Bob Anderson

Bob Anderson is a Senior Instructor, Certified Assessor and Keynote Speaker for Leading Challenges.  A renaissance man of the first order, Bob is a dynamic facilitator, performance coach and public  speaker who is driven by the desire to create individuals and organizations that are emotionally intelligent.

Fluent in Spanish, conversational in Portuguese and Korean, Bob has designed and conducted leadership and team development programs for corporations, educational institutions, sports academies and entrepreneurial firms all over the world.

As a combat veteran, a master-parachutist, former high school Dean of Students, adventure racer, father of two, Bob holds unique insights into the power of effectively assessing, developing and using an individual’s and an organization’s emotional intelligence.

Bob’s formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages from Norwich University (the United States’ oldest private military college) where he twice served as class president, captained the varsity football and lacrosse teams and served as Chairperson of the University’s Honor Committee. In 2006 Bob was inducted into Norwich’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bob also holds a Master’s in Education, Administration, Planning and Social Policy from The Graduate School of Education at HARVARD.

A volunteer and leader for numerous causes, Bob served as the first ever Chairperson for the American Cancers Society’s Nordic Relay for Life. Other organizations and events for which her raises money and volunteers include The Wounded Warrior Program, Home for Hospitalized Veterans, The North County Animal League, and a myriad of orphanages around the world.

A veteran of fourteen continental marathons and ultra-marathons and five international marathons, Bob remains athletically active participating in events as far ranging as the third ever marathon on Antarctica, The Mount Everest Marathon, The Himalaya 100 mile Stage Race, The Vermont 100, and other off-road running events. Up next for Bob is a self-contained 160 mile race across The Egyptian Desert.

Bob lives in Stowe, Vermont with his wife Heather, their two children Sierra and Camden and their Labradors Boulder and Shackleton and their Saint Bernard, Denali.

Bob’s passion for athletes of all ages lead him to create 1Hero Sports ( a leadership development company focused on solving the social and emotional poor behaviors of athletes, coaches and all of those who work with and support them.

Contact Bob at 802-279-0361 or or at