Meet

Rob Caldera

Managing Principal of

Future|Shift Consulting LLC

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Futurist / Change Agent / Organizational Strategist

Have you ever said in frustration, “This isn’t rocket science” when trying to deal with a nagging organizational problem? Perhaps, a rocket scientist is exactly what you need after all!

 

With a degree in aerospace engineering, I’ve often been referred to as that. While my current work is focused more on people than numbers, there’s still some truth to that label. Striving for evolutionary leaps and exponential improvement, applying innovative thinking, and imagining new possibilities are traits that originally led me to a field focused on the stars. Instead, I now apply them to improving organizations here on Earth.

My Passions

Work in the modern age should be more engaging, more purposeful, and more human and I am passionate about making this happen for organizations. 

However, disruptive change, which is rapidly increasing as we move towards a future filled with artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, quantum computing, and more, can be an impediment to building such workplaces. This is where other passions/interests of mine come in handy.  

I am fascinated with exploring the future, as well as the psychology of change in organizations. As disparate as these two interests sound, when woven together they provide a unique approach for helping organizations undertake the paradigm shift needed to survive and thrive in this accelerated age.

My Qualifications

Whether as a solo practitioner or employee, I’ve spent the better part of three decades driving small and large-scale changes in business. These have ranged from adoptions of new systems, processes, and policies to organizational restructurings and people-development efforts. Some of the advantages I bring to the table include:
 

  • Prosci Certified Change Practitioner

  • Certified in Strategic Foresight (Univ. of Houston)

  • Experience in multiple industries including Pharmaceutical, Financial, Publishing, Accounting/Advisory (Big 4), Engineering & Construction

  • Extensive experience with technology implementations and digital strategy

  • Strong foundation in internal communications; former president of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) NJ chapter, among other Board roles

  • Masters in management, Bachelors in engineering

With these capabilities and experience I can help your organization develop a newfound sense of confidence in the future.

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My Network

 I am fortunate to have some of the smartest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the same or complementary fields within my network – experts I can draw upon and partner with to meet your project’s specialized needs.

 

Representative networks include:

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Member: An independent organizational change management consulting group with extensive experience in the bio/pharmaceutical industry. They have created powerful OCM programs that have helped organizations to adopt new systems and processes, and experience change successfully. Members are certified and experienced in applying the Prosci methodology.

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Founding member: A network of independent professionals specializing in the Future of Work, who share a passion for helping forward-thinking leaders shed industrial-age practices and adopt new and better ways of working for their organizations.

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Member: A global, independent, not for profit association of change professionals that constantly strives to push the boundaries of the change management profession.

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Member: A global community of futurists, dedicated to promoting professional excellence and demonstrating the value of strategic foresight and futures studies for their clients and/or employers.

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Member: A vibrant global membership association that serves professionals in the field of business communication, bringing together the profession’s collective disciplines.