January 17, 2021: A Note from Tony Farmer, host, Black Lives Matter Radio Show — It is a pleasure to introduce our listeners to Dr. Steve L. Robbins, the founder, and owner of S.L. Robbins and Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on human behavior issues. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Steve is also a keynote speaker and author who has had the opportunity to bring his expertise to corporations worldwide, including Disney, Walmart, NASA, Caterpillar, Boeing, Microsoft, Gap Inc., Michelin, Toyota, and Daimler-Benz.
Professor: Previously, Steve worked for years at Aquinas College, where he shared his vision and passion for diversity and inclusion with students. He is a specialist in communication, socio-psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.
Author: “I work with individuals and organizations to understand human behavior and leveraging human differences in an ever-changing, fast-paced 21st world,” explains Steve, whose book — What If? Short Stories to Spark Diversity Dialogue — is used by organizations and schools to invite people to delve into deeper conversations about diversity, inclusion, and the power of caring.
Entrepreneur: Steve is also the founder of Something2Say Studios, a video production company dedicated to developing inclusive stories from a different perspective. “S2S captures our more popular pedagogies on screen,” shares Steve, pointing to his “Inclusion and Insights” series, an effective tool for cultivating and maintaining conversations on pertinent inclusion issues. Included in the series are Madam C.J. Walker, Ida Tarbell, Rita Moreno, Duke Kahanamoku, and Kyle Maynard.
Education: Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Calvin College and his master’s and doctorate degrees in Communication Science from Michigan State University. When he is not traveling, Steve spends time rooting for the Michigan State Spartans. He loves spending time with his incredible wife and four talented children.
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