Robert has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of organizational development. 

Executive coaching and management development training. Prior to forming RB Slade & Associates, LLC, Robert worked at the executive level in human resources administration for corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, New Belgium Brewing Company, and Poudre Valley Health Systems.

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Clients describe Dave as energetic, enthusiastic, intuitive, dynamic and passionate about helping others. He is keenly adept at applying what he has learned in supervising banks – through two recessions- to other industries and business practices.

Dave received his graduate degree from the University of Denver and completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado.  He and Robert met over 15 years ago during a year-long training program in organizational development. It was at this time they realized they shared the same passion for helping others. Their diverse experiences and personality styles complement each other to form a strong team.

Dave is on the faculty at the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, where he has taught organizational culture and leading organizational change for 14 years.   He also serves as the Leadership Chair for the Executive Development Institute and is a faculty member and executive coach.

While not a Colorado native, he has spent the majority of his life living in the Denver area. He is a veteran having served four years in the U.S. Air Force and two in the Colorado Air National Guard. He enjoys traveling, spending time in the mountains, outdoor activities, music, movies and spending time with his family.

Dave serves as an advisory director for the Center for Financial Training Western States and is an active member of his church's men's ministries "Ironworks."

Dave retired from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch, where he worked over 30 years as an examiner, manager and leader in the Supervision & Risk Management Division. He is highly respected in the banking industry for his leadership, credibility, fairness and knowledge of the industry. Dave is highly recognized for his abilities to coach, empower and motivate team members. He has extensive training in organizational development and effectiveness.

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Many years ago he discovered his true professional passions were teaching, coaching, and consulting. Consequently, Robert has been fortunate to experience a successful consulting   practice, while   receiving a great deal of personal satisfaction helping -organizations   and   individuals   grow.   Robert's   extensive   and   diverse   professional experience   - coupled  with  his  effective  training  skills  - allows  him  to  connect  to audiences in many industries and at all levels of the organization.

Robert has become known for his unique ability to help organizations use the latest scientific research from academic settings and apply it to their own day-to-day sales, leadership and customer service challenges. Clients describe Bob's style as entertaining, relaxed, focused, fun, energizing and, above all informative.

Robert received his graduate degree from the University of Denver and completed his undergraduate education at Colorado State University. He has lived for many years in Colorado, where he and his spouse Carol have raised two beautiful children. Robert and Carol currently live on a 19-acre horse ranch at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where they enjoy riding and caring for their horses.

During time away from work.  He enjoys anything outdoors, including skiing, hiking, golf and bicycling. His other passion is a love of music. Robert currently plays percussion in a local blues band, which helps keeps him connected to his earlier years growing up in Chicago. Where he was exposed to many of the great blues and jazz musicians.

Robert is on the faculty of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, where he teaches during the two-week summer residency program.  RB Slade & Associates LLC was instrumental in helping the Graduate School of Banking in the design of the Executive Development Institute (EDI), a program offered to executive levels of banking.  He continues to serve as an executive coach and faculty member at EDI as well.

Robert Slade

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