Thursday, November 2, 2023

Coaching, Training and Speaking Testimonials 2009-2024

November 2nd 2023

I came to Bob because I was at a crossroads. I wasn't happy with my job (the business I owned and operated), I lost my passion, which made me feel out of place, and my wife and I were discussing our future, including children. 

I was motivated to make a change FAST because I wanted to work towards a level of leadership, passion, and fulfillment my children would look up to and be proud of. I needed help, and as much as I hated to admit that, I'll never regret putting my ego and fears aside to work with Bob.

Not only was Bob able to help me define what energized me and gave me passion, he also aligned my goals with my core values.
Most coaches fill you with motivation, but motivation is a finite resource. Bob was able to help me find clarity and direction to keep me accountable to ensure I was constantly stretching outside my comfort zone where change occurs. 

Anyone can "talk", Bob keeps you accountable to the "walk".
Todd Herman said, "If you want something, go get it. If you want something faster, go get it with a great mentor."  Bob is a great Mentor.

At the end of our coaching; I have clarity, I have passion, I have direction and most of all, I know what I'm meant to do, and I am doing it!

Brian McMahon
Franchise Owner
Ace Handyman Services South Pittsburgh
Office: 412.532.3400


October 27th 2023

About a year ago, I identified a few areas of my personality and my business that were in need of attention; direction, purpose, growth and vision. I felt stagnated and unhappy with the direction things were going in my career and the attention I paid to areas outside of work that were important to me.

In working with Bob, one of the first things he identified were my three main drivers; my Core Values. With those identified, I began to focus, with Bob's help, on what I could do in my life to live those values. It drove me to areas where I could expand my reach and pay attention to those areas that needed more attention. In addition, Bob helped me find the focus to grow my business and attract more clients.

If you are going through day to day without focus, direction or meaning and wish to find your "why" and then act on it to grow your business and yourself,  to better serve your "why", Bob is the best man for the job!

Jim Martin 
Branch Manager
Movement Mortgage
NMLS ID # 145336
110 Fort Couch Road Third Floor, Suite 303


July 7th 2023

*** PECAN PIE***

My book continues to receive excellent reviews (34 - 5 Star Reviews on Amazon)
Here is one that got posted on Facebook:

"If you own a business, you should definitely give this book by Bob Gambone a read. It's an easy read with extremely valuable insights. I think I've read it about twenty times over the last few years, and I wouldn't have a five star review average and 3,100 happy customers in a span of two years without it. Best of all, you can email or call the author directly anytime as he is a well established business coach. His number and email are in the book."

Matt Lockmer


June 4th 2023

I've been working with Bob for just over a year. In that short time, he's helped me grow personally, professionally and helped me with identifying and implementing a business and leadership strategy that has me on pace to have my best year ever.

I am working smarter-not harder and I am happier than ever in my personal and professional relationships.

Gary Norris
Business Broker 
Owner of COMMERCII Advisory Services, LLC.


December 19th 2022

Dear Bob,

When we first started working together you told me 2 things (I'm sure you told me more but this is what I remember):
1). We would go on a journey together and 2). You would become an expert in me not my business. 
At the time I could not afford your service but knew coaching was something I needed.
You told me that by working with you my investment in coaching would be returned tenfold.
So just like when I started my business I took a leap of faith and signed up with you for 1 year.

When we started, I was growing my lawn service business, KSM Lawn Service, LLC.
A few months in,  there was a discovery process we worked on and turns out, I had an opportunity in corporate housing. Bob, you helped facilitate a meeting that would change the course of my life. 
In that meeting the idea of KANDE Corporate Housing was born. Fast forward a few years and KANDE Carpet Cleaning was born. We now have 7 employees, 3 company vehicles, 6 carpet cleaning machines, over 40 apartments of furniture, housewares and linens, an office / warehouse, and we are doing business with over 25 apartment communities in 3 counties.

It has been an awesome Journey! I'm glad I decided to go on it and continue to employ your services.
Just like any journey, there are ups and downs, wins, and lessons learned. I am a better human being for having started the Journey, you have gotten to know me and stop me from always following the "next shiny object" that I see, calling me out on shit when needed and making sure I stay focused on the Journey.

I am living a better quality of life and continue to get better. Thank you Bob!

A note to the readers of this testimonial for Bob:
If you're considering starting your own Journey with Bob, I will tell you this- Any journey you start begins with the first step toward it, the Journey will not be easy but it will be worthwhile.

Kevin Misiuda
President and Owner
KANDE Corporate Housing, LLC
KSM Lawn Serice, LLC


February 9th, 2022

Bob Gambone has a process that is most certainly impactful!

In the summer of 2019. I met Bob at the Greentree Panera not ready to hire a leadership coach. He offered a 90 Minute Comprehensive Assessment of my Passion and Leadership skills that I was using to run my business. I was hesitant to let him close to my business at the time and I was not ready to sign an agreement due to some personal growth gaps (that we later identified).
Knowledge Gap- I did not know how to grow.
Assumption Gap- I assumed growth would be automatic.
Timing Gap- Present growth was not consistent.

