Because how you show up matters!
Hi, I’m Rob Salafia. During my years as a professional performing artist, I acquired many skills and honed multiple talents. But the most important lesson I learned remains the willingness to let people in and be vulnerable.
The best storytellers make it look easy. As a listener we are immediately pulled in by the glint in their eyes, the cadence and variety in their voice, and the expression on their face. It’s like they are telling the story with their whole body. We are particularly captured by how they make us feel.
Great storytellers are willing to open themselves up and allow us to be in the story with them. We feel what they feel. We see what they see. And, most of all, we gain the realization and insight from the experience that they have had. Their story is our story.
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What makes the process work?
I use a range of experiential learning techniques drawn from the fields of theatre, performance, visual, martial and meditative arts. These serve as a foundation for creating customized learning experiences that allow participants to increase self-awareness, build skill and mastery, and make transformational shifts in daily leadership behaviors. Often times it is the subtlest change in someone’s physical or vocal presence that makes the biggest difference.
What makes the process fun?
I help leaders become great communicators by first creating a safe and failure-free learning environment. I then provide specific and actionable coaching within well-constructed exercises that encourages breakthrough results. And we laugh a lot!
“Rob’s sessions are extremely powerful in building the right mindset, creating trust and developing leaders to be more effective and inspiring communicators.”
“Rob is a well-grounded and well-rounded coach. He taught me the power of story-telling. It has meant a great deal in my development as a leader. He is able to select the right combination of exercises for the right time.”
“Rob makes leaders shine. I engaged Rob to help coach and train two performing CEO’s in facilitation and speech delivery. Rob used a conversational and casual coaching style which helped disarm the mechanical/processed sequencing often associated in these trainings.”
“Rob provided a safe space and optimal learning opportunity for us to increase our individual communication capabilities, as well as enhance the relational fabric of our team. The word spread fast in our office and he has been asked to deliver another session for a colleague and her team.”
“Rob is great to work with…he really cares about listening to your requirements, bringing that brief to life and delivering on it. He’s always curious, engaged, motivated, highly flexible and reliable and delivers what he says he will!”
“When I watch Rob working with senior leaders there are a couple of words that come to mind: passion, authenticity, helping others to transform, compelling and engaging. Last but not least a pleasure to work with!”