David Robert brings over 15 years of experience as a thought leader in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, and Change Management. David has held both internal and external consulting positions at companies across several industries, and is the former CEO of Great Place to Work (Middle East). In that role, he partnered with hundreds of organizations to help them foster high-trust, collaborative workplace cultures. Previously, David worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield as Director of Change Management. In that role, he was responsible for the overall people and culture strategy of the organization. In addition, David worked for several technology companies where he designed and implemented Learning and Development programs. David is passionate about helping leaders create a compelling legacy for themselves and their organization. David’s consulting experience spans nearly every industry and many continents. He has worked extensively with companies in the healthcare, legal, retail, technology and hospitality industries, as well as with companies in North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Africa. Much of David’s recent work has focused on learning & development, workplace culture assessments and analysis, organizational design consulting, and executive coaching. Specifically related to his experience with law firms, David has worked with several large to mid-size law firms in the US (Chicago and Detroit-based). In these engagements, David worked with the firms to assess workplace culture and values alignment, set up employee skill development plans, and to provide executive coaching to senior level partners. For several years, David led the Middle East affiliates of Great Place to Work. In that role, David had complete P&L responsibility for the affiliate and led the expansion of GPTW across the Middle East, helping to open the newest affiliate in Saudi Arabia in 2013. David also led an executive strategy network, which brought together C-level leaders across the Middle East with the purpose of conducting research, sharing insights and working together to solve common challenges. David had a monthly leadership column with the Kipp Report and has appeared on several television and radio programs, including CNBC Arabia.
Content Featuring David Robert
Learn about the underlying concepts of culture, the criteria for the creation of a high-trust culture and how the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® can help set leaders up for success as they manage through significant change.