Keynote Speaker - Bob Blenn

For more than twenty years, Bob Blenn’s unique blend of enthusiasm, humor, behavioral insights and organizational expertise has been dedicated to the enhancement of individual and organizational excellence. He has cultivated an extraordinary ability to relate, build trust and engage audiences from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. The mission of his work is to help organizations advance their knowledge and performance in vital skill areas such as leadership, communication and collaboration, navigating change, motivation and customer service.

And speaking of clients, Bob has worked with hundreds of them spread across ten industries, while specializing in the “helping” professions (human services, special needs, and healthcare). In the public sector – he has worked with: NYS Office of the State Comptroller, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, Department of Social Services, NYS Education Department, City of Ithaca, and NYS DOT. In addition, he has worked with PepsiCo and Frito Lay, the Raymond Corporation, CBORD and Corning Museum of Glass.

Bob is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, with a degree in Applied Social Science. Also, he is past president of the local chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a past member of the National Speaker’s Association (NSA).

“Do You Know Who You Are?” 

Self-Awareness: The Gateway to Your Fulfillment, Relationships & Success in Life

First, just what is self-awareness? It is having an accurate perception of ourselves: our personality style, our strengths/weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, behaviors and emotions. It is also the foundation of our Emotional Intelligence – on which the other elements are built.

Second, for the majority of us, our self-awareness is not as accurate as we might think – in some cases, it may not be very accurate at all! Ever been taken off guard by someone’s comment or behavior?

Third, there are ways to enhance how well you know yourself, and this Keynote provides the ingredients to do just that!! Not that the required work is easy, but it is absolutely worthwhile!! Self-awareness is critical to your success – in every area – of your life! And this cannot be overstated!!

Some Takeaways:

  • Insight into the inner workings of self-awareness and five ways to enhance it

  • Recognition of how your personality style can work for (or against you) and what to do about it

  • The correlation between your level of self-awareness and the quality of the relationships you develop with others, including shining a light on our biases and blind spots

  • How you can more effectively build an environment of acceptance and respect among a diverse group of people

  • Develop a genuine feeling of empathy and compassion for others, without limiting their options