With his Comprehensive Assessment in-hand, I circled back around to him one year later. I was now ready to commit for growth. Bob helped me discover my Why, establish clear personal values, understand my DISC Profile, clear Business values, Work-Life Harmony, and a working Business Plan.

According to his measurement matrix from my first year, my Passion (business fundamentals) increased by 12%, and my leadership skills increased by 24%. 

Hiring Bob Gambone as a Leadership Coach is well worth it!

Marvin Green
Owner / Project Manager
Triumphant Data Solutions


October 29th, 2021

I have known Bob Gambone for over 10 years now, and from the very first time that I spoke with him (an interesting story all by itself) I realized that there was something very special about him and I found myself drawn to him for reasons that are too numerous to mention. Nevertheless, I will do my best to iterate just a few reasons reasons why Bob became my coach, has over the past few years, become my mentor and why I consider him a close friend and confidant.  

The genesis of Bob's career was spent working his way up the ladder in the food-service industry. When he reached a level of success he was promoted to a management level where he routinely spoke encouraging words to all that were on his team, motivating them to think outside the box, go above and beyond their stated job descriptions and to work together and consistently pull in the same direction. I did not know or work with Bob in those days, but I would like to think that if I did, my career would have taken an entirely different and more fulfilling direction by just being under his tutelage.

When I met Bob more that ten years ago, I was making a career change and was in need of services of a personal coach. He took the time to meet with me a couple of times, before I made both a monetary  and a time commitment, to ensure that we would be a good fit for each other. The one thing that Bob promised me to me was that he would not necessarily become an expert in the field of my endeavors, but that he would become an expert in me, i.e. who I was, what motivated me, learn my strengths and weaknesses and from that point develop a strategy for my success.

I can say with full assurance that Bob Gambone is a man of his word, kept his promises to me and launched me on a path of success that I am still enjoying to this day. In short, he showed me a road that we traveled together and that is why I still consider him my coach!

Dan Barie
EZ Home Exteriors


September 14th, 2021

I owe a debt of gratitude to Bob Gambone. Bob has been my business and leadership coach for about 5 years. During that time he has guided and directed me through some extremely difficult circumstances.
It is safe to say that I would not still be in business were it not for his expert leadership. 
Please read on...and I am not exaggerating, this stuff really happened:
* I may be stuck in the mud with very little hope, but Bob is imagining a bright future and explains how to get there.
* I may be wondering who can clear up my accounting mess and Bob opens his magic contact list and hands me a great referral.
* I am very nervous about networking and Bob finds me a professional group of people who actually want to promote me and network on my behalf.
* I had surgery, then MRSA, and then without notice I lost my workforce. Bob found me a subcontractor and in time we went on to be stronger than before.
* I am tired and worn out. Bob brought energy, positivity, and never gave up.
* I need to hire a new employee. Bob explains the financial commitment, helps me determine our true needs and helps to create the help wanted ad. He then explains where to post it and how much to pay my new hire.
* I am now feeling more confident, my business has improved, I have good people in place who are working well, and our clients are happy...we are growing!
* I now have the funds to purchase a new vehicle, Bob celebrates with our team.
* Just when you think I have arrived, Bob Gambone recommends a new goal and of course I cannot resist the good new opportunity. 

Success is contagious and Bob Gambone helped me, guided me, inspired me, and never gave up on me.

Claire C. Schuchman
Owner and President
Exceptional Gardens LLC


September 9th, 2021

When I began working with Bob I was recently promoted into an executive leadership position with the condition that I improve on my overall leadership. Each quarter when I would meet with my manager I was given feedback that one of my biggest opportunities was in my leadership skills. I needed to grow as a leader in order to be successful within my new role.

I asked Bob to work with me to improve my leadership. We worked together through his process and within just a few months the outcome was visible to my peers, direct reports and my boss. After a year or so of Bob's guidance,  my annual review came around and the feedback I received was that leadership was now my strength.

As with any journey of self-improvement the leadership journey is a continuous process and today I have not only conquered and excelled at that leadership role, I have recently been offered and accepted a role created for me solely based on my leadership alone.

Thank you Bob, you have been key to the person I have become, and I really like that person. My journey is not over, I will continue to grow and improve and focus on paying it forward to my direct reports as a mentor and role model.

Denise Sinkavich
Sales and Marketing Specialist
DDS Web Design LLC


June 3rd 2021

Bob Gambone has helped me become a better business professional, a better listener and leader, and overall a better husband and father. He has helped me grow as a person.

Bob is an excellent mentor who I can rely on for critical advise. I have learned where I need to make improvements and how to do so in many facets of my life while working with Bob.

Bob has guided me to an unprecedented success in my business while helping to keep me focused on the most important things in life.

I strongly recommend Bob Gambone to business owners and professionals who want to continuously improve, grow, and have a more fulfilling life.

