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.
Career & Prior Experience
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
- Bias and Anti-Racism
- Leadership Coaching
- Conflict Coaching
Hobbies & Interests
Beach walks, hiking, kayaking, waterskiing, family time