Coaching leaders, nonprofit boards and individuals to align purpose, passion and performance
Bob MacArthur's Bio
President of Birch Corner Associates, Bob MacArthur is a seasoned leader who brings a variety of experiences to his clients. He is an accomplished Executive Coach, Life Coach and Facilitator of groups, meetings and retreats.
For 19 years he was President andCEO of the American Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit youth development organization. An innovative programmer and manager, Bob led AYF through a period of significant growth, developing year round programs at sites in Missouri, Michigan, New Hampshire and California. His experience as chief executive grounded him in all aspects of nonprofit leadership and management, including program design and delivery, board relations, fund development, human resources, external and alumni relations and risk management. He led AYF through two capital campaigns that raised over $30 million to renovate and construct facilities at three sites and to endow scholarships and ongoing maintenance.
For 12 years Bob directed the Outward Bound Center at Dartmouth College, integrating the national leadership and character development program within the academic and residential life of a major university. He also served an interim year as College Chaplain and Dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation, coordinating programs to foster the moral and spiritual growth of Dartmouth students. An effective collaborator, Bob has worked with heads of business, education, government, community-based organizations, corporate foundations and private philanthropies. Recognized as a leader in national and community service, he helped bring AmeriCorps to the city of St. Louis public schools in 1995. In 1997 he was asked by the White House to lead the St. Louis delegation to the Presidents' Summit in Philadelphia which launched America's Promise. Bob is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He is a Certified Self Management Coach (CSMC) and a member of the consultants network of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits. He coaches executives, senior management teams, educational leaders, small business owners, independent professionals and nonprofit boards to improve performance and accountability.
Valuing fitness from his days as a varsity athlete, Bob maintains physical conditioning through running, weight training and splitting wood. He has run five marathons, including qualifying for and completing the Boston marathon at age 60. He practices meditation, posts periodically in his Sacred Lead blog and enjoys the beauty of the land and wildlife at Birch Corner.