Rob Salafia

Rob Salafia

Hacking HR

In early March 2022, I was invited to present a TEDx style speech for Hacking HR, titled: Enhance Your Executive Presence to Create Positive, Energized and Safe Work Environments.

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How are people experiencing you and what is the impact your presence has on them?

Enhance Your Executive Presence to Create Positive, Energized and Safe Work Environments.

Excellent session, Rob! I enjoyed learning about the process of "Breathe, Connect, Land." And "Get Present, Intention, and Connection." I will be checking out your book. Thank you.


I enjoyed Rob’s presentation. The C-Suite experience that you have talked about was excellent.


Rob's speech had a very positive impact on me. Asking the questions, how are people experiencing me and what impact does my presence have on them made me really stop and think.



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    Meet Rob

    Driven by a passion to coach business leaders to develop their presence, tell compelling stories, and establish authentic connections, Rob Salafia combines two decades of experience as a top leadership development executive with a stellar past career in the performing arts.

    In his current professional role, he assists leaders in their quests to build sharper levels of emotional and narrative intelligence, transition into higher organizational levels, and share their visions and strategies in compelling and relevant ways.

    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.


    “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!”

    Laura Ellis Director of Global Talent – Sony Music Entertainment

    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.

    Peter Penning IT Manager - ING Bank

    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.

    Timothy Wong Sr. Manager - YPO

    As my coach, Rob motivated me to work hard and guided me to develop the skills necessary to deliver an engaging and relevant presentation to 500 credit risk officers. His dedication to my development and his ability to challenge at just the right time enabled me to bring my story to life.

    Darryl Fess President and CEO - Brookline Bank

    As chair of the speaker committee for a conference that my firm recently held, I invited Rob to be our morning keynote. Rob exceeded our expectations with an engaging and relevant message for our audience. We even surveyed our participants as a follow up to the event and Rob received rave reviews.

    Jessi Ryan Vice President of Business Consulting - IMA Financial Group, Inc.

    When I watch Rob working with senior leaders there are 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!

    Ewa Wisniewska Talent Management - NN Insurance Group

      Let’s Make Your Business Shine.

      If you would like to learn more about how I help leaders enhance their presence, connect authentically with others, and create momentum behind their ideas with powerful storytelling, send me a message.