Like you, I’ve sat through my fair share of boring talks.
It’s bad enough to have to sit through something like that, but far worse if you are the one who arranged for that unfulfilling speaker to be up front. I know because I’ve had to arrange for speakers myself. I’ve invited some I regretted having and others that I rushed to invite again.
I know the difference from a listener’s viewpoint. Even more, I know the difference from a speaker’s viewpoint. I think it’s a crime to leave an audience uninformed, unmoved or unfulfilled.
I hope this page will make it easier for you to determine if I’m the right person to have up front at your next event. Thanks for exploring what I do here as an author, speaker, trainer and coach.
A little Bit About Me
My knees may have wobbled when my teacher called on me in Elementary School but now I feel like I’m standing on solid ground when I’m standing on stage.
I’ve been speaking publicly for more than 25 years to groups in conferences, churches, classrooms and clinics on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Besides live events, I’ve spoken on radio and television.
It’s rare that I do something I don’t eventually start teaching others to do too. Over the course of my life that means I’ve taught on a variety of topics including Leadership, Discipleship, Bible, Art, English, Fencing, and Personal Transformation. However different the themes were, speaking was the common thread. I love to teach, inspire, challenge and equip.
Now I devote myself to speaking, training, consulting, coaching and counseling leaders who want to bring transformation in the lives of the people around them. It doesn’t matter if those leaders are parents or pastors, I want to help them be more so they can do more.
I have written a book: “If I’ve Been Forgiven, Why Do I Still Feel Bad?” This book exposes what I believe is one of the most overlooked obstacles to a fulfilled life. Learn about the Book.
My wife, Vilia, has made marriage a joyous journey for the last thirty-nine years. When I am not traveling to train pastors overseas, we live in Virginia with our four dogs who love to dig trails through my garden and under my new fence.
Although I’ve spoken on many different topics over the years, I now focus on topics related to Leadership, Christian Discipleship, Personal Transformation and one of the biggest obstacles I’ve discovered to a full life—Shame. Below is a list of some of my talks and training seminars. As you consider the list, let me note that any of these talks can be presented as a single message or as a series of messages and interactive learning in a one, two, three or multi-day seminars.
The Heart of the Leader—Developing Your Greatest Asset
Everything a leader thinks, says and does flows from the heart. We must pursue a healthy heart if we want a healthy life, family, organization or ministry.
Leading Like Jesus—Uncovering the Secret to the Savior’s Leadership
Exploring and developing the foundation for effective leadership that must be built before leadership skills can be added.
Building Healthy Leaders—Equipping experienced leaders to develop emerging leaders
Learn a powerful framework for evaluating and implementing everything you do for making disciples and developing you’re up and coming leaders.
Alone in a Crowd?—Building Real Relationships That Build You Up
A look at the dangers of isolation and the types of relationships we need for a healthy and fruitful life.
Created for Community—Growing Your Team to Grow Your Talent
The secret to growing strong is growing together. Here is inspiration and guidance for doing just that.
The Dirt on Discipleship—How to Transform Lives That Will Transform the World
Learn what made Jesus’ work with the disciples so groundbreaking and unearth the four keys to a transformational discipleship process.
After the Adam Bomb—Dealing With the Fallout of Toxic Shame
An exploration of an overlooked epidemic that stifles the life God wants for us. And insights on how we become God’s best version of ourselves.
Lingering at the Threshold—Pushing Through When We’d Rather Pull Away
Shame often leaves leaders stalled when they should be steering their people into the “promised land.” How do you recover your courage and calling in Christ?
Honey, I Shrank God—How to Escape the Limitations We Place on God and Ourselves
What shrinks our perception of our self also shrinks our perception of God and the calling God has given us. Here are insights to see ourselves, our work and our God as they are, not as we think they are.
If I’ve Been Forgiven, Why Do I Still Feel Bad?
Jesus provided much more than forgiveness on the cross. we get free from what holds us back and how do we experience the full embrace of the cross? Check out the book for a preview of the seminar.
From Sixty to Zero in Nothing Flat—How Slowing Down Really Speeds Things Along
Learning from failure how to be a human being rather than a human doing. And slowing down long enough to connect with God.
Immanuel Prayer – Enjoying a Rich Relationship with the Always Everywhere God
Practical steps that integrate the best of spiritual disciplines, inner healing and brain science to help us connect with God, experience His love, and become the people we were meant to be.
What Others Are Saying
I must have sat under better teaching at one time or another, but I simply can’t recall one.
David Householder (the pastor who once oversaw the largest Alpha program in the U.S.)
I use the information from Robert’s seminar more than any I’ve ever attended in 30+ years of ministry. It has impacted how I approach leadership development, preaching, teaching, leading meetings, and doing event and program planning.
Mike Bradley (Former President of The Master’s Institute)
I had not expected a life changing experience those two nights that Robert taught, but that has been the effect.
Karen Riepe (Seminar Participant)
He is relaxed, engaging, articulate and winsome.
Paul Anderson (Former Director of the Alliance of Renewal Churches)
After attending Robert Walter’s seminar on leadership, I really wanted my time as a student to continue for another week! Robert has a unique combination of skills that contribute to his being incredibly engaging. There is no way that you can leave a seminar hosted by Robert and not gain insights and tools for life and work.
Debra Eischen, Ph. D. (School of Business faculty member, Southern Wesleyan University)
Robert Walter is the finest teacher I have had the privilege to study under. He leads you to water and has you begging to drink!
Cindy Glessner (CEO VA Desert Pacific Credit Union/Certified Effectiveness Coach)
In addition to learning the content of this course, it was a blessing to me to watch a master teacher teach.
Dr. Steve Turnbull (Pastor)
Robert Walter is a masterful teacher who interacts with learners creatively and skillfully. Not only does Robert have complete command of the material—as any good speaker should—he makes the learning experience a whole-person event, engaging the mind and spirit and body.
Greame Sellers (Pastor)