Bob Chapman

Bob Chapman created the Leadership Institute based on the concept of Truly Human Leadership. From the website: (1)

“I went to business school at the University of Michigan where I learned the traditional way to run a business—create shareholder value, manage people, focus on profit. And so I did that for many years, but eventually, it felt like something was missing.”

Chapman came to the realization that being a good steward of the business meant making sure that his employees received more than just a paycheck in return for their time and talent. He believed, as a business owner, it was his responsibility to create an environment where his team members had the chance to develop their gifts and feel that they and their work matters.

 “I was in the midst of raising six kids, feeling the deep sense of responsibility of making sure they were cared for and had the tools to develop into the people they were meant to be,” recalls Chapman. “It dawned on me that I wanted to give that same opportunity to the team members who worked for me.”

He is committed to the belief that business can be a powerful force for good in the world. He is also the founder of Our Community Listens:

 “Our Community Listens offers distinctive learning experiences that transform individuals and the communities in which they live through the power of empathetic engagement. During our workshops, participants explore themselves and how they interact with others and come out on the other end seeing the world in a different way: through a more compassionate lens. Through tools that encourage and enhance human connection, Our Community Listens is fostering a society where care and compassion rise above indifference and prejudice-person by person, community by community.”

 We offer transformational learning experiences, to empower individuals, to strengthen relationships, and create a more compassionate world.

Core Values

    We carefully and responsibly manage all that is entrusted to us.
    We are thoughtful and disciplined in our actions.
    We focus our creativity on making tomorrow better than today.
    We are transparent in our actions and genuine in our relationships.
    We believe in the integrity and positive intentions of others.
    We choose to see as others see, and feel as others feel.

We are compelled by our ability to impact individuals and, therefore, the world.


Featured Media

Bob Chapman – Truly Human Leadership
Conscious Capitalism
Everybody Matters: A Documentary Short Based on the Best Selling Book