You need to know yourself to grow yourself. You need to grow yourself to grow others.

John C. Maxwell

Hello, I’m Robert (Bob) J Gebhard.

Executive Director John Maxwell Team
Independent Certified Business Coach, Life Coach, Speaker and Trainer

I am a retired Banker, and a Rotarian. I served in the United States Navy and I am Viet Nam veteran. I have over 45 years of management experience and voluntary years of experience on volunteer board of director positions. Through my Rotary service, I have served in many leadership positions including President, District Governor, and currently as an Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator. I have also conducted over 20 visioning session helping Rotary clubs develop their 3 to 5 year plans. My 40 plus years in banking has taken me from a Teller to Executive Vice President. I have served in many banking positions in lending, operations, auditing, quality assurance, bank mergers, and relationship manager. In my most recent position, I have helped grow the bank from $19 million to $350 Million in assets.

I dedicated my life to empowering, growing and developing those around me to be better leaders and better human beings. My passion is leadership and helping others to find and realize their dreams through motivational speaking, coaching and mentoring. In addition to being an Executive Director for the John Maxwell Team I continue to study under Mary Morrissey along with the Les Brown Maximum Achievement Team. These three world-renowned speakers and motivators have helped me improve my skills and have added value and depth to my speaking, coaching and training abilities. My desire is to empower others regardless of their current conditions and circumstances to live their dreams and create abundance and prosperity through the John Maxwell Team and Les Brown Maximum Achievement Team curriculum.

I have served many other business, community and humanitarian boards throughout my career, such as Helping a Hero, Pasadena Independent School District Education Foundation, Communities in Schools, and Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo.

What my clients say about me and my work.

Today getting to observe everyone’s personality in the game and reading the resumes, created a sense of relief for me. I could see how everyone has a sort of specialty and that it takes all the parts to make the “machine” move. I think I feel like it’s “ok” to not be an expert at everything where normally I’m not feeling “ok” about that.

Pasadena Independent School District

His knowledge and experience was a huge advantage in the training. He brought a very down to earth feeling of openness that allowed the team to really share and get to know each one another on a personal level. We operate as peers now and have a deeper trust and dependence on one another.

Sherry Mc ManusPresident

Bob is a great speaker/coach, he treats everyone with genuine care and always stays engaged with each member in his class.

Joel CronAssistant Manager

Bob is a great a helping people who’re growing individually also grow as a team. He doesn’t tell where the group should be, he facilitates the group deciding for themselves where the should be.

Ryan ShootsDirector of Marketing

Here is a list of things I can do for you.


Coaching is the art of influence that underpins leadership in the 21st century. If you cannot coach, you cannot lead. As you are working with people on your team, you will find that every one of them is different. As their leader, your ability to coach will help bring each person’s individual skills, personalities and styles together so that you are all working as one unit. Learning to coach individuals to success is essential for every leader. The more successful the individual, the more successful the team and the organization.

Leadership Training

Whether you are responsible for developing your company, others, or yourself, the more effective you are as a leader, the further you will go. Our leadership develop training is based on John Maxwell’s proven leadership practices and lessons – the same skills, principles and values that John has used to train and develop leaders of nations as well as Fortune 500 corporate entities for nearly fifty years. I am happy to provide you and/or your team with the following leadership development programs.


There is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind group. My facilitated groups offer a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. By bringing fresh ideas and a different perspective, my masterminds can help you achieve success.


Selling is essential for any business or profession. Whether you are looking for new business or applying for a new position to advance your career, unless you know how to sell, you will not have a successful outcome. Put another way, “nothing happens until someone sells something”. The Maxwell Method of Selling introduces the fundamentals of selling and marketing – skills that are essential for every leader, manager, business owner or professional.

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