Rob Pennington

Since 1970 psychologist Rob Pennington, Ph.D., award winning trainer, speaker and author, has been helping individuals and organizations have more successful relationships, both at work and at home.

In 1980 he founded Resource Associates, a private practice in psychology, providing psychotherapy for depression and relationships. In 1995 he and Stephen Haslam co-founded Resource International, a management consulting firm, providing practical tools for improving the performance of leaders and teams through a better balance of authority and collaboration. www.resource-i.com.  

He has consulted with the Architect of the Capitol for the Senate in Washington to implement its first multi-year leadership training program and assessed NASA’s Johnson Space Center assessment of its workforce's effectiveness in dealing with stress and change. He has provided emotional intelligence training and coaching to numerous Fortune 500 companies and worked with many CEOs and their leadership teams to strengthen their abilities to successfully address both change and conflict.   

And… he received the highest trainer evaluations from ExxonMobil, every year, for 34 years for his multi-day programs: Successfully Managing The Stress of Change and Successful Work Relationships.

As a professional speaker, Dr. Pennington received Mental Health America Outstanding Speaker Award four times; was one of Meeting Professionals International’s original Platinum Presenter; was recognized by the CPA Society with their “Salute to Excellence” award and received the National Speaker’s Association of Houston’s first Pennington Award for Excellence in Recognition of Extraordinary and Selfless Service.

His autobiographical self-help book, Find the Upside of the Down Times, How to Turn Your Worst Experiences into Your Best Opportunities!, won Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Self Help, USA Best Book Finalist in both Best New Non-Fiction and Best Self-Help and was selected Book of the Month and one of 25 Books Every Man Should Read by Communications Magazine. https://drrobpennington.com/products/

Since 2014, Dr. Pennington has been coaching and training with many components of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, helping physicians, associated medical professions and hospital administrators improve their leadership and team development.

Begun in 2016 at the request of group of CEO’s participating in Vistage, a support and training group for C Suite executives, he and Stephen Haslam translated their 40+ years of content development and experience consulting and coaching leaders into the Professional Development Series, an ongoing program of 12 monthly one day trainings on a wide range of topics managers and high potentials need in order to be successful leaders. www.pdspr.info