Primary area of expertise: Leadership and Management
Coaching focus: Theory of Change, Organizational Change Management, Organizational Culture
Rob is an independent consultant and coach helping select clients find clarity, chart direction, and navigate change. From 2001-2016, he served as Director of the Experiment in Congregational Education (ECE), which facilitates transformational educational change in congregations, and from 2010 to 2016 as Project Manager of the Jim Joseph Foundation Education Initiative, both at HUC-JIR. A former partner of Hewitt Associates, where he helped Fortune 500 companies catalyze change to become great places to work, Rob coaches rabbis and senior leaders and is a sought after facilitator for strategic visioning and change processes. Clients have included the Rabbinic Vision Initiative, Reform Pension Board, Union for Reform Judaism, Kenissa: Communities of Meaning Network, and many others. Rob has taught graduate level courses at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (where he earned his PhD in Organization Behavior), its School of Education and Social Policy, and at HUC-JIR. Rob lives in Evanston, IL with his wife, Joy Wasserman; they have two grown sons. In his time off he builds furniture, plays guitar and banjo, and visits national parks.