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Mike  Robbins

Mike Robbins

Author, Leadership Keynote Speaker

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
Traveling from:
California

Mike Robbins

Author, Leadership Keynote Speaker

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
Traveling from:
California

Why Book

  • Mike Robbins is the top leadership keynote speaker for companies striving for authentic communication, engagement & team performance.
  • Mike delivers all of his customized keynotes and interactive workshops virtually via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, or whatever video platform your organization uses.

Biography

Mike Robbins is the author of five books, Focus on the Good StuffBe Yourself Everyone Else is Already TakenNothing Changes Until You Do, and, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, which have been translated into fifteen different languages.  His fifth book, We’re All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging, came out in paperback in 2022.

As an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence, Mike delivers keynotes and seminars (both in-person and virtually) that empower people, leaders, and teams to engage in their work, collaborate, and perform at their best. Through his speeches, seminars, consulting, and writing, Mike teaches important techniques that allow individuals and organizations to be more appreciative, authentic, and effective.

His clients include: Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Schwab, LinkedIn, Deloitte, the U.S. Department of Labor, Gap, Harvard University, Coca-Cola, Chevron, eBay, Kaiser, Airbnb, UC Berkeley, the NBA, Genentech, Adobe, the Oakland A’s, and many others. Mike is a member of the National Speakers Association and is one of less than 10% of the professional speakers in the world to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

He has been featured on NPRABC News,the Oprah  radio network, and in the Harvard Business ReviewFast Company, the New York Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. He was a regular contributor to Forbes and is the creator and host of the popular podcast, We’re All In This Together.

Prior to his speaking, writing, and consulting career, Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school. He turned the Yankees down and instead chose to play baseball at Stanford University, where he pitched in the College World Series. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of Stanford and played three seasons of professional baseball in the Royals organization before arm injuries ended his playing career while still in the minor leagues.

After his athletic career was cut short, Mike worked in sales and business development for two Internet start-ups. When the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, it allowed him to follow a deeper passion – empowering and inspiring people – and opened the door for him to start working full time as a speaker, author, and coach.

In addition to earning a degree from Stanford in American Studies with a specialization in race and ethnicity, Mike has continued to educate himself. He has extensively studied many disciplines of both personal and professional development and received training from the Coaches Training Institute.

He’s also a former board member for two non-profit organizations – Challenge Day (a powerful youth organization that focuses on inclusion, mindfulness, and personal development for teens) and The Peace Alliance (an organization focused on creating a culture of peace in America and around the world, as well as a grassroots political campaign to create a cabinet-level U.S. Department of Peace).

Mike is a contributing author to: Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s SoulCreating a Marriage You’ll Love, and Thirty Things to Do When You Turn Thirty.

He lives in Novato, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area) with his wife Michelle, and their two daughters, Samantha and Rosie.

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Programs

Bring Your WHOLE SELF to Work: Unlock Creativity, Connection, and Performance

For us to truly succeed, especially in today’s diverse and ever-changing business world, we must be willing to bring our whole selves to the work that we do. And, for the teams and organizations that we lead or are a part of to thrive, it’s essential to create an environment where people feel safe enough to bring all of who they are to work, as well. When we operate with courage, trust, and vulnerability, we’re able to unlock innovation, connection, and performance at the highest level for ourselves and those around us.

This Program:

  • Teaches people how to build more authentic relationships with those around them
  • Exemplifies the power of appreciation
  • Shows ways to enhance emotional intelligence
  • Encourages people to operate with a growth mindset
  • Challenges team members to work together and collaborate
We're All In This TOGETHER: Create a Team Culture of High-Performance, Trust, and Belonging

Team culture is essential to success. In this program, which is based on the 20 years of research and experience Mike Robbins has done with high-performing teams, the four pillars of his new book, We’re All in This Together, as well as his background as a college and professional baseball player, he teaches people, leaders, and team how to come together, overcome adversity, and perform at their best – especially in challenging times.

This Program:

  • Teaches people how to enhance authenticity and psychological safety
  • Illustrates specific ways to increase inclusion and belonging
  • Shows how appreciation positively impacts both morale and productivity
  • Encourages people to address conflicts and embrace feedback in an empowering way
  • Challenges team members to care about and push each other in productive ways that bring out everyone’s best
Authentic LEADERSHIP: Inspire others and build trust by being yourself

Leadership can be challenging, especially in today’s fast-paced, globalized world. Leaders with a strong sense of emotional intelligence (EQ), a willingness to be courageous and vulnerable, and the capacity to inspire others in a genuine way, have a distinct advantage. This program, which is based on the core principles of Mike Robbins’ work and books, delves into practical ways for leaders to enhance their impact and effectiveness by leading with authenticity.