Rich Darr
Penn Bridge Land Abstract
700 McKnight Park Drive
Suite 711
Pittsburgh Pa. 15237


May 6th 2021

I learned about Bob Gambone's coaching services when a few of my business colleagues shared how many of their business successes came as a result of his guidance. Their stories were compelling and came at an opportune time. Last year, I gave considerable thought about the future of my business and ways to improve it given the rapidly changing situation of our pandemic and post-pandemic world. As a self-taught Pittsburgh artist who has always run my business by "gut feelings", I recognized that I was missing the "how to" of effective business stewardship. I needed more focus and discipline in areas such as management, vision and creativity. That's where Bob came in.

Bob took me through to the core of my "Why", reminding me that it is essential to always remain true to my sense of purpose in my life and business. He is a man of integrity, demonstrates keen insight, is a good listener (because God only knows I talk a lot), and is an experienced leader as both an entrepreneur and coach. Bob is a man you can trust and rely on for timely guidance and is, most definitely, punctual!

As a result of our conversations, he has instilled in me personal accountability and consistency and has taught me to set meaningful goals and to measure the results. Personal and spiritual growth were unexpected and welcome by-products of the vast quotes, books, videos and personal stories that Bob shared with me.

Over the last turbulent year, as my art business experienced new challenges and opportunities, Bob was always there to help me develop strategies and ideas for marketing in my business in this changing climate. 

Perhaps what is most important is he takes you on from where you are, whether you are in a business of one or you have a number of employees, and personalizes his coaching to your needs.

I would highly recommend Bob Gambone if you are looking for a business coach. His wisdom and experience will take you to the next level.

Linda Barnicott
Owner, Painter of Memories and Linda Barnicott Publishing LLC


January 8th, 2021


Hope all is well and that you're having a safe and successful new year!

A lot of the things I learned from you have helped me in my career to a great degree, and now my small business too, which is taking off!


Matt Lockmer
Chief Nerd/CEO

March 9th, 2020

I started working with Bob Gambone at a critical point in my business. I had just spent several months taking care of a very ill family member, I lost a large client, and the marketing industry was changing rapidly. I knew I had to make some major changes to my business model and to how I operated, but wasn't sure how to do it.

I was talking to someone who recommended Bob and I reached out to him... and I'm glad I did!

Bob helped me get away from working IN my business and taught me how to focus ON how to run my business. He also helped me see where my time was best spent and how to delegate what I'm not good at.

My business has been completely transformed after 18 months of working with Bob. I would absolutely recommend him to someone who is trying to master the basics of running a business.

Meg Humar
Brand Accelerator
Outsource Marketing for Business & Law Firms

February 20th,  2020

I have been using Bob Gambone as my business coach for a little over a year now. Even though I had my business for many years prior and was quite established, it was clearly lacking in many areas which is why I started using Bob.
I have to admit, at first it was a "love-hate" relationship for me. I couldn't understand how the homework Bob was giving me to do on a weekly basis would help me and my business move on to the next level.

But now, after a year working with Bob, it is all coming full circle. I am implementing the procedures and strategies that Bob helped me develop for my business, and he has me thinking about the issues that I have faced on a deeper level. I have started to see results in many area's of my business as well.

As the start of 2020 continues, I can honestly say for the first time in 30 years in business, I feel more confident about my business that I ever have, and it's all because of Bob. I strongly recommend using Bob in your business. Bob is patient, has knowledge and expertise.
There may be times you don't believe in yourself, but don't worry, Bob believes in you.

Kathy George
Stress Maid Less LLC


October 2, 2019

Bob served as a business and leadership coach for our company over a four year period, during which we experienced unprecedented growth in our business and our people. Bob worked intimately with the ownership group, the executive leadership team, and several individuals at all levels of the organization as we began our transition from a small entrepreneur-led company to a more sustainable management-led structure. The transition required several leaders to emerge throughout the company, and their success in the transition is directly attributable to Bob's work and guidance.

During his time with the company, Bob challenged our leadership team to think differently and consistently encourage us to examine even long-held beliefs.
His perspective allowed us to identify and address weaknesses and ensured that we considered all avenues when pursuing opportunities. I can definitively say that without Bob's coaching, our business would not be experiencing the success that we have today.

I would highly recommend Bob to anyone looking to expand their business or improve their leadership capabilities.

Stephen Ritchey
President and CEO
Ritchey Metals


September  15, 2019

I would just like to take a minute to say thank you for everything you have done for me over the last two years. You have made me a better salesman than I ever was before. From a 20 % closing ratio to over 80% today you have helped me reach levels I never thought possible.
I continue to receive promotions placing me in very rewarding salary + commission compensation package.

You have also made me a better leader. Teaching me that the most important thing in leadership is treating your people with respect.

I have definitely taken my career to a whole new level because of you and for that I am deeply indebted to you.

Thank you for all that you do and also for being a great friend along the way.

Eric Vogelsberger
Director of Operations
Tischendorf Contractor Services LLC.


September 8, 2019

If you are ready to take your business from ordinary to extraordinary while feeling like you have a true partner and a great sounding board by your side, then you are ready for coaching with Bob Gambone. Bob not only brings  his positive upbeat attitude, but he brings many years of growing his own successful leadership career. Bob brings a unique set of skills. He worked his way up through the corporate ranks and he has successfully launched his own business. You can't find a better partner,  to have as a business coach who knows the intricacies of running a large corporation to starting his own business to helping small businesses and entrepreneurs such as myself.

