Robin Fernandez, PCC, NCC is a leadership and communications coach, corporate trainer, workshop facilitator, speaker, writer, and professional singer-performer. Through her company, Nature of Being®, she works with C-suite leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, and executive, sales, and customer service teams in leadership development; effective communication; public speaking and stage presence; career development; and emotional intelligence, including managing conflict, stress, and change. Robin is a Newfield Certified Coach and graduate of the ontological coach training program at Newfield Network in Boulder, CO and is a Professional Certified Coach and credentialed member of the International Coaching Federation. Robin is an approved Recertification CEUs Provider with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is a value-added associate consultant (VAA) with TTI Success Insights’ assessment tools, certified in DISC, Driving Forces, Acumen, and Emotional Quotient. She is a certified trainer in workplace conflict resolution through the Mediation Training Institute of Eckerd College. Robin has a B.A. in Performing Arts—Theatre from American University, Washington, D.C., and is a member of Actors' Equity Association.
Robin worked extensively for BusinessWeek magazine and Integrated Marketing Technology with clients including Walt Disney Studios and BBC Worldwide. She has performed professionally in musical theatre across the United States and touring Europe. Robin has received accolades in performing her four cabaret shows and is a 30-time National Anthem singer for professional baseball, Veterans’ and civic events. She is committed to lifelong learning and inspiring others to fully express and experience their voice and purpose.
RPM International, RPM-Specialty Products Group, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Quaker Foods, Tremco, CPG-Europe, Key Resin Company, FCCI Insurance, Kerkering Barberio CPAs, Community Foundation of Sarasota, City of Bradenton, All Star Children's Foundation, Sarasota County Govt, Hillwood Museum, Women’s Resource Center, Kirker Enterprises, TCI Powder Coatings, Pro-Link Global, Sarasota Orchestra, Dryvit Systems, WellSpring Pharmaceutical, State FL Court Systems, State College of FL, and confidential clients/companies.
Bradenton Herald: "Define what success means to you. What does it look like to you? Not as defined by your family, your friends, your school or even what you think you see in the world around you. What kind of success, what kind of outcome do you want in your life?" –Robin Fernandez, leadership coach with Nature of Being. Robin Fernandez's passionate speech about success and opportunity captivated the audience at CareerSource's Journey to Success graduation. She counseled the graduates to "tune in to what you really care about" and to make choices today that they will be proud of one year from now, five years from now, 20 years from now.
—Ted Ehrlichman, President/CEO CareerSource Suncoast, “Making life’s outcomes positive,” Bradenton Herald
As a subsidiary of a large multinational public company, I hired Robin with the limited goal of trying to improve our presentation skills in front of our corporate parent decision makers. What I got was far more: a person who helped us hone our strategic messaging; a partner in coming up with creative ways of projecting energy, focus, and passion for our businesses; and, oh yeah, someone who made us better public speakers. Our CEO definitely noticed the difference in our presentations and recommended other subsidiaries use Robin as well.
—Steve Knoop, President, RPM-Specialty Products Group
Robin has made a significant and palpable difference with our employees' personal approach toward each other. This improved group interaction will certainly create a more mutually beneficial work environment as well as increasing productivity which goes straight to our bottom line. Robin is certainly the person to go to when you need assistance growing your management team or would like to develop individual leadership skills. I only wish I had met Robin years ago!
—Wendy Shusko, CEO, Pharmaceutical Industry
Your addition truly helped make for positive results during our national sales meeting, and by the feedback I received from the team, they all believe the same!
—V.P. Sales, Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Thanks for doing a wonderful job with our team’s DISC. You presented in a warm and knowledgeable manner and were able to engage the entire team. I especially appreciate your working with our tight time line.
—CEO, Nonprofit Organization
I enjoyed your presentation yesterday. It was very interesting and informative. I know from talking to other employees that they feel the same. In my opinion it was one of the best presentations/training seminars that we have had at these annual meetings. Thanks again.
—Plant Manager, U.S./International Manufacturing Corporation
Robin helped me become aware of the different facets that affect public speaking: myself, the surroundings, my presence, vocal inflections, posture, breathing, pace of speaking, and harnessing public-speaking-anxiety. Robin also provided excellent speech exercises that expanded my versatility and ability in public speaking. I am very grateful to have worked with her.
—M.B., Presbyterian Pastor