We can not control the wind but we can learn to more skillfully adjust our sails!


Palani Chinnakarupan MBA, R&D Manager, Saint Gobain High Performance Materials, Northboro, Massachusetts, USA

“Bob Gernon and I worked together at Saint-Gobain R&D for over 5 years. During that time Bob was my trainer, mentor and coach in the areas of management (planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling), team building and leadership. When we first met I was relatively new to leadership roles. He helped me work through several levels of management complexity and mastery.

I really enjoyed working with Bob. I found him to be:

a) Very empathetic. He listened and understood the unique problems I was facing.

b) Very respectful. Even though I was a new manager, Bob listened carefully to my views and respected my opinions.

c) A great teacher. He took the time to explain not just the ‘what’ but also the ‘how’ and the ‘why’. 5 years later I still use many of the lessons learned.

d) Resourceful. He put me in touch with background information, research studies, publications and books to support his recommendations.

I would highly recommend Bob as a trainer, consultant, coach and mediator. Bob has great depth and experience and he’s fun to work with.”