Dr. Roy Pollock is an exceptionally gifted speaker and consultant with a true passion for helping individuals and businesses achieve their full potential. Able to draw on his extraordinary background and experiences – as corporate executive, research scientist, entrepreneur, professor, strategist, sojourner, author and consultant – he is a true Renaissance Man and a highly-regarded thought leader in organizational leadership, training and development.
He has a long-standing interest in leadership and leadership
development and currently serves as the Chief Learning Officer of the Fort Hill
He is co-author of the best-selling Six Disciplines of Breakthrough
Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results and
the popular “how-to” guide: Getting Your Money’s Worth from Training and
Dr. Pollock has a fast-paced, engaging presentation style that combines
stories, wit, deep insight, and genuine interest in his audience.
“Unquestionably the best session I attended of the entire conference.”
Dr. Pollock draws on his extensive experience in business management,
leadership development, strategy, education, and sales and marketing. He
has been a successful professor, corporate executive, entrepreneur, consultant,
and research scientist including:
· Assistant Dean for Curriculum Development, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine
· Vice President, Strategic Product Development, SmithKline
Beecham Animal Health
· Vice President, Companion Animal Division, Pfizer;
· President, IDEXX Informatics
· President, Fort Hill Company
He is a Fellow of the Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program and the
recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Ralston Purina Small
Animal Research Award and the American Animal Hospital Association’s
“Veterinarian of the Year.” He has been to all seven continents, and is a
gifted photographer, essayist, and a student of human nature.
Dr. Pollock received his B.A. magna cum laude from Williams College and his Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine degree with highest honors from Cornell University. He studied
education at the Center for Educational Development, University of Illinois and earned his PhD from
“Growing the Next
Crop of Leaders”
The War for Talent is heating up. Recent studies reveal that CEOs are seriously
concerned about their leadership pipeline; few are confident that they have the
leaders they need for the future. In
this insightful and engaging presentation, Dr. Pollock likens growing leaders
to growing crops, stressing the importance of planning ahead, seed-stock
selection, cultivation and cross-fertilization.
Combining stories and studies, he provides practical advice for creating
an environment in which leadership can flourish and for maximizing the return
on investment in leadership training and development. Leaders matter. If you want your company to thrive in the
coming years, you want to hear this presentation.
“Lessons from the
Dr. Roy Pollock has been on all seven continents, from the
foothills of the Himalayas and rainforests of the
Amazon, to the frozen wastes of Alaska
And everywhere he has gone, he has seen examples of leadership, great
and small, generosity – even among the poorest people on earth – innovation,
courage, hope, and the bonds that link all people in an increasingly global
Drawing on his experiences around the world and as a
corporate executive, entrepreneur, research scientist, and author, Dr. Pollock
provides unforgettable lessons on leading and engaging others. His richly-told stories, photographs and
insights will be long remembered and frequently retold in your organization.
“So, You Want to Be a
Leader, Do You?”
Leadership is one of the hardest things to do well in
business, and one of the most important.
Leaders make a huge difference – for better or for worse – in the lives
of the people who work for them and the performance of their companies.
Drawing on his experiences in companies large and small, his
unique Kellogg Fellowship opportunity and academic studies, Dr. Pollock
explains what it really takes to really be a leader, using memorable
stories and examples. “Leadership is a
lot easier to talk about, write about, and think about, ”he explains,“ than it
is to do. Real leadership is exerted day
by day, minute by minute, conversation by conversation.” He provides practical tips and advice on
taking your leadership to the next level in an inspiring and memorable way.
“Houston, We Have a Problem.”
Three days into the flight of Apollo 13, Astronaut Jack
Swigert radioed that famous understatement to Mission Control. They had a problem indeed – a ruptured oxygen
tank scuttled the whole mission and threatened the lives of the crew.
Research suggests that “we have a problem” in leadership development;
one with the potential to scuttle its whole mission: five out of six participants fail to
improve. The problem is a lack of
In an engaging presentation with plenty of examples, Dr. Roy
Pollock, co-author of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning, provides
practical advice on how to get the Leadership Development mission back on
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