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Inspire Your Group with a  Keynote That Connects 
 Work-Life Balance • Resilience • Motivation • Happiness

Need a powerful presentation that will inspire your audience? Seen on CNN and Today, work-life leader and keynote speaker Joe Robinson brings insightful lessons to your group from the science of motivation, productivity, and positive psychology to change lives for the better.

Author of Work to Live and Don't Miss Your Life, Robinson empowers your audience with a lively, entertaining, interactive presentation and proven tools that give people practical ways to increase resilience, work-life balance, optimism, life satisfaction, and motivation.

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Tools for Overloaded Minds, Schedules, and Teams

See Video: Keynote speaker Joe Robinson talks about the toll taken on our chief productivity tool, attention, by unbounded devices and distractions. The more you check email, the more you have to check it. Interruptions erode impulse control and lead to Attention Deficit Trait and a shorter attention span.

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Work Smarter, Live Better

See Video: Joe Robinson explains the hazards of reflex behavior and the keys to smarter work and a better work-life. Joe's programs have inspired audiences for organizations from Amazon to Nestle, Kellogg's, New York City Public Health, Pfizer, LEGO, the Reserve Bank of India, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and Anheuser-Busch, among many others.

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One of the Most Quoted Experts on Work and Life Satisfaction

Joe Robinson is a thought leader and frequent media guest on the topics of work-life balance, stress management, burnout, and living life to the fullest. He has appeared on CNN, Today, All Things Considered, NBC Nightly News, CBS Sunday Morning, and in Time, Fortune, and many others. He is a commentator on the public radio show, Marketplace and a contributing writer for Entrepreneur. His articles have appeared in Fast Company and Business Insider, and on the Working Smarter blog on this site.

He is author of Work to Live, which shows through the research how to avoid the burnout track. HIs book, Don't Miss Your Life, explores the science of engaged experience and positive psychology to activate the fullest life.



“They loved your presentation. Wow! You were fantastic.”

Shari Morwood - VP, IBM

“We searched long and hard to find the right trainer. We didn't want airy-fairy but something practical to help us with the uncertainties ahead. Joe Robinson was the best choice we could have made."

Linda Sellan - Marketing & Sales Manager, Nestle Global

“Joe Robinson's work-life balance training was extremely valuable to our supervisory staff. I'd recommend the training for any organization trying to find the right balance between high performance and employee engagement .”

Terry Field - Program Manager, Florida Department of Children and Families

“Joe was an inspiration! The sessions with Joe were fun and interactive. He gave us valuable tools to carry forward."

Charla Eversole - Truman Medical Center

"Joe presented to our top sales group and our executive team on a recent awards trip. The work-life balance presentation provided takeaways that the group put right to work. We had great feedback from the team. They thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. Do yourself a favor and check Joe out! It is well worth it!"

Steve Newell - Servicing Manager, Hallmark Home Mortgage

"Joe’s productivity and work-life balance training for our leadership team was fun, interactive and relevant. Joe shared many strategies for managing work-life balance that will not only reduce stress on and off the job but will help increase satisfaction in both arenas."

Martha Vanderheyden - Internal Coach, Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital

"Joe's training was ideal—and perfectly timed for our needs and workforce. The feedback from managers was universally positive!"

Craig Willardson - President & CEO, Moark LLC, $700 million division of Land O' Lakes
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“Your talk included useful and important information presented clearly and cleverly, along with a nice touch of audience engagement. The audience learned something and enjoyed the experience. After almost 40 years of teaching and speaking at professional conferences I know very few people can do this effectively. You can and did!"

Kenneth Ottenbacher - Distinguished Chair, Rehabilitation Sciences, Univ. Texas Medical Branch
New York City Health

“Our staff really enjoyed Joe's presentation—lots of positive feedback. You have a great message and tips that can benefit all of us. I thought multitasking was a good thing. Not anymore!"