From our first meeting Bob really made me think about what it was I wanted to do, structuring my goals in a way that I'd never thought of before, helping me to focus on the things that really mattered to me and how to achieve them.

Bob's methods really helped me look at my current reality and focus on the areas that I really wanted to improve in. Bob guided me and connected me to other successful business owners to help me grow not only in my business but to help me grow personally.

I never walked away from a session disappointed. Bob was a great sounding board, helped reinforce the framework I needed to move me in the right direction of building my business.

In summary, Bob has been an amazing coach and takes a genuine interest to help his clients both personally and professionally.

Maria Allshouse, LWMC, CFT, SFN
Healthy Lifestyle Coach


August 31, 2018

Overall I have found my sessions with Bob Gambone very helpful in organizing my time and, more importantly, prioritizing my personal growth. My personal growth was not something I had deliberately focused on. Bob has helped me direct my energy in ways more beneficial to me and my company. Since stating with Bob, I have not only succeeded more at work (received a huge promotion), but have completely rearranged my circle of friends, reconnected with my family, and examined my life in a more tactical mindset.
 Overall, I would say Bob Gambone is an excellent coach and would recommend him to business leaders who want to grow their success.

Matt Lockmer
Senior Operations Analyst
Ritchey Metals Company

May 29th, 2018

Bob Gambone has become a trusted advisor over three years of coaching the individual members of our ownership team.
He brings an outside perspective to our discussions while clearly caring deeply for our business and success. Bob has been instrumental in helping us set goals and transition the leadership of our company into the third generation of our family, while growing the business to record levels.
We have found his process so valuable that he now coaches nearly a quarter of our employees, including most of the Senior Leadership Team, Front-Line Supervisors, and even future leaders in the organization.

Brian Ritchey
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ritchey Metals Company, Inc.


July 14th, 2017

I decided to work with Bob over a year ago with several goals in mind. As a Health Coach in business for over 5 years, I had learned many of the basic "ins and outs" of owning and operating a business, but I felt I needed additional direction on how to move forward from this point.

We started with examining many of the foundations of my business, including client processes, website, marketing, communications, networking and finances. By taking a deep dive into these areas and making improvements, I now feel like I am more focused, energized and productive.

Overall, Bob has taught me the process to continue to grow and be successful.

Thank you, Bob.

Sandy Campbell, M.S., Holistic Health Solutions Group
Sandy's Website


July 14th, 2017

I've known Bob Gambone for several years now and hired him as my Business Coach a little over a year ago. Bob has truly seen me from the start of my business to where I am now.

The art industry to many people is regarded as an elective commodity,  not a necessity,  hence it is very difficult to make a living doing it.
Bob has taught me to wear both hats of being an artist and a business woman. With that said, Bob has taught me business fundamentals and how to turn my talent into producing art that is unique and in high demand.

Bob has also taught me the value of networking and the importance of building relationships with the right people so that by the end of the day we are helping each other grow our businesses.

Thank you for everything Bob!

Kait Schoeb
Owner, Paints By Kait


June 24th, 2017

Bob has been great to work with. You can feel his passion for coaching and developing individuals beyond what they believe they can do.

 He is very accommodating with the entrepreneur's busy schedule, and puts in more than expected.

He has a great pool of referrals for just about any business needed.

Thank you for all you do!

Jennifer and Josh Miller
Owners - Hobby Prodigy (Mall at Robinson)

September 19, 2016

After a long career in the corporate world I transitioned to an entrepreneurial role joining my husband in a start up venture.

We hired Bob to work with us as our business coach. Bob did a great job guiding us through the transition process by ensuring we had a solid foundation in place to grow our business.
Through goal setting and accountability we developed clear goals and a road map to reach them.
Bob was fully engaged throughout the process and became our cheerleader, coach, and business advisor.

I would highly recommend Bob to anyone who wants to take their business to the next level, whatever that might be.
Take his advice right from the beginning even though it might be outside of your comfort zone.

Sherri Flaherty
The Flaherty Group
Keller Williams Realty


September 6, 2016

I'm Eric, I'm a videographer. I'm also a dad, a husband, a hockey player, an avid outdoors man, a business owner, and many other things that "I am". But one thing I am NOT is a business man.

I've been an independent contractor making videos professionally for nearly 15 years, and by default of owning my own LLC business, have been playing the role of a business man ever since. In doing so, I also play the role of my own CPA, my own marketing form, mu own...heck, even my own janitor!

While in the early years of starting up my company I could play all of these roles, it is now simply too much for me to handle. This presents itself as a perfect opportunity for me to grow my company...except that I am a videographer way before I am a business man. I had no idea how to grow the company and was scared to death of hiring anyone to do any of the numerous jobs I've had control over myself for so long.

Enter Bob Gambone!

I knew Bob for over a year before hiring him as my full time business coach. Through the BNI system I heard time and time again how his services helped small businesses like mine grow by 20 to 30 to 40 percent or more, allowing them to expand and hire employees. But still I was terrified to grow my company and get out of my *restricted* comfort zone. I know that it was time to do what I needed to do, and not always what I wanted to do. I also knew that I couldn't do this on my own.

