Robert Gass EdD
Robert Gass is internationally-recognized for pioneering work in training and coaching leaders, organizational transformation, and human development for over 40 years. Holding a doctorate in Organizational and Clinical Psychology from Harvard University, his work synthesizes an unusually diverse background in social change, humanistic psychology, organizational behavior, business, music and spiritual studies.
Robert is the former President of ARC International, a global consulting and training company specializing in transformational change with Fortune 500 companies. As an organizational consultant, he has worked at the most senior levels with corporations such as Chase Bank, General Motors, Pillsbury, Textron, Motorola and The Gap. Robert has for many years served as executive coach to well-known business, non-profit, spiritual and political leaders.
Robert’s current work focuses on leadership development and movement building for Progressive social change. Co-founder of the Rockwood Leadership Institute and the Social Transformation Project, he has trained environmental, social justice, and human rights leaders in the inner and outer arts of leadership. Robert coaches and consults to leaders and organizations such as NAACP, the Sierra Club, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Global Fund for Women, National Congress of American Indians, Center for Community Change(CCC), La Raza, and the United Auto Workers (UAW), the U.S. Senate Chiefs of Staff, and leaders in the Obama administration.
With his wife, Judith Ansara, Robert offers seminars on the art of relationship, leadership and spirituality at universities, educational centers and conferences around the world.
Also a highly-regarded composer and performer, Robert has released numerous recordings of music to uplift the human spirit with his renowned singing group, On Wings of Song. His chant CDs have sold over 600,000 copies, and his recording of Om Namaha Shivaya helped pioneer the introduction of sacred chant to western audiences.
Robert lives in Boulder, Co, and has raised three children with his life partner of 47 years, Judith Ansara.