About Rob Evans
Rob Evans is the co-founder of Imaginal Labs LLC. Rob is a master at working with courageous leaders to help them align and mobilize their teams to accomplish the things of which they dream of.
Rob is one of the worlds leading experts at designing and delivering the innovative DesignShop® Process and other collaborative workshops. He has facilitated hundreds of highly successful sessions with many of the world’s leading organizations, including 38 of the 2019 Fortune 100 companies, as well as not-for-profit organizations such as the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Auburn Seminary, the Centers for Disease Control, and other federal and state agencies.
Rob was the CEO of ODI Europe, a consulting and training company, from 1990 to 1995.
While Rob was at ODI, Fred Smith, the Chairman and CEO of FedEx, recognized Rob’s central contribution in helping FedEx become the first service company to win the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Mr. Smith cited Rob with the following:
“There is no doubt in our minds, however, that you personally were the torch bearer who kept the faith when few believed in the process or the potential. You constantly shared your knowledge and insight with energy, wit, and creativity. Without these supports from you, I fear the process would not have survived, let alone matured.”
He joined Ernst & Young as a partner in 1995 and was the founder of the innovative Accelerated Solutions Environment. At EY, and later Capgemini, which bought EY’s consulting operation in 2000, Rob pioneered the use of large-scale collaboration to dramatically accelerate strategy and organizational transformation projects. Later, Rob served as a senior vice president at the consulting arm of United HealthCare. In 2013, Rob and his partner (and beloved wife) Carolyn Buck Luce founded Imaginal Labs.
Rob is the author/curator of the five-volume Collaboration Code, a practical guide to successfully designing and leading collaborative work with groups of all sizes: small, large, and HUGE.
Rob is an adjunct faculty member at Auburn Theological Seminary and holds graduate degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard University. He has held faculty positions at Harvard University, Harvard Divinity School, Northeastern University, and the Lesley College Graduate School of Management.