Robert is a #1 Best Selling Author, International Keynote Speaker, and Business Strategy Consultant who tells stories that help people find the keys to unlock the leader they have within themselves.
As a Business Strategy Consultant…
Robert Murray believes in people and their limitless potential. He believes in Thoughtful Leadership – the kind that connects emotionally with people. The kind that develops other leaders and nurtures out the best in people and organizations. That’s why he does what he does. Whether he is speaking on a stage, coaching other executive leaders, or consulting, he loves doing what he does. The results? Outstanding value creation for all his clients.
He’s a #1 Best Selling Author, International Keynote Speaker, Strategy Consultant and Turn Around Mercenary. Some have even called him “Gordon Ramsay of the Boardroom” because he is not afraid to do the right thing while building engaged teams, developing great cultures and aligning it all with simple strategic approaches that deliver results.
Working for many years as a business Strategy Consultant, Bob has created solutions for thousands of people and businesses in multiple countries around the planet, all of which have asked him back for more.
Organizations such as: WestJet, TELUS, Vodafone, Heineken, Deloitte, Coca Cola, Phillips Electronics, AstraZenca, Microsoft, Faronics Corporation, Endurance Wind Power, Ledcor, Interfor and more.
With the right strategy, you can get your whole team on board to reaching your goals THIS YEAR.
Executive Leadership Workshops
Our new post-2008 recession business world is chaotic, crowded and confusing. Change and transition is a daily fact of life. For businesses to win in this tumultuous environment, leaders need world-class help. Robert Murray understands what is keeping you awake at night and your need to build lasting competitive advantage and sustainable business performance.
Working with his Partners at the Incrementa Consulting Inc., Bob’s Executive Leadership Workshops bring the right mix of business strategy expertise and leading edge research. It’s the “Executive Street Smarts” and in-depth academic backgrounds make this Executive Learning Experience unlike any other leadership classroom on the planet.
Executive Business Coaching for Marketing, Sales and Operations
Robert has over 20 years of Executive experience in roles ranging from VP of Sales, Marketing, Operations, COO and CEO for various organizations in multiple countries. He has led businesses through unimaginable change and transformation – from near bankruptcies to “basking in the black.” His approaches to marketing, sales and operation strategies engage stakeholders to commit to executing.
He has a keen eye for the non-functional skills that other Executives are missing in their mix. Combined with years as a coach of elite Ice Hockey teams, he is able to build programs for Senior Leaders that are easy to follow and will close the gaps they have in the leadership approach. Stop procrastinating. Start taking your career to new heights today.
Executive ‘Advances for Vision and Strategy
Some Executive teams go away together on ‘Retreats.’ Bob believes they should not be retreating but advancing forward as a team.
Together with his Partners at Increment Consulting, Bob offers Incrementa Institute for ‘Executive Advances’ – a program that is customized to fit your current business challenges and opportunities in order to drive, reinforce and sustain your vision and strategy. It consists of a combination of theory burst, case studies, reflective inquiry, hands-on practice, action planning, coaching and team-based action learning projects that bring a direct ROI to your organization. Typically, Bob takes executive teams through a 5-day program of: Executive Leadership Foundations, Master Leadership Practices, Strategy, Growth, Engagement and Talent, Client-First Culture, Optimization. The ROI of Executive ‘Advances’ will speak for itself.
Business Strategy, Project Management and Operations Consulting
Some clients have called Bob a “Mercenary” while others have referred to him as the “Gordon Ramsay” of the Boardroom. Why? With over twenty years of executive experience as a strategist and turnaround expert in Sales, Marketing and Operations, Bob has taken some organizations that were in desperate shape to growth and prosperity by showing executives how to do the right thing for their team, their customers and the business.
Starting with strategy that is built to align with the organization’s values, purpose and the desired culture. Bob uses simple approaches that set the leadership and business on the path to growth and value creation. Peter Drucker once said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Bob follows that thinking by showing leaders how to build engaged, high performance cultures that take ownership on strategy and get things done.
Brand Communication Manager, ExpoMedia, Romania
“Your life and business perspective will never be the same after you meet Bob. He is an incredible keynote speaker and coach that awakens the hidden passion and potential. I am honored to be a part of inspirational projects with him, because every moment spent by his side is valuable. He knows what respect, determination and leadership are truly about. I highly recommend him as a partner, writer and speaker for any business that aims to go far.”
Brand Communication Manager, ExpoMedia, Romania “Your life and business perspective will never be the same ...
CAP-OM - Vice President, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Vancouver, BC
“Sharing valuable and insightful leadership lessons through his unique way of weaving life’s experiences into unforgettable stories, Bob’s presentation was riveting and left everyone truly inspired! Bob is one of those people that when you meet him, you know his nuggets of wisdom are with you to stay. I strongly recommend Bob as a facilitator for any event to engage your team into exploring their potential, both personally and professionally.”
CAP-OM – Vice President, International Association of Administrative Professionals, Vancouver, BC “Sharing valuable and insightful ...
Western Institutional Review Board, Vancouver, BC
"Bob Murray will change the way you approach those moments of truth when you need to deliver an effective and powerful message. I was fortunate to have been part of a group, invited by BCIT to experience his mentorship in Executive Speaking. His ability to read people with a quiet confident style will open you up to new ways of leadership. Learn more about Bob - it will be worth it."
Western Institutional Review Board, Vancouver, BC “Bob Murray will change the way you approach those ...
Competence Call Centre, Vienna
“Robert Murray is the most charismatic Key-Note Speaker for Vision, Strategy, Leadership, Change and Motivation we have ever experienced. He convinced the audience at the 10th Call Centre Convention in Vienna with leadership inspiration at the highest level. “One must lead with a vision and do that on a daily basis,” said Robert (Bob) at the industry top-level event – describing his understanding of leadership. As a manager, one has to have Vision every day.
