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Bob Pike, full name Robert William Pike, (born April 22, 1947) is the founder, chairman and CEO of The Bob Pike Group in Minneapolis. He’s known as “the trainer’s trainer” as he specializes in training those who train others. He originated the idea of participant-centered training where instructors facilitate learning through the use of hands-on, interactive lessons. He has been involved in training since 1969 and has authored and co-authored 29 books, including The Creative Training Techniques Handbook, now in its third edition, which has sold more than 285,000 copies since its first printing in 1989. His most recent book is The Fun Minute Manager (May 2009) which is co-authored with Robert C. Ford and John Newstrom.

According to an interview with American Society for Training and Development, Pike began one career as a pastor while doing a side job but still couldn’t make ends meet. He tried selling training and management development programs but made only $150 in the first month in 1967. Then he read Psycho-Cybernetics and decided to ignore his fear of rejection for a month and sell whole-heartedly. “So for 30 days, I decided I would do everything I could to succeed, and at the end of 30 days, I could say ‘I’m just not cut out for this,’ and I could go do something else,” Pike related to ASTD. “So I used affirmations such as ‘I’ll do it now’ and my favorite, ‘I’m a master salesman.’ In those 30 days, I made a little more than $1,100 in commissions, which in 1970 was a lot of money...That was what gave me my start in the training and consulting industry, and that’s where I started designing training programs.”

Since 1969, Pike has been developing, marketing, training and consulting on training and human performance improvement. Since then, he has designed and delivered over 600 training programs of one day or longer. He has served on the boards of ASTD, National Speakers Association and the International Alliance for Learning.

In 2002, Pike joined the National Board of Lead Like Jesus. Since 2005, he has served as Chairman of the Executive Board for that organization. He served as a designer for the Leadership Encounter with Jesus Seminar/Retreat and is a master trainer for the Encounter certification program.

In 2003, Training Magazine subscribers voted The Bob Pike Group the best “Train-the-Trainer” company in the industry. In 2007, Bob received the ISA-The Association of Learning Professionals “Thought Leader” award for his contributions to the field. According to ISA, Pike introduced the instructor-led, participant-centered model as an alternative to primarily lecture-based training in 1983 and more than 100,000 trainers worldwide have been through the Creative Training Techniques Train-the-Trainer Boot Camp.

In 1991, Pike earned the professional designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) from the National Speakers Association (NSA). In 1999, he was awarded the Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE).

Over the years, Pike has contributed to magazines like TRAINING, The Personnel Administrator and The Self Development Journal. He is the founder and editor of the Creative Training Techniques Newsletter.7

Pike is part of the video faculty at CrestCom videos.
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Total Books: 27
Bob Pike's Master Trainer Handbook Tips Tactics and How-Tos for Delivering Effective Instructor-Led Participant-Centered Training
SCORE 3 Super Closers Openers Revisiters Energizers
2013 - Score 3 Super Closers Openers Revisiters Energizers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780989661508
ISBN-10: 0989661504

One on One Training
2009 - One on One Training (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781935291039
ISBN-10: 1935291033

The Fun Minute Manager
2009 - The Fun Minute Manager (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781935291046
ISBN-10: 1935291041
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Powerful Presentations Volume 2
2008 - Powerful Presentations Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781935291015
ISBN-10: 1935291017

Score Two More Super Closers Openers Reviews And Energizers For Enhanced Training Results
Industry Agriculture and Services Mainstream
2004 - Industry Agriculture and Services Mainstream [Active World] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780560265217
ISBN-10: 0560265212

50 Creative Training Openers and Energizers
2000 - 50 Creative Training Openers and Energizers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780787953034
ISBN-10: 0787953032
Genre: Business & Money

One-on-One Training  How to Effectively Train One Person at a Time
1999 - One-on-one Training How to Effectively Train One Person at a Time (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780787951436
ISBN-10: 0787951439
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

Red Hot Handouts  Taking the HO HUM out of Handouts
1999 - Red Hot Handouts Taking the Ho Hum Out of Handouts (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780787951184
ISBN-10: 0787951188
Genre: Business & Money

Dreams  Working Words of Wit and Wisdom
1999 - Dreams Working Words of Wit and Wisdom (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780787951207
ISBN-10: 078795120X
Genres: Business & Money, Reference

First Impressions Lasting Impressions  Openings and Closings You Can Count On
50 Creative Training Closers  Innovative Ways to End Your Training with IMPACT
1998 - 50 Creative Training Closers Innovative Ways to End Your Training with Impact (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780787939717
ISBN-10: 0787939714
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Motivating Your Trainees
1998 - Motivating Your Trainees (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943210681
ISBN-10: 0943210682
Genre: Business & Money

Dealing with Difficult Participants  127 Practical Strategies for Minimizing Resistance and Maximizing Results in Your Presentations
101 More Games for Trainers Another Collection of the Best Activities from Creative Training Techniques Newsletter
101 Games for Trainers A Collection of the Best Activities from Creative Training Techniques Newsletter
Managing The Front-End Of Training 101 ways To Analyze Training Needs - and Get Results
Landforms and Hazards
1990 - Landforms and Hazards [Active World S.] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780174342663
ISBN-10: 0174342667

Act Wor Dev People  Places MN
Act Wor Dev People Places Mn (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780560265224
ISBN-10: 0560265220

Dynamic Openers  Energizers
Dynamic Openers Energizers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780943210278
ISBN-10: 0943210275
Genre: Business & Money

Powerful Presentation Music [Especially effective for use in presentations and training programs] (Audio Cassette)