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Booking Code: 004


Robin Shear

Motivational Speaker, Joy Coach, Bestselling Author 

Travels From: Detroit, MI

Speaking Fee: Please contact for more information (615-681-6588)

Categories: Beating Burnout, Reducing Turnover Rates, Finding Joy When Life’s Messy, Building Connection Personally and Professionally, Feeling Good in a Hurry, Decreasing Stress During the Holidays

Here’s good news for depleted givers in the trenches: Having fun can combat burnout. Want to learn how? This laughter-filled presentation will motivate you to find the balance of playing by the rules while enjoying an occasional side trip into the great unknown, having more fun in the process.
Through her photo-filled stories of real, unplanned adventures, Joy Coach Robin gives you permission to play more. She’ll help you examine your comfort zones and show you how being more spontaneous brings joy – to you, your family, and your colleagues. Feel the freedom! You won’t believe the benefits.
You’ll be inspired to make more memories… and tell burnout goodbye. Find out why so many conference attendees have named this their favorite session.
Participants will:

  • Explore why stretching their comfort zones and being more spontaneous is so beneficial overall.

  • Hear several real-life stories of the joy that comes with being more spontaneous.

  • View their own situations through fresh eyes and imagine how excitement can be easily added.

  • Be inspired to take more chances and make more memories.

  • Have more fun and feel more alive.


If you’re ready to decrease turnover and employee disengagement, you’ll appreciate the
difference these 3 strategies will make in bringing life to your corporate culture. This presentation is
fun and interactive, inspiring real change in your team from the top down and bottom up.

Participants will:

  • Assess the current realities of employee disengagement.

  • Discover one easy way to build supportive work relationships.

  • Adopt a more positive work mindset.

  • Reawaken a long-forgotten strategy to infuse energy into the workday.

  • Feel more gratitude for their workplaces and be less likely to leave.


You’ve seen the “choose joy” t-shirts and water bottles. You like the idea of choosing joy, but you don’t know how to go about it. Joy seems complicated in our hurting world and no one is teaching the “how” part of the “choose joy” message… until now. In this session, you’ll examine how your choices impact the level of fulfillment you have at work and at home and where improvement can be made in a hurry. Because choosing joy begins with understanding the difference between happiness and joy, you will learn the difference and discover 5 fun steps to help you have more actual joy and #feelgood fast. You’ll be able to recognize where to find joy personally and you’ll want to help your colleagues do the same. We’ll identify the #1 thing that stops givers from having more joy in life and address it head on. And while we’re there, we will invite the wonder of childlike thinking back into our days and
feel the difference it makes for us, our team members, and our customers. It’s a sure thing, this session with Joy Coach Robin will help you laugh your way to real change!


Participants will:

  • Uncover the difference between joy and happiness, become aware of which one they put more effort into, and explore why it matters.

  • Receive the gift of time to focus on beginning a personal joy bucket list.

  • Investigate their personal beliefs around having feeling good and challenge what stops them from feeling joy in life.

  • Quickly master a helpful, memorable strategy to help combat any head trash that keeps them from having more joy.

  • Create an easy action plan that allows them to have more fun each day.

  • Recognize the goodness in filling their joy buckets to overflowing so they can intentionally share joy with others.


Have you ever looked at a photo on social media and caught yourself thinking, “I'd be smiling too, if my life were that perfect?” It’s natural to associate joy with the absence of problems.  It’s expected that we will feel happy when all is right with the world: When our loved ones are doing well, we have found success, or our high school jeans fit:  YAY! But what about when life isn’t perfect: When the needs of your family seem to be growing by the day, your work isn’t fulfilling, or the never-ending problems of the world are taking a toll on you?  Where is happiness then? 
Is it possible to find joy in the mess, when the circumstances pretty much stink?  In this upbeat and laughter-filled presentation, allow Joy Coach Robin to help you assess the differences and similarities between happiness and joy… and which YOU rely on most often. Knowing the difference will change the way you see your darkest days. This deep dive into what keeps us from having the joy we deserve will uncover solutions that just might surprise you.
Participants will:


  • Consider how they personally define happiness and joy, discuss whether there is a difference, and find out why it matters.

