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Robert Van Arlen
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Arizona, USA
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Robert Van Arlen
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  • Robert Van Arlen’s keynote speeches reinforce the value of an engagement culture, and how it contributes to bottom-line results and translates into a competitive advantage.
  • Thousands of audience participants say Robert Van Arlen’s presentations give them specific information and the motivation to transform their culture, and more than 75 percent of clients rebook him for future programs.
  • Robert Van Arlen’s unique participatory engagement program help audiences understand the importance of each person in an organization, and how their role contributes to its success.

Robert Van Arlen, international speaker, trainer, and corporate engagement expert, uses the universal musical concepts of melody, harmony and rhythm to help audiences understand how different components of engagement work together to transform a team. Customizing every program and calling on his musical background, Van Arlen’s unique presentations incorporate instruments, original compositions and audience participation.

Van Arlen has helped hundreds of teams across the globe transform their culture to become more focused and productive. He explains that cultural engagement is important because it equals increased innovation and creativity for an organization. Van Arlen says that less than 15 percent of employees are fully engaged in their workplace, which costs U.S. companies more than $300 billion annually. He emphasizes that leaders who embrace engagement are tuned in to their employees’ needs and drives, and that engagement ultimately has a direct impact on bottom-line results.

Van Arlen has 15 years of leadership experience in global legal publishing, where he re-engineered several failing divisions to become top performers. He has delivered more than 1,000 speeches in 15 countries, but even with audiences as large as 16,000, Van Arlen makes the experience fun, personable and unforgettable for each participant. He is a certified facilitator for Developing High Performance Organizations (DHPO) and frequently speaks at state conferences for the Society of Human Resources. His book, Focused Synergy - Orchestrating Your Purpose, Path and Performance, uses musical metaphors, personal stories and a plan of action to help readers carry out their purpose in life. His concept of “focused synergy” helps teams identify, develop and implement the rhythm needed for their organizational success.

Van Arlen recently released the CD, “Beyond the Sierra,” with all proceeds donated to Mending Kids, a charity that covers the cost of surgeries for children around the world. He was born in Honolulu and grew up in Kansas City.

VIDEOS
ON SPEAKING
Robert Van Arlen What’s important is that the audience identifies something that they can put into practice shortly after they’ve experienced my presentation.

CORE Agency When delivering a presentation, what take home messages do you focus on?

Robert Van Arlen
I focus on leaving my audience with something they can immediately apply to themselves. What’s important is that the audience identifies something that they can put into practice shortly after they’ve experienced my presentation.

CORE AgencyHow do you prepare for your speaking engagements?

Robert Van Arlen
I’m known for working outside the box when it comes to preparation. If it’s a sales audience, for example, I’ll go out and make sales calls to learn how the company sells their product. If it’s a service call, I’ll listen to calls that come into the sales organization. What’s most important to me is to help leaders achieve their desired outcomes from the presentation.

CORE Agency Have you had any particularly memorable speaking engagements / unusual situations arise while on the road?

Robert Van Arlen
I’ve had many memorable speaking engagements. Once, I shot a video on the plane of a well-known expert in the HR industry on the way to an engagement. My speech was to a group of HR professionals, so I was able to incorporate the interview into my speech.

Music is a universal language. Everyone is engaged because everyone loves music.

CORE Agency How are your speeches able to reach people across all demographic characteristics?

Robert Van Arlen
I have a unique advantage because I use music creation and musical analogies in my speeches. Music is a universal language. Everyone is engaged because everyone loves music.

CORE Agency Which of your keynote speaking topics are your favorites, and why?

Robert Van Arlen
My favorite speech today is “The Journey to Excellence.” During this speech, I share my own inspirational journey to excellence and achievement. I use stories to illustrate the power of differentiation, mentorship, focus, potential, and accomplishment. I also get the opportunity to perform my original compositions on the piano. It inspires thought and ignites the desire to accomplish personal and organizational goals.

CORE Agency What was most important in your journey to becoming who you are today as a speaker?

Robert Van Arlen
What I’ve learned in my journey is to keep good mentors in my life. Although I now have a global audience, I believe it’s still important for me to constantly expand my learning and understanding of the industry. I’ve also learned it’s important to help others, so I choose organizations that I can donate my time to and share my expertise with.

I use both visual and auditory experiences. Videos, images, and music are customized for each audience.

CORE Agency How do you keep your audience engaged and actively listening during your keynotes?

Robert Van Arlen
I use both visual and auditory experiences. Videos, images, and music are customized for each audience. In many cases, I will play piano live as a way to keep my audience engaged.

CORE Agency What are some of the successes you've helped clients achieve?

Robert Van Arlen
I’ve helped both public and private companies exceed their sales and service goals by igniting focus activities that drive results. I’ve also had the opportunity to help companies embrace change and become disrupters in their industry.

