Bob Berk

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Dr. Bob Berk is the founder of New Table Consulting, a group that focuses on building capacity in individuals and organizations. After earning his degree in biology from University of California – San Diego, Bob began teaching students with emotional and behavior struggles in the Cincinnati area. This work led to Bob’s return to graduate school where he earned a PhD in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University. Over the next two decades, Bob worked as a school leader in both independent and public schools. His last position as a school leader was as the founding Head of School at Cypress Academy in New Orleans – a school that exemplified the best educational practices of a child-centered school, inclusive of a variety of learning styles and needs.

Currently, Bob focuses his work at New Table Consulting on helping mission-driven organizations improve their efficiency and success. He is particularly interested in the work of high performing teams, communication, and conflict resolution. As a National Conflict Resolution Center trainer, Bob specializes in training employee teams, community groups, and the education sector.


Consultant, principal, educator and small business owner

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • PhD in Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University
  • Ed in Secondary School Administration from Xavier University
  • BS in Biology from University of California – San Diego

Training Experience & Specialties

  • High Performing Teams
  • Art of Inclusive Communication
  • Exchange
  • Bias and Anti-Racism
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Conflict Coaching

Hobbies & Interests

Beach walks, hiking, kayaking, waterskiing, family time