Joseph Slade - Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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“Thank you for spending the week with us and making an impact for our people and our company. I've heard nothing but very positive comments and feel that your message will make a difference in all our lives."

Dan Schmitt - President and CEO, HH Hunt Homes
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“Joe Robinson is a true inspiration."

Brian Grazer - Producer ("A Beautiful Mind," "Da Vinci Code"), Co-Chair, Imagine Entertainment
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“Joe presented at our annual conference, speaking to board members, senior leadership, and clinicians. Members are still talking about his presentation on work-life balance. Talk about speaking the truth. It was like being in church with all the 'Amen's' and 'YESes.' Joe is an inspiration, and we have all committed to making personal changes after his show!"

Robyn Garrett - Executive Director, Georgia Assoc. of Community Service Boards
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As we are almost a year into the pandemic, we felt a seminar on work-life balance was the perfect fit for our Ocean Spray Innovation virtual offsite event. Joe did a great job engaging the audience, even in the virtual world, through different exercises and breakout groups. It was a great session, and our group learned a lot of useful tactics to bring to the company! Thank you Joe!"

Adena Barber - Associate Innovation Manager, Ocean Spray

Choose from Great Keynote Topics That Connect with Your Audience

Work-Life Balance:

Work Smarter, Live Better

A credible work-life balance program is one of the most cost-effective ways to boost engagement, morale, and performance. Joe Robinson's Work Smarter keynote builds the skills that fuel success, with tools to manage stress, devices, email overload, and navigate the work-life divide. Help your group feel valued and activate that missing life outside the office.

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Managing Stress and Change During COVID-19: Calm in the Storm

The pandemic has triggered major changes to work and life, and stress has surged. Help your group in this unprecedented new normal manage stress, reframe anxious thoughts, increase adaptability, defuse pressure, and build resilience with this critical stress management training via Zoom.

Give your team the most effective tools to stop stress in its tracks. Inspire them to beat reflex reactions and emotions with the science of resilience. Turn off the danger signal of stress, and the stress response stops in four minutes.

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The Skills of Satisfaction

Researchers have found exactly what makes humans happy, but it isn't what we think. This inspirational program breaks down the skills we need to increase gratification, the long-term version of happiness. Some 60% of our potential happiness we have no control over. It's how we use the other 40% that makes the difference. Lift your audience sky-high with this popular program.

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The Force Is Within You

Charge up your audience with a keynote that gives them a road map to the most potent motivation. Joe Robinson shows how to tap the inner forces that drive initiative and satisfy our three core needs. Studies show that when we are driven by internal goals, we stick with it no matter what. The problem is most of us have the exact opposite goals from what motivates. Unleash the engine within, Motivation 2.0.

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Life Balance:
Don't Miss Your Life

Life missing in action? This keynote will take care of that. Joe Robinson shows how to get off the sidelines and experience life as good as it gets. The key to activating the fullest life is a different skill-set than that of the work mind: the play mind. This program demonstrates through the science how to get life, friends, and family on the calendar. These are the best times of your life. They're out there if you are.


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Resilience: You Can Rally!

We all get knocked down, but what we tell ourselves about why it happened determines whether we bounce back or give up. This crucial keynote gives your audience tools to increase persistence, willpower, and resilience in the face of setbacks and uncertainty. Learn how to turn off the false danger signal of stress, end burnout, and avoid the pessimistic track to take on any challenge.

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The Power of Life's Silver Lining

"The optimist sees the donut; the pessimist sees the hole," said Oscar Wilde. Studies show that optimism can be the difference between good health and major medical problems, or success and failure on the job and in relationships. Optimists make $25,000 more per year than pessimists. Anyone can learn the skills of an optimistic outlook. Find out how in this inspirational program. Go for the donut!

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Make Your Keynote A Rousing Success

Give your audience a keynote that leaves them feeling empowered, engaged, confident, and equipped with skills to help them live a more satisfying life. Your audience will love you for it.

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