Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
Bob Pike has announced that he is stepping down as chairman and CEO of The Bob Pike Group. He becomes chairman emeritus of the company he founded as ownership passes to his daughter, Becky Pike Pluth. Roger D. Andersen remains president of the company.
"The best time to create a transition is when you don't need to," Bob Pike said. "I have a passion for what I do and will continue to focus on my training, consulting, speaking, and writing. But now is the time to transition to new operational leadership.
"Becky has great ideas and even greater passion for education and going above and beyond what is expected," Bob said. "She is an outstanding facilitator. I think she is well positioned to take this company to new heights in helping clients creatively facilitate their training sessions to increase content retention and learning enjoyment."
"This is really exciting for me and my family," Becky Pluth said, formerly the vice president of training and development at The Bob Pike Group. "I've been involved in creative training since I was 15 and really believe in the product and organization we have developed. Our entire team is outstanding.” Becky is now company chairman and chief training officer.
"Roger Andersen has been with the company since 2008, and he will retain his position as he manages the day-to-day operations at BPG. With Bob staying involved, I am confident that the transition will be smooth and seamless for everyone," Becky said.
Since 1979, The Bob Pike Group has provided train the trainer workshops and consulting services to individuals and corporations for more than 30 years. Clients have been applying Bob's Participant-Centered Instructional System to build their learning organizations, to strengthen retention and to enrich desired results.
This comprehensive Instructional System complete with design, delivery, and class management components is now being applied to performance-based outcomes to strengthen the business relationship between the training department and the company's business objectives.
In addition to Bob Pike and Becky Pluth, a team of senior consultants, personally selected by Bob and Becky, with experience in a variety of industries and enterprises have been certified in these systems and process. These consultants travel nationally and internationally conducting customized in-house training programs and consulting services with clients.
About The Bob Pike Group
The Bob Pike Group has provided train the trainer workshops and consulting services to individuals and corporations for more than 30 years. Bob Pike is the pioneer of the participant-centered training method and has a well-earned reputation as “the trainer’s trainer.” More than 125,000 people have gone through his Creative Training Techniques Boot Camp and more than 200,000 copies of his Creative Training Techniques® Handbook have been sold. There simply is no one in the training industry as well known and respected as Bob Pike. The Bob Pike Group trainers take those same methods and passion for learning and funnel them into interactive sessions in any training platform or mentoring format.