Mike Robbins is the author of four books, including his latest, Bring Your Whole Self to Work. He's an expert in leadership, emotional intelligence, and team performance who delivers motivational keynotes and seminars for some of the top organizations in the world. Mike provides practical strategies that inspire people, leaders, and teams to bring out the best in themselves and others; and generate results.
His diverse clients include Google, Wells Fargo, the US Department of Labor, Microsoft, Schwab, the American Business Women’s Association, Gap, Harvard University, Roche, the San Francisco Giants, eBay, the NBA, and many others.
Mike’s customized and interactive programs cover topics such as:
- Enhancing engagement and performance through the power of appreciation
- Empowering relationships and trust through authentic communication
- Overcoming negativity, adversity, and challenges
- Enhancing emotional intelligence for leaders, teams, and individuals
- Developing the skills and performance of a true “championship team”
“Mike Robbins has a great style and unique perspective. The principles he teaches have helped me and our executive leadership team at eBay.”
– Devin Wenig, President and CEO, eBay
“Mike gave us so much to think about and many good pieces of advice that will help all of us to be more successful on and off the field.”
– A.J. Hinch, Manager, 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros
“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.”
– Jack Calhoun, former President, Banana Republic
“Mike Robbins is a trusted advisor to us, and has had a very positive impact on me personally, as well as on our leaders and the corporate culture at Nutanix.”
– Dheeraj Pandey, co-founder and CEO, Nutanix
“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.”
– Leilani Gayles, Chief People Officer, 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants
“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.”
– Alan Moss, VP of U.S. Sales, Google
Mike’s Most Requested Keynotes:
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.
Enhance Engagement, Trust, and Results
A championship team is a group of people who can effectively handle adversity, create psychological safety, communicate openly, and appreciate each other. In this program, which is based on the key principles of Mike Robbins’ books, his background as a professional baseball player, and his years of experience working with his performing teams of all kinds, he teaches people, leaders, and groups the fundamental aspects of creating successful teams that truly win. Winning takes more than talent, it takes commitment, focus, connection, and a healthy mindset and culture.
Inspire Others, Build Trust, and Have Impact
Leadership can be challenging, especially in today’s fast-paced, globalized business world. Leaders with a strong sense of emotional intelligence, an ability to embrace vulnerability, 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’ books and his research on authenticity, delves into the practical ways for leaders to enhance their impact, build trust with their teams, and inspire loyalty and performance from those they lead.
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.
Additional programs that Mike delivers as keynotes, breakout sessions, or seminars:
In addition to these keynotes and seminars that Mike delivers for his clients, he also works with intact teams of all types, sizes, and levels. These team development sessions are a great way for teams to come together, resolve conflicts, build trust and safety, and create new ways of working together that lead to greater performance. Mike customizes and tailors these sessions to meet the specific needs and goals of each team. For more information about this, click here.