Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

Author, Speaker, Designer and Facilitator of Positive Change

Being the best for the world is a key driver for many, many of us who aspire to be agents for positive change with a focus on creating cultures of ownership, engagement, inclusion and collaboration.

I've worked and consulted across industry sectors designing and facilitating positive change with organizations such as BAE Systems, KPMG, Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Pfizer, Merrill Lynch, Alcoa, Estee Lauder Corporation, Starcom Media Vest Group, and Google; as well as non-profits and government.

My book: Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strength-based Workshops (2010) by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. San Francisco, reached #4 in Amazon “Must Read Positive Business" list

My podcast: Positivity Strategist, rose to #1 in iTunes “New and Noteworthy" self-help section

My iPad app: Embracing Change, reached #2 in iTunes “Business" section

My TEDxNavesinkTalk: Playful Inquiry: Try This Anywhere is about positivity and stories

What excites me is teaching others to remain relevant and essential in this increasingly complex, diverse and multifaceted world. So re-inventing ourselves and getting clarity about our strengths, purpose and potential legacy becomes a significant undertaking.

My academic qualifications include a BA from University of Sydney, and a Master of Organizational Behavior and Systems, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In addition, I have numerous certifications in the field of human and organization development, for example Positive Business and Society Change Program, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.


“Robyn is pure delight in sharing her point of view as you feel her passion and depth of commitment to making a difference in the world through her work. If you have an opportunity to read her book or hear her speak, take it! You will experience a shift in your thinking and feel a greater sense of appreciation in connecting with this inspiring professional colleague. She IS making a difference."

“It is unusual to sit in a convention hall and watch people shun their cell phones in order to listen and connect with one another, or to form a working group with a positive attitude and enthusiasm. It is equally unusual for people to come back to their home office and try to recreate that connection, inspiration, and need for action, but this is exactly what happened during and after the conference Robyn led. I cannot say enough about Robyn's positive style and the strategies she outlines in her book. It would be difficult for one to attend and not be moved."

“Robyn is 100% committed to achieving excellent results and to the people she works with – clients, partners and colleagues. She has tremendous capability in a variety of consulting methodologies and tools (including new technologies) and she is extremely flexible and creative in selecting what's best for the people and situation. Using her open and creative style, Robyn leads large and small groups to the heart of their goals and expertly guides them to think through and build plans to achieve the goals."

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