Robert “Bo” Lockwood is a 21st Century Inspirational Speaker, espousing the most progressive strategies for organizations, their culture, and their leaders to thrive. Additionally, Bo is an author, brand advisor and educator. His life’s purpose is working collaboratively in regenerating America, empowering Americans to regenerate all aspects of their lives: spiritually, physically, psychologically, emotionally, and economically.
Bo co-authored his first book, Regenerating America, which launched October 2013. He co-authored his second book, ESSENCE, A Gateway to eXpansive Living, which launched January 2014, and is currently writing his third book, The 21st Century Alchemist, which will be published in 2016.
Previously, Bo was a partner with the GALLUP Poll, responsible for the overall creation, leadership and growth of The Gallup Institute for Campus Engagement (GICE). GICE’s mission helps to build student-centric, accountability-driven, and trust-based institutions. Prior to transitioning to the higher education arena, he consulted various Fortune 1,000 companies (Johnson & Johnson, Campbell Soup Company, Merck, Honeywell, The Vanguard Group, YORK International, and Sovereign Bank) on how to brand and position their image—internally and/or externally.
While being on the GALLUP Speakers Bureau, Bo has been a guest speaker at universities and government institutions, including Harvard University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, Nova Southeastern University, Drexel University, The Pentagon, and Capitol Hill.
His speaking engagements have also included corporate conferences, such as The Vanguard Group, NovaCare, Sovereign Bancorp, and YORK International. He has also spoken at national conferences, including the Association of Governing Board’s National Conference on Trusteeship; the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s National Pinnacle of Progress; the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools’ National Conference; Colleges and Universities Professional Association-Human Resources’ National Conference on Collaboration; and the Indiana University-Purdue University Assessment Institute Conference. In addition, he has been a guest on Emerald Planet TV and CN8 Money Matters Today.
Prior to GALLUP, Bo built and sold the largest special events company in Philadelphia, Continental-Lockwood Party Rental. With over 150 employees and 3 major warehouses serving the Philadelphia region, their clients included the Philadelphia Eagles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Academy of Music, and Sports Illustrated at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. They were also heavily involved in the Philadelphia-based events for both the 1996 Clinton/Gore and Dole/Kemp Presidential campaigns. He sold the company at the age of 32.
Bo’s number one priority in life is his family. He continually encourages them to follow their intuition and dreams. His favorite sports are motorcycling, Bikram, rugby, sailing, and Jujitsu.
· EMBA, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (2005)
· BS Finance, Pennsylvania State University (1988)
GALLUP Business Journal: Building a Brand in Higher Education
GALLUP Business Journal: Transformational Change in Higher Education
Regenerating America: Read Intro, Chapter 1 & 2