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Rob Pianka


Role and Company

Business Owner, PIAN Co.


10 years experience in consulting


Lancaster, PA

About Rob

I have a dual background in building for-profit businesses and not-for-profit humanitarian assistance field operations in war-zones. I am an "Army brat" (my father was a "foreign area specialist" for the Middle East).

I currently import a spice from Cambodia, consult with NGOs, coach executives on becoming more global, and collaborate with an illustrator on political cartoons. I was an ActionCOACH business coach (Google it) for four years.

I know the differences between military and civilian business cultures and could help with that transition...along with nuts & bolts business issues.

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Articles by Rob

4 years ago

The Civilian-Military Gap Is More Of A Drift Than A Divide

This article bridging the [Civilian-Military Gap](

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2 years ago

Veterans & "Globalization" - Your Competitive Advantage

A note to military vets who were deployed overseas and are now entering the
civilian workforce.

Watching the crowd in...

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Rob's Recent Answers

one year ago

If you could turn back time...

I'd like to drill down on Adam's comment that "Given my situation, I wish I had taken more risks. I...

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one year ago

If you could turn back time...

Amazing question, Erik. Seeks advice and advises. In the words of Aristotle, “He who cannot be a good follower cannot...

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one year ago

When asked about “salary negotiations“ how do you respond without pricing yourself out of an opportunity?

Hello Demerick, I will leave the negotiations to you. Sometimes you are talking to a person who is doing one...

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one year ago

With little more than a year left of service. How can i best prepare myself for entering into another career?

Hello Steven, There are many many things you will eventually have to do to secure a career in the civilian...

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one year ago

When do I give up

Hi Stephen, As Gerald says, tough question. Scanned your profile and you are bringing solid skills and experience to the...

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