Rob Faust Biography
Keynote Speaker – Performer – Director – Producer
“Rob Faust is an innovative speaker. His powerful messages grow on you quickly. Twice he has addressed our groups and both times our audiences loved him.”
Nido Qubein, Author, Consultant, and President of High Point University, NC
Rob Faust is the founder and artistic director of Faustwork Mask Theatre. Since 1983 he has produced and created six shows that have toured to theatres, corporate events, festivals and university campuses. Faustwork’s two symphony shows were created in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Faustwork has appeared worldwide at a variety of venues, including The Sydney Opera House, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, The Kennedy Center in D.C., The Kentucky Center for the Arts, and The Maui Arts and Cultural Center. The company has performed in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Italy, England, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, Israel, and South Africa.
Highlights of Mr Faust’s recent Keynotes include a main stage appearance at the NSA National Convention in Orlando and three consesecutive years at Emotional Intelligence Seminars for Dentists with Dr. Robert Frazer in Austin Texas. Rob engaged and inspired Government workers in Ottawa, the Canadian Society of Club Managers in Montreal, the Green Party of Canada in Toronto. In April of 2014 Rob presented at TEDxReset in Istanbul, Turkey.
Mr. Faust has also collaborated and performed with Jules Feiffer, The Paul Winter Consort, and Pilobolus Dance Theater, with appearances on Broadway and The Johnny Carson Show.
Mr. Faust designs and creates the masks used in his keynotes and stage performances.
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Behind the Mask / Beneath the Ego
In his presentation Behind the Mask / Beneath the Ego, Rob Faust introduces us to a host of masked characters who collectively offer insight and healing laughter. Using mask as metaphor, Rob explores empathy, non-verbal communication, and humor, while looking at the masks we wear daily. Rob believes that a great way to deepen the dialogue with ourselves, and to connect more profoundly with others, is to de-value the ego and go behind the masks of our roles and daily coping strategies. He encourages us to accomplish this by revealing ourselves to ourselves, and by seeing others more carefully and consciously. Rob literally embodies his message to help us go beneath the ego and laugh at ourselves. Be prepared to have fun.
Emotional Intelligence Unmasked
Rob Faust utilizes his skills as a speaker, a maskmaker, and a mask performer to address three components of emotional intelligence: empathy, non-verbal communication, and humor. His talks are both inspiring and humorous. He verbally and visually encourages professionals at all levels to become more proficient at reading body language, revealing more of themselves, and connecting with colleagues and customers-not just role to role, but person to person. Are his speeches entertainment, valuable business discourse, or both? You decide.