Vice-President of Coaching Programs
As V.P. of MIDEGO’s public health coaching programs, Bob is responsible for coach training and certification in MIDEGO’s signature 7-Day MPH program and for adapting coaching and distance learning techniques to support MIDEGO’s global public health programs. Since joining MIDEGO in 2007, Bob has focused on training and certifying coaches and writing a coach training manual in collaboration MIDEGO’s President and CEO, Dr. Elvira Beracochea. He has also undertaken seminars and workshops introducing MIDEGO’s new tools, such as the Strength Deployment Inventory, to the international public health community. Prior to joining MIDEGO, Bob was with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for 33 years as an economist, manager and leader. He has extensive experience leading IMF consultation, technical assistance and training missions to Europe, the former Soviet Republics, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. His background includes leading and managing teams of diverse professionals on multidisciplinary projects. After retiring Bob decided to pursue his passion of coaching and attended Georgetown University, graduating from their Leadership Coaching Program. He holds degrees in economics from Fordham University and Columbia University and also attended the University of Edinburgh. Bob has lectured on the role of coaching in career choice to mid-career professionals at 40+ of Greater Washington, D.C. and has written on the role of coaching in executive training.
Bob believes that coaching is essential to furthering global health: “Coaching facilitates change in behavior and, when combined with training, ensures that the lessons learned are adapted to the individual or group's particular needs. Therefore, coaching replaces a one-size-fits-all training experience with individually crafted learning experiences that have a significant impact on the day-to-day job performance of public health officials. MIDEGO’s goal is to multiply these learning experiences throughout developing countries by training individuals as coaches so that the essential organizational skills taught can reach the widest possible audience."
Bob has expertise in the following areas:
Inventory (SDI); level 2 certification
Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI)