Robert West, Career Services Business Partner

Robert West is a teaching, coaching and organizational management specialist with more than twenty-five years of Learning & Development and Strategic Human Resources experience working for credit unions, churches and nonprofit organizations.

He is also a current American Management Association (AMA) faculty member.

As Career Services Business Partner at R West Consulting, Robert is passionate about teaching clients how to wisely choose a career direction that best matches their God-given strengths and abilities so they can experience clarity, rest and joy on their work/life journey.

Robert’s clients range in age from fifteen-years old to seventy-five years old. However, his primary focus is on helping high school students, college students, recent grads and people in career transition.


• Career assessment and consulting.

• College decision making and direction.

• Joy and relational brain skills training.

• Growth, maturity and character transformation coaching.

Robert is knowledgeable in needs assessment, personality assessment, interviewing, instructional design, training, motivation, human performance improvement technology, execution management and core values alignment.

He communicates information in ways that help people learn, understand, apply and grow personally, professionally and spiritually from what is shared, and possesses a unique ability to draw concepts together in ways that provide great insights for learners.


In his spare time, Robert enjoys spending quiet time on the beach, recurve archery, lawn bowling, learning to play the autoharp, studying brain science and attending NASCAR events with his family.

Volunteer Experience

As an involved and strategic parent, Robert has served as a volunteer leader across the multigenerational community life of the local church in the following capacities:

  • Kid’s Church service coordinator (grades 1-5).
  • Middle and High School student lifegroups leader.
  • College and Young Adults career mentor.
  • Joy Starts Here discipleship group facilitator.
  • All Pro Dad® fatherhood group leader.
  • Raising a Modern-Day Knight® fatherhood group leader.

Robert currently serves as a business/industry partner at a local high school where he participates as a member of the School District’s Career Technical Education (CTE) advisory board, and as a guest presenter at regional Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Virtual Enterprise (VE) Leadership Training conferences hosted at the school.

Watch video segment of Robert as he discusses the purpose of work.

“The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible.”

— George Washington Carver