Robert Parkerson grew up in the poverty of the Mississippi Delta. Born in the cotton capital of the world (Greenwood, MS,) Robert knows what hard work is all about. He began working with his father doing roofing jobs when he was only 7 years old. By the time he was 12, he was using his father’s Massey Ferguson tractor to bush-hog empty lots in developing subdivisions. At 17, Robert and his mother got a call one night that his father had been brutally murdered.
Plummeted into being the “man of the house.” Robert had no choice but to learn how to be an adult very fast. By age 18, Robert owned what turned into a very successful Martial Arts studio while attending college full time. He pressed forward through college and graduated a few short years later, only to settle down and start a family of his own.
In 1994, his beautiful daughter, Robin, was born. Since then, he has owned a very large Financial Planning practice in Florida, been asked to take over a brokerage firm and then started doing seminars to help others in many different areas of their lives.
Today, Robert is a highly sought after professional speaker, BEST-SELLING author and success coach who has delivered over 1000 presentations in the area of sales, leadership and motivation. Robert is the founder and CEO of RPI, Inc. as well as www.RobertParkerson.com.
With over 20 years of very successful applied business experience in the public and private sectors, he is making a difference in the lives of thousands of people all across the United States and Canada with his speaking platforms, private coaching, and consulting programs.
He has been in the top 5% of sales professionals with every company he has ever represented and was recently inducted into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors.™ He also received the Chairman’s Award for Excellence from Mainstreet Financial Group as well as the Diamond Leadership Award from the Alabama Society for Entrepreneurs, among many others.
Robert has been featured on ABC and Fox News as well as Blogtalk Radio™ where the media has called him “America’s Leading Authority on Relationship Selling.”
Not only has he read literally hundreds of books on success and personal development, but has recently co-authored the 5 time BEST SELLER: Nothing But Net ; The World’s Leading Speakers, Trainers and Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Top Secrets To Increase Your Bottom Line Health, Wealth and Success, as well as his own personal book; Stop Selling, Start Listening; The Three Keys To Transforming Ordinary Contacts Into Customers, Referrals and Repeat Business.
After great success with both of these books, Robert was asked to partner with New York Times Best Selling Author Brian Tracy and co-authored a 3rd book called; Jump Start Your Success; 9 Top Speakers Share Their Insights for Creating More Success, Wealth, and Happiness, Vol. 2.
Due to continued success, Robert has had the honor of sharing the stage with famous celebrities such as Dr. Bill Dorfman, from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover” and CBS’s “The Doctors,” Stedman Graham (Oprah’s man,) Academy Award Winning Actor Glen Morshower from “24,” “The West Wing” and “Transformers,” as well as former Superbowl Champion and NFL MVP, Joe Theisman.
In the arena of personal and professional development speaking, he has spoken alongside James Malinchak from season 1 of ABC’s “Secret Millionaire,™” Jack Canfield who co-authored “Chicken Soup for the Soul, and over 20 other industry leaders (all of whom have been long time mentors and heroes of Robert’s.)
When it comes to motivating, inspiring and leading your team to new heights of greatness, from a guy who has truly “been there and done that,” there simply is no other choice for a trainer or keynote speaker than Mr. Robert Parkerson.