Paul Avins

Rob Brown

Rob Brown is founder and CEO of the Networking Coaching Academy and the most recommended networking expert in the world, according to LinkedIn. He has trained and coached thousands of professionals to build their reputation and become confident, successful business networkers.

He is author of the hardback book Build Your Reputation: Grow your personal brand for career and business success (Wiley, 2016). A featured TED speaker, his talk ‘The Personal Brand of You’ has already had 50,000 views.

Rob’s areas of expertise cover business networking, referrals, influence, trust, likeability, personal branding and reputation. He has worked with clients such as RBS, HSBC, Lloyds, IoD, GE, FSB, various Chambers of Commerce and a range of professional accounting, legal, finance and recruitment firms.

After brain surgery in 2016, Rob recalibrated his business to do less keynote speaking and travelling. He now works almost exclusively delivering in-house Business Development Academies for large law and accounting firms.

Rob lives in Nottingham with his wife, Amanda, and two daughters, Georgia and Madison. He has a black belt in kickboxing and does boot-camps (outdoor circuit training) three times a week to stay in shape.

He plays four musical instruments moderately well. He has even recorded an album of his own songs. His favourite gadgets are his bread machine, his Kindle and his Android phone.

His favourite authors are Lee Child and Robin Hobb, and his favourite ‘very middle of the road’ musical favourites are Lighthouse Family, Van Morrison, George Michael and the Carpenters.

Rob is a committed Christian and small-time philanthropist who is much involved in his local church. An enthusiastic chess and backgammon hustler, he loves eating milk chocolate, watching movies and listening to comedians.

Rob’s five core values are family, faith, health, learning and optimism. He is ENTJ on Myers Briggs, predominantly D on DISC and a Creator-Star-Mechanic profile on Wealth Dynamics.

Travel wise, Rob has visited many countries as a speaker and regular traveller, and has lived in Hong Kong and the USA. He has visited every US state apart from two – perhaps you can guess which two.