When Bob and I started our coaching sessions I told him that my goal was not to grow my business by some certain percentage. My goal was simply, to put it bluntly, to get whacked on track and to set myself up for growth in the future. I had been in business for nearly 15 years, but never really operated like a business. Early in my career that might have been fine, but know I have a family and a nice home and it's imperative that I consider the future.

After one year of Bob's coaching I have been making regular use of interns and more use of hiring independent contractors to help with the work overload. I am far more organized, and I now have a regular stream of business coming in to help minimize the entrepreneur's innate fear of where's -my -next -paycheck-coming-from.

After a year and half now of coaching, my gross income is up more than 20 %. Excellent accomplishment considering I did not set out to grow my business!
I now have a strategic plan, a road to follow so to speak, a road that Bob has helped pave for me that I could not have done otherwise on my own.

Bob was able to fully customize my coaching according to what I needed at this stage of my career and business. So while I'm not a business man per se,  running a business is part of my life. I'm not a business man working as a videographer, I'm a videographer running a successful business!"

Eric Pensenstadler  .

Owner, Video Horizons LLC


September 6, 2016

"My wife and I have been working with Bob as our business coach for a few months. He has offered us many successful recommendations to get out business moving from a stalled position to one that is ready to move to the next level. Bob's extensive network of contacts and ability to analyze problems and offer solutions is impressive. Bob Gambone as a person is very wise and offers an excellent service."

Chick and Joanna Creely
Owners of LEC Solutions


February 2, 2016

You have made a definite impact on me personally, my staff, and my company. Your suggestions and ideas have been uplifting and eye opening. We are now at a place where I never imagined we could be with our company. I am now thinking outside-the-box and it is working to our advantage and also my employees are benefiting as well. Your approach is subtle but defined and it moves in a positive way by always wanting to improve,  to be better to motivate."

Paula Deacon
MACE Property Management
1500 Ellsworth Ave.
Suite 205
Heidelberg, PA 15106


January 28th, 2016

"As a new business owner, I struggled with time management and prioritizing. I found myself getting caught up in the menial tasks instead of what would help build my business.

Since I started working with Bob, I have been able to better focus my time and energy towards things that will take my business to the next level. Being your own boss means that no one is checking up on what you are doing- Bob does! Our weekly meetings always end with a list of tasks that I want to accomplish before our next meeting. And he always remembers the list!

I have grown as a business owner, and therefore, my business has grown to a new level."

Nina Midgely
Owner of My Favorite Sweet Shoppe
1597 Washington Pike
Collier Town Square
Bridgeville, PA. 15017


August 4th, 2015

"I never imagined how much having Bob Gambone as as my Business Leadership Coach would mean to me. People always say "Work smarter, not harder." Bob shows you how to work smarter. Not being in my particular business himself, this enables Bob to truly think outside the box and come up with ideas and unique marketing strategies that I had never thought of.
 As Bob put it; he was not an expert in my business, he was my business expert.

Bob is insightful and inspirational. One of the toughest things about being your own boss is that you have no one to be accountable to. With Bob as my Business Leadership Coach, I oftentimes found myself asking "What would Bob think of this?" ... keeping me on track.

The name of Bob's company is Passion, Leadership, Results! and that says it all. If you're passionate about getting results for your business, get Bob Gambone's Leadership.
I highly recommend Bob Gambone to business owners who want to succeed and take his or her business to the next level.

Michael Moats
Owner, Top of the Line Entertainment
Top of the Line Entertainment- Website

May 24th, 2015

"Bob is a business coach that takes time to learn about your business and your strengths before he gives direction. His approach is customized to meet the unique needs of his clients. When we began our coaching together, I had a book draft and an erratic marketing plan. Within 7 months, my book was published and a dedicated marketing plan was in place. With his help, I'm taking my business to the next level not only in sales, but in notoriety.

I've also benefited from his expertise as a BNI Area Director. He has taught me how to be productive and proactive regarding referral marketing. Entrepreneurs and small business owners often think they should "do it all alone." Bob's coaching and referral marketing experience helps you capture your dream and reach your sales goals more quickly."

Maripat Abbott, CPCC
Owner of Holistic Relo and Manifesting Possibilities
Maripat's Website
Preview Maripat's Book


December 4th, 2014

"Bob has made a difference in my ability to lead others and to choose my time and effort wisely.
I will continue to use Bob as a coach to keep me centered and on track for all my business goals."

Alex Deacon
Keller Williams Realty


November 8th , 2014

"Bob has great ideas, outstanding recommendations, and is truly passionate about people and results!

I highly recommend Bob Gambone to any business-owner that wants to grow their business and make more money! When we started working with Bob less than a year ago,  we had high expectations to grow our total revenue by 15%, we are looking at ending the year at an impressive 30 to 40% increase, we had to hire someone and the growth is still moving at a fast pace.

Bob has delivered on everything he said he would and has been our rock during this rapid growth!
Do yourself, your business, and your customers a favor and contact Bob today don't waste any more time wondering how!"

