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About Robert Pizzini

Leadership Coach | Unconventional Mentor | High Energy Speaker

A little about me…

Education without experience is philosophy. Many “certified” coaches and trainers lack the depth of experience required to develop leadership in a credible, meaningful, and long-lasting manner.

As an educated and experienced leader, I develop and advance leaders at all levels in a most genuine manner.

With my signature unconventional, high-energy style, I help business owners, executives, top management, and public figures (such as political leaders) adapt and evolve.

As a veteran of 26 years in Navy Special Operations and the owner of a multi-million-dollar business, I share my experiences, successes, and failures.

My leadership model is time-tested. My team development includes the military model of identifying manpower, training, and material requirements.

I discuss and demonstrate how to develop the blueprint of a team and how to sustain and advance a high-performing team.

Most importantly, I will show you how rest, hydration, nutrition, exercise, brain and heart health, and lifelong learning are critical components of lifelong leadership.

If you are directly responsible for anybody other than yourself, you are in a leadership position and should be properly experienced, educated, and trained for the role.

About Bob’s Career

Coach/Consultant-Keynote Speaker

Robert Pizzini


iFLY Va Beach Indoor skydiving

2012 – Present

Managing Partner and CEO. Developed, constructed, and curretly operate iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving Awarded. 2018 Small Business of the Year.

iFLY Va Beach is the first and finest indoor skydiving facility in Virginia, located in the heart of the city’s oceanfront resort area.

Our NASA engineer designed, multi-million dollar facility boasts the most advanced vertical wind tunnel technology in the world, including a 14 foot diameter – 52 foot tall, climate controlled recirculating flight chamber powered by four fans generating 1400 horse power, creating variable wind speeds in excess of 180 MPH.


R3 Strategic Support Group

2010 – 2015

R3 is an agile, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides innovative strategic solutions across a broad spectrum of government and commercial domains to rapidly identify requirements, capture resources, and maximize readiness to accelerate our client’s success.

From 2010-2015 Bob managed various client portfolios advancing the government’s ability to combat terrorism.

Adjunct Professor

American Military University

2007 – 2010

Professor in AMU’s School of Security and Global Studies (previously the School of Homeland Security). Courses taught included EOD, Introduction to Terrorism, Intermediate Terrorism, and The International Terrorist.

Military Career

US Navy

1984 – 2010

US Navy Lieutenant. 26 year military career in Special Operations. US Navy Diver, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician and EOD officer.


  • Mr. Pizzini received his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from New York Regents College, 1999
  • Graduated from Troy State University with a Master of Science degree, International Relations, National Security concentration, 2003
  • Graduate of Air Command and Staff College, 2005
  • Robert is a US Navy Master EOD Technician
  • US Navy Mixed Gas Deep Sea Diving Officer
  • Master Naval Parachutist
  • US Navy Master Training Specialist
  • United States Parachute Association Accelerated Free Fall Instructor (AFFI),
  • Six Sigma Green Belt