Spotlight on: 'Dr. Robin Smith'
- Spotlight on:
Dr. Robin L. Smith
Dr. Robin L. Smith is a national television personality,
author, keynote speaker and licensed psychologist.
Whether on television or addressing one of her
convention or seminar audiences -- 'Dr. Robin'
--as she is affectionately called, is best known
for delivering a powerful and practical message.
Dr. Robinis a regular contributor
to The Oprah Winfrey Show.
In addition to Dr. Robin's busy media and keynote
speaking schedule, she maintains a restricted
private practice in Philadelphia and is the
Founder and President of Ordered Steps
International, Inc., a business-consulting firm.
She develops seminars and workshops for
corporations and organizations nationwide.
Dr. Smith can be found delivering a
commencement address at a university,
speaking to a group of youth at an inner
city school, or working with the senior
leadership in a corporation as she is
equally at home in these diverse worlds.
Per Dr. Robin:
"There have always been wise people in the
world who inspired me to maximize my potential.
The Greek word, `Physis', means,
"to become all that is intrinsically
possible all that we can be".
Although this was the positive message of my
childhood, my life was not working for me although
it looked from the outside like it was almost perfect.
My father and mother were
loving participants in my life.
I watched them as they marched with
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and committed
their lives to the message of love and justice.
My father, Warren E. Smith, M. D.
was a pioneer and trendsetter in the
medical and Civil Rights communities.
As an African-American physician, who
ultimately made his home in the field of
psychiatry, he devoted his life to quality
medical and psychiatric care for all people.
My mother, Rosa Lee Smith, over fifty (50) years
ago, was one of the first African-Americans
to graduate with a Master's degree from
Bryn Mawr School of Social Work.
Trusted by all races, ethnicities and faiths, by men,
women, and children, those with an education and
those without, the wealthy and the poor, my parents
were a bridge between diverse communities that
knew only them as their shared common bond.
It was on their shoulders that I came to see the world.
I watched how my parents lived their
lives, knowing that I wanted some
of what they possessed.
They had the ability to Inspire and
Influence, and they had the capacity to
be Inspired and Influenced by others.
I did not know at the time that this
was the secret of Inspiration Power.
At an early age I saw the value in building
healthy bridges between people.
I knew then that I wanted to do that too.
It was going to be my life's purpose.
I wanted to be an architect of people.
I wanted to help empower people
to build healthy relationships.
There was just one BIG problem.
I first needed to design and build a bridge
of self-worth and Inspiration for myself.
This turned out to be no small task.
I found myself struggling to identify
where I belonged in the world,
and what truly Inspired me.
By the world's standards, I was doing great.
I was educated in great schools, had traveled around
the world, was building a successful private practice,
and started pursuing a career in television.
Yet, something was missing.
What was missing was a secure
personal sense of my worth,
value and purpose.
I finally found my way to Inspiration Power.
Through Inspiration Power, I came to
experience my worth and value in the world.
I came to understand that I was enough, and
that I had something to give back to the planet.
Most importantly, I became Inspired to
live my best life to be all that I could be.
Inspiration Power taught me that failure,
heartache, and disappointment were my
personal teachers, and compassion for
others and myself was my constant tutor.
This was not quite how I imagined I would
become a powerful player in the world.
This was not an overnight process.
Actually, I call it "my long journey
home" - home to Inspiration Power.
I went from being a young uncertain child
and woman who had something to prove to
a truly secure Inspiration-empowered woman.
I reclaimed my worth and value and
now, I had nothing to prove to anyone.
This journey led me to creating and now leading
Inspiration Power for audiences across the country."