good listener | teacher | innovator | fan of non-geek | social media freak | animal lover | loves to laugh, often at himself
The part about training and coaching I love most is seeing the light go on when someone learns a new WordPress skill. One of my greatest joys is watching WordPress users go from confused to confident as they learn the basics and take control of their sites.
A heart for teaching
Since 2008, I have taught thousands WordPress beginners in groups and individually, online and in real life. But what most people don’t know about me is that I owned my own marketing firm for more than two decades. So when you access my WordPress video tutorials or hire me for hourly training, you also get my 20+ years of marketing, print and web design, and entrepreneurship experience—at no extra cost.
The best way to describe my WordPress training style is “non-geeky.” I keep things simple and straightforward. I’m not here to impress you with lines of coding that you cannot understand.
I don’t pretend to know everything. And I will not promise that with my tutorials, you’ll have a WordPress site up in two hours. Because that just bothers me to mislead people like that. Sure, it’s entirely possible to create the site you want, and I’ll show you how to do that. But not in two hours.
If you contact me, I’ll let you know what I can and cannot do. One thing I hear over and over when I get a return email is “Thanks Bob, for being so honest.”
“It’s true. I live and breathe WordPress.”
A commitment to the community
I am a huge believer in giving back. I love it that the WordPress community values learning. I blog several times weekly and spend hours scouring social media each week for tips and resources to share.
In my time on social media, I reach out to people who are having issues or challenges with WordPress and share easy solutions when I have them. I am also an organizer for the Seattle WordPress Meetups, organized Seattle WordCamp 2012 and am a co-organizer in 2014.
One more thing
I actually do have a life outside WordPress. Here are a few things you might not know about me:
I love any movie that Christopher Guest produces, from Spinal Tap to For Your Consideration.
I make the best veggie pizza on the planet.
I learned most of my life lessons from Curly of the Three Stooges.
I can never get enough of Monty Python or Fawlty Towers.
Most people don’t believe I’m an introvert. Only a few years ago my stomach, would get tied up in a double knot at the thought of speaking to even 10 people.
I’m not a big fan of today’s TV shows but will often read a crime fiction or horror novel in two nights.
My road to entrepreneurship started with a job driving an ice cream truck, you know, the kind with that irritating, make-it-stop music.
I cherish all living creatures, and find it hard to kill even a nasty-looking spider.
I bartended in the days of “Harvey Wallbangers” and “Rusty Nails”.
I believe the amount of liquid in a glass has nothing to do with anything but thirst.
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I’d love to hear from you.