I have spent most of my life uncovering deeper and truer levels of myself. I tell the story — and this one is true — of how at eleven years of age, two questions embedded themselves in me: Who am I? and How shall I live?
Those two questions became my life’s path and guiding star. I followed both as faithfully as I could and was led on countless adventures in an unmapped wilderness. Somewhere in those wanderings, I learned how to live authentically and speak truthfully, the prerequisite competencies for true success in any human endeavor, which for me includes finding answers to those two questions.
Along the way, I lived in an ashram for 10 years, studying meditation and nondual philosophies with Swami Muktananda. In 1985, I embarked on my own professional path with a motto of Have Mouth, Will Travel — as a self-awareness facilitator, life coach, leadership consultant, public speaker, and public speaking guru. I even became a certified fire walk instructor!
In these various roles, I’ve worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations of all kinds: a veritable cultural cross section of people from all over the world, from corporate executives to rock musicians, Olympic athletes to fashion designers, spiritual teachers to holistic healers, authors and actors to activists, entrepreneurs to stay-at-home moms, educators to thought leaders.
I’ve published eight books and some 300 articles, trying my best to articulate what I was experiencing along the way. You can check out and buy the books in the Bookstore, and read some of those articles, including new ones, on my Blog. And — oh, yes — I even managed to stare down (so far) a 2012 diagnosis of terminal stage 4 lung cancer. (My contrarian nature just delights at the fact I am still here.)
As to my various services: I do not presume that you would benefit from a fixed style of coaching or predetermined consulting packages, programs, and prices. To do so would be ordinary. I do not do ordinary. I do not have ordinary clients. I do not offer anything “off the rack.” I do not have any one size fits all prescriptions. The specific needs and aims and starting points and capacities of each person and each group are distinctive. This is important. Every engagement is bespoke, carefully and lovingly hand-crafted, with attention to the smallest detail. You deserve that, don’t you?
I can promise you that I will bring to our work decades of in-the-ring-with-the-bull experience, a fetish for spontaneity and improvisation, and a deep love for seeing people manifest their magnificent cosmic roar, for living and working in a radically alive, awake, and alert way. I would love for you to bring sincerity, commitment, openness, eagerness, and a ravenous hunger for authenticity in all facets of your life and work. For anything substantive to happen, we have to be all in — nothing held back, no split attention, no window shopping. Skin in the game. Wholehearted.
As for my impact and the effect of my work? Here are four quick takes, with many more comments on pages throughout this site:
Robert offers an extraordinary perspective on being human. During the recent Institute of Noetic Sciences’ annual conference, the audience of over 200 people found Robert to be the most memorable and provocative of all the presenters. JOHN E. RENESCH, moderator, IONS Conference; author, editor, business visionary
Thank you so much for your life-changing talk on authentic self-expression. The silence in the room was deafening! The audience was hanging onto every single word you said. Your wisdom has awakened a deep-rooted truth within every single person in the room. The whole world needs to be touched by your magic! LIZA CHOA, founder, Think BIG Events
I’ve worked with countless spiritual teachers, self-help gurus, therapists, and coaches and I can say with complete certainty that Robert is the real deal. Robert is definitely here to disturb the Universe and this is a good and necessary and beyond brave thing to do. SERA BEAK, Harvard-trained scholar of comparative world religions, author of Red Hot and Holy: A Heretic’s Love Story
You won’t find a better, more qualified, authentic, and effective speaking guide and mentor than Robert Rabbin. He is a living example of what it is to show the f*#& up! He’s fearless and it’s infectious! Robert has challenged me, inspired me, awakened me and freed me in ways I was not expecting. Nobody does REAL like Robert does, with his laser-like clarity, embodied wisdom, and wicked sense of humor. He walks his talk like no other teacher/mentor I’ve ever known. LISA PAGE, founder, Soul Satisfaction for Women
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Please use the booking form to inquire about a speaking gig. If you want to work with me, send me an email and we’ll schedule a time to meet face-to-face — either in person or virtually — and we’ll explore ways in which I can be of service to you.
I look forward to speaking with you soon. Remember: YOU are the message!