Robyn O’Brien Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Robyn O’Brien    

TEDx Speaker, Food Industry Advisor, Former Financial Analyst & Author of "The Unhealthy Truth"

Robyn O’Brien is called “food’s Erin Brockovich.” She is co-founder and Managing Director of rePlant Capital, a firm scaling climate solutions in food and agriculture. She is a Fulbright scholar, best-selling author, visionary futurist and widely recognized, global speaker. She speaks about courage, leadership, health and wellness, food systems and motivation.

In 2020, she was recognized by Forbes Impact 50 List for the work that she does at the intersection of agriculture and climate. Her work inspired millions and her TEDx talk has been translated into dozens of languages. She’s appeared in Forbes, the New York Times, People, on CNN, the Today Show, Good Morning America and other media, and her work has been recognized by Ted Turner, King Charles, celebrities, business leaders and parents.

Her book "The Unhealthy Truth" was published by Random House in 2009 and is now used in academic settings around the world. O’Brien is an adjunct professor at Rice University’s business school and is also a mother of four.

Speech Topics

Corporate Keynote Topics

  • Carbon Insetting: Why food industry partnerships matter
  • Opportunities in climate finance
  • Mastering your mindset for systems change
  • Discover your purpose to live your potential
  • Why-power and how to move away from limiting beliefs
  • 21st century forces shaping organizations of the future
  • Building a resilient workforce
  • Climate commitments for 2030 and how to get there
  • Dump the junk, from the kitchen to your mindset
  • Governance and values shaping the future of work


Robyn’s unique leadership style, blending her intellect, vulnerability and compassion, provides a roadmap to current and next generation leaders, as such, she speaks in academic settings, as well as corporate and leadership events.

Futurist in Food

As one of our country’s leading voices in food systems, Robyn has a front row seat to the changes happening on the ground, in the venture capital space and in impact, as well as the impact it is having on the health of our families and planet. She brings this insight to multiple audiences.


Robyn speaks at Tony Robbins’ events, YPO events, impact investing, food industry and countless events for women and leadership, sharing her inspiring story of courage and change. She is a powerful commencement speaker for high schools, colleges and business schools.

Related Speakers View all

More like Robyn