Robert Bacal is an accomplished consultant, book author, trainer, and public speaker. His consulting career began 16 years ago when he was employed first as an instructional design consultant, and then as an organizational development consultant for government. In 1992, Robert left government to start his own consulting firm, Bacal & Associates. While many small consulting firms have disappeared from the horizon, and their owners returned to regular jobs (or unemployment), Bacal & Associates continues to exist and thrive. Robert also holds a B.A. and M.A. in psychology, and has completed all course work for his Ph.D. Other writing credits include a regular column in Today's Supervisor, and the use of his articles in a number of internal house publications. His articles have been syndicated on a paid basis on the Internet and he is often interviewed in the media.