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About Bob Ash

Bob founded his company, Life Lessons, in 1995. Since then, he has provided training
and education to 1,500 plus organizations and businesses, numbering over 340,000 individuals. Prior to starting his company, Bob served in several different public education positions. He was a teacher, principal, and superintendent of schools. During this time, Bob gained notable recognition as a speaker, leading him to create his company, Life Lessons. Bob also played a few years of professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians Baseball Organization.

Educational Background

Ed.D., Educational Administration, Business Minor  
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


M.S., Special Education   
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN


B.S., Special Education   
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Skills and Accomplishments

Public Speaking and Training

  • Extensive experience in public speaking and training of clients in business, industry, government, education, and professional associations.


  •  Established reputation as a trainer with abilities to generate enthusiasm and inspire teamwork.


  • Consistently receives excellent evaluations from organizers and participants, along with repeat invitations.


  • Continually monitors audience responses and signals to adapt content, timing, and emphasis to meet participants' needs.


  •  Effective presentations and training seminars given to a wide range of audiences. Balances content and communication style with material, humor, sensitivity and relevant, practical information.

Managing Group Dynamics

  • Establishes and maintains rapport and trust within diverse groups by communicating clear objectives, ensuring audience participation and contribution. Adheres to course schedule.


  • Keeps audiences focused and on-task. Ensures attainment of training objectives by gaining confirmation, asking pivotal questions and using pertinent examples of principles.

Organizational Leadership

  •  Provides leadership and direction to decisively motivate participants to reach organizational goals through empowering and effective processes.