TESTIMONIALS

"Our entire environment changed after Robert′s program. We now have a learning organization, where individuals go out of their way to support each other."
Brian DeBruin
President, AON Insurance, Arizona

"You gave us exactly what we wanted—a motivational and upbeat program that blasted us out of our comfortable analytical box."
Karen J. Sprout
Director of Human Resources, CIGNA Healthcare

"Robert helped us get more aligned to our mission and values "
Catherine M. Woods
Director of Training & Organizational Development
NUI Corporation

"One of the greatest challenges a Sales Manager faces, is keeping people motivated. Robert’s program is highly energizing, effective and interactive."
Steven Begg
Regional Sales Manager
Drake International-Greater Toronto Region

"The learning experience was most unique and fun and I recommend this seminar to anyone who wants new learning tools and ideas to bring harmony to their professional and personal life."
Nadia Barbieri,
Oral Health Specialist

"This motivational day was one of the most enjoyable and worthwhile experiences I have ever had the privilege to attend."
Sherry Moser,
Marketing

"As our opening keynote speaker, your presentation perfectly set the tone. It was upbeat, high energy, and totally interactive."
Southwest Institute of Aging

"I cannot get the song out of my head. E Source Dream Team, Your future is So Bright. This was uplifting and at least for me touched a cord. Music is a big motivator for me and harmony, melody and rhythm are all part of life. Great session."
Jeff Levy,
E-Source

"This was not simply an exercise of bringing in a motivational speaker. It was clear to me that Robert took the time to make sure that he understands our business."
Kevin Ferguson,
Entrepreneurial-Source

Clients Include:

Aetna
Arizona State University
Ash Temple LTD
Avnet Computers
CIGNA Healthcare
City of Phoenix
Community Church of Joy
Compaq Computers
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Del Webb Home Builders
Drake International
Dun & Bradstreet
Entrepreneur′s Source
Ernst & Young
Gallagher & Kennedy Law Firm
Gerber Products
Harrah′s Casino
Horizon Moving Systems
Lab Tech
Mass Marketing Insurance Institute
MPI World Educational Congress
My Products, Inc
Natl Assoc Women Business Owners
New York Life Insurance
North Carolina Gas
NUI Corporation
Phoenix Suns
Procter & Gamble
Southwest Institute of Aging
Squaw Peak Personnel
Star Human Resources
The Morton Group
TIC Enterprises
Unistar
University of Phoenix

PROGRAMS

“Engaging,” “customized” and “unforgettable” are just a few of the words used to describe a Robert Van Arlen speech. Van Arlen customizes each presentation to the audience and its goals by making it interactive, creative and extremely applicable.

His unique approach uses his mastery on the piano and other musical instruments to illustrate how teamwork, creativity and innovation are crucial to creating an engaging organizational culture. But Van Arlen doesn’t stop there. He also provides instruments for the audience to play along with so they leave having had an unforgettable and personal experience. Van Arlen is particularly adept at relating memorable stories about life experiences and relationships with top business leaders to help participants visualize the concepts he covers.

Robert delivers the most engaging keynote your attendees will ever experience. He integrates specific goals of the conference into a powerful message that unites everyone. “Focused Synergy” is the title of his speech and book, and it reveals the key to developing synergy in our life, team or organizations. It is a powerful concept that sets the foundation to thread customized content for each audience.

Robert has delivered speeches to hundreds of organizations worldwide with an astounding impact on results. His message is great for sales, service, marketing, technology, academic institutions, associations and organizations going through change. His industry expertise includes legal, accounting, hospitality, service and technology.

The Journey to Excellence
In this program, Robert Van Arlen shares his inspirational journey to excellence and achievement. His personal story illustrates how mentorship, focus and accomplishment, combined with potential and the power of differentiation, can ultimately lead to success. Van Arlen incorporates original piano compositions into his presentation, encouraging the audience to participate with him. This program addresses the importance of change, innovation and creativity.

You Are the Conductor, Let’s Orchestrate
Robert Van Arlen uses the world of musical performance to illustrate how a team approach to sales can create lasting customer solutions. He reminds the audience that musicians wait for the conductor’s cue to play their section of a musical piece, and then play with passion because they understand they are part of a bigger entity—the orchestra—and every instrument contributes to a masterful performance. He compares that illustration to sales teams today that must be able to both define and communicate how solutions can result in transformation that benefits customers.

Ready to Ignite!
Robert Van Arlen says that innovation, when supported by inspiring content, can lead to record-setting performance. His riveting message about studying a situation, how top performers think and breaking down barriers inspires audiences to come out winners. Audiences not only enjoy the personable and engaging presentation, but learn how their behavior and actions can put them in the best position to succeed.

Multi-Dimensional Growth, the Game Changer!
While growth based on profit is measured by an one-dimensional increase or decrease, multi-dimensional growth is measured by engagement, mastery, genre of excellence and community. In this keynote program, Robert Van Arlen helps participants learn how to apply strategies that contribute to measurable growth in people, productivity, innovation and culture, and ultimately establishes a foundation for market dominance. His engaging presentation walks participants through the process of creating multi-dimensional growth and an environment primed for success.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Exclusive Interview Robert Van Arlen
“Using a music analogy, it is a leader’s responsibility to establish a vision that inspires creativity and the drive to practice. They need to visualize the experience of a flawless performance and how that performance translates into results.”

In this interview, Robert discusses:

    • Focused synergy and how it can enhance organizational growth.
    • What music can teach us about leadership.
    • The power of differentiation.
    • The importance of personal responsibility in leadership.

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