besides giving you his own experiences, Rob points the way for you to be able to take a second look at the ‘negative’ experiences that happen to you, learn from them and turn them around. And he does it all in a humorous way. Thank you, Rob for a wonderful book!

Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz

Author of Managing Your Stress in Difficult Times: Succeeding in Times of Change and Switched-On Selling: Balance Your Brain for Sales Success

I just finished reading “Find the Upside of the Down Times” and found it to be an uplifting rendition of using specific techniques to improve one’s ability to face life’s challenges. This is not so much a story book, but a book with nine chapters, each chapter addressing a specific challenge and new ways to look at those challenges as opportunities. Each chapter ends with exercises one can use to change one’s previous reaction to challenges. Some chapters I had to read more than once. I have ordered a copy of the book for each of my two daughters, who, like all of us, face their own challenges in life. I would recommend this book to anyone who is tired of facing life’s challenges and reacting the same way to them, but expecting different results. This book can teach you new and creative ways to change your reaction to life’s challenges, thus creating a different result and new opportunities. I highly recommend it.

Scotty Shadow

People who are looking for a way to feel better about their circumstances will gather reassurance from reading Rob’s book, and people who are willing to do the work to build a more enlightened way of living will find it to be a superb operator’s manual.

James C. Nourse, PhD, LAc

Psychologist, acupuncturist & author of Simple Spirituality, Finding Your Own Way.

Rob was hired by LAN to provide Executive Coaching for our Senior Management which proved to be exponentially beneficial to our entire organization. His trainings are engaging and inspirational. I recommend him to any organization that requires transformation at any level, a training facilitator or coaching services.

Kelly Johnson

LAN HR Manager

I thank Rob for his support, personal service and dedication. I especially appreciate his accessibility, which is invaluable. His coaching service is unmatched and a tremendous source for personal encouragement and professional direction.

Kevin Rose

Independent Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional

If you are looking to learn how to best market your business and serve your customers Rob is your goto guy. He provides incredible insight and resources and truly wants to help those he works with. Bonus: he is is kind, fun and truly cares.

Denise Winston

HR Manager, Financial Expert, Author, Speaker and Founder of Money Starts Here

Rob Pennington is a gifted coach who thinks outside-the-box and uses his vast knowledge, experience, and talents to help people capitalize on their life’s work. His positive and friendly, yet realistic, approach to training makes success easier to achieve. I highly recommend Rob as a coach or trainer.

Carol Phillips

Health and Welness Expert, Author and Speaker

As Rob so openly shares his heartfelt story of struggle, compassion and resilience, we travel alongside him with both laughter and tears, learning that we, too, can transform any challenge into a gift.

Mary Elizabeth Marlow

Author of Jumping Mouse: A Story about Inner Trust

Rob shows that with an open heart we can meet with acceptance all that life brings us.

Suzanne E. Harrill, M.Ed.

Author of The Harrill Solution: Secrets of Successful Relationships Revealed

I once sent Rob Pennington a thank you letter after one of his presentations that said — “Your energetic and humorous style made the practical techniques and suggestions you offered immediately applicable both in our professional and personal lives.” As I think back over the times he has graciously shared his knowledge with our client groups, those words are consistently appropriate. Rob has a message that you and your organization will be richer for hearing.

Barbara Lane

Partner, Association Services Team, LP/Meetings On Pointe, HR Houston

get so excited just listening to Rob talk. He brings such tremendous competence and excitement, inspiration and motivation, tools and models to make life work better. If you want a high impact speaker or to increase the performance of your leadership or teams, this is a wonderful man, a great speaker who can help take your organization to the next level.

Jack Canfield

Mega-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles.

Thank you for making me look so good as Chair for our WBEA Workshops. Your talk was amazing and very entertaining… attendees wanted more. They loved you! You have a wonderful connection with your audience. You put people at ease. They immediately trust you. You give them great take-a-ways and you make them laugh. You can’t ask for more than that!

Tommie Steverson

CEO Steverson Staffing

Thanks for another outstanding presentation. You helped make it one they won’t forget. I wish you could have heard the positive comments I heard about you.

Marilyn Monroe

Past President, Texas Society of Association Executives

Thank you so much for today’s tremendous presentation. Your message was perfect for what we needed. I thoroughly enjoyed both your content, with daily tools for a new perspective on how to influence outcomes, and your compelling and authentic presentation style. I love the many insights I experienced and look forward to more!

Katie K. Daggett

Director, Patient & Family Services Texas Children’s Hospital

I have heard many talks at our meetings but very, very seldom have I heard one so professionally done. The material was on target and delivered with such wit and charm that we hated for it end.

Neal Shaw

Program Director, American Society for Training and Development

Wonderful! Thank you for a most exciting, enlightening and entertaining presentation. You received the highest marks from everyone. You made me feel like a hero.

