Rob DuBois is a speaker, terrorism advisor, and intelligence professional who was labeled a “smart power authority” while assisting U.S., British, and Iraqi forces in Baghdad. A multilingual Navy SEAL with experience in thirty-six nations, he retired from military service in 2006…then headed right back into Iraq and Afghanistan to support U.S. commanders grappling with complex threat situations.
Rob founded the firm Impact Actual to enable people to “make a difference”—in the boardroom, the bedroom, or the battlefield. Through speaking, teaching, and coaching, he communicates that effectiveness is a skill everyone can improve, and that in fact we have an obligation to do so.
Rob has presented his “Think Like the Threat” workshop to combat units in Fallujah, Fortune 500 companies, and the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center. He is a Senior Fellow of the London Center for Policy Research, and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA). As a representative of the US Global Leadership Coalition, Rob has been called to Capitol Hill to advise members of Congress on the importance of foreign assistance as a U.S. national security initiative. He speaks Russian, Turkish, and very poor Arabic.
Rob is the author of “Powerful Peace; A Navy SEAL’S Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War.” He has appeared in media including Al Jazeera America, Fox News Radio, and BBC International. His articles on cultural awareness and security assurance have appeared in The Counterterrorist magazine and Investor’s Business Daily, and the Small Wars Journal. He does a little acting on the side, and you can see him in AMC Network’s “Turn: Washington’s Spies” (as a snooty Redcoat colonel) and the world’s first virtual reality film, “Snake River.” In 2015, he crossed the Serengeti, with no weapons and virtually no food, for National Geographic’s six-week “MYgrations” series.
Impact Actual and Rob DuBois are based in Honolulu, Hawai’i, but he works anywhere on Earth.