  • Evaluate the balance in their lives between things that bring a positive result on a superficial basis and things that have a deeper, richer impact in the long term.

  •  List what contributes joy to their lives utilizing a fun take-home card, with encouragement to consider how often they are incorporating it once the event ends and real life rolls on.

  • Dive into a personal story to discover how to apply individual joys on their card to situations that are less than desirable and increase their chances of an unexpectedly positive end result.

  • Be empowered by recognizing the joy-choosing power that they possess.

  • Benefit from mixing joy into their lives without having to resolve issues first.


Do you want more joy in your imperfect life?  You're not alone. Life's not social media perfect, but God meets us in the crazy and offers us goodness anyway. Joy Coach Robin will dazzle us with her energy as she shares her gift of finding joy despite the circumstances of life. We'll dig into the connection between the Christian faith and joy and walk away inspired to have more of both. Let's laugh and learn how to choose a life of messy joy, together! We'll leave with enough joy in our buckets to feel great personally, plus extra to share with a world in need. Guiding scripture (of many): James 1:2-4. The length and components of this event can be customized to your congregation’s preferences.


Participants will:

  • Receive Messy Joy: How Joy Can Begin Before Your Difficulties End (the presenter’s book) as a practical companion guide

  • Deepen their understanding of God’s design for joy in our lives.

  • Take home an action list of what brings joy to them on a very individual level.

  • Investigate their personal beliefs around feeling good and challenge the main thing that keeps them from having joy in life.

  • Develop an easy plan that allows them to have more fun each day.

  • Be invited to allow God to speak to their hearts through the author’s very personal real-life stories of his faithfulness in the midst of difficult circumstances.



Are you in a fragmented, disconnected environment? Because connection can be a rich source of joy even when we are down and out, you’ll be inspired by true stories of times that real connection was shared despite the odds, differences, and lack of resources. You’ll learn what questions to ask to bring the walls down, and how to listen compassionately when stories are shared. This heartfelt
session with Joy Coach Robin will make you want to reach out to the people in your path, finding unity and joy that overflows.

Participants will:

  • Master the foundations of choosing joy when it doesn’t come naturally.

  • Be inspired to find joy through connecting with others on a deeper, meaningful level.

  • Discover surprising ways to connect and have courage to ask the type of questions that encourage people to open up.

  • Deepen the joy that’s felt in really being seen and heard by mastering compassionate listening skills.

  • Leave the session empowered to truly know and connect with others.


We’ve all been there.  We love the holidays and the bountiful goodness that comes with them.  We long for simplicity and authentic celebration.  We have great intentions of not getting swept away in the chaos… but despite our best efforts, soon we are over committed, behind on preparations, burned out, and forgetting to enjoy the “most wonderful time of the year” (shout out to Andy Williams,1963).  We can find ourselves on autopilot in survival mode, viewing the holidays as one gigantic to-do list. Wow.  Are we OK with this?  This year, with Joy Coach Robin’s guidance, let’s commit to simple strategies that deliver real joy throughout the holiday season.  We will prepare our hearts and minds together so that this is our most meaningful, most joyful holiday experience. We will learn to be intentional, maintain focus, and soak up the goodness of the holidays, with the intention of giving it away.  Our joy will fill us up and have the potential to overflow to anyone in our paths.  With a few simple strategies in place, we can demonstrate that Andy Williams knew what he was singing about! This session fits very well within late fall events.
Participants will:


  • Acknowledge that while holiday stress will exist, joy can exist with it.

  • Invite the wonder of childlike thinking back into their holidays.

  • Choose a purpose focal point and make it a priority and decision guide.

  • Discover the joy in connecting with others.

  • Identify and meet their personal need for self-care throughout the holiday



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