Exaudian was founded in 2006 by Robert S. Wert, a Chicago-area attorney.
While participating in negotiations with executives who were trained in the Process Communication Model, Rob was struck by their ability to control the tone of the negotiations and to reach a win/win position with far less conflict than in comparable transactions.
After learning more about the model, he became convinced that PCM could be used effectively by all practitioners and approached Dr. Kahler with the idea of creating a series of PCM applications designed for attorneys. Dr. Kahler was enthusiastic and offered both to assist him in creating the materials and to grant him the exclusive right to create, distribute, and certify PCM providers to use legal applications of PCM. With that encouragement, Rob formed Exaudian.
While Exaudian began with a unique focus on the legal profession, it provides training, coaching and consulting services to all manner of businesses, professionals, educators, and individuals. Rob provides the majority of Exaudian's services and a network of other certified PCM providers is available should the need arise.
Exaudian's name is derived from the Latin word “exaudio” - to hear clearly.
Robert S. Wert
Rob received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1986 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1989.
Practicing primarily in the areas of mergers and acquisition and corporate finance, he was an equity partner at the Chicago law firm of Holleb & Coff. He left private practice in 1998 to serve as Associate General Counsel and lead transactions attorney for Katy Industries, Inc., a NYSE-listed diversified holding company, and later Vice President and General Counsel of eLoyalty Corporation (now Mattersight Corporation), a Nasdaq-listed technology company. He left eLoyalty in 2006 to establish Exaudian.
In 2009, Dr. Kahler asked Rob to join him as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kahler Communications, Inc. (KCI), the company that oversees and manages the practice of PCM worldwide. He held that position, while continuing his role with Exaudian, until KCI was sold in 2014.
In addition to being certified as a PCM Trainer, Rob is a PCM Master Trainer, one of the few individuals authorized to evaluate and certify PCM trainers. He also is certified to provide the specialized PCM applications designed for educators.
Robert S. Wert
BA. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
JD. UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
CERTIFIED PCM MASTER TRAINER