Leadership and Teamwork Expert, Author, and Former Professional Baseball Player
Mike Robbins is the author of four books, including his latest, Bring Your Whole Self to Work. His books, which also include: Nothing Changes Until You Do, Focus on the Good Stuff, and Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, have been translated into fifteen different languages.
Mike’s a sought-after keynote speaker and media personality whose clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, eBay, Genentech, the NBA, the San Francisco Giants, and more.
He has been a guest on hundreds of TV and radio shows throughout the United States and Canada – ABC News, NPR, the Oprah radio network, on local TV and radio in markets such as San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Orlando, Kansas City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Vancouver, San Diego, Detroit, and many more.
Mike and his work have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Washington Post, Fast Company, O Magazine, and many others. He was a regular contributor for the Huffington Post for a decade and currently contributes to Forbes, Medium, Thrive Global, and Others.
In addition to being a guest on hundreds of popular podcasts, he’s also the host and creator of his own podcast, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, and previously hosted two internet radio shows (Let’s Get Real with Mike Robbins on Energy Talk Radio and Nothing Changes Until You Do on Hay House Radio).
For the past 15 years, Robbins has advised many of the world’s leading brands on how their leaders and teams can engage with each other effectively, lead with authenticity and create a culture that is conducive to success, loyalty and trust. His entertaining and engaging presentations bring a unique perspective on the importance of humanizing the workplace which allows people to connect more deeply with each other and themselves. Robbins offers actionable content and down-to-earth techniques that lead to results.
Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation--Inspire success, engagement and perspective by being appreciative
Appreciation is one of the most powerful, yet overlooked aspects of successfully motivating and empowering people and teams. According to the latest research in the fields of positive psychology and strengths-based leadership, when individuals and teams put more attention on what is working and their strengths, instead of focusing on problems and perceived weaknesses, they thrive. Through this program, which is based on the key principles of his book Focus on the Good Stuff, Mike Robbins illustrates exactly how appreciation impacts productivity, morale, and success.
Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: The Power of Authenticity--Create trust, confidence and team unity by being real
Authenticity is fundamental to relationships, communication, and success. Now more than ever, people, leaders, and teams must utilize the power of authenticity in order to build trust, resolve conflicts, and create cohesion. Some fascinating research in the field of emotional intelligence is proving that being real, honest, and even vulnerable are key elements to success and engagement. Through this program, which is based on the core principles of his book, Be Yourself, Mike Robbins illustrates exactly how authenticity impacts relationships, trust, and productivity.
Nothing Changes Until You Do--Navigate change and enhance resilience by taking ownership
Wherever we go in life, there we are. The one constant in the midst of all of the change, stress, and uncertainty we face in business and 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 authentically successful, regardless of the circumstances. This program, which is based on the core principles of Mike Robbins’ latest book, Nothing Changes Until You Do, illustrates exactly how individuals, leaders, and teams can thrive in the midst of change.
Creating a Championship Team--Enhance loyalty, attitude, & success by doing what winning teams do
A “championship team” is a group of people who can effectively handle adversity and conflict, trust one another, communicate clearly and authentically, and appreciate each other in a positive way. In this program, which is based on key principles from all three of Mike Robbins’ books, as well as his background as a college and professional baseball player, he teaches people, leaders, and groups the fundamental aspects of creating successful teams that truly win. This program: Teaches people how to build more authentic relationships with the teammates Unifies and inspires teams around their common goals and purpose Shows how appreciation positively impacts both morale and productivity Encourages people to be authentic in a way that builds trust Challenges team members to take ownership for both personal and team success
Authentic Leadership--Inspire others and build trust by being a REAL leader
Leadership can be challenging, especially in today’s face-paced, globalized world. Senior leaders with a strong sense of emotional intelligence (EQ), an ability to lead with personal transparency, 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’ three books, especially Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, 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
Communicating with Impact--Speak to others in a way that inspires, resolves, and influences
Being an effective communicator is one of the most important skills one can possess, especially in today’s fast-paced, globalized world. A person who is able to engage others in meaningful dialogue, listen effectively, and have a positive impact with their communication, has an important advantage in life and business. This program teaches the fundamentals of communicating with impact. Leaders who want to inspire their teams, sales people who want to influence their clients, and anyone who has conflicts to resolve, all need effective communication skills. Some of the core themes addressed in this program are: How to communicate to people with different communication styles and backgrounds Ways to effectively deal with conflict and engage in difficult conversations How to inspire and motivate action in others Listening skills that empower those around you Core elements of emotional intelligence (EQ) that allow for deeper connection and dialogue
All Mike Robbins Books
Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and PerformancePurchase Book
Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own WayPurchase Book
Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of AuthenticityPurchase Book
Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of AppreciationPurchase Book
“Mike Robbins has a unique ability to open people’s minds, touch their hearts, and teach valuable lessons about life and business. I have personally benefited from his work, as have so many of the people on my team.”
- Banana Republic | Jack Calhoun, President
“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.”
- Google | Alan Moss, VP of U.S. Sales
“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 | John Montero, VP Human Resources
“Mike Robbins is an amazing speaker! His powerful message resonates with our players, coaches, and front office staff, which is why we have invited him in to speak numerous times. He truly has helped us be a championship team.”
- San Francisco Giants | Leilani Gayles, Chief People Officer