Bob Veazie, President of People Powered Leadership (PPL), launched his company with a mission to help organizations develop high performance cultures through employee inclusion and empowerment.

A Dynamic Keynote Speaker:  

Bob brings safety alive for all those who hear him.  One of the best safety motivational speakers with high ratings from national safety conferences including: ASSE, NSC, BSN, VPPPA, and more.  

Bob speaks at company management team meetings as well as presents the new paradigm on Commitment-Based Safety ™ to corporate leadership teams.  Bob’s motivational approach is well received and has proven effective at all levels of an organization.

In 2009 Bob authored The Courage Factor with Dr. E. Scott Geller.   This book identifies leading edge behavior-based principles necessary to create ZERO Injuries in the workplace.

In 2010, Bob again published a book with Dr. E. Scott Geller releasing When No One’s Watching: Living and Leading Self-Motivation.

Bob is currently working on three books releasing in the next 12 months which include:

  • UP! – a self-help book about how to create an enriched UP! life in a down world
  • Integrating Safety – a more technical look at implementing an effective safety system
  • Commitment Based Safety ™: The Only Way to Zero Injuries – Bob’s newest trademarked methodology.

Bob earned his Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in 1978 and a Masters of Business Administration from California State University at Long Beach in 1981.

Throughout his 24-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), Bob worked as an Accounting Manager, Production Manager, and finished his tenure at HP as an Internal Behavior Based Safety Consultant to all of HP on the HP Safety Council.  In this role he developed and managed multiple behavior based safety implementations throughout HP engaging thousands of employees.   While working for the Inkjet Executive Team, Bob developed and implemented a behavior based safety process for more than 15,000 employees.  Not coincidentally, HP’s Inkjet Division’s recordable injury rate declined by one-third during this period.

Bob was then invited to apply similar behavior based techniques as a Quality Consultant to the implementation of ISO 9001 across HP’s Inkjet Supplies Business Unit.
After leaving HP, Bob worked as the Safety Management Consultant for the State of Oregon and as the Quality Manager for Nypro Plastics Corporation’s Oregon plant.

Bob’s most recent role before forming PPL was as a senior consultant with Safety Performance Solutions working with clients to develop world-class safety applying the principles and processes of People-Based Safety.

He entered the field of consulting in 2007 where he now contributes to numerous organizations in diverse business lines in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Africa and Europe.