Robert is that rare combination of business coach and healer in one. His way of listening helped my insights and awareness unfold, enabling change and growth in my personal life as well.
— Susan Gottlieb, VP and Wealth Advisor, Toronto

Leadership

Authentic and powerful leadership requires self-awareness, presence & confidence 

Self-Awareness

Great leaders speak with conviction, yet are still perceived as open to new ideas and opposing views. Balancing these requires awareness of how your internal filter affects your interpretation of events, and how others perceive your response. 

Presence

Conflicting demands and increased time pressure make it difficult to remain focused and fully engaged in the task at hand.  Poor communications and missed goals are often the result.

Confidence

Self doubt and criticism get in the way of meeting your goals. Learning how to evaluate yourself and others with compassion improves creativity, resiliency and results.


Robert has a unique gift in his ability to easily relate to people and create the type of environment of trust where true openness and learning occurs. He brings a sense of humor, a true sensitivity rooted in personal experience and a caring approach that make him a great coach.
— Sean Magennis , Chief Operating Officer, The Young Presidents Organization YPO

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I own three businesses, and I was looking for someone to help me with time management issues. Roberts coaching went beyond these challenges. His experience as a business owner has been invaluable in helping me with important decisions regarding hiring and marketing strategy.
He has a fantastic talent for identifying areas that were holding me back from reaching my goals. Once identified, we were then able to come up with a plan to deal with each one.
Working with Robert has been one of the best investments I’ve made!
— — Angela Stephens, President, Springfield, MO

Robert has been extraordinarily helpful, helping key team members of both Me to We and Free The Children with their marketing projects and strategies. Robert has provided great guidance, specifically in the areas of promotional marketing, online traffic and sales strategies, by being able to see each project from a big picture perspective.
— Marc Kielburger, Co-Founder of Free the Children & Me to We

Management

Goal Achievement

The best results come from well defined and measurable goals. Executing on these goals requires the right strategy and staying focused on what is most important.

Maximize your resources

Your opportunities may require resources which are simply not available. Learning how to do more with less is a vital and transferable skill.

Growth Strategies

Sustainable and profitable growth depends on innovation, planning and follow through in key areas such as product development, sales and marketing.

Decision Making

Success to a large degree is based on your ability to consistently make the right decision. The best decisions take into account your goals, strengths and values.

Overcoming Challenges

Constant change challenges traditional thinking and solutions. Discovering new ways to anticipate and respond is essential in today's market place 


I wanted to share with you and others, that you- Robert, have a unique way of listening, framing the situation, stretching the mind, respecting the experience, challenging my conclusions. 
You are patient yet persistent.
It is very helpful to hear your wrap conclusions, the occasional check in or reminder,  as we build on our next session.
Your supportive, nonjudgmental touch - allows me to be more comfortable- creating a space for me to allow myself to have breakdowns leading to my breakthrough’s!  
Thank you!! 
— James F Kenefick,   Managing Partner, Working Excellence, Former Chair of YPO International Corporate Social Responsibility
IN 1992 I WAS ONE OF ONLY 65 ENTREPRENEURS SELECTED FROM ACROSS NORTH AMERICA FOR A THREE YEAR ENTREPRENEURIAL MASTERS PROGRAM AT MIT IN BOSTON. THIS CARD WAS PART OF THE WELCOME PACKAGE THAT WE RECEIVED DURING OUR 20 YEAR REUNION.

IN 1992 I WAS ONE OF ONLY 65 ENTREPRENEURS SELECTED FROM ACROSS NORTH AMERICA FOR A THREE YEAR ENTREPRENEURIAL MASTERS PROGRAM AT MIT IN BOSTON. THIS CARD WAS PART OF THE WELCOME PACKAGE THAT WE RECEIVED DURING OUR 20 YEAR REUNION.


About

Excellent coaching demands more than just trust, respect and good listening skills. I meet the needs of my clients by using a unique, cross-discipline approach,combining both my business background and my professional training

Business Experience

Understanding your world of business comes from my own extensive business background. In the past 20 years that experience includes;

  • Founding two industry leading fashion accessories companies, Lapor Inc. and Illusions International  

  • Past president, Toronto chapter of The Entrepreneur' Organization and member of International Strategic Planning Committee

  • One of only 65 North American entrepreneurs selected for an Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT - Sloan School of Management

Professional Training

My training in Positive Psychology, Solution-focused Brief Coaching, Strength-based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness are all used in my coaching practice. Designing an individual approach for clients includes a focus on improving their strengths rather than repairing their weaknesses. It may also include meditation as a tool for individual and/or organizational growth..

The Good Life

During my studies in positive psychology, I experienced the profound benefits of shifting one’s natural negativity bias to a more positive perspective. I witness that shift occurring in my clients as we work together. Their enjoyment in life increase when genuine change occurs.  And when the lens through which they see their world changes, the transformation - in both their lives and the lives they touch - is impossible to quantify. 


As CEO of a small business, life can be very lonesome and the day-to-day responsibility of running the business can be very overwhelming. One of the best business decisions I have ever made was to enlist the help of Robert Pal. As an entrepreneur and successful businessman, Rob is the ideal sounding board. He’s astute and his business acumen allows him to cut through the clutter of a problem, and provide sound and actionable solutions. In addition, Rob holds me accountable for my actions which is an invaluable motivator to get things done. Rob has been a source of inspiration, encouragement and unwavering support. He has helped me to articulate, and ultimately execute on tactics to achieve my goals, navigate through rough terrains, and the confidential nature of our relationships allows me to speak candidly about anything that is on my mind. I highly recommend Rob Pal time, and time, (and time!) again!
— Julie Grant, Chicago Illinois
 
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My time with Robert transforms and shifts my paradigm. With his unique perspective I’m able to view situations with greater awareness and come up with alternative responses
— Aubrey Winfield, President of the Orange Lounge Group of Companies