Mike Robbins

Former MLB Pitcher, Power of Appreciation

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, and his latest, Nothing Changes Until You Do.  He’s an expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the powers of appreciation and authenticity who delivers keynotes and seminars that empower people and organizations to be more successful.

Prior to his speaking and writing career, Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school, but turned them down and chose to play baseball at Stanford University where he pitched in the College World Series.  After college, Mike was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. He played three seasons in the Royals organization before arm injuries ended his playing career while he was still in the minor leagues.

After his athletic career was cut short by injuries, Mike worked in sales and business development for two internet start-ups, before starting his own consulting business in 2001.

Mike’s clients include some of the top organizations and institutions in the world, such as Google, Wells Fargo, eBay, Gap, Twitter, Schwab, the San Francisco Giants, New York Life, Stanford University, Chevron, and many others.

Mike and his work have been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, and in Forbes.  He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and his books have been translated into fourteen different languages.

He, his wife Michelle, and their two daughters, Samantha and Annarose, live in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Emotional Intelligence, Motivation, Sports, Teambuilding

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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Bring your whole self to work | Mike Robbins | TEDxBerkeley

Authenticity in the Workplace - Mike Robbins

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, and his latest, Nothing Changes Until You Do.  He’s an expert in teamwork, emotional intelligence, and the powers of appreciation and authenticity who delivers keynotes and seminars that empower people and organizations to be more successful.

Prior to his speaking and writing career, Mike was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school, but turned them down and chose to play baseball at Stanford University where he pitched in the College World Series.  After college, Mike was drafted by the Kansas City Royals. He played three seasons in the Royals organization before arm injuries ended his playing career while he was still in the minor leagues.

After his athletic career was cut short by injuries, Mike worked in sales and business development for two internet start-ups, before starting his own consulting business in 2001.

Mike’s clients include some of the top organizations and institutions in the world, such as Google, Wells Fargo, eBay, Gap, Twitter, Schwab, the San Francisco Giants, New York Life, Stanford University, Chevron, and many others.

Mike and his work have been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, and in Forbes.  He’s a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and his books have been translated into fourteen different languages.

He, his wife Michelle, and their two daughters, Samantha and Annarose, live in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

To book Mike Robbins call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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.  

Additional programs that Mike delivers as keynotes, breakout sessions, or seminars:

  • The Keys to Creating a Championship Team
  • Building Authentic Relationships
  • Being a True Champion
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Leading with Authenticity

Chief People Officer, San Francisco Giants

“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.”

VP Human Resources, Wells Fargo Bank

“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.”

VP of U.S. Sales, Google

“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.”

President, Banana Republic

“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.”
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