Mike Robbins

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Mike Robbins is the author of two bestselling books, Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, which have been translated into twelve different languages.

As an expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the power of appreciation and authenticity, Mike delivers keynote addresses, leads customized seminars, and works one-on-one in a way that empowers people and organizations to work together effectively and be more successful.  He has inspired tens of thousands of people around the world to reach new levels of awareness and success, both personally and professionally. Through his speeches, seminars, and writing, Mike teaches people to be more grateful, appreciative, and authentic with others and themselves.

Mike has worked with some of the top organizations and institutions in the world such as Google, AT&T, Apple, UC Berkeley, the U.S. Department of Labor, Gap, New York Life Insurance, Stanford University, Adobe, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Yahoo, Kaiser Permanente, Genentech, the San Francisco Giants, and many others. He 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. 

Mike has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in Forbes, the Washington Post, and many others.  He is a regular contributor to Oprah.com and the Huffington Post.  Mike was also the host of his own radio show for two years, "Let's Get Real," on Energy Talk Radio.

Prior to his speaking, writing, and coaching 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.  While at Stanford, he was a standout pitcher and he helped lead his team to the Pac-10 Conference Championship and an appearance in the College World Series. He was named to the All-Conference team, nominated as an academic All-American, and voted "Most Inspirational" by his fellow teammates. Mike was drafted by the Kansas City Royals out of Stanford and played three seasons of professional baseball with the Royals before arm injuries ended his playing career at the age of 24.

After his athletic career was cut short by injuries, Mike worked in sales for two Internet start-ups.  When the dot-com 'bubble' burst and Mike was laid off, it allowed him to follow a deeper passion 'empowering and inspiring people' and opened the door for Mike 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.

Mike was born and raised in Oakland, California.  He was raised primarily by his single mom and attended inner-city schools growing up.  His background and upbringing provided many challenges, as well as many wonderful lessons that he is grateful for.   He is a former board member for two non-profit organizations - Challenge Day (a powerful youth organization that focuses on peace, healing, and personal development for teens) and The Peace Alliance (an organization focused on creating a culture of peace here 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 passionate about appreciation, gratitude, authentic communication, family, forgiveness, metaphysics, relationships, spirituality, and personal growth, among many other things. He has always had a desire and a talent for positively affecting other people. Whether as class president in high school, a community volunteer, a speaker, a ballplayer, a teacher, or just talking to strangers on the street, Mike Robbins' intention is to make a difference with people wherever he goes.

In addition to his two books, he is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Single Parent's Soul, Creating a Marriage You'll Love, and Thirty Things to Do When You Turn Thirty.

Mike Robbins is a dynamic, humorous, heartfelt, and action-oriented keynote speaker and seminar leader.  His motivational keynotes and seminars provide proven strategies that inspire people to bring out the best in themselves and others; and generate measurable results!

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His unique approach and ideas empower people with knowledge that success can be achieved no matter the obstacles and his programs cover topics such as:

  • Enlisting the power of appreciation to bring out the best in people
  • Developing the teamwork skills of a championship team
  • Empowering individuals and groups to communicate, interact, and relate to each other in an authentic and real way
  • Establishing the groundwork for highly effective communication
  • Motivating sales people to strive for higher levels of sales success
  • Delivering presentations that "wow" audiences
  • Finding work/life balance and overcoming obstacles

 

 

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