Denise Sinkavich
Sales and Marketing
DDS Web Design
January  11,   2014

"I've been working with Bob for just a short time and he has helped me change my focus from exploding bomb to laser beam mode. A true coach; he inspires, and supports his clients every step of the way. If dreams are like jewels then Bob has the treasure map."

Andrea J. Lamping
Moonwalkers Pet Services LLC


January 4th,   2014

"Bob is helping me to franchise my handyman company and to get my life coaching business off the ground. He has energetically bought into my vision, his vast businesses experience and insights have helped propel me forward this past year, and he has held me accountable for what I said I'd do. I'm excited about what will happen during our second year together! "

Doug Sprague
60 Minute Handyman and Sunrise Coaching
1015 Galveston Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233

October 18, 2013

"As my business coach, and now friend, Bob Gambone has inspired, motivated, encouraged, and changed me more than can easily be expressed.
His talents were clear to me from the first time we met, but I never imagined how transformational our relationship would be.
Bob is patient as he helps me adopt new strategies, always reminding that our work together is a journey.
I highly recommend Bob Gambone as your business couch.  He can take you and your business to the next level and help meet and exceed your goals. "

Lewko Korzeniwsky
6433 Monitor Street
Pittsburgh, PA. 15217
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February 11, 2013

"I have worked with Bob since 2012 and I hired him because of his vast experience in BNI (Business Network International). Bob has a keen understanding of BNI and can help individuals in varied business types maximize their membership in BNI. Bob's knowledge and understanding of the BNI model and the benefits of membership and his highly personable and positive outlook were valuable to me as I used BNI to build my business. I would highly recommend Bob's services and encourage new and existing BNI members to utilize Bob's skill and understanding to maximize their BNI experience."

Lisa Pflugh, Independent Marketing Executive-Making a Difference Daily
Please visit Lisa on LinkedIn

January 14, 2013

"Bob is a highly professional business partner who brings unlimited enthusiasm to every opportunity. He has a wide range of experience, and can provide wisdom and guidance to other professionals working toward their own success. I strongly recommend Bob for any entrepreneur who needs specific management direction for their business. He provides sound advise, with the highest ethical standards."

--- Karen Bostick, Investment Advisor Specialist, Mars National Advisors, 211 Scharberry Lane, Mars PA. 16046
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November 25, 2012

“Bob is a high energy, people focused business coach who works hard to grow better business for his clients. I worked with Bob for 6 months in 2011. At that time, Bob took time to understand me and my business first. He then was able to identify strategies for me to implement immediately which enabled me to be specific with my target market, networks in which to meet or be introduced to those clients, and business strategies that speeds up the relationship to sales process. I highly recommend Bob to small business owners who are looking to increase the results of their business relationship and networking efforts. Bob not only delivers, he guarantees results!” November 25, 2012
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
1st Regina Russo 
hired Bob as a Business Consultant in 2011

October 10, 2012
“Bob takes on professionals that want to excel to higher productivity, personal development, and find true happiness in doing what they really know best. He helps you to unlock the doors that are holding you back to higher success. It is as easy as making pie, it is simple once you known the secret.” 
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
Eddie Grimes

April 17, 2012

“Bob Gambone is Mr. Passion for your business. There are very few coaches that walk-the-walk and talk-the-talk. Bob does both. With his wealth of experience from his days at Giant Eagle, Bob helps his clients understand what their passion is, shows them how they can be a leader in their business and finally he makes sure that they can get results. Bob truly does have the secret recipe for each of us. Want to sample Bob? Try reading his book, Pecan Pie, 32 Business Success Strategies Passionately Baked to Order. It's even endorsed by the founder of BNI, Dr. Ivan MIsner.”
David L. Holzer, Director, BNI Western-PA

March 22, 2012

“I have had the pleasure of getting to know Bob through our mutual participation in Business Network International. Bob is passionate about helping business owners and entrepreneurial-minded professionals reach their career goals. He is a highly skilled advisor and coach, especially in the areas of networking and personal development. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to any of my clients.”
Janette Schafer, Office Manager, First Commonwealth Bank

February 20, 2012

"Having recently completed a year of coaching with Bob Gambone, I have come to the conclusion that the name of his company says it best: Passion, Leadership, Results!

Bob consistently brought his business savey of 38 years in the marketplace to the table every week and he did so with a zeal, a panache and a Passion that I had never witnessed before.

Bob is not only the epitomy of a Leader but, more importantly, he demonstrated to me how to be a leader with the people that surround my life and career.

Bob delivered on his "guarantee of an 88% or more improvement in my overall business performance" -- in one year, my sales increased by 122.47%! That's an amazing tangible but it would take paragraphs to explain how he increase the "intangible" of my business.

Here's the "kicker", though: With Bob, coaching is a process NOT a program. My attempts to explain this would be feeble, at best. Just ask Bob, he is able to demonstrate it far better than my words could express. Top Qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Dan, "The Umbrella" Barie
Sr.Account Executive
Umbrella Roofing Systems, INC.
October 5, 2012 (update)

I hired Bob as a business coach and was thinking how will Bob be able to help me. Well just a couple weeks in I saw the results start happening. My business has improved by a staggering 400%. Bob knows his business and is the most compassionate man I have ever met. My hats off to Bob. If your looking to improve your business then Bob is the man you want to hire.

