Hi! Robbi here, just call me “transition queen" with my track record of working across multiple sectors - corporate, academia, nonprofit and business owner - in tens of positions, contributing to the wacky world of work in six different states.
After a dad mandated year of full-time work right after graduating from high school, I decided to serve as a domestic missionary. For 11 years I worked primarily part-time and at times full-time in a variety of positions in the corporate sector to support this life choice.
When my world and self views shifted drastically, difficult transitions demanded addressing a host of new challenges. Describing this time period as arduous, uprooting and leaving a religious community where I was firmly established and it was all I knew, is an understatement.
Starting from zero, it took years of self-exploration, discovery and coaching sprinkled with a little therapy to assess, fill the huge crater that remained, and build the life of joy, meaning fulfillment and contribution that I vigilantly guard today.
After completing an executive assistant program, it became clear that a degree to establish and expand my career was necessary, so I pursued my undergrad degree as a non-traditional student. Initially, my goal was to secure a communications degree and blaze a path to President of Human Resources at a company I loved. I dived in, but I just wasn’t feeling that "whole body hell yeah" I was seeking. After changing my major three times, I went on to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in sociology, and managed to squeeze a six-week study abroad experience to Ghana, Africa in between…life changing!