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Speaker Bio

As an expert in teamwork, leadership, and emotional intelligence, Mike Robbins delivers keynotes and seminars (both in-person and virtually) that empower people, leaders, and teams to engage in their work, collaborate, and perform at their best.

Through his speeches, seminars, consulting, and writing, Mike teaches important techniques that allow individuals and organizations to be more appreciative, authentic, and effective.

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

After his athletic career was cut short, Mike worked in sales and business development for two Internet start-ups. When the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, it allowed him to follow a deeper passion – empowering and inspiring people – and opened the door for him to start working full time as a speaker, author, and coach.

Mike Robbins is the top leadership keynote speaker for companies striving for authentic communication, engagement & team performance.

Overcome Negativity, Challenges & Adversity

Nothing sinks an organization faster than anxiety & fear of change. Instill a deeply resilient team culture.

Boost Engagement & Performance

Recognition only goes so far. People want leaders who truly appreciate them.

Build Authentic Relationships & Trust

Teams perform best in a culture of trust. Be the company where everyone wants to work.

Mike’s Most Popular Keynotes & Workshop Topics

  • How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Inclusion, and Results
New! Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging

  • Inspire Others, Build Trust, and Create a Lasting Impact
Navigate Change, Lead Others, and Take Ownership in the Midst of Uncertainty

  • Enhance Connection, Trust, and Success
Create the Mindset and Approach of a True Winner

Mike’s clients include some of the top organizations and institutions in the world, such as Google, Wells Fargo, eBay, Gap, Microsoft, Schwab, Airbnb, the Oakland A’s, Harvard University, Coca-Cola, and many others.

Mike and his work have been featured on NPRABC News, the Oprah radio network, and in Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.  He’s a regular contributor to Forbes, hosts a weekly podcast, and his books have been translated into fifteen different languages.

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  • John Montero
    03/17/2022 at 10:17 am

    “Mike Robbins gave each of the 1,600 people within our group tips and techniques for enhanced success – individually and collectively. We are grateful for the positive impact he had on our team and our business.”

    – John Montero, VP Human Resources, Wells Fargo Bank

  • Tim Ryan
    03/17/2022 at 10:16 am

    “Mike Robbins is an important thought leader for our times. He reminds us simultaneously to embrace and celebrate our diversity, and that we’re way more alike than we are different.”

    – Tim Ryan, U.S. Representative for Ohio’s 13th District and author of A MINDFUL NATION

  • Glennon Doyle
    03/17/2022 at 10:16 am

    “With his signature wisdom, candor, and care, Mike proves that work is like all our most important relationships: our experience and outcome is transformed when we stop pretending to be who we think we should be, and start showing up as who we really are.”

    – Glennon Doyle, founder of Together Rising and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller UNTAMED

  • Dheeraj Pandey
    03/17/2022 at 10:15 am

    “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

  • Leilani Gayles
    03/17/2022 at 10:15 am

    “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, former Chief People Officer, 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants

  • Alan Moss
    03/17/2022 at 10:15 am

    “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

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  • Jack Calhoun
    03/17/2022 at 10:15 am

    “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

  • Devin Wenig
    03/17/2022 at 10:14 am

    “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, former President and CEO, eBay

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