January 30, 2012

“I have been working with Bob for 5 months so far and the results are more than I expected. I own a painting company and I am amazed at the knowledge and input he has brought to me in my own business. So if you are looking to improve your business then Bob is the coach who will get you to the results you are looking to establish.”
Alan Vermeulen
Alan hired Bob as a Coach in 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

January 24, 2012

“I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Bob on a regular basis through our membership in Business Network International. I view him as a highly skilled business advisor whose approach to personal marketing strategy is exceptionally inspiring, because it is based on the fundamental concept of Givers Gain. This is truly at the core of what Bob Gambone is all about.”


October 6th 2011

“Bob has taught the Certified Networker course at the Referral Institute and I have had the pleasure of being his student for both of the times that I have taken this course. It is an intensive study of business networking, with an unbelievable amount of information and content to it. Each time that I have taken the course, I have learned more. Bob has taught it with great effectiveness, enthusiasm and passion, evidencing his commitment to the Referral Institute and its members. His authentic concern for his students is evident and most welcome. He is a gentleman of great integrity and wonderful spirit and I am most fortunate to know him.”

Mark Sullivan, Owner, Law Offices of Mark R. Sullivan, Esq.


August 30th 2011

"Bob Gambone is a great resource as a Business / Leadership Coach. Bob has many great ideas that will help your business get to the next level such as; expert-level leadership and team building skills, branding expertise, creative business ideas, ROI advice, and expert-level business knowledge. Bob is also very personable and fun to work with. If you want results for your business, I would highly recommend Bob Gambone."
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative

Melissa Nudi "The MnM Girl"

August 25th 2011

“Bob continuously helps BNI (Business Network International) chapters and individual members achieve success. His passion and genuine interest in others shine through at every turn. He is very knowledgeable and we gain from his experience. More important, Bob is one of the most selfless individuals I have ever met, which makes it a pleasure to work with and support him.” August 25, 2011

Tom Crea, President, Blackhawk Consulting Group

April 6th 2011

"In the four short months that Bob has been my Business Life and Leadership coach, he has consistently aided me both personally and professionally. Bob has helped me with some of my relationships, both inside and outside of my business. Before I made the decision to work with Bob, he said to me,
"A person or a company can expect to increase sales by 22% with proper training but, if a professional personal coach is employed, those sales results will soar to 88% or more."
At the risk of being mistaken as one who is only concerned with the "bottom line", I just closed my first-quarter sales figures and my sales are up 73.4% over last year's first quarter. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that that fact is directly related to working so closely with Bob and putting into practice his recommendations as quickly as he suggests them to me."

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Dan Barie
"Dan, The Umbrella Man"
Umbrella Roofing Systems, Inc.

January 24th 2011

"Bob Gambone speaks from the heart and encourages his audience to do what they are passionate about.

He has a great deal of leadership experience and his elocution is filled with positive energy.

Bob has a unique talent of delivering important messages in a style that people not only respect but enjoy listening to."

Tom Baker - President, Baker Leadership
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January 4th, 2011

“Bob is a high energy, compassionate person who really understands what it takes to be successful and he has the unique ability to work with his clients to bring out the best in us. I highly recommend Bob to anyone in the Network Marketing/Multilevel Marketing industry because of his true desire for our success.”

Jan Shaw, Manager, Send Out Cards

August 26th, 2010

“Bob and I are referral partners. He is a man of the highest integrity. Bob is a superb business coach, capable of guiding clients to significantly expand their businesses. He is passionate about his work and able to infuse his clients with both passion and the leadership skills needed to take their businesses to the next level. My highest recommendation!”

Neal Griebling , Owner , Future Design Studio


July 7th, 2010

Bob served as the keynote of the opening ceremonies of the inaugural
I Lead Conference this summer. Bob's insight and storytelling ability allow him to present his real-life experiences as educational moments that are both thought-provoking and demonstrative of exemplary leadership skills. Being able to convey higher-level skills with such practicality and a grounded approach is his art.
Bob's willingness to work with our region's next generation of leaders is unique and I tremendously appreciate the volunteering of his time. His commitment to the future is reassuring and Bob is a huge asset and fantastic partner in I Lead's educational mission.”
July 7, 2010
Scott Wojciechowski , Vice President , I Lead with Integrity, Inc.


June 22, 2010

“Bob Gambone is one of those people that can motivate and inspire you through his energy and passion for what he does. I've spoken to several of his clients who rave about his ability to capture their dreams and create that reality. The more I work with Bob, the easier it is to refer him. I highly recommend him specifically to multi-level marketing entrepreneurs.”

