Please keep showing America what a real role model looks like!
John Daniels, Chairman Emeritus
Quarles & Brady LLP
Looking for an inspiring motivational speaker?
As a thought leader, growth strategist, and change agent with a remarkable personal story, Dee M. Robinson has developed a series of life-changing messages about courage for professionals at all phases of their career development.
For Dee, speaking courage is all about strengthening the “courage muscle” every human being is blessed with. She shares these powerful life lessons in speeches, targeted workshops and keynote programs.
Thriving in life is a matter of character and courage.
Dee’s areas of expertise include:
Overcoming adversity, whether personal or organizational
Accelerating personal and team growth
Aligning the personal mission with the organizational mission
Scaling organizational growth
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Wealth creation for women and minorities
Public company board membership
Golf as a diversity and networking resource
Why Dee? Why Courage?
Two and a half decades ago, after leaving a corporate job in pursuit of an entrepreneurial dream, Dee found herself unemployed and worried about making her rent, Dee Robinson transformed her thinking from fearful to courageous…got creative…and founded a great company. Never give up on your dreams.
Today, Robinson Hill is an industry-leading concessions management firm specializing in retail and restaurants at airports and other non-traditional venues. Under Dee’s leadership, it has dramatically scaled operations while forging successful joint ventures and partnerships that now encompass over 60 airport restaurants and retail stores. The company shook off three recessions, a global pandemic, a collapse in air travel, and innumerable competitive challenges along the way – and today it is stronger than ever. Why? A simple, life-changing strategy with three steps and immense implications, both personal and organizational: snap, reframe, move forward, also known as the Snap-It Formula.
This simple formula, when learned, practiced, and implemented, transforms individuals, teams, and organizations. It has made Robinson Hill a nationally recognized success story, and has led Dee from fear to a courageous career combining corporate leadership, contribution, diversity advocacy, philanthropy, coaching, venture capitalism, and personal coaching.
Dee now serves on the boards of Accel Entertainment, Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp., and Wintrust Bank. She also serves on the board of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. She has been featured in Forbes, Crain’s Chicago Business, and many other leading business publications. Along the way, she has transformed countless people, countless teams, and countless beliefs about what is possible.
Why not yours?
Three Signature Keynotes
Dee delivers three transformative signature keynote speeches. Which one is right for your team?
FOR ALL AUDIENCES: Courage By Design.
Strengthening your “Courage Muscle” is a matter of learning, practicing, and living the 10+1 Courage Commandments. In this powerful talk, Dee shares her own powerful story … and offers proven strategies for mastering the art of self-talk, identifying and listening to your own inner voice, overcoming obstacles, and becoming the person you were meant to be.
Both your attitude and your altitude are determined, in large measure, by the people you choose to spend your time with. In one life-changing session, Dee shows you how to identify the people in your inner circle who don’t belong there … and how to get access to, and inspiration from, the people who aren’t in your inner circle yet, and should be.
FOR SENIOR LEADERS: Unlocking Your ROP3: Return on PEOPLE+PROFIT + PURPOSE.
Surprise! Diversity, equity and inclusion is the secret weapon of accountable teams and high-performing organizations. Skeptical? Uncertain? Frustrated with the current state of your DEI initiative? Whatever your current situation, Dee’s keynote will empower you to shake up the status quo, drive deeper personal, career, and organizational growth – all at the same time – and deliver dramatically higher levels of value to all your stakeholders.