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Communications | Diversity | Generations and Demographics | Inspiration | Personal Development
A powerful storyteller with a powerful story to tell, Steve Long-Nguyen Robbins, Ph.D., has an unmatched ability to inspire people even in the midst of disrupting and challenging the way they think about the world. Born in Vietnam, he immigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He and his mother faced many challenges as Vietnamese immigrants in a new land, during a time when there was much anti-war and anti-Vietnamese sentiment. Working through and rising out of the challenges of poverty, discrimination and the tough streets of Los Angeles, he now brings insightful perspectives on issues of diversity, inclusion, and the power of caring.
Drawing upon a compelling life journey, Dr. Robbins' speeches and workshops are filled with intriguing stories, laugh-out-loud humor, and a keen understanding of the human condition. The inclusiveness and power of his message are why organizations like McDonald's, Boeing, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Bayer Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Nordstrom, NASA, Department of Defense, the NSA, Aetna, Herman Miller, Chevron, and numerous others call on him to inspire, educate and prepare their people for the exciting challenges of a 21st century world.
A published author and highly requested keynoter, Dr. Steve L. Robbins has presented at numerous conferences and workshops across the nation. He also writes and edits the premier eNewsletter on diversity and inclusion, Inclusion Insights. His book, What if?: Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue, is used by many organizations to help them further develop their ability to engage much needed conversations about diversity and inclusion in the 21st century.
Dr. Robbins unique approach to creating diversity and inclusion challenges and inspires audiences to rethink their own realities and the realities of others. Often praised for his resonating, humorous style, his messages and stories bring a fresh and insightful perspective to the sometimes-dreaded subject of diversity. His life experiences have equipped him with an array of useful knowledge that he competently transfers to his audiences. Invariably, those who have heard him walk away motivated not only to think differently, but to behave differently.
Dr. Steve L. Robbins received is Bachelors in communication from Calvin College and his Masters and Ph.D. in communication from Michigan State University. He currently resides with his wife and four children in Grand Rapids, MI.
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