Chief Ignition Officer
Bob Faw has been guiding the growth and development of organizations and individuals since 1988. His programs increase team synergy, interpersonal skills and mutual trust. All of his programs incorporate the powerful modality of active learning simulations.
Bob specializes in Strategic Planning, energizing Change Management, Leadership Development, Conflict Management, People Skills Training and Team Building.
Bob’s comedic style and energizing activities keep engagement high and enhance retention. Bob facilitates improvement processes with corporate, non-profit and government organizations to increase organizational, team and individual effectiveness. His trainings utilize current theories of organizational development, leadership development, team development, etc., and provide a setting where the relevant skills are developed through practice. His clients are led through the process of learning how to use these skills in their professional lives. He includes “experiential-learning” simulations to enhance comprehension and retention.
Bob has developed many concepts and tools in the “Solution-Focus” approach.
Solution-Focus approach Overview:
There is tremendous power gained by focusing our thoughts, words and actions on results in which we, our teams, and our organizations flourish. This addresses one of the biggest challenges facing leaders and teams – our bodies’ natural responses to conflict. The human body has complex protective mechanisms that help us survive many threats. Our body’s limbic system reacts with the “fight, flight or freeze” responses that can cause tremendous problems such as resistance to change; “black and white thinking”; us versus them mentalities; silo behavior; and unhealthy competition.
Many conflict management approaches focus on problems in such a way that actually worsen the fight, flight and freeze responses. The Solution-Focus, however, is designed to work elegantly and simply to leverage the way our bodies function. Solution-Focus uses positive language and communication to soothe the limbic system and to create mental images and feeling states that guide and energize us towards positive change.
Solution-Focus helps leaders and teams to quickly focus on common goals, find alignment in behaviors, and motivate to new levels of team performance. It enables stuck leaders or teams to motivate towards desired futures and build momentum upon past positive contributions.