About Bob & Nick Slater

Loyal, Friendly, and Sometimes a Little Messy

Two Generations = One Badass Team

Nick and Bob Slater represent two sides of the workplace coin. Nick is a young millennial entrepreneur on his way up. His dad, Bob, is a seasoned executive with experience leading nationwide business enterprises. What do Nick and Bob have in common? An affection for young professionals, a desire to share their workplace wisdom with the next generation of leaders, and a love of Bulldogs!

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Nick Slater

Young Professional | Author | Speaker

Nick is young enough to be on Instagram but old enough to have suffered through high school without a cell phone. Today, he’s a licensed attorney, entrepreneur, and writer. He was inspired to co-author this book after witnessing many of his talented, success-driven friends hit the wall after a devastating recession. Nick knows that finding your place in the business world isn’t easy, and in Look Out Above! he shares stories of his challenges.

  • Graduate of the University of Georgia and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Law
  • Avid tennis player, drummer, and explorer of the great outdoors
  • Lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife Stephanie and bulldog Frank, after a three-year adventure in London
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Bob Slater

Business Leader | Author | Speaker

Bob is a former trial lawyer, commercial real estate executive, and professor. He helped build two national real estate companies: Bell Partners, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned real estate companies, and AvalonBay Communities, a real estate investment trust now a member of the S&P 500 (NYSE AVB). Bob teaches and mentors future young professionals – undergraduates at the University of North Carolina and MBA students at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

  • Graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia School of Law
  • Father of three sons, including co-author Nick
  • Serves on the board of Draper and Kramer, Inc. in Chicago
  • Lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with his wife Jane and bulldog Winnie

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What Is Your Workplace Readiness Score?

Are you prepared to make a meaningful impact at your company? Bob and Nick’s assessment will help you determine if you have the critical soft skills for career success – and, if not, what to do about it.

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