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Mike Robbins              

Motivational Speaker; Former Draft Pick, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals; Stanford Graduate; Author of "Focus on the Good Stuff" and "Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken"

Mike Robbins is an expert in teamwork, communication, and the power of appreciation. He 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. Mike has inspired thousands of people to reach new levels of awareness and success, both personally and professionally through his talks, seminars, and writing.  He teaches people to be more grateful and appreciative towards others and themselves.  Mike  is the author of the book, Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation, the author of the audio program The Power of Appreciation, and a contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Single Parent’s Soul.

Prior to his speaking, writing, and coaching career, Mike played 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 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 and business development for two Internet start-up companies.  He had a great deal of success in a very short time in the dot-com world.  When the dot-com “bubble” burst in 2000 and Mike was laid off, it allowed him to follow a deeper passion – helping and inspiring individuals and groups – and opened the door for Mike to start working full time as a speaker, author, and coach.

In addition to earning his college 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 nationally acclaimed Coaches Training Institute.

Speech Topics

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.

Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken: The Power Of Authenticity

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.


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