Linda O’Black

Vice President, United Way

We hired Rob to provide Executive Coaching for our Senior Management which proved to be exponentially beneficial to our entire organization. His trainings are engaging and inspirational. I am glad that our paths have crossed! I would recommend Rob to any organization that requires transformation at any level, whether by a trainer, a facilitator, or a coach.

Kelly Johnson

HR Manager, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.

I once sent Rob a thank you letter after one of his presentations that said, “Your energetic and humorous style made the practical techniques and suggestions you offered immediately applicable both in our professional and personal lives.” As I think back over the decades he has graciously shared his knowledge with our client groups, those words have always been consistently appropriate. Rob has a message that any organization will be richer for hearing.

Barbara Lane

Conference Chair, Human Resource Management Association

Rob Pennington has presented interesting, informative and entertaining messages to the Houston CPA Society on several occassions. One year, he was rated as one of the top five of 45 speakers at the conference, a remarkable recognition as CPAs are very discerning about the quality of their speakers. As a board member of the Houston CPA Society and business owner, I recommend Rob as a speaker and a professional.

Moritza Day

Managing Partner at Day West, Career/Hiring Analysis and Strategy

Thank you for two very successful training sessions. Your work fit the criteria we discussed and was right on target for both groups. All participants gained new knowledge and found the information to be very helpful in making positive changes and improvements in their work and personal lives.

Shelley D. Phillips

Sr. Manager, Global HR Learning & Development and Project Management Parker Drilling

Your ability to challenge, and at the same time entertain, is one that many speakers would love to possess.

Joyce Hanlon

Human Resources, The Answering Service, Inc.

Your ability to use your previous training and expertise to empower others in the workplace is amazing. You speak from the heart and emphasize approaching companies from their needs, rather than trying to give them a list of what you can offer. I LOVED that. I am learning so much from you.

Trupti Gokani, MD

Medical Director at Zira Mind and Body Center, Speaker, and Integrative, Ayurvedic Neurologist

I’ve attended several seminars/workshops by Rob and each has been as enjoyable and beneficial as the last. He is an excellent storyteller with extensive knowledge and experience relevant to soft-skills training. He has an easy going and relaxed delivery style that is engaging and entertaining, while informative. He’s very easy to talk to and willing to assist with needs and questions, even after the event.

Cecilia Ligotino

Manager Fuels Compliance at Shell Oil Company

Dr. Rob is a unique, humorous and very entertaining guest who has a wealth of knowledge; wisdom and insight to share that can make an immediate, positive difference in the lives of any audience. If you don’t interview Dr. Pennington, you are missing a great show!

Scott Cluthe

Host Positively Incorrect TV/Radio

Dr. Rob is the perfect guest for radio and television! He is engaging, fun, and full of incredible information listeners and viewers can immediately put into action to change their lives!!

Lisa Davis, MPH, C.N.C.

Host/Producer of NPR’s It’s Your Health Network

Dr. Rob did an awesome interview. I can see how he won the Speaker of the Year Award. I am definitely going to bring him back . . . but after I complete his Find The UpSide.. Workbook.

S. Yolanda Robinson

Host All In Our Family heard on www.talktainmentradio.com

What people have said about the value of our trainings

  • I have heard several of the top speaker/trainers but I have never heard any speaker be so thorough and generous. None gave me as much information as I received in your first session. Every time you spoke, I was riveted by everything you said. You are an excellent teacher. Thank you so much!
  • Thank you for providing more content, material, and value than I’ve seen in most presentations.
  • Thank you for your generosity and excellence in sharing such rich and helpful information! Just what I needed to be more proactive!
  • I discover my strengths and weaknesses and turn the weaknesses into a positive
  • effect of thoughts, emotions and behaviors on the results in my life
  • learning the value of having requirements in a relationship
  • understanding my self more
  • learning the ability to recognize and deal with different situations
  • changing myself by being more adaptable/flexible
  • learned more about myself, my supervisor and spouse
  • instructor teaching style – vibrancy
  • concept of “they love me but sometimes they don’t realize it”.
  • moving through the dreaded “cycle of conflict”
  • reminder not to take it personally!
  • I’m going to pay more attention to my spouse
  • how my personal behavior affects my relationships
  • the process of feeling uncomfortable, making a negative judgment, taking it personally and reacting unconsciously
  • importance of avoiding my own resistant responses that reinforcing negative behavior in others
  • how to relate to others on the job and in my personal life
  • knowing that nothing is personal
  • why we feel uncomfortable and what to do about it
  • what I am going through others are going through as well
  • misunderstandings can be better worked out when we are patient and courteous
  • accepting that people think and act differently
  • people may not be ignoring me but need time to think
  • learning and being reminded about effective techniques for communication
  • 3 questions that reduce misunderstanding
  • how you behave is based upon your beliefs/opinions
  • how someone responds to me always tells me more about them
  • knowing how to approach different personality types
  • understanding my blind spots and how they affect relationships
  • how people feel uncomfortable and get negative feelings when you say
  • things they don’t agree with
  • not to take differences personally