This Program:

  • Teaches leaders how to connect at a deeper level with their teams and build real trust
  • Exemplifies the importance of authenticity and even vulnerability
  • Shows how appreciation positively impacts productivity, loyalty, and engagement
  • Encourages leaders to be transparent in a way that’s both liberating and inspiring
  • Teaches leaders key elements for enhancing their EQ
Embracing CHANGE: Navigate Change, Lead Others, and Take Ownership

Change is inevitable, especially in today’s business world. The one constant in the midst of all of the change, stress, and uncertainty we face at work and in life is us. When we take ownership and responsibility for our experience, we not only make it easier to navigate the changes we face, we can empower ourselves and those around us to be successful, regardless of the circumstances. This program, which is based on the core principles of Mike Robbins’ work and research, illustrates how individuals, leaders, and teams can navigate change effectively and thrive in the process.

This Program Teaches People To:

  • Take ownership and responsibility in an empowering way
  • Enhance their emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Deal effectively with change and uncertainty
  • Have more compassion for themselves and others
  • Inspire the people and culture around them in a positive way, regardless of what’s going on
Building AUTHENTIC Relationships: Enhance connection, trust, and success by deepening relationships

In just about every important aspect of life and business, building strong relationships is an essential quality of individuals and teams that truly win. According to Mike Robbins and his work, two core elements of building meaningful and effective relationships, are authenticity and appreciation (each themes of books he has written). This interactive program allows people to deepen and strengthen their relationships, even the most difficult and challenging ones.

This Program:

  • Teaches people how to move past fear and express themselves authentically
  • Enhances people’s emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Shows how appreciation positively impacts relationships and productivity
  • Encourages people to be vulnerable in a way that’s both liberating and inspiring
  • Teaches people communication techniques that enhance relationships and build trust
Being a True CHAMPION: Create the mindset and approach of a true winner

A “true champion” is someone who can transform the fear, stress, and daily challenges of business and life in order to keep things in perspective and produce extraordinary results.  This program teaches the fundamentals of being a true champion by focusing on the attitudes and mindsets needed for peak performance. As a former professional baseball player, sales person, and a sought-after speaker and consultant for some of the top organizations in the world for the past 20 years, Mike Robbins knows what it takes to perform at a high level and how to coach people to achieve their best.

This Program Teaches People…

  • How to create success in the face of adversity, stress, and change
  • Ways to embrace a growth mindset and thrive
  • How to stay motivated, even when things get tough
  • Communication skills that create deeper connection and stronger trust with others
  • How to keep things in perspective and focus on what truly matters

Mike Robbins Reviews

“Your enthusiasm and passion were contagious. Your understanding and empathy for many of the obstacles these people face connected you to the group. I am confident that those in attendance were effectively given a vision of what they can become in the future through your example.”

— New York Life Insurance

“Mike is a gifted storyteller and talented speaker. His talks on authentic leadership and appreciation, and his exercises to ‘lower the waterline’ and build trust have been incredibly effective to both my management team as well as an international audience of 600. I have consistently received rave reviews from colleagues on Mike’s various efforts within Google.”

— Sales, Google

“You gave each of the 1,600 people within our group tips and techniques for enhanced success – individually and collectively. Thank you for the positive impact you have had on our business.”

— Wells Fargo Bank

“Your remarks had a direct impact on the attendees, as they now know that in order to succeed we must appreciate ourselves and those we work with.”

— Kaiser Permanente

“I highly recommend Mike Robbins. He was extremely well received by our 700+ attendees. We’ve heard from many speakers over the years, and Mike ranks up there as one of the best. His message is very appropriate and adaptable to any business. He’s instantly likeable and such a pleasure to work with. I hope we have the chance to work together again.”

— DirectBuy, Inc.

“Mike is a gifted storyteller and talented speaker.  His talks on authentic leadership and appreciation, and his exercises to ‘lower the waterline’ and build trust have been incredibly effective to both my management team as well as an international audience of 600.  I have consistently received rave reviews from colleagues on Mike’s various efforts within Google.”

— Former VP of U.S. Sales, Google

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