The Continued Success Foundation, founded by Bob Simmons in 1988, is an organization dedicated to “Creating a Sustainable Future.”
Through his work, Bob realized that no matter how accurate the science, and no matter how much information people have, that nothing was going to solve our problems unless something happened to motivate change. He has therefore been looking deeply at the social side of change and the environment, that is “the social-science link”, and much of his research and interest is focused in this area.
Thirty-five years ago, Bob began researching: “We are a short-term society with long-term problems and we can’t get there from here the way we are going.”
The purpose of this organization is to discover and promote the “value-supported behavior change” necessary for achieving success that can be continued. A success that includes our long-term future as a global society, and which surpasses mere survival and sustainability to embrace our highest potential and deepest satisfaction as human beings living together on this planet.
Bob’s passion has always been to have a positive, life-changing impact on individuals in private, nonprofit and government organizations that care about creating a new paradigm existence for themselves and their children.
More About Bob Simmons, Founder & Principal
Through the Continued Success Foundation (CSF) Bob works as a senior sustainable policy and program consultant, strategic vision master, speaker, researcher, team-builder, facilitator, and futurist. The purpose of CSF is to create and promote the “value-supported behavior change” necessary for achieving the kind of success that can be continued.
Bob grew up in the hardwood forests of Illinois, where he learned to love and understand nature. After receiving his undergraduate and master’s degrees at Bradley University and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in theoretical physics, he worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 22 years as Senior Policy and Program Advisor or Director of several new programs in the EPA including Environmental Noise Control, Radiation Control, Pollution Prevention, and the Analytic Center. These experiences included developing major innovative connections with the policies and programs of other federal agencies, state and local governments, and the national and international private sector. During his tenure he was awarded the EPA’s highest national honor, the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service.
Bob has served as a Sustainable Policy Advisor to the American Institute of Architects and as Chairperson to their Strategic Advisory Group on the Environment (SAGE). An initiator of the “Greening the White House” Project, he was the Chairperson of the White House policy group incorporating “Cultural Change and the Human Factor.” He also served as the Sustainable Policy Advisor for the Earth Centre, the world headquarters for the Earth Council, under development in Costa Rica. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for Rock the Planet and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Learning for Living Institute—both educational non-profits focusing on young people. Bob is a current member of the Simplicity Forum and their speakers bureau. He is an associate and senior consultant with Hunter Lovins and her organization Natural Capitalism. He is a Visiting Fellow with the Center for Values and Social Policy at the University of Colorado, and provides vision and strategic support for the Golden, Colorado national Field Office of the U.S. Department of Energy, Safe Water Systems, Bridging the Gap, About Change Institute, Circles of Ten: Women for World Peace, E-Town Productions, Collage Children’s Museum, Root Systems Institute, Green Heart Institute, Barrett Studio Architects and others. Bob is writing a book titled: Continued Success: Creating a Sustainable Future and Beyond ©.
Through his life’s work, he does his part to help human beings get along better with one another and with the planet. He lives in Boulder with his enthusiastic wife Sarah, and two incredible Ainu dogs: Ramat and Pirka.