Rob has been leading and guiding people in business, outdoor adventure and personal growth for twenty years. He has traveled extensively throughout the world on climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and multisport expeditions and has experience as a certified mountain guide, search and rescue operator and working with adaptive athletes and injured veterans in the outdoors. Along the way he’s climbed mountains on five continents and participated in over fifty of the world’s toughest adventure racing and ultra running endurance events. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Health and has worked as a Sustainability and Corporate Culture Change expert for several Fortune 500 companies.
He has been a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner since 2012, and is an expert in supporting people make positive shifts in their life, helping them overcome adversity and discover how to live in alignment with who they authentically are. Rob utilizes a wide range of approaches and draws from his advanced studies and experience in Meditation, Buddhist Philosophy, Western Psychology, Sound Healing and Shamanic Practices. He also draws upon his personal experience in the areas of Health, Fitness, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
In 2016 Rob faced his ultimate challenge when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and given just a 4% chance of survival. Defying conventional wisdom he chose to forgo chemotherapy and take a natural approach to healing, transforming every aspect of his life through diet, exercise, meditation and the power of positive perception. Rob is now returning to normal life and continuing his efforts to serve and empower others through coaching, writing and guiding.
His main focus is developing one of a kind adventures that create opportunities for people to explore the world through adventurous travel. By bridging the gap between ancient wisdom and modern knowledge he offers transformative experiences that explore the land, culture & mythology of each destination, supporting people in stepping beyond their comfort zones, expanding their perspectives and learning universal wisdom that can be applied in overcoming perceived challenges in any area of life.
In this interview we discuss his cancer journey, how he dealt with the prognosis he had only 8 weeks to live, how he gets the most out of each day and about his passion to empower and inspire others by organising incredible outdoor adventures.
His next adventure - walking in the footsteps of the Chasqui runners on the Inca Trail is coming up in June and we talk about the experiences to be had on this wonderful trek.