I believe that in every person's life there comes an opportunity to lead, contribute, and become a powerful guiding force to those around you. I've dedicated my life to helping individuals to discover this authentic voice of leadership within themselves so that they can empower themselves and bring clarity, meaning, and joy to those around them. Someday, I believe, you and I will measure our lives not by what we have received, but what we have managed to give. This is what life is about. Wherever you are in life, today is your opportunity to find a new way to live.
The training before you is the product of a profound journey for me. You see, for three decades, I have been working with individuals under extreme pressure. At my workshops, people will stand up with serious life challenges - from personal loss, to relationship troubles, to emotional problems, and the whole host of human challenges. When someone stands up, in order to help them, as well as the group of 2,000+ other audience members, I have to mobilize instantly and figure out what's really going on in this person, what's stopping them, what they need, and create a shift that will help them transform. Working like this forced me to develop an accelerated approach to producing profound human change. Being able to produce positive results every time, without exception, made me believe that this approach had broad utility. I wanted to share this approach with others who are in the position to quickly understand, help, and create shifts in the people around them. I wanted that to be my legacy.
For years I dreamed of finding someone I could trust to teach this approach, but not just anybody. I needed someone whose work showed a new level of mastery of interpersonal dynamics that would raise my own abilities to make a difference. After years of searching, I had given up on finding such a partner, when one day a friend handed me a book by a woman named Cloe Madanes and boom, I found myself reading it voraciously, underlining sentences on almost every page. It turns out that Cloe has been the pre-eminent thought leader in this area for 30 years, a master teacher, having personally trained over 100,000 therapists, with books translated into over 30 languages and taught in graduate schools worldwide. Most of all, her strategies were so practical, I immediately integrated them into my own coaching work with remarkable results. I reached out to Cloe, and it turns out we shared common roots in the work of Milton Erickson. Our sense of kinship was immediate. She shared the vision, and we founded Robbins-Madanes. We recruited Mark Peysha from Harvard University to join us, and our project began.
After collaborating closely for years, we were able to devise a new way of training coaches and helping professionals. This training system gives you the experience of strategic learning while also giving you real-life experience of seeing actual moment-by-moment personal change, as if you were in the room. Finally, we had a way to teach what I do to a select group of valued students, who can extend our own ability to create profound change for people. Out of this collaboration, Robbins-Madanes Training was born. We have grown a powerful community of coaches, helping professionals, and other leaders who are creating an impact with thousands of people every day.
Our goal is to raise the standard for human change and human help. It is a project near and dear to my heart, and I'm happy to say we are inspired on a daily basis to see our students using our strategies in new and creative ways with their clients, friends, and family. My wish is that the Robbins-Madanes Core Training program will help accelerate not only your understanding but also your appreciation of your own life, and that you'll be able to give guidance and create change for those around you. I also hope that you will come to know yourself and those around you at such a level of depth that you can join us in our journey to make this a better world.
With love, respect, and enthusiasm,