Michelle Donovan , Owner , Referral Institute of Western Pennsylvania


April 2, 2010

“Bob and I are new found friends and I have nothing but fantastic compliments to say about him. Bob has that catchy energy that makes him a pleasure to be around. He is dedicated to all of his clients and really takes the time to get to know them and help them to find their vision that so many of us lose. He is inspiring and helping women reconnect with our dreams that we so many of times forget because of the hustle and bustle of everyday life! If you are an entrepreneur minded professional business woman looking for a business coach to help you see the vision and capture the dream I would recommend setting up a meeting with Bob today!” April 2, 2010

Elissa Williams , Business Development Manager , Padgett Business Services

February 25, 2010

"Bob Gambone is a motivating, inspiring business professional and truly cares about my successes not only professionally, but personally. He has taught me how to take a negative experience & turn it into a learning experience in a postive way. He is enthusiast, always smiling and he loves life. I have been working with Bob for a few months and when he said he was proud of my accomplishment, it was a very emotional moment for me. We need more Bob Gambones in the world. If you are looking to grow personally & professionally in your business, I would highly recommend Bob as your leadership coach."

Fran Treloar , Independent Distributor , SendOutCards


February 22, 2010

“Bob has worked directly with me, through my business MPU Health Systems, to overcome objectives standing in my way of success. Bob's services are thorough and impacting. Bob is passionate about helping others reach their fullest potential. I personally recommend Bob as your Leadership Coach.”

Beth Gilligan C.F.T.
President and CEO of MPU Health Sysytems

January, 5th 2010

When I think of Bob Gambone, I think of true passion and leadership with results. In the past, I’ve been in three different coaching relationships, but none compare to what I have received in such a short period of time with Coach Bob.

Bob passionately has had me reach for my passion in a deeper way. Often other coaches use “one size fits all” without getting to what really works for me as an individual. Bob is not that kind of a coach. He is a great listener, example and model who takes the time to understand what my business and I am all about. He thus offers great insight into what will help my business move ahead for me. And of course, how can anyone else, let alone a coach, help me with leadership when it is not displayed first?

Well, Bob Gambone does a great job of being the leader he is helping me reach. I have certainly “up-ed my business game” with Bob’s coaching. Since working with Bob, others around me have noticed and commented on the business leadership growth they have seen in me. All of that leads to results. With Bob, it is not “let’s try this on” or “same cookie-cutter” for all. No, he is effective, precise and intuitive in his coaching ending in results that have taken me to a new place in my business.

All I can say is that I am sold on Bob Gambone’s coaching strategies. I need not look any further. I suggest you do the same, stop looking any further and join Bob Gambone with great, energetic results. You will be glad that you did.

Ethel L Quarles
ACN, Independent Telecommunications Representative
724-693-2718 home office

December, 22nd 2009
Bob Gambone is extremely passionate in his desire to help others succeed. He took time to listen and learn about the nuances of my business. From there, he was able to provide me with concrete ideas and strategies that will help me grow my business. Most of all, Bob helped me to be accountable to the fundamentals and strategies that I need to have in place for a successful business. I strongly urge anyone seeking to take their career or business to a higher level, to consider the coaching services that Bob offers.

David A Rhoten
CFP®Financial Associate
230 Ohio Region
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans®

December, 15th 2009
My time with Bob Gambone has been priceless. Not only has he helped me set goals; but Bob has made sure I hold myself accountable for those goals. He allows me to find solutions and encourages me to continue to grow and achieve greater success. Without the coaching and guidance from Bob, it would have taken me a lot longer to be as successful as I am today. If you are looking to have someone motivate you and help you reach the next level, Bob Gambone is the one who can help you get there.

Joseph Curigliano
Assistant Office Manager
First Commonwealth Bank
Squirrel Hill Office

December, 15th 2009
I don’t think you truly appreciate the things you’ve learned in life until you see their significance in practice. My coaching sessions with Bob Gambone were intriguing and insightful at the time, but when I really understood their impact was when I noticed myself putting those skills into use.
Bob addressed both my strengths and weaknesses. He built confidence while giving constructive criticisms. His experience and professionalism gave him the perspective that allowed him to pose thought provoking questions on current and future scenarios so I was able to be proactive to situations instead of reactive.
All in all my coaching experience was not only one that I greatly benefited from, but one I would highly suggest to anyone who is serious about getting the most life has to offer both professionally and personally.

(confidential client)


November, 23rd 2009
Dear Bob,
I would like to thank you for the 2 months of coaching that I got to experience with you. In those short 2 months you really helped me realize some areas I can improve on with my business. Every week I really looked forward to our coaching session because I knew that I would walk away feeling excited and recommitted.

One of the greatest things is being your own boss. At the same time it’s also one of the hardest! You need to find ways to stay focused on your goals. The support that you offer is incredible. In your coaching you do both, you help motivate and you make sure the goals stays up front at all times. That every step that is taken is ultimately to reach the goal.
I would highly recommend your services to anyone that wants more in their life. Whether they are their own boss or not, you have a service that can help them reach that goal of more. If someone doesn’t feel that they need a coach then that’s all the more reason to get one! They are in denial. Everyone with a goal needs someone that can hold them accountable. That person should not be a family member, a friend or even a boss. It should be a coach. It should be you.

Crystal Barr
Independent Sales Director
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