Since 1998, Rob Kramer has provided executive coaching with a specialized focus on academic leadership and team development. He has coached more than 400 leaders in higher education and academic medicine. Rob served as the director of Training & Organizational Development at the University of North Carolina, where he led management, supervisory and leadership development for the University’s 12,000+ faculty and staff. He then founded the Center for Leadership & Organizational Excellence at NC A&T State University. He is the author of “Taking the Lead: A Guide for Emerging Leaders in Academic Medical Centers” (2022), “Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty – A Practical Handbook” (2nd edition, 2020), and “Stealth Coaching: A Roadmap to Develop Independent Thinkers, Proactive Problem Solvers, and Exceptional leaders” (2nd edition, 2020). He has contributed numerous leadership articles for the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, as well as a leadership column for Advance health care magazine.
Rob received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Delaware, an MFA in Dramatic Art from the University of North Carolina, and was the founder and executive director of two non-profit arts organizations. Rob completed his studies in Organizational Development at UNC-Charlotte. He is an International Coach Federation (ICF) and Center for Creative Leadership professional certified coach, a fellow at the Institute of Coaching (Harvard), and an active member of ICF and the Organizational Development Network.