About Our Founder
Robert Beezat has managed a broad range of organizations in business, government, and the not for profit sectors. He helped start and became the eventual owner of The PAR Group, a management consulting firm serving a national clientele. He served as the CAO in several municipalities and the CEO of a nonprofit organization. He continues to consult with local governments as part of GovHRUSA.
As a management consultant, he has worked with over 350 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations around the country. Part of his consulting work included conducting supervisory and management training workshops. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at several universities teaching business, human resources, and supervisory management courses.
He holds a Bachelor Degree from Loyola University in Chicago and a Master Degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Click on the link below to read his Master's thesis titled: "Diary of a City Manager" which describes the first several months of his first job as a city manager when he was 28 years old.
He is very active in working with and developing programs that benefit lower socio-economic segments of the population. He is one of the Founders and is President of Lucy’s Children’s Fund, a not for profit family foundation, which assists poor children at home and abroad. He has been successful in bringing together municipal, educational, and business resources in municipalities to address the diverse needs of low-income and immigrant populations. He has organized and led a number of community-based groups which have worked to resolve neighborhood problems and issues.
He is a volunteer for NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice and peace organization located in Washington, DC. He has spoken to students and faculty at colleges and universities about how to integrate the pursuit of social justice and peace issues with the pursuit of individual happiness.
Click here to read One Life In A Changing World, an autobiography by Robert (click here for the Table of Contents). View Bob's Master's degree thesis, "Diary of a City Manager," here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
He is the author of Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness and Character Based Management: A Key to More Productive & Effective Organizations. You may purchase the books below by clicking on the books. Both books are available at Amazon in paperback and ebook formats. Character Based Management is also available as an audio book.
You can go to Robert's website for the books (www.characterbasedmanagement.net) for more information about each book and the presentations he has made regarding the books. He has made over 300 presentations. Due to the coronavirus, he has not made any scheduled appearances since March of 2020. But if you wish to schedule a presentation on one or both of his books in the future, please contact Robert through this website. Here is the link