No one else can convey this idea more than Bob. His long-standing international expertise in leading multi-national business organizations shows clearly which values should be given priority in order to successfully attain the set goals. Bob is not only a fantastic Key-Note Speaker, but also an experienced people manager with a profound background who enriches the life of everyone who is lucky to meet him at a conference, a seminar, a workshop or at the office. We were more than happy to allure Bob as Key-Note Speaker for the 10th Call Center Convention in Vienna and we can´t await to get more inspiration at future events.”
Competence Call Centre, Vienna “Robert Murray is the most charismatic Key-Note Speaker for Vision, Strategy, ...
Managing Partner, Expo Media, Romania
“His presentation, made within the frame of the most important Call-Centre event in Eastern-Europe, Mr. Murray taught us an important lesson about style and professionalism, with respect to the way one should run a business to success. It was charismatic and inspirational speech with a high impact to the surrounding audience. His presentation was further mentioned by all the speakers and participants. It was a great honour and joy to have him among us at this conference and the words we heard for two days were: “As Mr. Murray said…” This is the impact of what a charismatic leader means. He is the leader who perfectly knows to transform an ambitious vision into a successful story and mark the existence of all the people he interacts with, no matter it is about a speech or a daily business.”
Managing Partner, Expo Media, Romania “His presentation, made within the frame of the most important ...
Willem de Jonge
Supply Chain Director, Heineken, Amsterdam
“I am writing to thank you once more for the excellent speech you delivered to the Central & Eastern Europe Supply Chain Management conference. It was fantastic to witness the energy and excitement of the whole audience during your presentation and I am certain that the messages that you have presented will leave a lasting and deep impression. Rarely have I experienced such a motivating and impactful presentation, for which the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, both immediately during the conference and in the weeks following. On a recent visit to one of the brewery managers in Russia I saw some of your statements written down on the whiteboard in his office. This has confirmed for me once more that your messages will have a long-lasting effect and will contribute strongly as we strive for World Class Performance.”
Supply Chain Director, Heineken, Amsterdam “I am writing to thank you once more for the ...
Business Marketing Association, Southern California Chapter, USA
"From the moment he began speaking, Bob kept our members and guests wonderfully engaged and entertained as he brought practical insights to us all. We especially enjoyed his presentation’s clear, no-nonsense, logical approach to smart-leadership, innovation, and interpersonal communications. And his book, “It’s Already Inside” is just fantastic. Whether reading his book, or sitting in on one of Bob’s speaking engagements… story after story, you will feel as if you are right there with him in the scene, experiencing it first-hand — delightfully with lessons learned in tow. With Robert S. Murray comes his true-Canadian’s grace and charm; his inner strength as a seasoned corporate executive; and his core as a fellow pilgrim in life walking alongside, sharing the heart and mind of a leader’s wisdom.”
Business Marketing Association, Southern California Chapter, USA “From the moment he began speaking, Bob kept our ...
Dean, BCIT School of Business, Vancouver, BC
“The School of Business at BCIT engaged Bob Murray to lead the School in development of a School Strategic Plan, aligned with our Institute Strategic Plan. Bob became embedded in our management team. Through his leadership, in a short period of time, we were able to collaboratively develop a targeted plan that enabled the School to operationally engage in a more focused approach. The plan has been effectively used as a foundation for development of a comprehensive branding strategy and has enabled us to differentiate the School from that of our competition. Bob’s straightforward practical approach made this, and our ongoing success, possible. The plan has made it possible for me to operate with a clear vision, and has enabled the management team to accomplish much more, in a much shorter time, than we had ever anticipated. Thank you Bob!”
Dean, BCIT School of Business, Vancouver, BC “The School of Business at BCIT engaged Bob ...
BCIT, Vancouver, BC
“Robert Murray inspired and motivated the leader in me. His wonderful story telling skills clearly illustrated his top ten list for self-management. These stories and lessons will be carried with me throughout my career.”
BCIT, Vancouver, BC “Robert Murray inspired and motivated the leader in me. His wonderful story ...
CEO, Essential Hospitality Systems, Vancouver, BC
"Robert Murray provides insight into real life, front line, hands on leadership. He manages to inspire through powerful narrative and compelling stories. People in business today want, and should demand more from business authors that “fables” ! Robert delivers. The content is riveting and relevant, the stories touching and will remind us all that we are first “people” doing business. Robert shows us what it takes to succeed in business and with the same candour, what it takes to succeed in life.
My suggestion: Buy a copy for everyone on the team and give them something they can learn from and engage in.”
CEO, Essential Hospitality Systems, Vancouver, BC “Robert Murray provides insight into real life, front line, ...
“My team and I found your seminar very engaging and relevant to so many aspects of our business and personal lives. The hands on approach and practical exercises made at easy for everyone to relate, participate and engage. We often in our discussions quote sections of your seminar. It is easy to see the impact in me and in others as well. I found your story telling style highly infectious, as it is very easy the get drawn in and relate. We have all agreed that it was money well spent and we all have learned something new we can all improve up on.”
APIC “My team and I found your seminar very engaging and relevant to so many ...
Senior Vice President, Brand and Commercial Strategy, Asia Pacific Hyatt Hotels
"On behalf of the Hyatt ASPAC team, I wanted to thank you, thank you, thank you, for your incredible presentation and facilitation during our Summit. You were a main highlight of our event and for you, your expertise, inspiration and passion, we are very grateful."
Senior Vice President, Brand and Commercial Strategy, Asia Pacific Hyatt Hotels “On behalf of the ...