Robert M. Figari has been a consultant in leadership development, communications and teambuilding for over 20 years. He has worked throughout the world with entrepreneurs and senior executives, managers and individuals, privately and on behalf of other consulting organizations. He has created a unique approach that integrates inner personal growth learning with outer behavioral skill development in an outdoor educational setting.

In his consulting work, Bob seeks to determine where potential relationship breakdowns are occurring in leadership, communication and teamwork, and then works to repair and revitalize them at a personal and organizational level. He facilitates corporate vision, change and business strategy communications at executive meetings and helps plan detailed company-wide communication strategies. He also provides executive coaching, where he helps individual executives or executive teams maximize their internal and external business relationships and communications.

Bob designs, develops and leads seminars in business and sales presentations, interactive communication, customer relations, personality styles, press and media relations, meetings and facilitations. He coaches individual clients to organize thoughts, clarify concepts and humanize material. He focuses on specific skills and techniques for effectively persuading, informing, facilitating or motivating.

Bob has prepared executives for appearances before stockholder and analyst meetings, employee groups and key television appearances, including NBC's "The Today Show", PBS and CNN interviews. He has spoken before a variety of audiences ranging from 50 to 1000, and appeared on television and radio talk shows and news features, including ABC's "20/20", and San Francisco area stations KPIX 5, KTVU 2, KBHK 44 and KCBS 740 on topics including interpersonal skills, corporate communication skills, career/personal life balance and men's issues.

Bob has been effective in a variety of corporate environments including Wind River Systems, Pacific Bell, Fluor, Kaiser, Elle, Hewlett-Packard, Citicorp, Silicon Graphics, Intel and Seagrams. Over the years he has also worked on behalf of MasterSpeak, COR Communications, Decker Communications (also serving as Director of Training, Western Region), Provant and Lee Hecht Harrison.

Bob has a Master's Degree in Psychology, is the proud father of two teenagers, enjoys kayaking and all things outdoor, and is a lover of music, theater and foreign cultures. He lives with his wife, children and dog in West Marin County, CA.


Senior Consultant

Christine F. Figari is a facilitator and mediator with over 25 years of experience in consulting, mediating, training, outplacement counseling, and management. She is highly skilled in conducting one-on-one sessions and group facilitations, and in making presentations to audiences of all sizes. She has extensive experience in communicating with employees from a variety of industries and cultures, and in handling both individual and group dynamics.

Chris has designed and conducted hundreds of workshops in a wide variety of subjects, including face-to-face presentation skills, coaching skills, telephone skills, train-the-trainer skills, negotiations and sales skills, and outplacement/career counseling. She has trained thousands of individuals in the United States and Asia-Pacific, representing such diverse companies as Hewlett Packard, Hershey Foods, Cisco Systems, Hawaiian Electric, Clorox, Siebel Systems, People Magazine, Intel, Wells Fargo Bank, Xerox, Nordstrom, Microsoft and AT&T.

In addition to serving her own clients, Chris has worked on behalf of Mandel Communications, BayGroup International, Decker Communications, Drake Beam Morin, and The Training Clinic.

Chris received a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating magna cum laude, from the University of California, Davis. Her continuing education includes numerous courses and certificates in management, sales, training, coaching/counseling, instructional design, facilitation and mediation skills.

She lives in West Marin County, CA with her husband, two children and dog.



Trapeze Arts, Inc.

InnerTrek is very proud to have Trapeze Arts, Inc. as a partner in our programs. Trapeze Arts, Inc. has been teaching flying trapeze and other circus arts to adults and children of all ages since 1994. The mission of Stephan Gaudreau, Executive Director and President, and his outstanding staff of experienced professionals is to provide an opportunity for any individual to experience and learn aerial and other circus arts in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Together, we work to provide learning experiences that enrich, enhance and promote personal growth in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere. For more information about their approach and classes, please visit the Trapeze Arts, Inc. website at:


Sea Trek

Sea Trek is the premier ocean kayaking center of the West Coast and InnerTrek is extremely pleased to have them as one of our partners. For decades, Sea Trek has provided an unparalleled opportunity for people of all ages and physical condition to experience the natural beauty and wonder of the world's oceans, lakes and rivers. Led by owner, Bob Licht, renowned mentor to kayakers throughout the world, the company provides professional instruction in all aspects and levels of sea kayaking, in addition to offering recreational and educational trips throughout the coastal waters of California, Alaska, Baja California and Central America. A staff of highly qualified and experienced paddlers, naturalists and facilitators conducts all of Sea Trek's classes, tours and excursions. For information about the classes and trips they offer, we encourage you to visit the Sea Trek website at:

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