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Bob Stearns– Inspiring Extraordinary Performance

Bob Stearns is the Founder and CEO of Powerful Potential International, a Leadership Development and Organizational Development Consulting and Training Company. Bob and his associates are experts in developing a Performance Excellence culture for organizations. They work with the leadership team to assess organizational needs, and then to implement targeted solutions which build teamwork, improve existing work processes where needed, and improve results.

Bob was the Architect and Leader of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Process for Medrad Inc. from 1995 –2000. In 1999, and again in 2000, Bob led Medrad, Inc. to the finals of the Award Process. Medrad won the Baldrige Award in 2003.

Bob was also responsible for the introduction and implementation of the team based/high performance culture in Medrad’s international subsidiaries, and aided in the implementation of the Continuous Improvement process for Medrad’s parent company Schering AG. Bob has worked for the United States Department of Commerce as a Senior Examiner for the National Board of Examiners of the Baldrige Award. Bob received the Award for Excellence in Human Resources Development from the American Society for Training and Development.

Bob worked for ten years at Medrad, Inc., a market leading developer of medical imaging products where he was the Director of Organizational Development and the Quality and Productivity Center. Bob founded Medrad University, and established and implemented a number of innovative Organizational Development initiatives including Total Quality Management, Self Directed Work teams, Career Development, Competency Based Training, and Performance Improvement Teams.

Bob also served as the Chief Human Resources Executive at CoManage Corporation. In this capacity, Bob was responsible for developing and implementing human resource processes and for developing and maintaining a high performance culture. Bob led CoManage to be named the “Best Place to work in Pennsylvania” in 2000.

Bob’s company, Powerful Potential, has been finding solutions for clients since 1985. Some of their clients include Armco Advanced Metals Corporation, Witco Chemical Company, Respironics, Riverside Corporation, South Hills Health System, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Carnegie Museum, Harmarville Rehabilitation Center, the Hospital Council of Western Pennsylvania, the Catholic Diocese and Schering AG. Bob has a BS in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, and has completed post - graduate classes in leadership development at Carnegie Mellon University. He has taught at several local universities including the University of Pittsburgh and Washington and Jefferson College.

Bob Stearns, CEO (724) 933-3935

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