A self-proclaimed introvert, Bob Schlichte taught himself to push outside his comfort zone to refine the art of ship building — the building of friendships, relationships, partnerships and sponsorships. Bob shares how to develop a foundation that will strengthen all of your ships and lead you to a more rewarding personal and professional life.
No matter the industry, Bob delivers a relevant and applicable message that will improve communication, strengthen personal ship building, and promote leadership. His engaging stories reveal the importance of a solid network and leave audiences inspired and motivated to reinforce their own.
Bob is a passionate, knowledgeable, and inspiring speaker. He recently spoke at our annual meeting to a group of 400+ business and community leaders. I received numerous positive comments regarding his presentation, the compelling content and memorable storytelling. I strongly recommend him for corporate leadership, employee meetings, community and chamber leaders’ briefings.
Shannon Full, President/CEO, TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
In this fast-paced age of emails and automation, Bob Schlichte’s presentation was refreshing. Bob’s ability to leverage personal relationships into professional partnerships, whether through success or hardships, was inspirational. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, sales person or office worker, we can all use some of Bob’s insights as we build our own ‘ships.’
Lori Higgins, President of Metro North Chamber of Commerce
Bob not only talks the talk, he walks the walk. His speech is engaging, informative, and inspiring. His use of personal stories demonstrates he is an expert. His style is approachable and warm. I love the way he uses humor—it’s fantastic!
Sara Krisher, MCPC, ACC; Owner and President of Stand Tall; SM&E Member
Bob Schlichte presented to our Women in Business event. We all left motivated and understood that every person we meet is a potential ‘ship’ in our fleet. He captivated us with his personal stories and humor as well through his enthusiasm and inspiration. The conversations continued well after Bob’s presentation! We received excellent feedback from all attendees and look forward to having him back.
Shari Wilson, Director of Marketing and Member Relations White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce
I heard Bob Schlichte and Lena Scullard speak at a parks and recreation workshop in Brooklyn Park... Their teaching style was dynamic and engaging. I came away with great tools to enhance my career and interactions with others.
Bethani Gerhard, Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
By weaving his powerful personal story, a reflective account of his journey of overcoming challenges and applying his business experience, Bob shares thought-provoking advice that is inspirational, motivational, and applicable to anyone. Bob keeps the audience engaged with compelling storytelling but also emphasizes the importance of building relationships throughout every stage of life.
Suzanne Bzdawka, Middle School Teacher, Fridley Middle School
Bob’s message on building ships outside of your comfort zone is one that is relevant and applicable across every industry. Bob connects the audience to his message in a way that is reflective and inspiring. Regardless of the audience's tenure, position within the company, and area of expertise, everyone in attendance will benefit and takeaway something that they can implement in their everyday life and professional career.
Patty Sagert, Rasmussen College - Blaine Campus Director