Bob Eckert is CEO at New & Improved, LLC. A sought-after speaker, trainer, executive coach, and facilitator who has impacted tens of thousands of people at conferences and meetings around the world, Bob has a solid track record of satisfied clients in the areas of innovation, HR development, leadership training, and building high-performance teams. The author of numerous articles and books, his most recent book, coauthored with Jonathan Vehar, is More Lightning, Less Thunder: How to Energize Innovation Teams, which details a path toward increased personal creativity, emotional intelligence and team contribution. Bob is a lifetime member of the Creative Education Foundation and has been delighting participants at the CPSI Conference for the last 15 years. As comfortable driving productive meetings in the boardroom as he is driving a tractor, Bob lives on his tree farm in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York.