Today we are talking to the first-ever male interviewed on our podcast: Mike Robbins. And to quote Salt-N-Pepa: What a man!
Mike is a well-respected author, thought leader and speaker in our community. His fourth book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, advocates a corporate cultural paradigm shift toward vulnerability — to both improve employee engagement and boost the bottom line.
Our mission at Emerging Women is not only to increase women’s leadership, but also to create a new workplace cultural paradigm that ushers in a more humane, feminine ethos of collaboration, empathy, and compassion. And Mike Robbins is a leading voice on that front.
During our podcast interview, Mike and Chantal explore an essential question: What if the workplace was not just a place to develop your career, but a destination for personal transformation?
In his latest book, Mike says that vulnerability — allowing ourselves to be genuinely seen — is the secret sauce to creating human trust and connections. Stemming from those connections is a feeling of “psychological safety” that leads to better performance, outcomes and success.
Mike is a sought-after speaker with corporate clients including Google, Microsoft, and Gap, Inc. to name a few.
Mike is a former professional baseball player who studied race and ethnicity at Stanford University. Growing up in Oakland, California, he was the only white player in his high school baseball league. Now Mike says he is no longer shy about speaking up on topics of race and gender.
In this episode, Mike and Chantal explore … what if the workplace was not just a place to develop your career, but a destination for personal transformation?
We discuss how a more feminine approach to business with collaboration, creativity, and connection – can translate into bottom-line success.
And we delve into the link between a team’s success and their feeling of psychological safety at work.
We also talk about what to say when tears come at work.
Here is our compelling conversation, “Bring Your Whole Self to Work” with an absolute gem of a guy: Mike Robbins.