The Clear Choices podcast showcases intriguing conversations with ordinary people who have overcome extraordinary challenges, like many of us have, but made the difficult choices that allowed them to channel those experience into amazing legacies.
Clear Choices is a powerful keynote platform that can be adapted to meet the needs of any event or organization.
Full and half day events can be customized to achieve specific objectives.
Holocaust education is a missing element in many schools. Clear choices bring this learning to students combined with critical thinking and self evaluation.
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"Rob Aigner's presentation of his parents' story of survival and flourishing, in the face of the danger and devastation of the Holocaust and its aftermath, is truly remarkable and inspiring. Not only does it reveal their extraordinary courage and determination, it shines a light also on their humane wisdom and heartfelt compassion for one's neighbor. Accessibly and skillfully Rob Aigner explores the lessons in his parents' story for what they teach about making the right choices in life. A transformative experience."
Michael Cameron, University of Portland Professor
"Hearing a first hand account of survival from the Aigner’s through video and then also the perspective of their own son was powerful. Being able to connect, in the classroom, what happened in the real world to real people adds so much to our learning. I appreciated Rob’s approach to sharing their testimony, using his own experience of growing up with survivors as parents. That was a treasure in its own right. Rob’s clear choices module following the telling of his parent’s history helps us preserve and grow from their life in a way that is accessible to all. This was a powerful session."
University of Portland Student
Rob Aigner is a change agent. He has helped countless others make difficult choices and significant changes in their lives while making major pivots in his own. Born the son of two holocaust survivors, a fact which shaped his life in profound ways as you will learn today. His unique history has led him to offer audiences true gifts of insight and caring while helping them make the tough choices that today’s world demands.
With a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon and graduate work in psychology at New York University Rob has held executive positions in advertising, publishing (at Rolling Stone Magazine) in technology and entertainment. In 2002, Rob entered the real estate industry and soon held high level leadership roles at Keller Williams realty as CEO of the Beverly Hills location which sold over $1.3 Billion dollars of real estate per year. Rob currently has ownership in 8 Keller Williams locations throughout California as well as other businesses. He is a certified trainer and coach and boasts dozens of coaching clients who are at the top of the real estate industry.
Rob has been happily married for 19 years to his wife Sharon and has two boys, Jake and Micah. The younger of two children, Rob also has a sister, Susie. Parents Eva and Les are Holocaust Survivors and currently reside in Oregon. He is thrilled to bring his parents’ story of inspiration to help others make clear choices in their life.
Eva and Leslie are modern day heroes. They had kept silent about their experiences for many years, but now realized they had no choice but to share their powerful and compelling history. They endured incarceration during the Holocaust, which is arguably history’s darkest chapter. They have broken their silence in order to teach what hate and discrimination can do to innocent peoples lives.
Leslie Aigner was a 15 year old boy in 1944. Due solely to his religion, he was taken from his home at the time in Budapest Hungary, and taken to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland. Les was liberated in Dachau Germany by American forces. After liberation he returned to his home and found out the most of his family was killed during the Holocaust.
Eva Aigner was a 7 year old child, when she was taken from her family to the ghetto, in Budapest Hungary. She narrowly survived, but many of her family members were killed during the Holocaust.
Les and Eva got married in Hungary in 1956 and at the same time escaped from Communism, with the great desire to build a new family in America.
Since then, they have been on a crusade to change the world one person at a time. They have spoken to over 200,000 people at schools, universities, churches, synagogues and places of business. They were paramount figures in building the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. At the ages of 89 and 82 they continue as living legacies everyday.
From Nazi death camps to Oregon: Holocaust survivors and a college student find understanding, inspiration
Holocaust survivors fly from Portland area to D.C. to visit memorial museum